This program is ideal for a family trip with children or for a first stay in the jungle since it allows you to obtain a broad view of this Amazonian region in a short time from a cultural point of view, visiting the local market or sharing an afternoon with a Kichwa family, as from a naturalistic perspective, discovering the plants and wildlife of this area, one of the most biodiverse of the planet.

Tour canoeing on the Napo River, Walk in the jungle, Visit to the animal rescue center AMAZOONICO, Visit to an indigenous family, Local market in Tena, Rafting included in the four-day program



Our 4 day / 3 Night program is idea for a family getaway that includes traveling with kids, it is also a great way enjoy your first visit to the Amazon rainforest. This program offers a broad overview of Ecuador’s jungle basin. By taking this package you have the possibility to visit a local amazonian market, share time with a Kichwa family, explore nature and learn about the plantlife and with luck spot several animal species or just relax surrounded by the lush tropical forest. The Amazon is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, you will not be short of activities. We do recommend you give a go at White water rafting on one of the running rivers that descends from the Andes, there are possibilities for 2+ through 4+ levels, this is the highlight of our 4 day option.

Day 1: Arrival – Free time or optional activities (D)

It all depends on your arrival time, but we suggest you take advantage of one of our optional activities at the lodge (not included), some possibilities include: a walk into our 120 hectare private reserve, swimming in our spectacular springwater pool or dipping into the crystal clear Inchillaqui river. Guided activity options: Explore our reserve with a native guide who will point out the main medicinal plants of the Amazon, a horseback ride to explore the amazing tropical scenery or an artisan chocolate workshop (from the bean to the bar). Please let us know your preferences in advance so we can book your prefered additional activities.

In the evening you will be able to enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner.

Day 2: Amazon Explorer Tour: Parrot clay lek – Indigenous community – Jungle walk (B/L/D)

We will have an early 5h30 am departure towards the Arajuno river. At the take out point we will board a motor canoe that will take us to the parrot clay lek. After enjoying this nature display (as in all nature based activities no guarantees are made) we will navigate to the Santa Barbara community to enjoy an encounter with the Kichwa culture and share a traditional Amazonian breakfast with the locals. We will then take a guided walk into the primary rainforest at the Jatun Sacha wilderness reserve, here we will have the possibility to discover the autochthonous flora and fauna as well as their importance to the local communities. Lunch will be served at the small port town of Misahualli, here we will have the opportunity to encounter the capuchin monkeys that live around the town.

In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

Day 3: Jungle Rafting trip (B/L/D)

We start the day with a delicious breakfast. We will then head to the put out spot at the Jacunyacu river, for a day full of fun and waves. This section of the Jatunyacu is a class 3/3+ and is considered easy to moderate, a perfect mix of adventure and fun. Our river journey will be made up of 25 km (aprox. 15,5 miles) of rapids, natural pools and the amazing Amazonia scenery. No experience is required and the activities are suited for all ages, if you have not practiced white water sports before this is the perfect opportunity to get started. Throughout our journey we will find a peaceful spot to relax on the river banks and enjoy a picnic lunch. If you are traveling with smaller children or seniors, we can accommodate for their skills, we will choose a different river that is level 2 / 3 for a full day of family fun and safe for everyone.

In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

NOTE: The White Water Rafting excursion is only included in our 4 day program. No previous experience is required.

Day 4: Free Time – Optional activities at the Lodge – Departure (B)

As our time in the lodge comes to its end, it is still possible to take a last dip in the pool or take part in an optional homestyle chocolate making workshop.

Ecuador Travel Online reserves the right of making any change without previous notification, to the itinerary according to circunstances, this could be law reglamentations, weather conditions, availability, safety concerns or any other demanded condition which matters may cause the tour guide or administration to change the time or nature of visits.



Accommodation in the chosen category (Cabins, Lodge, Supreme)

Local native guide in Spanish for the tour on day 2 (if you want a guide in English, a surcharge of USD 50 per group applies)

All the activities planned in the program

All tickets for the activities planned in the program

All meals (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day)

Use of Lodge facilities, including swimming pool, river area, hiking trails

Rubber boots (available up to size 47)


Transport from / to Quito or from / to Baños.

Private transportation without stop in Papallacta

Public bus

Lunch at the Lodge on the day of arrival and departure

Expenses not mentioned and optional activities such as

Entrance to the Papallacta hot springs

Walk through our private reserve with native guide in Spanish

Guided horseback ride through the jungle

Chocolate craft workshop

Drinks and meals not mentioned

Personal expenses and tips



What Brig:
Passport and copies
Personal medications
Sun hat
Photographic camera equipment (memory card, cables, battery, etc.)
Light clothes, shorts for the morning and long pants, long-sleeved shirt for the evenings.
Light waterproof
Rubber boots.
Measures or socks for gaucho boots.
Closed lift
Flips flops
Additional for excursions:
Backpack for the excursion
Small towel and shirt to change.
Funda plastic for camera and cell
Water bottle
Insect repellent
Money loose (in stores it has not accepted the tickets of more than 5 USD)

Terms & Conditions

29 – 16 days = 25% penalty

15 – 08 days = 50% penalty

07 – 00 days = 75% penalty

Possibility of changing the date within the following 3 months without penalty.

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