The hotel had a very nice atmosphere with a pool and you could walk to the river with sandy beach. The staff is very helpful and the food is delicious the restaurant offers delicious international cuisine, and the staff is friendly. Relax by the pool in the form of palm trees, walk along one of the many trails through the rain forest around the property, or enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s restaurant.



This is a 4 day tour of exploration and discovery, it offers the opportunity to explore Ecuador’s Amazon region in a more immersive way. You will leave the beaten path and the common tourist routes to immerse yourself into the local culture, learn about the plant life and the exotic fauna of the Amazon basin. We will visit a parrot clay lek, we will have a gastronomic and cultural experience with a local indigenous community, our jungle walk will be an opportunity to learn about the biodiversity of the rainforest and we will have an encounter with the monkeys at the Misahualli port town.

Of course, we suggest you take our 4 day option with the exciting and fun white water rafting tour.

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 at Hakuna Matata Amazon 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

All the activities planned in the program

All tickets for the activities planned in the program.

All meals (from dinner on the day of arrival until breakfast on the day of departure)

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

Rubber boots (available up to size 47)


Rafting extension
International rafting certificate guide in Spanish / English

First class equipment for the river (rowing, helmet, life jacket)

Transportation to the beginning of the rafting and back to the Lodge

Picnic lunch, water and soft drinks

Means of communication for emergencies

Kayak security

First aid kit











Transportation from / to Quito or from / to Baños

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 a 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
Camera equipment (memory card, cables, battery, etc.)
Light clothes, easy to dry and preferably light colors (shirt, shorts for the morning and long pants, long-sleeved shirt for the afternoons)
Lightweight waterproof
Rubber boots (available at no cost in the Lodge up to size 47)
Stockings or socks for gaucho boots
Closed footwear
Flips flops
Additionally for excursions
Backpack for the excursion
Small towel and T-shirt to change
Plastic case for camera and cell phone
Water bottle
Insect repellent
Loose money (in stores you can not accept 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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