2 night
Group Size
Up to 70 passengers
Amazon Ecolodge
ecuador – upper amazon
Meeting Point
Arajuno Bridge
You'll need to have medium physical condition for walking into the amazon paths and rivers.
  • Cultural encounters with local tribes
  • Amazon hiking in pristine rainforest
  • Parrot’s clay lick
  • Night walk to see wildlife



Private and comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe.


Based on double occupancy: 3+* Amazon Ecolodge


Bird watching and hiking exploration in the cloud forest, share time with local indigenous people in the Amazon, night walks to see wildlife.


2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinner.


Life jackets and rubber boots (sizes 36 to 44)


English speaking local guide

Not included


Single Supplement

Airport transfers

National & international flights


Public bus or private transportation to El Tena city


Travel & health insurance (mandatory)


Not described in the itinerary

Additional entrances fees

USD 10 per person


Not described in the itinerary


For guides and drivers


-> Starts

Arajuno Bridge
14:00 am on day 1

-> Ends

Arajuno Bridge
10:00 am on day 3


Your adventure begins on Day 1 when your host will meet you at Arajuno Bridge in El Tena. On the final day your trip will end at Arajuno Bridge. Quito city is around 3 and a half hours from El Tena city (Amazon) by public bus or private transportation.

To make your own way from Quito city to El Tena city, you can request a private transfer from the host.

Day 1

Amazon Homestay – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 2

Amazon Homestay – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 3

Departure Day
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

What is the food like?

Itamadi Food

Throughout the adventure, you’ll be fueled by delicious local food, such as amazon food with plenty of local fresh vegetables. Lunch usually consists of soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.

In the Amazon Ecolodge there will be a wide variety of dishes with a national and international touch. All meals are made with fresh, local ingredients, buffet service for breakfast and lunch, and table service for dinner.

What is the accommodation like?

Amazon Ecolodge

Itamandi Accomodation

The Amazon Ecolodge consists of private rooms of varying sleeping configurations and several public gathering spots, including the spacious dining room, an open-air combined bar, a majestic pool, and an observation tower.

The rooms in these two-story cabañas are inspired by nature’s design: authentic, airy and comfortable, sitting right next to the river. The 8 ample rooms boast with unexpected amenities, including a spacious sleeping and sitting area, private bathroom with hot water in the rainfall-shower, and a balcony. On the balcony of your room, you can relax in a hammock or deck chair and observe the daily visitors: hummingbirds, shore river birds, kingfishers and tons of colorful butterflies. You can also listen to the night music of the multitude of frogs and other nocturnal creatures.

Itamandi pool

Day 1

12:00 Trip to Itamandi Ecolodge
Reception in Tena city; from where we will take the private transportation to Arajuno bridge (45 minutes approx.) At this point, our naturalist guide will give you information about the place, important recommendations and other tips to start our great experience in the tropical forest in a motorized canoe that goes upstream for 20 minutes to Itamandi EcoLodge start. On this boat trip, you can appreciate the magic and beauty of the Amazon rainforest traveling along a river that flows in a zigzag through the jungle like a giant snake, considered the main system of the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). Once we arrive at the dock area of Itamandi EcoLodge, our staff will welcome you and give you brief and general information about your accommodation and the activities to be carried out.

13:30 Lunch

15:00 Tubing
After a delicious lunch we will enjoy the first amazing activity of tubing in the Amazon.

18:30 Night Hike (optional)
A flashlight and camera are the most important tools in this nocturnal excursion, which allows guests to hear and catch the nocturnal sounds of fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads, frogs and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we may have the opportunity to observe a large number of stars.

19:30 Dinner

Day 2

5:45 – 6:00 Parrot Clay Lick (If weather permits)
Early in the morning we take a canoe ride for 15 minutes upstream to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero) to appreciate a unique site where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them to digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later will come down to the clay bank to eat this soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it.

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 Long hike
After a scrumptious breakfast we head out for a hike through the primary and secondary Rainforest. Our expert naturalists teach you about the ecology and flora and fauna of the Rainforest along the trail. You will observe a great variety of insects, a diversity of birds flying around us and some lucky reptiles or monkeys. This activity takes about 2 ½ -3hours.

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Visit to the Native Community
In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community will receive us and we learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the forest. This encounter is going to show you that part of the Amazonia that you do not find on the maps: the Amazon people.
Part of our visit to the community involves the demonstration of the famous “Chicha”, a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivals and daily use. We will take part in the preparation of this beverage and also try some of the local cuisine.
We finish the visit with a traditional dance performed by the kids in this community and you also have some time to buy some handicrafts, made by the indigenous. This little business is to support the indigenous people in their daily life.

19:30 Dinner

Day 3

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Check-out and motorized canoe ride for 20 minutes to the Arajuno Bridge.

What’s included:
  • Rubber boots, ropes, harnesses.
What do I need to Bring?
  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Fleece top
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Pair of short
  • Pairs of long trousers
  • Pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Sport sandals
  • Watch or alarm clock,
  • Quick dry clothing
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof binoculars,
  • Bug spray
  • Sun cream
  • Flashlight
  • Sun Hat
  • Waterproof camera if possible
  • Swimming suit
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Money belt
  • Sunglasses
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, antihistamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking. 
Pre-Post Trip Accommodation

Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) – USD 100 Per Night
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) – USD 100 per Night


Private transfer to El Tena Payable Before Departure

Private transfer: USD 80 per person

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How much should I tip?

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

What Do I Do about drinking water?

The tap water in the Amazon is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two.

What’s the weather like?

The climate in Tena is hot and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 88°F and is rarely below 69°F or above 92°F.

What vaccinations do I need?

For the Amazon, Covid vaccination is required

What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

What is the currency?

US American Dollars

What is the minimum age for this trip?

8 years old as a minimum age.

price per person:

USD 250.00

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