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Depending on the time of your arrival, you can either choose an optional trip or stay by the pool in the afternoon. The optional trips are: a ride in the jungle, a hike to explore the native fauna, or a chocolate workshop (please let us know whether you would like to participate in this program when you book). In the evening you will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal.
Today you can choose between different day excursions:
Classic: In the morning, you visit a native market in the province’s capital of Tena before you get to explore the Rio Napo in a motorized canoe and learn more about the rainforest while hiking for approximately two hours. You arrive at the animal shelter “amaZOOnico” home to more than 500 animals. Afterward, you visit a small indigenous community and immerse yourself in the native’s everyday life for the afternoon!
Explorer: Today, you are going to the parrot clay licks to watch the birds. You then visit the community of Santa Barbara, where you immerse yourself in the culture of the indigenous families and share a unique rainforest buffet. During a hike afterwards, you explore the jungle’s flora before going canoeing. Next, you enjoy a typical “almuerzo” lunch in the small jungle town of Misahualli where you can watch capuchin monkeys.
Adventure: After breakfast you go to the “Gran Cañón del Jonachi”. You hike to a waterfall, where you can relax and cool off before exploring with a headlight and a helmet one of the two limestone caves (“Templo de Ceremonia” or “Cueva de Elefant”). Then, a guide shows you a small rock labyrinth and you hike through the rainforest before returning to the lodge.
You will be picked up to go rafting. The route corresponds to a level of 3/3+ and is suitable for both beginners and advanced-levels. If you are travelling with children there is the option to take another river that is more of a level of 2/3. You’ll eat a picnic-lunch on the riverside before you return to the lodge.
Note: If you chose the three-day travel package, this program is not included.
Today, your time at The hakuna Matata Lodge ends. You can either participate in a chocolate workshop or relax by the pool before returning to Quito or Baños.