Extreme Amazon Tena
A great alternative for exploring the Amazon near Tena without all the comfort of a Lodge, the Extreme Amazon Tour has all you need!
– Jungle walks
– View point
– Swimming in the waterfalls
– Canoe ride
– Visit the indigenous communities
Itinerary 1 night 2 days
FIRST DAY: We meet in Tena at 9.00 am , and then we go by bus to la Punta de Ahuano (1 hour). There we take a motor canoe along the Rio Napo, the most important river of Ecuadorian Amazonia, for around 25 minutes in order to arrive at the accommodation where we will stay and from where we can enjoy a wonderful view of the Napo River and the spectacular sunsets. In the accommodation, a good meal will be waiting for us. Then we will walk (3 hours) into the jungle and discover the flora (medicinal plants, 30 meters high trees). Back at the accommodation, we can rest and enjoy the dinner by candle light.
SECOND DAY: After the breakfast, we travel by motor canoe about 20 minutes and then walk for 5 hours to the Rio Blanco Waterfall, in which we can have a well-earned swim. There we will eat our lunch. On the way back, we visit the Rio Blanco Community where we will visit the Quichua Indians and experience their customs and traditions: how they make their ceramics, existing only in Amazonia (el achiote and el guito). Once we are back to the accommodation, we can swim in the River Napo, eat and rest.
THIRD DAY: We have breakfast and then we navigate by canoe for 40 minutes to Amazonico, a rehabilitation and reintroduction centre for endemic animals of the region. We will see free monkeys, ocelots, capybaras, turtles, tortoises, parrots, etc…). Later, we go to the Indian Traditional Tramps Museum, where we can practice using a blowpipe. Then we travel back to la Punta de Ahuano and have lunch before returning to Tena where we end our tour around 4.00 pm.
WHAT TO BRING:
Passport copy, flashlight and extra batteries, extra money for drinks and cigarettes, camera / film (200/400/800 ASA), sun screen, hat and sunglasses, lightweight long-sleeved and short – sleeved shirt, lightweight long-pants and shorts, comfortable shoes and socks, bathing suit, towel, ziplock bags/dry bag
|2 night 3 days||210 $|
|1 night 2 days||140 $|
Private transportation, bilingual guide, food, accommodation in basic cabanas with shared bathroom and bunk beds, rubber boots, poncho.
Entrance fee to the reserve Hola Vida 1,50usd per person, rescue center 3usd p/p, view point 1 usd, local community 1usd, personal expenses, tips, alcoholic/soft drinks.
By plane (not always available):
Flights every week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Quito to the city of Tena. If you arrive to Tena by plain we will pick up you at the airport and take you to the Napo River and then by canoe to Lodge.
FLIGHTS QUITO – TENA -QUITO
|Tuesday||Thursday||Saturday||EQ 221 UIO TNW||03:30:00||17:10:00||$199.00|
|Tuesday||Thursday||Saturday||EQ 222 TNW UIO||17:30:00||18:20:00||$199.00|
If you decide to make this wonderful trip in public transportation, you must go to Quitumbe station South of Quito, where you can take the Flota Pelileo bus at 06h00 am or Baños Express bus at 07h00 am these are fixed departures. The cost is $ 6.00 per person, and the trip to Tena lasts about 5 hours.
If you are traveling in your own car, it is recommended that you leave Quito before 7h00 am, because it takes you about 5 hours to get to Tena to start the tour.