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Amazon Jungle Puyo

Reserve Hola Vida – Secondary Jungle

Ecuador Amazon Tours, Rainforest, Jungle Expedition, Canoeing, Camping, Reserve Hola Vida, Puyo.

Imagine Ecuador Team is composed of some of the best official professional guides in the region. They are all English speaking, having years of experience in the jungle and excellent tourist reports, as well as a deep knowledge of Amazon jungle history and traditions, being also specialists in the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Our guides, together with our team will be the key to make your trip an unforgettable experience.
All in one place, everything you want to see and do is available with us, from adventure activities, cultural experiences, interaction with native communities, bird watching, photography, canoeing and shamanism!

The surrounding areas near Puyo have become very important places to practice community tourism, in addition to jungle walks and canoe rides, there are organized tours that leave from Baños whether for one or two days.

Visit the Hola Vida Reserve, learn how the local indigenous people make handicrafts, enjoy the flora and fauna of the forest and take a memorable canoe ride.

Features:

  • Jungle walks
  • View point
  • Swiming in the waterfalls
  • Canoe ride
  • Visit the indigenous comunities

 

 

ITINERARY 1 DAY TOUR

FIRST DAY: We meet at our office in Banos at 8:30 am. We travel by private car towards Puyo where we visit a rescue center for animals including monkeys, ocelots and caimans. Afterwards we will visit a beautiful waterfall, which is about two hours away from the cabins, in which we can swim and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. The stunning setting makes the area a memorable one. On the way back to a camp through the jungle we will have some explanations about the rainforest and its flora and fauna, when we will get to the camp we will have a traditional lunch, after that, we will go on a paddle canoe ride for 30 minutes on the Puyo river, after that we will visit a viewpoint where we have an exceptional view of the rainforest. Then we will continue our journey and visit a Quichua indigenous community where you can watch how they make necklaces and bracelets. We can also practice the blowpipe and paint our faces with achiote, which is a natural paint. After this amazing adventure we will go back to Baños.

WHAT TO BRING:

Passport copy, extra money for the entrances fee, camera / film (200/400/800 ASA), sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, lightweight long-sleeved and short – sleeved shirt, lightweight long-pants and shorts, comfortable shoes and socks, bathing suit, towel and dry bag.

 

Itinerary 1 night 2 days

FIRST DAY: We meet at our office in Banos at 9 am. We travel by private car towards Puyo where we visit a rescue center for animals including monkeys, ocelots and caimans. After arriving at the camp in the Hola Vida Reserve we have our lunch. Afterwards we will visit a beautiful waterfall, which is about two hours away from the cabins, in which we can swim and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. The stunning setting makes the area a memorable one. On the way back to our camp through the jungle we will have some explanations about the rainforest and its flora and fauna.

After this experience we will go back to our camp. If you don’t feel tired, you can go on a night walk with your guide to observe insects and frogs.

SECOND DAY:

Optional. Hike to the Hidden Waterfall for 4 hours round trip in the morning. This activity will start very early with the purpose to complete the rest of the itinerary in the afternoon

Level of the Hike : Medium /Hard

Please, be prepare for the hike because it is very adventurous , you will walk in a small trail into the forest up and down, some parts of the trail ends into the river with deep natural pools to across to the other side to continue the trail to reach the waterfall.

After lunch we will do the paddle canoe ride in the Puyo River for about 30 minutes, then we will walk uphill to a viewpoint where we have an exceptional view of the rainforest.

Then we will continue our journey and visit a Quichua indigenous community where you can watch how they make necklaces and bracelets. We can also practice the blowpipe and paint our faces with achiote, which is a natural paint. After this activity we will return to the cabins to pack our bags and then return to Baños where you will arrive around 4 or 5 pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Passport copy, flashlight,  extra money to pay the entrance fee, camera / film (200/400/800 ASA), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, lightweight long-sleeved t-shirts 1,  t-shirts 1, lightweight long pants 1, shorts 1, 1 pair of sport shoes, 2 pair of socks , bathing suit, towel and 1 dry bag.

Please remember that this is only a sample itinerary, the activities can be alternated in the first day or the second day!

 

Tour Prices 2 -3 people 4 people onwards
1 night 2 days 160 USD per person 130 USD per person
1 day tour 75 USD per person 50 USD per person

 

INCLUDED:

Private transportation Banos – Hola Vida Reserve – Banos, bilingual guide, food, accommodation in basic cabanas with shared bathroom and bunk beds, rubber boots, poncho.

NOT INCLUDED:

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.

The Hola Vida Reserve is located 2 1⁄2 hours by private car from Baños de Agua Santa and 30 minutes from Puyo in the southern part of the Amazon, our packages include private transport from Banos to Banos.