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Liana Lodge

Liana Lodge is located in the Amazon rainforest on the banks of Arajuno river, a tributary of Napo river. With a private car the lodge can be reached in just 5 hours from Quito; the final destination of the trip is only accessible by canoe – a real jungle experience.

In our eco-lodge our guests stay in 9 cosy double cabins built with natural materials according to the local architecture and have private bathrooms, hot water and wide terraces.

In our lodge restaurant you can enjoy our first-rate delicious local and international meals and after dinner you will be listening to the whispers of the forest in the flickers of the fireplace or at the bar with a spectacular river view.

Together with our local guides you will enjoy hikes in primary rainforest and a variety of other activities or simply enjoy a few hours of the silence and the tropical vegetation from your hammock on the balcony of your cabin.

We will be very pleased to welcome you here in the rain forest.

Activities during your stay at the lodge can be chosen based on your specific needs and interests. We will discuss and define a specific excursion program for you personally on the day of arrival.

All hikes and other activities in the forest and at the local sites take place after breakfast at 9am until noon and begin again in the afternoon at 2:30pm. Between activities you will enjoy an exquisite meal in our restaurant and a rest in your cabin.

We have excellent native guides from the region, knowledgeable in all of the secrets kept by the forest’s flora and fauna.

The Liana Lodge Excursion program:

Hikes in the rainforest

Ceibo:
Hike in the rain forest to the impressive „Ceibo“ tree.
Length: approx. 2 hours

Mirador:
Hike in the rain forest to a nice viewing point (Mirador) with view over part of the island Anaconda
Length: approx. 2 ½ hours

Rio Rodriguez:
One-day hike through the rain forest to a crystal-clear river (possibility to take a bath)
Meal served at the Rio Rodriguez
Length: approx. 5 hours

Above hikes in the rain forest can be combined with a visit to the animal rescue center amaZOOnico.

Excursions and other activities

amaZOOnico:
Visit and guided tour of the rescue center for animals, a project of Selva Viva
You can hike through the forest (approx. 20 minutes) or take the canoe
Length: approx. 1 ½ hours

Island Anaconda:
Walk on the island across the lodge and visit of traditional plantations (Yucca, coffee, bananas, cacao,
Papaya etc.) Visit of a Kichwa family (optional)
Length: approx. 2 hours

Fishing and gold panning:
We will show you how Kichwas pan for gold and the utilization of the traditional fishing net.
You have the opportunity to try both activities yourself.
Length: approx. 1 ½ hours

Building of a raft:
You build together with your guide a traditional Kichwa raft made from balsa wood
on which you float down the river.
Length: approx. 1 ½ hours

Tubing down the river:
From Puerto Barantilla you can float down the river on a tube back to Liana Lodge.
Length: approx. 1 hour

Other activities (not included in the price package of the Hotel)

Night walk after dinner
Bird watching in the late afternoon

ProgramPrices
2 night 3 days298$
1 night 2 days199$

Our packages include

  • your nights of accommodation
  • all meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • all activities during your stay
  • transfer by motor canoe to and from Puerto Barantilla

Meals included 2 days: 1 dinner , 1 breakfast

Meals included 3 days: 2 dinner , 2 breakfast, 1 lunch

 

How to get there – by bus

With our canoe we await your arrival on the river shore at Puerto Barantilla at the agreed time, usually in the early afternoon. From there we take you downstream in wide and safe motor canoes until we reach our lodge after approx. 10 minutes.

How to get from Quito to Tena by bus:

We recommend taking the bus at 7:00 hrs from the Terminal Quitumbe in Quito.  (Fee 6$)

You will arrive at the bus station (Terminal) in Tena between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs. This is your final stop, avoid getting off the bus earlier.

How to get from Quito to Baños by bus:

We recommend taking the bus which leaves the Terminal de Buses at 8:00hrs.

It will arrive at the bus station in Tena at 12:00 hrs. This is your final stop, avoid getting off the bus earlier.

How to get from Tena to Puerto Barantilla (Liana Lodge) by bus:

We recommend to take the bus leaving Tena at 14:30 hrs. The bus leaves for Puerto Barantilla/ SANTA ROSA DEL NAPO.

This bus belongs to the bus company «Centinela del Tena».

This bus station/office is situated in the left side when leaving the main terminal in Tena  (2 blocks left on the main street from « Super Tia » supermarket)

The ticket cost 2$ per person and can be bought at the bus terminal « Centinela del Tena » (left picture)

The next bus leaves at 16:00 hrs direction Puerto Barantilla / SANTA ROSA DEL NAPO. This bus belongs to the bus company «Jumandy».

This bus station/office is situated in the right side when leaving the main terminal in Tena  (1 block left on the main street from « Super Tia » supermarket)

The ticket cost 2$ per person and can be bought  at the bus terminal/office « Jumandy » (left picture)

For the 45 km stretch of road you will need about 1 ½  hours

Puerto Barantilla (to the shores of the river) Final destination.

Please tell the bus driver that you want to get off at Puerto Barantilla. The bus stops only 30 meters away from the shores of the river. (foto above)  At the river a canoe is already waiting to pick you up and bring you to Liana Lodge.

Travel by taxi from Tena to Puerto Barantilla

Taxis are easy available in Tena. The cost from Tena to Puerto Barantilla is $ 25.00.We recommend to take the taxi of Mr. Nestor Miranda :

Contact in Tena is Tel. No. 0995603248 or 0990833995