AMAZON PUYO

Amazon 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

Start: 8:30 am

Travel from Banos to Puyopungo for 2 hours. In the way you will see the waterfall route and 2 parks Sangay and Llanganates.

Near Puyo you can visit the Zoo (optional)

Visit the indigenous community where you can participate in a traditional dancing, use of the blow pipe; in their museum you can purchase some handicrafts like necklaces, bracelets or pottery.

Canoe ride for 30 minutes on the Puyo River

Lunch time around 13:00

Jungle walks in the Reserve Hola Vida for 2 hours, to learn about plants and trees of the Amazon, also to visit a waterfall where you can swim.

Visit to the view point Indichuris with amazing views of the Pastaza River and the forest.

To conclude the day, you’ll visit a local family house to learn how to make organic chocolate.

Return to Banos, the tour ends around 20:00pm.

INCLUDED: Private transportation Banos – Hola Vida Reserve – Banos, bilingual guide, local lunch, rubber boots and rain poncho.

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fee to the reserve Hola Vida 1,50usd per person, animal rescue center 3,50 USD per person, view point 3USD , local community 1USD, artisanal chocolate making 2 USD,  personal expenses, tips, alcoholic/soft drinks.

WHAT TO BRING: Passport copy, extra money for the entrances fee, professional camera, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, insect repellent, long-sleeves t-shirt, lightweight long pants, sport shoes, 1 pair of socks extra, bathing suit, towel, water shoes to swim in the waterfall and dry bag.

Level of difficulty: Easy – medium 

Itinerary 1 night 2 days

FIRST DAY:

Start: 8:30 am

Travel from Banos to Puyopungo for 2 hours. In the way you will see the waterfall route and 2 parks Sangay and Llanganates.

Near Puyo you can visit the Zoo (optional)

Visit the indigenous community where you can participate in a traditional dancing, use of the blow pipe; in their museum you can purchase some handicrafts like necklaces, bracelets or pottery.

Canoe ride for 30 minutes on the Puyo River

Lunch time around 13:00

Jungle walks in the Reserve Hola Vida for 2 hours, to learn about plants and trees of the Amazon, also to visit a waterfall where you can swim.

Visit to the view point Indichuris with amazing views of the Pastaza River and the forest.

Visit a local family house to learn how to make organic chocolate.

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

Meals: lunch, dinner

SECOND DAY:

Optional. Hike to the “Hidden Waterfall” for 4 hours round trip in the morning.

Level of the Hike : Medium /Hard

Please, be prepare for the hike because it is very adventurous, you will walk in a small path into the forest with some slopes up and down, some parts of the path ends in the river with deep natural pools, to across to the other side and in order to continue the trail, in fact you must wear swimming suit and the rubber boots.

Lunch around 13:00pm

Time to pack your bags,  return to Baños, where you will arrive around 16:00.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

WHAT TO BRING: Passport copy, flashlight,  extra money to pay the entrance fees, professional camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, long-sleeved t-shirt 2,   lightweight long pants 2, short 1, 1 pair of sport shoes, 2 pair of socks , bathing suit, towel and 1 dry bag.

Please remember, this is a sample itinerary, the activities can be changed according the weather forecast, on the first day or in the second day.

TourPrices 2 -3 people4 people onwards
   
1 night 2 days160 USD per person130 USD per person
1 day tour80 USD per person55 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 2 usd per person, rescue center 3usd per person, view point 2usd, local community 1 usd, artisanal chocolate making 3 usd, 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.

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