Ashuar Lodge Jungle Expedition 7 Days Tour
Price per person
This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants and depending of your flight arrival times you can have a day exploring one of the UNESCO heritage sites in world (Quito's Old Town) or simply rest at the Hotel before our Tour Guide meet you at the Lobby at 6:30 pm for our Orientation Meeting and briefing. During this meeting you can clarify everything as you might be concerned or curious to know about the tour overall. We can still assist you arranging a full day in Quito or surroundings if you let us know in advance.
After breakfast we will drive you to Shell Airport (1 hour away from Baños). Once at Shell, guests will be received by our Achuar representatives and will be assisted for the flight. The plane will rise over the immaculate pristine jungle, on a 50-minute flight, arriving at the landing strip of the local Sharamentsa community. In the afternoon, we will have a quiet activity where guests can walk along one of the River beaches. At night after dinner, we will explore the River in search of nocturnal animals such as monkeys, alligators and birds.
Early morning: Our guides will escort guests on a 30 minute boat ride to reach one of the best natural attractions, the Claylick, where guests will see different species of parrots, macaws, and parrots such as the Cobalt-Winged Parakeet, Chestnut- Fronted Macaw, Yellow Crowned Amazon. After breakfast, guests can take an approximately 2 hours walk (with little breaks), where they will learn about medicinal plants of the area and tropical forest ecology. Then, lunch at the Communitary tourism Center of Sharamentsa and time to rest. At the afternoon: guests will be able to explore Pastaza river in a traditional balsa wood, while looking at the local wildlife such as the pink river dolphin. After dinner: guests can partake in a spectacular night walk, observing the many different kinds of insects and amphibians that are found around the lodge.
Early in the morning we are going to participate in “Guayusada” ceremony and dreams interpretation. Breakfast and departure for a full day activities: our guides will escort guests along the Tsenkush o Kawau trail and visit Guanchanza waterfall, which in english means “golden parrot”. During this time guests can learn about the forest and its benefits for the Achuar people. Then, Picnic lunch in the forest. After lunch: guests will visit one of the Achuar communities that is located close to the lodge. After Traditional Typical dinner: cultural activities (legends in hammock house, traditional greetings around a campfire) Guests will also be able to learn the art of Achuar face painting and how it relates to their different activities.
This day the guests could go to Birdwatching upstairs river or to go to the Claylick. Breakfast and departure for a full day activities: our guides will escort guests along the Waterfall trail. After lunch: guests will visit an Achuar community. This is one of our most popular activities offered, because of the significant cultural contribution to the Achuar people. After a traditional typical dinner: cultural activities (legends in hammock house, traditional greetings) Guests will also be able to learn and practice the art of Achuar face painting and how it relates to their different activities
The program includes
- 6 Nights hotel accommodations (Tourist superior room) ASK FOR SINGLE SUPPLEMENT RATE
- Meals specified as included that the itinerary
- Transfers and transportation
- Airfare between Shell and Jungle Community
- Private Spanish/English speaking naturalist guide
- Entrance fees according to itinerary
Not included in Program
- International airfare to Quito
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Any other activity not specified in program as INCLUDED
GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !
24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230
AGE RANGE : 6 to 80 year olds
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Jungle Lodge
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 10
TRANSPORTATION : Coach / Bus, Plane
PHYSICAL RATING :Standard
TRAVEL STYLE: Nature , Multisport