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Tourist Class - Jungle Lodge El Jardin Aleman

Sample Itineraries

5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1: Arrive to the Lodge by public or private transportation. If you are in time you will make a short walk around the Lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. After breakfast drive to Misahualli village for the canoe trip. Departure from the beach of Misahualli. Canoe ride on Napo River. Visit to Indians earning their live by gold panning (tip per canoe 5.- US$). Arrive to the PROTECTED FOREST "MISICOCHA" of the Jungle Lodge El Jardin Aleman and hike in the forest. Admire the extraordinary flora and the exotic sounds of the primary rainforest. If you are lucky see toucans, oropendulos, parrots and small monkeys. Your local Indian guide will explain you flora and fauna of the Amazon Region with special emphasis to medicinal plants.

Lunch in a typical hut with a wonderful view over the Napo river. Embark the canoe and ride upstream to visit an Indian village and see how they live and work. The Indians shows you how to prepare "chicha", a fermented yuca drink and if you like taste it and give you a short Dance class (tip per canoe 10.- US$). Here you can buy also handicraft made by the Indians. Canoe ride back to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight

Day 3: Breakfast at 8.00 a.m.. You start your jungle hike at 9.00 a.m. Your native guide will explain the typical plants of this area and their daily use. See banana, coffee, coco and much more. During you hike you pass through a labyrinth of high rocks with caves and amazing vegetation. Lunch at Lodge.

In the afternoon at 3.00 p.m. you will walk along the Misahualli river to the small village of Pununo where we cross a suspended bridge over and enter the territory of the Indian Community of "Alto Pununo". Continue to the bridge of the Pununo river and go back on the left shore of the Misahualli river to the Pununo Community. Back to Lodge .Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Breakfast at 8.00 a.m.. Today you will walk to the silicon mine on the Misahualli river. Silicon is a white sand used to make glass and ceramic. At this area you will find three different water coming out of the ground: white water with sulpha, black water with petrol and normal spring water. The smell of sulpha attracts a lot of butterflies and other tropical insects. It is also a preferred place for parrots. This is geologically one of the oldest areas of the Alto Napo Region. Back to Lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon visit to the village Misahualli. Here you can observe a group of cappuccino monkeys on the beach and at the central plaza. Visit a butterfly farm and learn about the life cycle of the most colourful and fragile insects (entrance fee 2.50- per person). Back to Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Departure after breakfast.

  • 5 days/ 4 nights: as described
  • 4 days/ 3 nights: service ends after breakfast day 4
  • 3 days/ 2 nights: service ends after breakfast day 3

 

El Jardin Aleman Lodge, 2013 Prices per person

per person/night
92.- US $
per person/night for groups with 10 passengers or more
82.- US $

 

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