Once-in-a-lifetime experience. Accessible by 2 h, 90 km (56 mile) motorboat ride down the Napo River, followed by a 2 h paddle canoe through the rainforest to a jungle lagoon populated by caimans and anacondas. You are in the jungle. This is not DisneyWorld.
Our guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable, funny, helpful, and well-organized. Food was excellent. Rooms were comfortable. Don't panic - you will have many nocturnal insects in your room. Be aware that hikes can be strenuous. Typically 4-6 h in the rainforest, temps in the 30s C (90s F) with high humidity, uneven terrain. Consider your own health and stamina. But totally worth it. Parrots at the clay lick. A family of red howler monkeys descending from the canopy. A 200-foot scaffold above the canopy from which you can see toucans, falcons, and macaws. Canoe rides through blackwater swamps, seeing an anaconda in the morning and a caiman at night. Guides provide rubber boots for hiking in the mud plus snacks, juice boxes, and bathroom breaks. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, flashlight, hat, long-sleeved shirts, travel pants, long socks. Again - it will be hot, rainy, and strenuous. Know what you're getting into. And take this opportunity to immerse yourself (safely) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. More
- Breakfast included