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The Jungle Lodge El Jardin Aleman is located in Pununo/Misahualli, Napo Province, 235 km from Quito. On the way to the jungle you pass through the wonderful Andes. When you arrived to the highest point (4000 m) you go down through the subtropical cloudy forest to the tropical jungle. The trip is an extraordinary experience, how the vegetation and landscape change. You can observe also the different Indian cultures, the highland Indians and the natives of the rainforest.
The Lodge is surrounded by 330 acres of protected rainforest. Additionally, the Lodge protects 264 acres of primary rainforest on the banks of Napo river.

  • 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 receive your life vest and cushion for the canoe trip. Departure 9.00 a.m. from the beach of the Lodge. Canoe ride on the Misahualli and Napo River. Visit to Indians earning their live by gold panning (tip per canoe 2.- US$). Arrive to the PROTECTED FOREST "MISICOCHA" of the Jungle Lodge El Jardin Aleman and hike in the forest. Admire the extraordinary flora and the exotic sounds of the primary rainforest. If you are lucky see toucans, oropendulos, parrots and small monkeys. Your local Indian guide will explain you flora and fauna of the Amazon Region with special emphasis to medicinal plants.
  • Lunch in a typical hut with a wonderful view over the Napo river. Embark the canoe and ride upstream to visit the Indian village Muyuna and see how to prepare "chicha", a fermented yuca drink and if you like taste it (tip per canoe 3.- US$). Here you can buy also handicraft made by the Indians. You continue your canoe ride direction Shamans home. Visit the  local witch-doctor and experience a magical world. Learn about the medicinal plants, see a cleaning ceremony and experience the blow pipe, a traditional form of hunting. Return to the  Lodge by canoe. 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". See how the Indian live and work. Continue to the bridge of the Pununo river and go back to 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.- per person). Back to Lodge for dinner and overnight.


  • >   Transportation from Quito to Cotococha (by bus or private car driver)
    >   English speaking guide under request (US $ 40.00 per day)
    >   Soft beverages
    >   Alcoholic drinks       
    >   Personal equipment: flash lights, rain poncho.
    >   Tips




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