Visit Hola Vida Reserve, learn how they make handicraft in the jungle, enjoy the flora and fauna of the forest and take a memorable canoe ride
What to Expect
Meet at the tour operator's office in Banos at 8:30. Travel by private car towards Puyo where you will visit a rescue center for animals including monkeys, ocelots and caimans.
Afterwards you will visit a beautiful waterfall, which is about two hours away from the cabins, in which you can swim and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. The stunning setting makes the area a memorable one.
On the way back to a camp through the jungle you will hear some explanations about the rainforest and its flora and fauna. On reaching the camp, enjoy a traditional lunch, after that, embark on a 30-minute paddle canoe ride on the Puyo river.
Next, visit a viewpoint to enjoy an exceptional view of the rainforest. Then continue your journey and visit a Quichua indigenous community where you can watch how they make necklaces and bracelets. You can also practice the blowpipe and paint your faces with achiote, which is a natural paint. After this amazing adventure you will go back to Baños.
- Transportation (bus and canoe), food, accommodation, equipment (rain poncho, rubber boots) English Speaking Guide
What's Not Included
- Entrance to the Hola Vida Reserve, view point, Indigenous community and Rescue Center 6 usd
Know Before You Go
Health requirements: It is always advisable to consult your physician regarding health issues before traveling. No immunizations are required. Anti-malaria tablets are not necessary.
Drinking water is provided during the trip.
Every group is accompanied by a Naturalist Guide who speaks English fluently and has a great knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area
What to bring:
Passport (original)Flashlight and extra batteriesExtra money for drinks and cigarettesCamera /Sun lotion /Hat and sunglasses/ Lightweight long-sleeved and short - sleeved shirt Light weight long-pants and shorts Comfortable shoes and socks, Bathing suit, Towel, Plastic bags