Luxury, Wellness, and Adventure
Location and Construction
The Hamadryade Lodge is a luxury hotel located 5 km from Puerto Misahualli. The lodge lies inside 65 hectares of primary and secondary rainforest. Furthermore, at this pristine location, you will be able to reawaken your senses and reconnect with nature.
What to do at the Hamadryade Lodge
Take in breathtaking views of the green landscape and grandeur of the Napo River from the main lounge. Moreover, relax in the lounge, enjoy the sounds of the jungle, have a drink, and savor the chef’s creations.
On the other hand, the lounge is the perfect place to meet and interact with other guests.
Restaurant and meals
The restaurant uses 100% organic fruits, vegetables, meat, and eggs. Most importantly, these products come from the onsite farm or from local indigenous communities.
Each morning you’ll enjoy a delicious meal. Breakfast includes; fresh fruit, juice, homemade granola, jam, chocolate, and bread.
The chef will surprise you with his unique recipes, a fusion between Ecuadorian and French cuisine.
If you are looking to visit the Amazon Rainforest in style, the Hamadryade Lodge is perfect for you. Its luxurious accommodation, incredible amenities, permanent WiFi, and gourmet cuisine will entice you.
Hamadryade Tena Lodge Activities
The head chef and his team organize various cooking workshops a la carte: world cuisine, fusion, French cuisine or typical Ecuadorian cuisine. Taking you on a journey to discover new culinary horizons. Cooking classes last around 2-3h. Hamadryade Lodge’s team takes care of everything: aprons, ingredients, recipes, and necessary utensils. Each cooking class ends with a tasting of previously made meals in a friendly atmosphere and exquisite jungle setting.
Beginner Rafting – Class II
The family rafting experience in the Anzu river is perfect for beginners as no experience is needed at all, making it the best introductory contact with white water rivers for people that do
not have much practice at swimming or kids that are just learning. The easy rapids and stretches of calm water allow the adventurer to jump off the boat at any time and swim around
as much as they want to, the jungle scenery seen throughout the entire trip is beautiful and there is no dangerous wildlife around or inside the river, on the contrary, this river is widely
known as one of the best birdwatching spots. Kayaking experts in safety kayaks accompany us in our journey down the Anzu River at all times in case of an emergency. Includes lunch,
shuttle, pictures and you can even bring your pet in the boat! Duration is 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Advanced Rafting – Class III
You will have a box lunch on the go. Activity duration (9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
The half-day in the Jatun Yaku is the best option if you don’t have much time but still wanna experience rafting and live an adrenaline-fueled adventure in a beautiful river. The Jatun Yacu
is a Class III river thus its rapids are safely challenging and a lot of fun, despite being a short trip it will be filled with stunning jungle scenery, birds chirping and a horizon full of mountains
that will make of this an unforgettable journey. Includes shuttle and pictures and the duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Visit the Shaman
Get ready for something completely out of the ordinary and an unforgettable experience, you will visit the Shaman for a cleansing! (3:30 – 4:30 pm) Contrary to the common beliefs shaman cleansing rituals are not about having a spiritual guide drive off evil energies. Instead, the shaman is nothing but a mere assistant in our own cleansing, one who acts as a bridge between the person who wants to be cleansed and the spiritual world where the power for cleansing our souls lies. Therefore, the clients are the ones cleansing themselves albeit with the necessary help and guidance of the shaman who makes use of smoke and different plants in order to help us focus in the aspects of oneself that we want to improve.
Huaysa Yaku Waterfall
The Huaysa Yaku natural pools are a gem in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, freshwater streams are perfect for bathing and relaxing after the hike. These pools are located at the end of the road to El Cando, it includes four natural pools, one more beautiful than the others. As soon as you arrive here, you will be able to see the final pool and waterfall that flows into the great Jatun Yaku river. Here you will have plenty of places to sample local food and buy drinks so you only need to bring your shoes and swimming gear.
This is a recommended trip for all levels of adventure, ideal for the entire family, small kids, teenagers, and adults. The waterfall is located 12km from Tena it is accessible from the road to Misahualli. There are two options, a 15 min walk through the forest that ends in a waterfall with crystal-clear water ideal for refreshing in a sunny day, or, a 30 min walk for adventurers that love hiking in the jungle, similarly, it ends in a beautiful waterfall.
Amazoonico Animal Reserve, the reserve has its own guides, at the entrance they have a small retail shop with a lot of local products, by buying these products you can help the operation of the NGO run by volunteers. A guide will take you on a stroll along their reserve while they tell you stories specific to each and every one of the animals that live there, a lot of which are victims or illegal animal trade, a very soul touching experience. This is not a zoo as some animals roam around freely, only the ones that have to be in cages are.
Kichwa Community Visit
The Shiripuno community is a kichwa community located close to Misahualli. Furthermore, it’s a women’s association who will share their culture, knowledge, and kichwa way of life.
Activities include; making chocolate, panning for gold, traditional dances, and understanding the cosmo reality of the kichwa people.
Spend a full day or a half day here. Additionally, enjoy a traditional lunch with Maito, fish or chicken cooked in a large leaf with jungle spices.