Relax in the Amazon Rainforest at the Itamandi Lodge
Itamandi EcoLodge offers sustainable travel and ecotourism to one of the most interesting places in the world: the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
Just a 4-hour car ride and a short canoe ride away from Quito you will find this eco-friendly destination. Itamandi Lodge gives you the opportunity to go on a jungle trip with luxurious accommodation and a relaxing atmosphere.
Situated along the banks of the Arajuno River and 45 min from Tena by car, there are lots of possible activities and excursions during your stay. Itineraries include a meeting with the Kichwa community, where you can enjoy the presentation of a folkloric dance with the children of the community, also you can try the local cuisine and share the “chicha” an ancestral drink based on yucca. You will take educational treks through primary forests, night walks, a visit to the parrot clay lick, bird watch, float down the Arajuno River on tubes, get involved in the production of artisan chocolate and more.
And you can always enjoy a laid-back stay in the hotel area with an open-air pool, full-service bar and
The Itamandi Lodge is perfect if you are looking to relax in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. Travelers who do not have too much time or don’t want to completely disconnect from the modern world can truly enjoy a lite disconnect at this beautiful, luxurious lodge in a superb location.
Itamandi Tena Lodge Activities
Animal Reserve “AmaZoonico”
Indigenous Family Visit
On this visit we learn about traditional Kichwa culture. Through an unobtrusive dialogue, we learn about their day-to-day lives. A local host shows us how to make chicha, a typical beverage (tasting is optional!), and demonstrates the spiritual cleansing rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Finally, we participate in a blowgun target-shooting contest – but don’t expect to beat the natives! It’s an intimate, unique experience, in which we discover both the differences and similarities between our own and other cultures.
One of the things that mostly attracts adventurers to South America hundreds of years ago was the promise of gold. But where was this gold to be found? Back then and still now the Napo River has that very precious metal in its sediment, and locals, using a painstaking technique of sifting and washing, spending hours filtering through the stones on the banks of the river, make a living from extracting and selling it. Just a short canoe-ride from Suchipakari Lodge you can observe them doing so, using the same techniques of centuries past.
We love having birdwatchers at the lodge, and here are just a few things we do to make your birdwatching experience unforgettable: Native guides from local communities: they may not speak much English, but they know the local names of all of the birds, and better yet, where to find them! (262 Bird List Species Registered)
When darkness falls, Grab your flashlight or headlamp and join your guide to see the forest come alive in the darkness.