Enjoy the Magic and wonder of the Amazon Rainforest!
Suchipakari Lodge brings you closer to the fascinating and surprising world of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its strategic location in Puerto Misahuallí, Napo province, only four hours from Quito, allows visitors to discover the jungle in its entire splendor. You can arrive by private vehicle or bus. The best route if you leave from Quito is via Papallacta – Baeza – Tena – Archidona – Puerto Misahuallí – Pusuno Bajo. During the trip, you can stop to take pictures of the amazing landscapes. Upon arrival at Suchipakari Lodge, you will completely disconnect from civilization and immerse yourself in nature to experience new sensations. Our all-inclusive packages allow you to make the most of an adventure in the Napo River and the biodiversity of its environment. All you need to do is decide how long you want the fun to last! Experience the lifestyle of our local community, learn about typical food, and Quechua language, hunting techniques, make pottery with natural materials and visit the amazing Cueva de los Tayos.
Oh… and if you want to have an out of this world spiritual experience, you must attend the Ayahuasca Ceremony. This is one of those activities that will convert your trip into an unforgettable one. The Ayahuasca is a sacred vine that has been used thousands of years ago by indigenous tribes with the purpose of reclaiming good energies and obtaining spiritual cleansing and healing through natural meditation. In this ritual, several personal revelations and visions will emerge, and processing this will help you achieve harmony and emotional balance.
You will not regret it!
Suchipakari is a great new Tena Amazon lodge. It will provide a fantastic experience in the Amazon for hardcore adventurers and rookies alike. Its one of the only lodges to offer an Ayahuasca Experience, which is something many travelers want to experience at least once in their lifetime. Tena is a great introduction to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, very accessible and will provide great comfort and service while you disconnect from modern city life and breathe in and take in the pristine air and sights of the Amazon Rainforest!
Connect with mother Earth and disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle in Suchipakari!
Suchipakari Tena Lodge Activities
Bird Species: 262 | Amphibian & Reptiles: 162 | Mammal Species: 173
The excursion to the Rayucocha waterfall is an adventurous hiking activity. Located at approximately 45 minutes driving distance from Suchipakari Amazon Lodge. Here we will hike across, through and alongside the river, and on the way down through primary Amazon rainforest. An expert guide will lead the way and take advantage of any opportunity to teach us about the wildlife and nature we encounter. We will surely come across many interesting plants with poisonous or medicinal properties. After arriving at the waterfall we will take a break and enjoy a boxed lunch. The final cascade provides an opportunity to take a refreshing shower.
Animal Reserve “AmaZoonico”
This Whitewater Rafting trip begins in Talag, Napo. Where our expert guide after helping you with all of your equipment, will give you a safety orientation and paddle practice before the adventure begins. Once on the river, participants will paddle for 4 1/2 hours along the 12-mile stretch with a stop for Lunch halfway down the river to restore your energy for the latter half of the paddle. At the end of the river section, your private transportation will be waiting for you and will take you back to Suchipakari.
Additional rafting options include various sections of the Misahualli, Jondachi, Anzu and Hollín rivers.
Difficulty: Depends on water lever but most are grade IV or V when they have sufficient water to paddle.
In this 1.5 hour “hands-on” program, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.
Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.
Ombuni Waterfall / Monkey’s Beach / Kichwa Community Visit
Ombuni waterfall is the first in an attractive series of waterfalls, a magical place with a rock platform in which the water has cut a natural channel and shaped along its sides a rock formation full of crustacean fossils. Located near Misahualli, you can enjoy the monkey’s beach, an important source of the Amazon. Then in the afternoon a visit to the Native Community.
Rio Blanco Waterfall / Cultural Visit / Kichwa House
Río Blanco Waterfall: the jungle is for everyone, so if you want to visit a waterfall in the middle of the jungle, with a more quiet but interesting walk, this place will be your favorite. In the afternoon we will visit a Kichwa family and practice the use of the Cerbatana(Blowgun).
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.
It’s almost hypnotic, watching the indigenous woman molding clay from the riverbed into a dainty little bowl. In this encounter, a local will demonstrate how their community creates crockery from natural materials found in the forest, and the techniques used to seal and decorate them. There’s also an opportunity to purchase these lovely items for yourself.
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)
An expedition to look for caiman on the lake is perhaps the most magical experience of an adventure already filled with wonder. Under the cover of dark rivers. The first thing you see is the ripple in the water before a pair of be-spectacled eyes rise up from the murky depths and stares straight into your own. In no time at all more and more pairs pop up: the family of caiman has arrived. While safely positioned on a wooden jetty, your guide will summon the reptiles with some meat and you are free to observe the group, sometimes of around 15, ranging for full-sized father to weeks’ old baby.
When darkness falls, Grab your flashlight or headlamp and join your guide to see the forest come alive in the darkness.
Exploring Caves and Rivers