Tours through the forest
Our guides, all Kichwa with great experience and knowledge of their forest, do not rampage the forest with their machetes , do not harm birds’ nests to show guests the eggs and do not permit that fossils or orchids are taken from the forest.
How you as our guest can contribute
By visiting the forest and the indigenous community you are bringing not only money into the region, which will go directly into the community, but are also enhancing the self-confidence of the local population and motivating them to protect their forest.
Over years the Kichwa communities have suffered prejudice and have been constantly underestimated. The racism facing them is still very strong.
You as our guest have come from far away because you are specifically interested in them and their culture. You show them that you appreciate their more simple way of life, the fact that they are still speaking their own language, the Kichwa, that they are using the medical plants they find in the rainforest and that they are still following their own faith in a different cultural world. And this appreciation gives them confidence.
Are there many insects and malaria?
Up until now there has been no danger of malaria in the area of the Alto Río Napo where the lodge is located. A prophylaxis is therefore NOT necessary. It ranges regionally, the area around Coca, for example, only 100 km downstream is a Malaria region, as is the North Coast.. However, this is not to say that there are no biting insects in our area. Throughout the night no insects will bite you, only during the day, which is why you can wear short sleeves and trousers without worries after dusk but might feel more comfortable wearing long sleeves and trousers during the day.
How dangerous is the rainforest?
Large cities are by far more dangerous than our rainforest! We do not let you get lost in the jungle and if there is any emergency you are only 1 hour away from the next hospital.
To enter Ecuador no vaccinations are necessary.
However, we recommend Yellow Fever and Tetanus.
For more detailed information please consult your doctor or the Institute for Tropical Diseases.
Travelling with children
Yes, of course, you can! The tours are organized according to your interest and abilities.
Fascinating for children is especially the animal rescue center amaZOOnico. You might not be going on extensive tours through the forest, but you can instead go swimming, build rafts, go fishing and try your luck with the blow gun. You can simply chose a shorter jungle tour or leave your children with us while you go on a longer tour. We also can offer board games.
The climate is tropical; temperatures are varying daily between 20°C and 30°C.