Amazon Lodge Huasquila is a complex of bungalows located in the amazon rainforest of Ecuador in South America called the Sacred Valley of Cotundo, within the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, where the Eastern Slope of the Andes ends and the Amazon jungle begins.
This location gives our Amazon Lodge guests a unique amazon rainforest climate which allows for a variety of amazon jungle tours such as hiking tours through the tropical rainforest, caving or spelunking in the Elephant cave, the Spiritual Temple cave and the Jumandi caves, littered with petroglyphs from ancient civilizations and discovering the culture of its rainforest people through their art, culture, and expressions.
At Huasquila Amazon Lodge we have comfortable bungalows with terraces (3 fully wheelchair accessible) plus cabin-style huts built in traditional Kichwa style keeping in harmony with nature but equipped with all necessary facilities for making your stay at our Amazon ecolodge an unforgettable experience. We are a family-owned operation and offer personalized attention and first-class service.
Amazon Rainforest Tour that you will love! We offer several amazon rainforest tours such as short jungle hikes in our Huasquila Amazon Lodge property or long expeditions in the community areas around us. Our native guides who take pride in their knowledge of their ancestors, will take you through the rainforest and show you how they use medicinal plants, which plants are used to build their bungalows, and introduce you to plants such as guayusa used daily for tea, and others used in the Kichwa culture, as well as endemic plants such as heliconias and bromeliads.
Napo Jungle Trips
Arrival to the lodge and lunch. After a short rest we will have a walk to a beautiful waterfall, where you can give yourself an energetic bath. During the tour you will see medicinal plants, a lagoon, the Huasquila tree and have the experience of hanging of a vine. After this trip we will return to the lodge, where we will wait for a delicious dinner accompanied by a “frog concert” from the lagoon in front of the restaurant. Later, you will be the protagonist of a chocolate session in which you will learn about its elaboration process, starting by roasting the cacao beans, continuing with the grinding until tasting a delicious dessert with fruits.
After breakfast we will start a jungle trek (3h approx.) surrounded by primary and secondary forest, we will cross a cave of 120 mts. long where you can find fruit bats. A few meters away and next to our native guide we will go to the waterfall “Golondrinas” which has a height of approx. 14mts, offering the opportunity to immerse yourself in its waters. Upon return, you will visit a Guayusa plantation and factory. In the afternoon, after lunch we will visit the Kichwa Community and you will be part of their typical dances, their culture and the preparation of the famous “chicha” made out of maniok. In the evening you will enjoy a dinner with specialties from the region. After your meal you will have a 40-minute night walk around the gardens where you can see frogs, grasshoppers, insects and with a bit of luck bio-luminous fungi.
After breakfast we will depart to “Punta Ahuano” where you will enjoy a full day Misahuallí with canoe. The program includes following activities: canoe trip, walk to the Ceibo, visit to the Amazonico Rescue center with the option of tubing down the river. After visiting the caiman lagoon and box lunch the river transport will take you back to the port. We will conclude the day with dinner at the lodge.
We enjoy a delicious breakfast and check out.