The location of this lodge is great and the remoteness from Tena really makes you feel that you are away from it all. The surrounding jungle is beautiful and it was nice being next to the river which was a short walk away. The staff at the hotel were incredibly helpful in ensuring that we made the most of our stay in the jungle and organised lots of excursions. The rooms were clean but the curtains were tatty with squashed insects on them, the linen was worn and there was no hot water in the rooms. There was also no lighting along the pathways from the lodge to our room as the light bulbs had not been replaced which made it a bit difficult walking at night so a flashlight is very helpful if staying here.
The food was very average and there was no choice at dinner so you got what they gave you and the portions of meat were very small. We also didnt like the fact that dinner was served at a particular time and that you had to sit down and dine with all the other people staying in the lodge which was a bit awkward as we didnt always want to be making conversation with people and there was no option for my friend and I to sit on our own and eat together which we would have preffered.
This lodge has great potential but there are some repairs that could be done which are very simple but could make all the difference for people staying here.
We had an epic trip getting to this lodge which involved getting a taxi from Tena, crossing the river in a small motorised canoe as the bridge recently collapsed and there is no way to drive across and then getting on the back of a local truck to the lodge which in total was a 2 hour journey but it was terrific fun and we felt that we had a very authentic jungle experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SUCHIPAKARI RAINFOREST HOTEL - JUNGLE LODGE ECUADORSuchipakari is a special ecological jungle lodge, situated in the Ecuadorian jungle, 4 1/2 hours from the capital Quito. Suchipakari Lodge is a magical Hotel and resort built in the Napo Province Amazon Jungle - a scenic boat ride from Napo, Ecuador. Suchipakari Ecuadorian Amazon Lodge offers the ultimate in eco-vacations - from navigating through the Amazon River to swimming. Escape to a hotel retreat surrounded by the verdant, tropical landscape of the rainforest and diverse native wildlife, with panoramic views of the River and Rainforest.SUCHIPAKARI BUNGALOWS: The Lodge offers a privileged and comfortable stay in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Representing the unique spirit of the Amazon through their tropical decorations and style, all of our cabins feature private balconies with breathtaking panoramic views of the exuberant jungle and its wild beauty. Relax and enjoy beautiful views of the Amazon and all of its diverse plant and animal life.JUNGLE ATTRACTIONS- SUCHIPAKARI STANDARD / NATURAL / DISCOVERY PACKAGES: Rainforest Adventure: Jungle Trekking / Ecological Selva Viva / Rich Ecosystems / Cascades / River Tubbing / Giant Ceibo Tree – Medicinal Plants / Vibrant Culture.Discovery Napo River: Visiting Amazon Natives / Canoe Tour / Amazon Dawn Watching / Animal Rescue Center / Swimming Jungle Rivers- SUCHIPAKARI ADVENTURE PACKAGES:Jungle Bike Tours: Jungle Bike Tours / fall / Expeditions Selva Viva / Kichwa Survivor / Swimming Amazon RiversExplore Cannon: Canyoning / Caves / Rappelling / Hiking / Jumping / Beautiful landscapes / Stalagmites & Stalagtites / Petroglyphs.Exciting Day Trip: Rafting & KayakingHOW TO ARRIVE FROM MISAHUALLÍ PORT TO SUCHIPAKARI LODGE (Signage on the Route)Direct yourself towards the Pununo Bridge, cross the bridge and keep on your right and then turn right on the first division towards the Tuyano Community. Then you will get to another division where you will make a left towards the community of Sardinas of Ilayaku, Cross the wooden bridge and finally, a small river. You will arrive to the parking area on the shores of Pusuno River. Then you must walk two minutes to our Hotel. ... more less
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