The lodge was built open to take overlook the Arajuno River and to take in the surrounding jungle. The accommodations are rustic and very comfortable, and the food is outstanding with local fruits, vegetables, fish, and more. Tom Larson, the owner, has outstanding contacts so that visits to local villages, tours of Quito, and whitewater rafting trips can be part of the adventure. The Arajuno Foundation also works to support those settlements and the people who live there. It was well worth the visit.
My group's stay at the lodge was wonderful. Simultaneously relaxing and exciting with time spent both lounging in the comfortable hammocks in the communal area, as well as hiking through the jungle And meeting with a local indigenous group to experience their culture. Food was excellent throughout the whole stay, prepared by the owner Tom's wife, every meal was a real treat. Beds were comfortable and showers were hot. I definitely recommend Tom's lodge for anyone seeking a jungle experience.
Me and a big travel group stayed here, owned and managed by Tom (American) and his wife (Ecuadoran) and had such a lovely time. Tom and his wife and his entire staff was extremely lovely, amazing at food preparations and execution. The lodge is next to the river, surrounded by peaceful jungle sounds and offers a jungle hike if you’re interested. Would I return? 100% yes. Would I recommend this trip for a couple or a large group? 100% yes again. Thanks for having me Tom, you guys were amazing. - jeremy (fellow American lost in the jungle)
A peaceful lodge tucked in the jungle. Tom and his wife provide information, activities, and terrific food. You reach the lodge by dugout canoe. The river flowing past the dining hall/lounge provides a glimpse of life in this beautiful remote area.
We spent a great few days with Tom and his team at the lodge. The accommodation was unique and comfortable and the food was great. He put on a range of activities that gave a good feel for local life in the forest.