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Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Puyo B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 16, 2013

On my road trip from New York to Patagonia this has been the coolest place I stayed at, hands down. What Cristof and his wive have created in this part of the world is nothing short of amazing. Great attention to detail, from the rooms, food, surroundings, the way they manage the land and and provide employment opportunities for the locals. This is truly sustainable tourism with all the comfort one can possibly hope for - for a very reasonable price. You can pay a lot more and get deeper into the Amazon, but I doubt you will see more.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We staid in Huella Verde for 2 nights during our trip thru Ecuador and it was great experience.
We came from Banos to Puyo with the bus (1.5 hours) and then took bus from Puyo to Canelos - th end station of the bus. (the road ends there!) (another around 2 hours). Christof picked us up, 15 min drive to the river, then walk over the hanging bridge and another 20 minutes walk.
Christof did really good work on his longe, spacious rooms with big windows to the jungle makes you feel part of it.
During our trip the best meal we have eaten was right there, Christof is an excellent cook! Try chicken in the banana leaf and do not miss eggs for the breakfast! I quarantee you have never had such eggs (only the colour...!) :)
We refresh ourself in the river and did walk in to the jungle with Christof. For us it was the real jungle, Christof said there is a trail but i have not seen any ;) and it makes you feel really like lost in the jungle.
We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

I stayed four days, three nights, in Huella Verde: very far away from the busy world, just relaxing and enjoying nature at the fullest :-).
The owner Cristof is a really nice guy, who immediately makes you feel at home, and he is an excellent cook: consequently, the food was delicious! The restaurant is clean, cosy and has a beautiful view; the private cabanas with bathroom, terrace and hammocks are very peaceful and comfortable.
The 4 hours walk in the rainforest with the native guide was beautiful and educational; the village of Canelos is authentic and interesting; the cacao tour resulted in a yummie hot chocolate.
I was really really very pleased with my relaxing stay in this special place, surrounded by a beautiful rainforest with loads of beautiful insects, frogs, spiders, plants, trees and flowers.
Very very recommendable!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Christof T, Owner at Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thanks for such a positive and detailed review. It's great to get such wonderful feedback and thanks again for taking the time to support Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge by writing such a wonderfully positive review.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Just spent 2 nights/1 day in Huella Verde with friends, and had a wonderful experience!

The unique aspect of Huella Verde is that it is not an all-inclusive package formula like the majority of the Ecuadorian jungle lodges. You can arrive there by yourself (car or public transport), and you are completely free to choose your activities, food, … You only pay for the things you pick and the prices are unbeatable! We had some of the best food during our trip.

Huella Verde is also a very small lodge with only 2 very clean, spacious and comfortable cabanas which can lodge around 8 people in total. So you will never be there with big groups of people. The tranquil and remote jungle feeling is guaranteed. The owner, Christof, is a very enthusiastic and attentive host who will spoil his guests. He will make sure you get the most out of your visit!

We did a half-day forest walk with a really good native guide who showed us all the medical and other uses of the plants growing around. After a refreshing swim in the river and a hammock-siesta, we went to visit a place in Canelos-town where women showed their traditional ceramic techniques: a special and personal encounter.

Hope to come back one day and will definitely recommend this place to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

My three friends and I showed up at Huella Verde filthy and without reservations. Dagmar and Christof were incredibly welcoming, immediately making us feel at home. The two of them make all of the meals from scratch, and cater to visitors tastes. Drink the hot chocolate at least once a day - it's made from beans from the property. The cabanas are spotless, comfortable, peaceful, and amazingly bug-free. A local guide will take you on an amazingly educational tour of the amazon, and there's also a chocolate tour that I wish I'd had time to take. I hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This place is amazing, not only for the quality of service, but also for the excellent food, confortable lodge, beautiful view, etc. Furthermore, you can take some tours having as guides people from the community. Thank you very much to Dagmar & Christof, this is a really high quality service and sustainable experience.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Dagmar and Christof have carefully taken care of all the comodities to enhance your stay in the ecuadorian Amazon. There is a feel of love in everything they created. It was great to exchange experience and funny stories with them.
There are different possibilities in taking tours...from getting into the virgin part of the jungle to a cacao plantation tour which for me was really special. Get to know it for yourself, I loved it and will be back for sure. Thanks guys:)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge

Address: Parroquia Canelos - Renacer Amazonico, Puyo 160150, Ecuador (Formerly Cabanas Huella Verde)
Location: Ecuador > Pastaza Province > Puyo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Puyo
Price Range: $88 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A True Adventure in the Tropical Jungle --We invited you to enjoy an “uncommon “adventure in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Huella Verde (Green Footprint) is a hidden place where you can have an authentic jungle experience and explore the ecosystem at your own pace. Our cabañas have been carefully constructed out of local material along with our tropical gardens which are designed to blend in with the surroundings and the natural architecture of the jungle. Here you find equilibrium with nature which provides, not just a tourist attraction, but the preservation of the culture, flora and fauna. What may surprise you is that our cabañas have the comfort and coziness of many major hotels. But, unlike other locations, at Huella Verde your senses are awakened but what surrounds you in the Amazon. We can accommodate 8 people, with private baths. Our size allows us to offer exclusive and personalized service. Panoramic views of the surrounding forest, clean air, local and international meals prepared by a skilled chef with ingredients from local farms – this is the Huella Verde difference. A Place to disconnect from reality!We are located nearby de indigenous village of Canelos located 1 hour form the city of Puyo. You can get the public bus from the city of Puyo to Canelos - 1hour aprox. ... more   less 
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