We will take to you to the heart of the jungle by our canoe, and from the check point you will have a long hike, leading you through the primary jungle to the most untouched areas of the jungle. During your trip you will see the jungle medicinal plants and will have a chance to try some edible local fruits and insects.
If you keep the jungle quiet and undisturbed, with some luck you may see the inhabitants of the jungle - Giant Anteaters, Black-Mantled Tamarin Monkeys, poison-dart frogs and others.
We can also offer you to go for 2-hours morning or night tours to the jungle on our territory, where you can see tropical animals on salt marshes (tapirs, capybaras, etc).
Depending on your physical shape we can vary the difficulty level of the trips.
If you are fond of fishing, we will give you several opportunities to enjoy this hobby of yours at Arcoiris Jungle Lodge - you can go fishing to Lemoncocha, Napo river islands or the small lake on the territory of our Lodge. The fish you catch can be cooked for your dinner.
Night Caiman Watching
The population of the Black Cayman is endangered for quite a long time, and a curved black-water lake is one of the places where these large, up to 5-meter long species are safe. The Black Cayman is not aggressive, what one usually expects of these reptiles, and after the sun goes down they go out to hunt. Their prey is usually fish, mammals, birds, even anacondas. With some luck you can see them swimming slowly across the lake.
Because of the perfect location of Arcoiris Jungle Lodge and due to our policy of non-disturbance of jungle life, our Lodge is a wonderful place to observe birds. Having your lunch or dinner in our restaurant you will also have a chance to see dozens of colibris flying around the beautiful plants to enjoy a lunch of their own.
One of the most interesting part of every country is it's original culture. The quechua are the native people of Ecuador, and we will take you to the village where you can see a quechua family living in their traditional house. You will see the way they live in detail - their food, drinks, customs, traditions, clothing etc. Your guide and the quechua will welcome you into this world. One of the most important things of the quechua way of life is the fact that they are completely self-sufficient and independent of the outer world.
Night Jungle Trips
Most of the animals in the wild are active only in the nighttime, while in the daytime they sleep. In bright daylight it is unbelievably difficult to see them even when you almost step on them, because these animals are natural born aces of camouflage, which is dramatically important for their survival. And when the night falls, the jungle wakes up, and hundreds and thousands of species start their new active period. That includes not only insects, but also mammals like night monkeys, many kinds of bats and kinkajous. A trip to the night jungle is a rare opportunity to experience the touch of life, that is usually hidden in the dark.