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  • Deep AmazonNo
  • Access fromTena
  • Native CommunityQuichua

Highlights of La Casa del Suizo

  • Casa del Suizo is one of the most established rainforest lodges in Ecuador, easily accessible from Quito for a short, relaxing break in pristine nature.
  • Located on the shore of the Napo River, you can enjoy fine river sunsets over the forest from the comfort of the swimming pool or bar.
  • Casa del Suizo offers 77 modern rooms, each with river-facing private balcony, relaxing hammocks, hot water 24-7, electricity and ceiling fan.
  • Lodge social areas compare to a comfortable tropical resort, with al-fresco dining, a great variety of international and Ecuadorian food, attractive bar area serving cocktails, and a magnificent swimming pool.
  • Tours at Casa del Suizo combine nature, adventure & culture, with activities such as: forest walks, wildlife spotting, explanations about medicinal plants & Kichwa customs / traditions, boat trips along the Arajuno and Napo Rivers, visit to Kichwa ceramic workshop, kayaking, river tubing, and much more besides.

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Itineraries and pricing 2020

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3 Days
4 Days
  • $410Dbl/x3/CdlPer person
  • $490SinglePer person
 

Itinerary for 3 days

  • Day 1Transport from Quito to Papallacta hot springs with time to take a relaxing soak. Then head to Punta Ahuano where we board a 15-min canoe to Casa del Suizo. Free time to settle-in & enjoy sunset from the pool with a welcome cocktail.
  • Day 2Morning trek through the forest to observe species of flora and fauna, & learn about medicinal plants. Next, learn how to build a raft from balsa logs, and use it to float back down-river to the lodge. In the afternoon we trek on a forested island (1 hour), before visiting a butterfly house.
  • Day 3Early departure for the journey back to Quito through the mountain landscape, with box lunch to enjoy along the way.
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary, activities may vary. Full Itinerary Request free quote
  • $515Dbl/x3/CdlPer person
  • $580SinglePer person
 

Itinerary for 4 days

  • Day 1Transport from Quito to Papallacta hot springs with time to take a relaxing soak. Then head to Punta Ahuano where we board a 15-min canoe to Casa del Suizo. Free time to settle-in & enjoy sunset from the pool with a welcome cocktail.
  • Day 2Early navigation down river to Cosano, for a trekking activity through primary rainforest, looking out for tropical birds. Next, visit the AmaZOOnico rescue and rehabilitation center to see various rescued animals such as Coati, Tapir, Monkeys & Snakes. In the afternoon, we visit the village of Ahuano to learn about local Kichwa customs and traditions such as cleansing ceremony and blow-gun shooting.
  • Day 3Morning trek through the forest to observe species of flora and fauna, & learn about medicinal plants. Next, learn how to build a raft from balsa logs, and use it to float back down-river to the lodge. In the afternoon we trek on a forested island (1 hour), before visiting a butterfly house.
  • Day 4Early departure for the journey back to Quito through the mountain landscape, with box lunch to enjoy along the way.
NOTE: This is a sample itinerary, activities may vary. Full Itinerary Request free quote

Trip itineraries

Itineraries are flexible to start on any day of the week.

Inclusions
Exclusions
Access
Accommodation

Inclusions

  • Canoe transportation from/to Ahuano and Casa del Suizo
  • Accommodation at lodge
  • Transportation and bilingual guides during all the activities
  • Meals (from box lunch on day1, to box lunch on final day)
  • Rubber boots for excursions
  • Free Wi-fi

Exclusions

  • Land Transportation Quito–Casa Suizo-Quito ($300 total extra, round trip)
  • Entrance fees to AmaZOOnico and Mariposrario ($5 each)
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses

Access - transportation

  • To reach Ahuano town, you can either travel with private land transportation (aprox $300 total round trip, pick up from your Quito hotel or the airport), OR make your own way by public transport (buses leave from Quitumbe to Ahuano, one-way ticket is aprox 7 USD).
  • From Ahuano all passengers must take a 15-20minute trip by canoe to reach Casa del Suizo Lodge.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: twin, double, triple and quadruple accommodations.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Yes.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Boots are provided, ponchos no
  • swimmingSwimming pool: Yes

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