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Day Jungle Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tena, Ecuador

  • Activities

    Jungle Tour, Nature

  • Price
    $105 USD per person
  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Avg Distance

    30 minutes by car each way and a couple hours or so, total, in a motor canoe.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8:30 am departure, any day of the week.

  • Starting Location

    La CasaBlanca Hotel in Tena

  • Price Includes

    All transportation, a delicious picnic lunch, cost of the chocolate making demo, entrance fees to the butterfly farm and animal rescue center, and a local, professional, fun, English speaking, guide.

Highlights

  • Feed grapes to monkeys, see chocolate made, tour a butterfly farm and animal rescue center, and spend lots of time in a motor canoe, all in one day!
  • Ecuador is becoming known for it's fine chocolate. Experience it first hand in what will probably be the best chocolate fondue you've ever tasted.
  • The butterfly farm is just amazing, the abundant butterflies will literally be landing on you. Don't forget your camera!
  • The peaceful beauty experienced while cruising these rivers in a motor canoe is not something you will want to miss out on.
  • This is a senior and family friendly tour. If you can climb in and out of a motor canoe, you'll be able to manage the rest.

Guide

Trip Info

This tour starts out with a pretty drive to Misahualli, where we’ll visit with and feed grapes to the playful Capuchin monkeys that hang out there and on their river beach. From there we’ll take a motor canoe trip down the Napo River to all our other activities. First up is a chocolate and chicha making demo right out in the jungle. This is a favorite among our guests (and not just the kids!). You’ll see how chocolate is made, all the way from breaking open the cacao pod to tasting the final product, which is made into what is most likely the most delicious fondue you’ve ever tasted. We’ll bring along strawberries and bananas for a special treat! Next up, an amazing butterfly farm. You will want your camera for this! There are so many butterflies they literally land on you. Farther down the Napo River we’ll stop for a riverside picnic lunch where we often find squirrel monkeys. A little farther down the river is a small island where we often spot woolly monkeys. Finally you’ll tour an animal rehab center where one of their guides will take you through the facility, viewing all sorts of jungle animals including various types of jungle cats, monkeys, birds, etc.. Their guides are actually volunteers from all over the world that speak a variety of languages. After the rehab center we’ll take our motor canoe back up river to Misahualli, and head on back to Tena.

This trip is a great option for those that only have one day in the area or have difficulty getting around. If you can get in and out of the motor canoe and walk up a small slope, with a helping hand maybe, to the chocolate and chicha demo site, you can do this tour. The most walking that will be done, will be around the animal rehab center, which involves well maintained paths with a little bit of a hill.

Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome experience!! Gari organized a full, fun day, which started with interacting with the beach monkeys and then enjoying the ride on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. We loved participating in the chocolate making process, and the butterfly garden. The people we met and the picnic were wonderful too. I would highly recommend the Jungle tour with Gari!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Gary relates to and interacts with each person, while giving a tour down the Napo River. You feel relaxed and at peace with nature. It is like he is opening up a window of his personal life environment ,for you to embrace ,step into, and partake in. You will breathe in fresh air, go back in time that is still in this time, and be inspired by all you learn. Go!

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