La Casa del Suizo Jungle Resort
Only 300 km south-east of Quito lies the Casa del Suizo Eco-lodge. We start early in the morning for our 6 hour drive to the jungle. We pass through paramos and cloud forests, enjoying the different biodiversity of our country and experiencing the changes in the temperature due to the microclimates on the Equator. Once we get to our destination at La Punta, we embark in our canoe for the trip down the Napo river. We arrive at the lodge where lunch will be served. We are now ready to explore the nearest community of the Quichua Indians, to see how they live and work the plantations that they have in this region.
After breakfast we will be taken by our local and bilingual guide to the river. Having experienced a wonderful ride along the waters of the jungle, we will walk through the Amazon rain forest, where we will discover much more about the flora and fauna of the area.
After an early breakfast, we navigate our canoe back to La Punta. Our driver will then take us onwards to Quito. Once again we will experience the changes in climate and vegetation, but this time from lower to upper levels in the Andes. At the half-way point, we have lunch at Baeza and we are then ready to enjoy the stunning thermal springs at Papallacta which lies at an altitude of 3.300 m. We then make a late arrival at our hotel in Quito.