Hola Vida Reserve - Puyopungo in Ecuador
Ecuadorian Tours in the Amazonian rainforest- Hola Vida Reserva Puyopungo in Ecuador
In Ecuador the Ecological Reserve Hola Vida or Puyopungo is located 3 Hours from Baños near the city of Puyo in the ecuadorian Amazon, in the province of Pastaza. This reserve is a great introduction to the tropical rainforest.
It is a an ideal site to enjoy with your family, it offers recreational activities for those large and small and very flexible and varied programs, depending on the interest of each individual or family group.
Puyopungo - Hola Vida Reserve in Ecuador 1 - 3 Days
Day 1 Baños - Puyopungo
Leave from Baños towards the Amazon. Arriving at the Ecological Reserve Hola Vida. Lunch. Walk in the tropical rainforest until the waterfall Hola Vida, option of swimming. Walk to a viewpoint, return to the cabins. Dinner, relax.
Day 2 Activities in the Rainforest
Breakfast. Walk to the Hidden Waterfall, swimming. Return. The guide will talk about the flora, point out lemon ants, and different medicinal plants. Lunch. Visit of a shuar family, option of seeing how to make native pottery, playing with blow pipes, getting to know the boa, medicinal plants. Return to camp. We will take a canoe down the river to the second campsite (35 min. Approx.). Lodging, dinner. Night walk in order to see insects. Return to the cabins. Relax.
Day 3 Puyopungo Baños
Breakfast. Walk to the viewpoint. We will see the junction of the Pastaza and Puyo rivers and eastern mountain range (if the weather permits one can see the volcano Sangay). Returnto the cabins. Lunch. Return to Baños.
The Tour includes:
Private transportation both ways, English speaking naturalist guide certified by the Ministery of the Environment, three meals daily and lodging in the Reserve, purified water, tea, coffee, general equipament, mosquito netting for the habitations, rubber boots, rain ponchos.
Not included in the tour:
Binoculars, drinks, tips, personal objects and trip insurance, alcoholic drinks.
What should you bring with you?
LIght long and short sleeved shirts, shorts and light pants (no jeans), comfortable shoes, bathing suit, hat with a rim, sunglasses, flashlight, insect repellent, sunblock, 1-2 plastic bags, binoculars, passport, flash camara, backpack.
Note: It also is possible to do this program in only one day.
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