These lodges are closer to Quito or other cities than the deep jungle lodges, some only requiring 3 to 4 hours of travel time from Quito, making them ideal for shorter stays. Most are located in the area around Tena or Misahuallí, and most are located along the Napo or another river. Some are in the area around Puyo, very close to Baños. While there is less diversity of wildlife to be observed in these areas, these lodges offer a tranquil retreat in beautiful forests and a taste of traditional Amazon culture. Most are excellent options for families. Hikes through jungle and visits to waterfalls, swims in clean rivers, cultural activities and more are typical activities offered by these lodges, and for those lodges close to Tena, rafting trips can also be included in your visit.
We work with several lodges in this category, but those below offer what we feel is the best combination of natural beauty, varied and impressive activities, tranquil settings and reasonable prices. Most are small and offer quality, personal service.
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