Casa del Suizo

Casa del Suizo

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La Casa del Suizo brings you into the compelling natural world of the Amazon, one of the true wonders of the planet. You barely have to leave the hotel to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the River Napo.

Satiate your curiosity for the Amazon rainforest, learn new things and most importantly, have fun and relax with friends and family in one of the most established jungle lodges in Ecuador. Each day on the Napo River promises new adventure: the monkeys you spot out on the way to activities, the local community you witness; and the raft you build with your own hands. As the sun sets over La Casa del Suizo head to the swimming pool to gaze at the stunning jungle view, relaxing into the night.

Amazon Itineraries

3 Days & 2 Nights
  • DAY 1: The trip to La Casa del Suizo will depart from Quito, Ecuador’s capital, at 8:00am in private transportation. The first leg of our journey brings us to Papallacta, a small mountain village famous for its natural hot springs. we will continue our journey along a scenic stretch of road which takes us out of the majestic Andes highlands and down into the “Oriente”, or Amazon region. Along the way there will be several opportunities to stop for photographs, overlooking lush green valleys and beautiful sparkling waterfalls. The road ends at Punta Ahuano, a tiny port town on the North bank of the Napo River, where canoes await for a late-afternoon 15-minute ride downstream to la Casa del Suizo. The group will arrive with time to get settled, and enjoy a sunset from our swimming pool with a refreshing welcome cocktail.During stay at La Casa del Suizo, our guests will participate in several morning, afternoon and full day activities. These programs will begin after an early breakfast, and will be led by both native and bilingual guides. We arrive to Casa del SuizoLunch Casa del suizo.  Later, the group will continue on to the village of Ahuano, where we may learn about several aspects of traditional Quichua culture. A local host will show us how to make chicha, a typical beverage (which of course all may taste), and demonstrate the spiritual cleaning rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Finally, all may participate in a blowgun target-shooting contest – but don’t expect to beat the natives!
  • DAY 2: After breakfast the group will board a dugout canoe, and navigate 20 minutes down the waters of the scenic Napo River. The destination is Cosano where during an approximately two hour walk through primary rainforest visitors will have the opportunity to see actual hunting traps which were traditionally used by the local natives in the past. The guides will demonstrate how they work and explain which type of animals was caught in each one. And of course, at all times we will be on the lookout for tropical birds, and point out important aspects of the surrounding vegetation. Just across the river from La Casa del Suizo is Amazoonico, a rescue center for wounded and displaced tropical rainforest animals. Here it is possible to see coatis, tapirs, and several species of monkey, snakes, and a variety of birds, many of which wander around freely or if you decided to do other excursionLunch“The Island”: A one-hour walk along a totally flat river island, where one may observe a great variety of plants and insects. Later will go to Mariposario (butterfly house) will have the opportunity to see variety butterfly and their metamorphosis
  • DAY 3: After breakfast the group will depart for the trip up the mountains and back to the city. At Baeza the bus will stop at a lookout to stretch your legs and enjoy a lunch in a restaurant at the town before continuing on to Quito.
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Trip Outline

Each morning our guests may trek, paddle and swing through the lush, primary rainforest which surrounds the Lodge. Our native guides posses vast knowledge of the diverse local fauna and flora, as well as the medicinal uses of many plants. Don’t miss out on this amazing Amazon adventure!

  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Spanish-speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Excursion, according to program
  • Transport Quito to the Lodge
  • Entry and exit canoes from the lodge ($25 USD)
  • Caiman spotting tickets $1.00 - pottery $1.00 and $3.00 butterfly garden
  • Drinks, tips, internet, laundry, and any other unspecified requirements.