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La Casa del Suizo

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Accommodations La Casa del Suizo is a tranquil Amazonian refuge located on the shore of Ecuador’s majestic Napo River and a stone’s throw away from the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains. Perched comfortably above the riverbank and the small Quechua Indian village of Ahuano, La Casa del Suizo overlooks vast expanses of the surrounding tropical rainforest environment
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LA CASA DEL SUIZO
ACCOMMODATION
PRICE PER PERSON
QUITO-COCA-QUITO FLIGHT
Double/Triple/Quadruple
$ 89,00
$ 130,00
Single
$ 105,00
Children under 12
$ 62.30
$ 70,00

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PRICES INCLUDE:
- Accommodations
- Complete meals
- Excursions
- Native guides
- Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:
- Quito-Tena-Quito transportation
- Canoe in Kapawi
- Drinks
- Tips
- Entrance Fees
- Personal expenses

IMPORTANT REMARKS:

Single supplement: 30%
Children under 12 years old have 30% off in any of our programs
Airfare and entrance fee subject to increase without previous notice

OPERATION DAYS:

5D/4N Monday – Friday / Saturday – Wednesday
4D/3N Tuesday – Friday / Wednesday – Saturday / Friday – Monday

Note: All rates are per person in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice

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Getting There

The trip to La Casa del Suizo will depart from Quito, Ecuador’s capital, by one of two routes:

On Mondays and Fridays, it will soon be conveniently possible to take a 40-minute flight from Quito over the Andes Mountains’ majestic snow-covered peaks and down into the Amazon Region. The destination is the city of Tena, located only one hour from our port on the Napo River (at the moment this is not possible).

It is also possible to reach La Casa del Suizo over land, along a scenic stretch of road, which takes us out of the majestic Andes highlands, and down into the jungle. During this 5½ -hour trip there are several opportunities to stop for photographs, overlooking lush green valleys and sparkling waterfalls.

Be it by land or by air, our destination is Punta Ahuano, tiny port towns on the North bank of the Napo River where canoes await for a 20-minute ride downstream to la Casa del Suizo. (In the Casa del Suizo file, we mention the possibility of flying from Quito to Tena. However, please note that the Tena airport is not yet open so we are not yet able to do so.)
 

Accommodations

Our 75 modern rooms provide full electricity, hot water and ceiling fans to make your stay with us more comfortable. Each room has its own terrace as well, with an exquisite view that may be peacefully absorbed from a comfortable hammock. With a magnificent panorama of the Napo River, our guests may also enjoy our swimming pool, outdoor dining area and pool bar, which offer an array of delicious tropical drinks. The hotel’s dining rooms offer a wide variety of both Ecuadorian and international dishes, and our buffets cater to vegetarians.

For larger groups, La Casa del Suizo now has a brand new, fully equipped air-conditioned convention center, and fax, phone and e-mail available.

Activities

All excursions at La Casa del Suizo will be led by both a bilingual naturalist as well as a native guide with expert knowledge of the rainforest’s medicinal and other useful plants. A typical day begins after an early breakfast, and there are a variety of trails and activities to choose from: Walks may range from full day hikes through primary rainforest to short, easy walks along river islands, depending on each group’s interests and physical abilities. Most outings begin with a short canoe ride along the Napo River or one of its many tributaries, during which it is possible to observe a variety of shore birds on the way to our trails. Once in the forest, where giant trees and tangled vines tower above, the guides will point out important aspects of the vegetation while on the lookout for tropical birds and other jungle creatures… Stay alert and you may find some yourself!

On one trail, our native guides have built model-hunting traps to represent those traditionally used by the local people in the past. But this is only one aspect of the Quichua culture you may learn about here: There will be opportunity to visit with a local Quichua Indian family as well, whose garden contains many medicinal plants still commonly used today. They will explain how such plants are used, and demonstrate other aspects of their traditional culture such as the spiritual cleaning rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Learn how to make chicha, a typical beverage (which of course all may taste), and finally, all may participate in a blowgun target-shooting contest – but don’t expect to beat the natives!

After the morning walk, many of our guests choose to have lunch under the rainforest canopy. We will send lunch from the hotel, for all to enjoy near the edge of the Napo…
But the fun is not over yet! Afterwards you may live the incredible experience of building and navigating a wooden raft: On a small river island your guide will show you how to tie balsa logs together, so those who wish can float down the Napo back to La Casa del Suizo! We even have dinner

Tubes for those who wish to take a refreshing, wet ride down this magnificent Amazon tributary.

For those in the mood for more serene activities, it is possible to visit an artisan in the village of Ahuano, who will demonstrate how the traditional Quichua ceramics are created, painted, and hardened. And for birdwatchers? Over 300 species have been registered during La Casa del Suizo’s activities, and bird guides are available upon request... Just be sure let us know in advance!

Optional Excursions:

Amazonico

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! Entrance into this center is approximately $2.5 USD.

River Rafting
With advance notice it is possible to arrange a full day of river rafting, either on the upper Napo River (class III) or the Misahuallí River (class IV – IV+). Rafting trips are led by experienced bilingual guides with top-of-the-line equipment, and include a riverside lunch. These excursions begin in Tena, at about 45 minutes from La Casa del Suizo, which is reachable either by public bus or private transportation. Please consult your travel agent for costs

NOTE:
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without warning due to weather conditions, National Park regulations or unforeseeable circumstances.


We will not be held responsible for any refunds whatsoever for changes to the printed or scheduled itinerary

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