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Hamadryade Lodge is located in High Amazon Region (near Misahualli). There is a very easy access to this area: THE LODGE IS ONLY 3H30 AWAY FROM QUITO BY CAR. And tours are easier to organize for agencies, not having to add a day just for the trip by plane down river.
This ecosystem, even if it is still the Amazon rainforest is different from the Coca/Yasuni region: we are at 500mts altitude with hilly topography. Because of that, the climate is pleasant all year round (avg 24°C), the absence of swamps make an easy access to more remote primary rainforest and of course we don't have mosquitoes/malaria problems. Our tours go through the Sumaco/Galleras BIOSPHERE Reserve or the Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve, where people can enjoy pristine primary and secondary rainforest and see a large variety of wildlife (Saddleback monkeys, cappuccino monkeys, tucans, tucanillos, parrots and many more).
This particular topography give us also a fantastic asset here : whitewater rivers. The Tena region is famous for those rivers and a lot of people come during the US winter season to enjoy them. We have Class II rivers for families with children, up to class V rivers for adventurous rafting fans and advanced kayakers.
It is possible to organize tours to the Gareno Wuaorani communities, and the ShiriPuno and Santa Barbara Kichwa communities.
As for the Lodge itself, those offers us a beautiful view over the rainforest and the Napo river. Now we have 5 bungalows, the 5th one being a family one that can accommodate up to 6 people. Because of the Small size, we are able to take care of our clients ourselves and always offer a personalized service and be there for them.
To people who come to enjoy and discover nature, we offer calm and exclusivity. We only have 5 bungalows on a 2 hectares opening. Like in bigger lodges, it seems hard to enjoy the wilderness and the natural state of the jungle when having up to 80 people to share it with you.
The activities also are run in the same spirit, we keep the groups small, 4 people usually and we adapt everything to people's whishes and possibilities.
The Waorani communities in the Gareno area is a great opportunity to discover those communities, accompany them in the jungle through their everyday activities and see the amazing wildlife in those remote parts of the Rainforest (the Harpies eagles are still seen there).