There are several tours offered to explore the wonders of this region of the Oriente:
Bring comfortable clothes that you can get dirty, or
Relaxing, easy going half day tours, for those in "vacation mode"; swim in crystalline cold water streams, hunt
butterflies, and enjoy bird watching. Watch and learn about the leaf cutter ants, and other natural wonders,
all only 15 minutes from town. See the Granja Tour for more information.
For those who are more adventurous but like the cosiness of a warm bed, day hikes are offered to primary
jungle, waterfalls, and the Caves of Wakambeis. From San Juan Bosco,
Bomboiza and Shuar Culture can also be seen in
a day trip.
For more adventurous backbackers, several night tours are offered, exploring different ecosystems and the
biodiversity within them. These hikes include altitude changes of several thousand feet, and require a
days training prior to the hike. See Pan de Azucar or
Filo de Paxi for more information.
Custom tours available! Complete custom tour packages are also available, for all ages, abilities
and budgets! Like butterfiles?? We will spend however many days it takes to satisfy your buttterfly desires!
Into birds?? Lets go find some! Over 120 species identified so far!
CLOTHES TO WEAR / WHAT TO BRING
The jungle can best be described as MUDDY!!
Jungle mud comes in many consistencies and colors, including, as shown below:
From left to right: residual mud (from
small splatters), followed by soupy brown mud (common in pastures when you slip and fall), then the khaki-colored clay mud
(found more often on uphill climbs when you slide then fall), and finally the decomposing matter mud (my personal
favorite, which seems to be found everywhere else).
BRING WARM COMFORTABLE CLOTHES FOR NIGHT! San Juan Bosco is at 3300 feet, and all
trails go up, some reaching almost 10,000 feet above sea level!! Its cold up there! A pair of sweats or
long johns can make the high altitude cold nights bearable/survivable!
We offer tent rentals, sleeping bag rentals, everything you need to be comfortable
and enjoy the jungle!
We even cook!! Jungle meals include meat and vegetables and warm "Canelazos"
(a hot cinnamon beverage with just a little "jungle juice!")