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La Selva Jungle Lodge


Tours to the Amazon 


It has sixteen double bed cabins built in the traditional native style of the region and each with their own toilet and shower perch on a bill overlooking  Lake  Garzacocha  (also, called Heron Lake). The bar and restaurant hug the shore ready for magical sunsets, macaws, toucans, parrots and a permanent view of infinite green tranquility.


The lodge culinary backgrounds is French and it has applied these skills to local ingredients and dishes. Fresh tropical fruit juices accompany each meal: maracuya, babaco, taxo, naranjilla each one more exotic than the last. (Special mealtimes available for birdwatchers).


The lodge has a large staff in order to make small groups and offer many options. From leisurely to grueling, you can see the spectacular sights of the jungle at your own pace. After dinner each night, guides will discuss and explain the options available so you decide what tour to take next day.



5 Days/4 Nights Itinerary Tara No. 48B

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


Day 1 - Assistance from La Selva staff at the Quito airport for TAME flight to Coca. Flight time 40 minutes. In Coca you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Napo River and by motorized canoe.

A two hour ride down river follows. From LA SELVA dock a short picturesque walk leads you to a stream for a trip by paddle canoe to Heron Lake. (Garzacocha). Welcome cocktail.

Half nile from the hotel, Mandicocha offers a complete different ecosystem from Garzacocha and its the home of the many strange and rare birds such as the prehistoric Hoatzin, the Zig-zag Heron and all 5 species of Kingfishers. (L,D).

Day 2/3 - Days of full activities or just relax, swim or fish. Get up early, today you’ll have a good chance to see monkeys or wild boars. Paddle down a primaveral stream, climb up to the high forest or visit neighbors villages. (B,L,D).

Day 4 - Start early in the morning for an all day excursion up to the Piranha river arriving at the Lake by lunch time. Time to observe the wildlife you’ll find there. Farewell dinner ((B,L,D).

Day 5 - Early morning departure for Quito.




All meals




4 Day (Superior Suites)

US$ 1299



5 Day (Superior Suites)




Extra night





FREE AIRFARE from Oct.01 to Dec.15, 2017 (Quito-Coca-Quito)

Plus airfare from Quito US$250.00 per person and entrance to Yasuni National Park US$25.00

For non operational days (Tuesday & Thursday -you can still go and pay and additional US$60 more person (minimun 2) . Children under 12 years old 30% discount (sharing room with 2 adults)

Ecuador Amazon Tours





Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve


Amazon Tours Kapawi 



Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve is located in the most remote area of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin. From Quito you will fly to Wayensa from where wooden canoes will take you to Kapawi in a comfortable 1 hour and half ride. The lodge accommodates up to 40 passengers and was built in accordance to the Achuar concept of Architecture (not a single nail was used). Environmentally friendly methods such as solar energy and trash recycling are also being utilized.


"The Kapawi lodge provides an array of activities characterized by their flexibility in order for you to set the pace at which you discover this whole new world.


As part of a small group (not larger than ten, leaded by a naturalist and an Achuar guide), you can fully customize your itineraries, which may include visits to the Achuar communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, cayman watching and birdwatching, in accordance to the group's chosen degree of difficulty.


These activities range from short hikes on weel-defined trails and visits to the Achuar communities, and leisurely canoe and kaykas rides to more strenuos and demanding hikes that may take a day or even overnight camping after trekking through poorly defined trails or flooded areas. You will find however that every step in contact with the forest shall be worth it."


Nevertheless, most itineraries will include visits to the Achuar communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoeing in rivers and lakes as well as close observation of the flora and fauna. This is a true experience of the Amazon Rain Forest.


The tour package to Kapawi includes all your meals, daily excursions with a naturalist English speaking guide, accommodations, transportaton Quito-Kapawi-Quito (Quito-Shell by car and air Shell-Kapawi)


Not included: Achuar community fee of $35.00 (per passenger) and 2.50 per day, soft beverages, alcoholic drinks, Government taxes.



All meals





Fri. to Mon (4 Days)





Mon. to Fri. (5 Days)






PLUS LOCAL TRANSPORTATION:  US$498.00 net (includes land transportation Quito-Shell by car, then by air Shell-Kapawi and 12% tax). Rates subject to change.


*Children rates: Under 12 years Sharing cabin with 2 adults.





La  Casa del Suizo

Ecuador Amazon 

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 Quichua Indian village of Ahuano, La Casa del Suizo overlooks vast expanses of the surrounding tropical rainforest environment.

Each of its modern rooms provides full electricity, hot water and ceiling fans to make your stay more comfortable, and an exquisite view which may be peacefully absorbed from the privacy of one’s own terrace. With a magnificent panorama of the Napo, Guests may enjoy its 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 buffets cater to vegetarians.

Each morning guests may trek, paddle and swing through the lush, primary rainforest which surrounds the Lodge. The 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!

The package includes:

Round trip transportation from Quito to the Lodge with a stop at the thermal springs of Papallacta for a swim and lunch, all meals while at the lodge, all excursions with naturalist speaking guides, all ground and boat transportation.

2017-2018 RATE PER PERSON:


3 day/2 night package Double occ. US$844, Triple occ. $826; Single $970; Children under 12* $599


4 day/3 night package: Double occ. US$961, Triple occ. $943; Single $1051; Children under 12* $628


Sample itinerary: 4 days/3 nights

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. The group will arrive here between 10:00 and 10:30am, and take some time to visit these springs for a soothing swim in their thermal waters before lunch at the Hotel Papallacta. Shortly after noon, we will continue our journey along a scenic stretch of road towards the Lodge. Overnight

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 Rescue Center, a place 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. Lunch 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!


Today -you will walk through primary and secondary forest trails, along which it is possible to observe distinct species of birds and insects as well as a great variety of trees and medicinal plants. The guides will explain how such plants are used not only in medicine, but also in construction and other important local activities. Along the trails guests may enjoy several opportunities for adventure, such as hanging bridges, and vines for swinging from tree to tree.
After the walk you may choose to eat lunch in the jungle, and later live the incredible experience of building and navigating a 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 for about an hour back to La Casa del Suizo.
Later will go to Mariposario (butterfly house) will have the opportunity to see variety butterfly and their metamorphosis

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.







Beaches of Mompiche, Salinas, Punta Centinela





The hotel is located 170 km away (107 miles) by road from Coronel Carlos Concha Torres Airport, Ecuador - south side of a large bay. With unparalleled natural beauty, surrounded by tropical rainforests and hundreds of kilometers of beaches, and a privileged climate with a year-round temperature of 28°C, this destination is an excellent option for practicing different water sports.
This Hotel has a modern tropical design that blends in with the area’s natural surroundings, 282 rooms, 3 specialized restaurants and 1 buffet, 6 bars, a disco, 5 pools and a convention center for 600 people.


Local flight Quito-Esmeraldas-Quito

Bus  transfer Esmeraldas-Decameron-Esmeraldas airport

Breakfast, lunch & buffet dinners
A la carte dinners
Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
Daily activities program
Non-motorized water sports kayaks & canoes
Introductory diving clinics in the pool
Gym - Beach towels and chairs
Beach club located on Portete island only 10 minutes away, with transportation included
Tennis court
Soccer and beach volleyball


4 days/3 nights program

Daily departures from Quito


Rates per person Double Triple Single Child
Apr.05 to Jul.02 & Aug.17-Dec.24, 2017 US$592 574 772 350
Extra nights 85 82 130 45
Jan.3-Apr.04 & Jul.03 to Aug.16, 2017 691 673 880 421
Extra nights 99 93 139 47


For ocean view rooms please add US$14 per person per night. (Single US$28)

Children rate apply when child is from 2 to 12 years old and shares room with 2 adults. All rates are subject to change at any time.

Please call your Travel Agent or Tara Tours 1-800-327-0080.







It is a 5 star Hotel and located right on the beach in Salinas  Ecuador , 90 miles from Guayaquil city and the airport.

This hotel is one of the top holiday hotels in South America, boasting first class services and facilities. Its variety of event rooms also make it a popular spot for groups, conventions and conferences.

It is an ideal location for families, fishing enthusiasts, water sports and relaxing, first rate spa treatments.


Barceló All Inclusive Program



Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner

A la carte evening meals are also available (Reservation required)

Lunches and snacks are served at the buffet restaurant, or at the poolside snack bar (hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, salads and other assorted dishes)

Local beverages with meals including soft drinks, fruit juices and local beers

Drinks in bars:

Local alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages

Entertainment and sports.

Day and nighttime entertainment programs.

Transfer from Guayaquil to Salinas at 10am & 3.30pm. Return Salinas-Guayaquil at 12.30 noon

Taxes of 12% IVA and 10% services.


4 days/3 nights program

Daily departures from Guayaquil


Rates per person Double Triple Single Child
Jan.05 to Apr.16, 2017 US$493 457 799 199
Apr.17 to Dec.23, 2017 430 412 727 178


Children rate apply when child is from 2 to 12 years old and shares room with 2 adults. All rates are subject to change at any time. Please call your Travel Agent or Tara Tours 1-800-327-0080.