Puyopungo – Full Day Jungle Highlights Tour Description
Explore the secondary rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Meet the indigenous, swim under waterfalls and learn about local flora and fauna! No trip to Ecuador is complete without a visit to our jungle paradise.
What to bring
Clothing for warm weather
Bathing suit & towel
Puyopungo – Full Day Jungle Highlights Tour Itinerary
Depart the Geotours office in our comfortable van for the 90 minute ride from Baños to Puyo, through the scenic Route of the Waterfalls of Sangay National Park.
Along the way, our naturalist guide, a professional with extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna and culture of the area, will point out interesting information to prepare you for this exciting day!
Our first stop will be at an animal refuge center where you will observe and learn about animal species like monkeys, cats, and birds representative of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Our next visit will be to the Quichua community Coto Cocha, where we will learn about these indigenous people and view their hand made ceramics and other crafts.
A beautiful ride on the Puyo river will follow, in a wooden canoe typical of those used by the community.
A traditional Ecuadorian lunch will be prepared for us at Hola Vida.
We will be served a classic dish known as Maito de Pescado, which is fish that has been cooked in the bijao leaves found in the surrounding forest.
This is a very healthy and tasty dish! Chicken or vegetarian options are available upon request.
The afternoon will be spent hiking through the forest while our guide explains about the unique Ecuadorian rainforest, identifying several plants with different uses and properties.
Imagine a plant that can give us a temporary jungle tattoo!
The hike will lead us to a beautiful hidden waterfall, inviting us to bathe in its crystal waters.
To end the day, we will watch the sunset from above the jungle canopy.This is an ideal time to take photos or just relax and enjoy the incredible view.