Adventure travel is a type of niche tourism, involving exploration or travel with a certain degree of risk (real or perceived), and which may require special skills and physical exertion. Aventure tourism has grown in recent decades as tourists seek out-of-the-ordinary or “roads less traveled” vacations, but lack of a clear operational definition has hampered measurement of market size and growth. According to the U.S.-based Adventure Travel Trade Association, adventure travel may be any tourist activity that includes physical activity, a cultural exchange, and connection with nature.
Adventure tourists may have the motivation to achieve mental states characterized as rush or flow, resulting from stepping outside their comfort zone. This may be from experiencing culture shock or by performing acts requiring significant effort and involve some degree of risk, real or perceived, or physical danger.
Day 1: At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel, either in Tena or in Puerto Misahualli. A second meeting point will be the central park of Puerto Misahuallí. From here we will depart by private vehicle to the Umbuni sector, where we will hike through the jungle until we reach the big waterfall, where it is possible to take a refreshing swim in the natural pool in the middle of the jungle. During the walk we will be explained all about the plants we find, we will enjoy the presence of the blue butterflies, and we will visit a natural water slide.
We will have lunch in the village of Misahuallí. We will take a canoe trip to an ethno-cultural museum of ancestral traps.
We will visit a community where we will appreciate a typical dance and their ancestral customs; we will see a demonstration of the elaboration of pottery, and how the pita fibre is extracted to make handicrafts and crafts.
We will continue by canoe to a white sandy beach, where we will make our camp, to spend the night in the middle of nature, in the open air.
We will finish the day with a delicious dinner. It will be optional to do some sport fishing in the river, with fishing rod.
Day 2: If you are interested in birds, it is possible to wake up before 06:00 am, to enjoy their trills. At 08:00 am we will have breakfast.
After breakfast, we will set up our camp, to continue by canoe, navigating the Napo River, observing the birds that live along the banks of the river. We will visit the lagoon of the caiman-white spectacle crocodiles, and observe the prehistoric bird the hoatzin-Opisthocomus hoatzin.
The second visit will be to the organic cacao farm, where we will learn how to make handmade chocolate, and then we will be served with a delicious fresh fruit salad.
The third visit will be to the wild animal rescue centre "Amazónico", where we will be able to meet species of the Amazonian fauna, such as: Green anaconda-Eunectes murinus, land turtles, species of monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucans, peccaries, cusumbo, kinkajú potos Flavus, tapir, and we will see the fresh water turtles lagoon.
After lunch, it will be possible to swim in the river, depending on the time of the year. We will continue by canoe to Misahuallí, where the 1 night and 2 days tour will end around 4 to 5 pm.
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Day 1: At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel, either in Tena or in Puerto Misahualli. A second meeting point will be the central park of Puerto Misahuallí. From here, we will travel by private vehicle, for more than 2 hours, to the Nushino River. Our motor canoe will be waiting for us, to continue navigating to the Dayuno sector, where we will make our base camp, to spend 2 nights and 3 days.
After lunch, we will hike in the virgin forest for 3 to 4 hours, discovering its fauna and flora; we will go along with explanations about the "Green ecology" of the tropical rainforest. We will learn about vascular, epiphytes, monoecious and dioecious plants. We will learn about ornithology, entomology and Herpetofauna. We will observe different groups of monkeys.
After dinner, we will have a night walk to find species of insects, spiders, toads and nocturnal monkeys.
Day 2: For bird lovers, we recommend walking up at 06:00 am. On this day, we will travel by canoe downstream, observing the beautiful jungle landscape, and its white sandy beaches. We will take another walk in the virgin jungle, for about 3 to 4 hours, discovering its fauna. Here it will be possible to find monkeys, toucans and more species of birds and, with a lot of luck, peccary pigs.
We will enjoy lunch on board the canoe. In the afternoon, we will go piranha fishing.
On the way back to the camp, there will be time for swimming in the river. After dinner, we will go to a lagoon to observe caimans.
Day 3: After breakfast, we will take another walk in the jungle, discovering its fauna. We will reach a waterfall.
In the afternoon, we will leave by canoe to the bridge, where our private vehicle will take us back to Misahuallí, where the 2 nights and 3 days tour will end around 3 to 4 pm.
The price of the tour includes
The tour price does NOT include
Hydrating drinks, alcoholic beverages, tips, and any other requirement not specified in the itinerary of the contracted tour.
We guarantee to see the following species of wildlife, in their natural state, depending on the weather, and the time of year: toucans, red and blue macaws, parrots, parakeets, caimans, freshwater turtles, monkeys, amphibians, Salamanders, anonis, Invertebrates, etc. With a lot of luck, we will see the Green anaconda, Eunectes murinus, giant otter, and Pteronura Brasilensis.