TENA / ECUADORIAN UPPER AMAZON, ECUADOR
In Tena / Ecuadorian Upper Amazon: Hamadryade Eco Lodge is a luxurious hotel located in the High Amazon region, near Puerto Misahualli. This ecosystem, even if it is still the Amazonian Rainforest, is very different from the one in Lower regions. We are at 500 meters altitude with hills and small mountains. Therefore, the climate remains pleasant all year round (24°C in average, 75°F), and the absence of swamps allows an easier access to the more remote zones of Primary Rainforest, and of course the most positive aspect is that we do not suffer from the presence of mosquitoes and Malaria. The tours in the Jatun Sacha’s jungle will be a good opportunity to discover primary and secondary jungles and a large variety of animal and vegetal species inhabiting the region.
This hilly topography also offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the numerous and pristine whitewater rivers around during day trips in rafting, kayaking or tubing. Yet a larger range of activities are available for our clients.
The contemporary style of Hamadryade Lodge comprises a compound of individual bungalows overlooking the mighty Rio Napo on its course to the Amazon River. The Lodge leads to a 64-hectare private protected Rainforest Jungle that allows you to appreciate the local biodiversity. Hamadryade Lodge practices Responsible Tourism, by engaging directly with the “Valle Hermoso” Community and the Galleras-Sumaco Biosphere Reserve. Designed by French Architects, Olivier Donnet and Caroline Tresse, who went into the project thinking green. Opting for pure and simple lines, contrasting with the exuberant Nature around. As for water and electricity, nothing was done that could damage the site, we have everything buried, avoiding cutting trees. Four spacious bungalows offer all the modern comfort and elegance, blended with paintings of traditional inspiration from four Amazonian Ethnic groups. At night, the natural soundtrack lulls you to sleep after a day of exploring the jungle. Regardless of what we call them: Resort, Lodge, Cabin, Retreat, or Escape… being both green and chic is possible. And it’s here to stay: the Hamadryade Eco Lodge.