ITAMANDI ECOLODGE

Enjoy the wonders of the Amazon River, the lifestyle, traditions and beliefs of the Kichwa culture that eastern Ecuador offers you.

At Itamandi Eco Lodge, we are proud to provide quality service that will make you feel at home. Our staff is committed to your satisfaction and will do everything possible to make your stay unforgettable. We invite you to join our community of nature lovers and live a unique experience in the heart of the Amazon jungle.
In our Eco Lodge, you can immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of the Amazon Rainforest throughout Ecuador. We invite you to discover a rich wildlife that is ready to be explored by people with a wild soul like yours.

Here you can enjoy nature in its purest state and learn about the unique fauna and flora of the Amazon jungle. In addition, our team of expert guides will take you on exciting excursions so you can admire the beauty of the landscapes, observe wild animals in their natural habitat and learn more about the indigenous culture of the region. Our comfortable rooms are designed to guarantee your rest and comfort during your stay. And for adventure lovers, we offer activities such as jungle walks, canoeing and much more.

A pleasure place

Do not worry, your rest is in the best Ecuador eco lodge!

At Itamandi eco lodge we have areas to take a break from the fascinating Amazon Rainforest Tours. Comfortable rooms with electric power, a huge dining room to share with your family and even with other adventurers, a totally toxin-free pool that is friendly with the environment and quality service.. 

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of the Sani Lodge experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Bar

Enjoy a beer or cocktail. We also have a well-curated wine list including wines from Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi with a passcode all around the lodge and rooms. Ask for the passcode at reception.

Electricity

Throughout the Lodge, 24-hour electricity is provided by a distant, nearly inaudible generator.

Complimentary toiletries

The lodge provides you with amenities such as soap, towels, and shampoo.

Water

Purified, safe drinking water is available at multiple points around the Lodge – there’s no need to bring your own bottled water.

Restaurant

Service times are adapted to your itineraries and food is served buffet style or restaurant style, depending on the number of visitors. Vegetables and vegans are welcome. 

Pool

Totally toxin-free pool that is friendly with the environment and quality service.

PROGRAMS

You can choose to know the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador . You can visit the magical Kichwa community and night walk in both packages.

AMAZON TOUR 3 DAYS 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM $245  P.P

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DAY 1 

we will take a motorized canoe that goes upriver for 20 minutes through the tropical forest to Itamandi Eco lodge.

On this boat trip, you can appreciate the magic and beauty of the Amazon rainforest by traveling along a river that zigzags through the jungle like a giant snake, considered the main system of the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).

Once we arrive at the Itamandi EcoLodge dock area, our staff will welcome you. From there we will continue to relax in the lounge with a fresh tropical snack and a short briefing that will contain general information about the accommodation and activities, provided by one of our naturalist guides, and thus proceed to lunch.

Night hike in the jungle
A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this nighttime excursion, allowing guests to hear and capture the nocturnal sounds of fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads, frogs, and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we could have the opportunity to observe a large number of stars. 

DAY 2 

After breakfast, we walk through the primary and secondary forest. This activity lasts about 2 - 1/2 to 3 hours.

In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community passed us by and we will learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the jungle.

In this meeting, that part of the Amazon that is not found on maps will be shown: the Amazonian people in their daily lives. Part of our visit to the community consists of sharing the famous "chicha", a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivities and daily consumption.

We will participate in the preparation of this drink and try some of the traditional dishes. We will end the visit with a traditional dance performed by the children of the community and we will also have time to buy some handicrafts made by the indigenous people of the area. This small company is of great help to support the daily life of the indigenous people. 

DAY 3 

Early in the morning we take a 15-minute canoe ride upriver to visit the Saladero de Parrots and appreciate a unique place where parrots and parakeets meet to obtain the minerals that will help them digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and then descend on the clay wall to eat this mineral-rich soil. Binoculars are essential to enjoy this magnificent natural cooperation.

Our tour ends at 9:30 am with a ride in a motorized canoe for 20 minutes to the Arajuno bridge.
The visit to the Saladero de Aves depends clearly on the weather conditions.

AMAZON TOUR 4 DAYS

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM $350 P.P

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DAY 1 

We start our Amazon tour at the Arajuno bridge, where we will take a motorized canoe that goes upriver for 20 minutes through the tropical forest to Itamandi Eco lodge.

On this boat trip, you can appreciate the magic and beauty of the Amazon rainforest by traveling along a river that zigzags through the jungle like a giant snake, considered the main system of the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth).

Once we arrive at the Itamandi EcoLodge dock area, our staff will welcome you. From there we will continue to relax in the lounge with a fresh tropical snack and a short briefing that will contain general information about the accommodation and activities, provided by one of our naturalist guides, and thus proceed to lunch.

Night hike in the jungle
A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this nighttime excursion, allowing guests to hear and capture the nocturnal sounds of fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads, frogs, and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we could have the opportunity to observe a large number of stars.

DAY 2 

After breakfast, we walk through the primary and secondary forest. This activity lasts about 2 - 1/2 to 3 hours.

In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community passed us by and we will learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the jungle.

In this meeting, that part of the Amazon that is not found on maps will be shown: the Amazonian people in their daily lives. Part of our visit to the community consists of sharing the famous "chicha", a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivities and daily consumption.

We will participate in the preparation of this drink and try some of the traditional dishes. We will end the visit with a traditional dance performed by the children of the community and we will also have time to buy some handicrafts made by the indigenous people of the area. This small company is of great help to support the daily life of the indigenous people. 

DAY 3 

We take the canoe for around 40 minutes to visit "Anaconda Island". We can observe the prehistoric bird "Hoatzin", woolly monkeys, and squirrel monkeys, just to name a few. We also visit a family in one of the indigenous communities to learn about their cultivation habits, medicinal plants, as well as ancestral way of hunting with blowguns and handmade traps in the forest.

After lunch we will head to the Amazoonico, which is protecting a number of different animals, some in danger of extinction. Amazónico is not a zoo, but a rescue center for Amazon animals in Ecuador. We can observe some animals in their natural environment at close range.

DAY 4 

Early in the morning we take a 15-m canoe ride upriver to visit the Saladero de Parrots and appreciate a unique place where parrots and parakeets meet in order to obtain the minerals that minutely will help them digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and then they will go down to the clay wall to eat this mineral-rich soil. It is binoculars are essential to enjoy this magnificent natural co-act.

Our tour ends at 9:30 am with a ride in a motorized canoe for 20 minutes to the Arajuno bridge.

The visit to the Saladero de Aves depends clearly on the weather conditions. 

ITAMANDI LODGE RATES 

DOUBLE OR TRIPLE  STANDARD ROOM

$​245

per person

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TOUR

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SINGLE STANDARD ROOM

$​318

per person

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TOUR

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DOUBLE OR TRIPLE CABIN ROOM

$​285

per person

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TOUR 

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SINGLE CABIN ROOM 

$​370

per person

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TOUR 

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ITAMANDI LODGE RATES 

DOUBLE OR TRIPLE  STANDARD ROOM

$​350

per person

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS TOUR

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SINGLE STANDARD ROOM

$​455

per person

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS TOUR

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DOUBLE OR TRIPLE CABIN ROOM 

$​410

per person

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS TOUR 

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SINGLE CABIN ROOM 

$​533

per person

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS TOUR 

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FAQ

What is included in the programs?
  • Accommodation in selected room.
  • River transport: Rio Arajuno-Itamandi- Bridge Rio Arajuno Bridge
  • Complete meals (Tour starts with lunch and ends with breakfast)
  • Excursions and activities according to the pre-established itinerary, related to the number of nights.
  • Water, tea & coffee in all meals
  • Life jackets and rubber boots (sizes 36 to 44)
  • Native Guide. Shared tours.
  • A private guide can be requested on booking; the extra charge will apply.
What is not included in the tour?
  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito $256 USD per person.
  • Tickets $10 per person.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.
  • All kinds of drinks.
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.


During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.


Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!

  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain
Children policies:
  • Children under 11 years 11 months have a 30% discount on the rate, if they share the same cabin with
What facilities are there in the room?

In your shower you will find biodegradable soap and shampoo dispensers. Although all runoff into the water is treated with ozone, we recommend the use of these services as an additional measure to protect the environment. You will also be provided with fresh towels each day.