CASA DEL SUIZO LODGE

Satiate your curiosity for the Amazon rainforest, learn new things and most importantly, have fun and relax with friends and family in one of the most established jungle lodges in Ecuador. Each day on the Napo River promises new adventure: the monkeys you spot out on the way to activities, the local community you witness; and the raft you build with your own hands. As the sun sets over La Casa del Suizo head to the swimming pool to gaze at the stunning jungle view, relaxing into the night.It’s easy to forget how close you are to civilisation when surrounded by the perfect wilderness of the Napo River, the Amazon’s largest and most powerful tributary, and its lush, tropical forests. 

ACCOMMODATION:
Leisurely awaken to the calls of tropical birds and the rush of the majestic Napo River in our 77 peaceful rooms, each with its own terrace and hammocks to take in exquisite river and jungle views in private. Full electricity (including numerous power outlets), ceiling fan and 24-hour hot water ensure the most comfortable of stays.

THE SWIMMING POOL:
The word “TROPICAL” Doesn’t only apply to caribbean beaches
Discover what it means here in the Amazon when you take a dip in the swimming pool after your day’s adventures, watching the setting sun turn the sky all shades of pink over the river and lush forests, swapping stories with friends and family.

THE BAR:
Indulge you and your friends with our signature drinks
End the day with an ice-cold craft beer, crisp white wine or fluffy piña colada at our well-stocked bar manned by expert mixologists, sitting back in the homey lounge or river-view seating. Please note that drinks are not included in your package.

SAVOUR:
Dishing up
Indulge your holiday appetites or fuel up for an action-packed day with popular international and Ecuadorian dishes as well as soups, salads and desserts in our colourful and varied breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Vegetarian and allergy-free options are available in our open-fronted restaurants with views over the pool and river.

NATURE: COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE AWE-INSPIRING WILDLIFE OF THE AMAZONBUTTERFLY HOUSE:
This living exhibition of local butterflies currently houses and serves as the mating ground for nearly 20 species from the surrounding areas. You’ll be able to observe and examine how these beautiful creatures are fed, raised and undergo metamorphosis. In addition, you’ll have the chance to enter our “winged room” where hundreds of butterflies, in a multitude of colours, flutter about. Extra charges apply.

AMAZOONICO:
You’ll never get closer to ocelot or tapir than you will at AmaZoonico, a rescue sanctuary for Amazon creatures. Led by volunteer guides, you’ll hear the incredible and sometimes tragic stories of the residents of the centre, from caiman to macaws and everything in between, who struggled to readapt to the wild after they were taken by poachers, sold on the black market, and forced to live domestic lives. By visiting AmaZoonico you are helping to guarantee the protection of these creatures.
Extra charges apply.

NATURE WALKS:
Explore incredible primary forest in Misicocha, La Casa del Suizo’s private reserve, reached by a short canoe ride. Here, there are a number of walks (with varying levels of difficulty) that can last anywhere from an hour-and-a- half all the way up to four hours, taking you through thick and humid jungle, crossing muddy paths and encountering all sorts of wildlife. All the while your local guide will introduce you to all the hidden secrets and wonders of the jungle.

CAIMAN SPOTTING:
The first thing you see is the ripple in the water, before a pair of be-spectacled eyes rises from the murky depths and stares into your own. Before long more and more pairs pop up: the family of caiman have arrived. While safely positioned on a wooden jetty, your guide will summon the reptiles with some meat and you are free to observe the group, sometimes of around 15, ranging for full-sized father to weeks’ old baby.

NATURE: DOING NOTHING STILL COUNTS AS DOING SOMETHING ON HOLIDAY!

SWIMMING POOL:
The pool, which is great for children and adults alike, is open from 6 A.M. until 9 P.M. and deck chairs and seating areas are available for relaxing in the Amazonian sunshine.

MASSAGES:
Take a moment for yourself to indulge in a relaxing or invigorating massage, taking advantage of the expertise of our staff in reflexology, lymphatic drainage and hot stone techniques. Return from your vacation glowing like a firefly with specialist skin treatments.
Extra charges apply. Please book in advance to guarantee your massage.

La Casa del Suizo brings you into the compelling natural world of the Amazon, one of the true wonders of the planet. You barely have to leave the hotel to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the River Napo.

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of La Casa del Suizo experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Arrival

 ​If you don’t have your own transport, we will be happy to arrange for transfers, either with a guide or with just a driver, or explain to you how to get here by public transport. 

Communications

In case of emergency, both cellular telephone and radio communications are available from La Casa del Suizo. In addition, each of our guides maintains permanent radio contact with La Casa during all excursions and activities.

Electricity

Throughout La Casa del Suizo, 24-hour electricity is provided by a distant, nearly inaudible generator.

Boots & Ponchos

Rubber boots are available for all of our guests at La Casa del Suizo, free of charge. Boots are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses.

Water

Purified, safe drinking water is available at the bar and at other points before excursions begin – there’s no need to bring your own bottled water.

WI-FI

Internet connections are available in the areas around the central lodge, but do not reach guest rooms.

BAR

Purified drinking water is always available at the hostel, as well as coffee, hot chocolate or tea. And some snacks 

ACTIVITIES

TREKKING IN THE JUNGLE:

Explore incredible primary forest in Misicocha or Cosano, La Casa del Suizo’s private reserve, reached by a short canoe ride. Here, there are a number of walks (with varying levels of difficulty) that can last anywhere from an hour-and-a- half all the way up to four hours, taking you through thick and humid jungle, crossing muddy paths and encountering all sorts of wildlife. All the while your local guide will introduce you to all the hidden secrets and wonders of the jungle.

BALSA:


Follow in the footsteps of Francisco de Orellana – the Spanish discoverer of the River Amazon – himself as you build your own raft, known as a balsa, using the same technique indigenous communities have for centuries, and still use to this day. Once you’ve lashed together your ‘vessel’ of balsa wood logs and lengths of rope, it’s time to take it to the water, paddling leisurely downstream – and hopefully staying afloat. Your guides will accompany you each step of the adventure, along with your motorized canoe.

TUBING:


Floating down the Napo River, gazing at the sky and the tree-lined banks, your bottom firmly wedged into a rubber ring and grazing the surface of the water, you would be forgiven for thinking you had drifted into an Amazon dream land. In this activity, a guide will accompany you in a motorized canoe and will pick you up at the end of the run.

STANDARD CABINS

Leisurely awaken to the calls of tropical birds and the rush of the majestic Napo River in our 77 peaceful rooms.

  • Own terrace
  • Hammocks
  • Full electricity (including numerous power outlets)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Batthrooms 24-hour hot water ensure

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON

PROGRAM DOUBLE  SINGLE
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS $338 $390
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS $507 $585

FAQ

What is included in the programs?

   THE TOURS INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom  
  • All meals according to the program (The tour starts with the lunch of the first day and finish with the breakfast of the last day)
  • Free Water, tea & coffee
  • Excursions and activities according to itinerary 
  • spanish speaking native guide 
  • All Taxes
What is not included in the tour?
   NOT INCLUDED: 
  • Transportation Quito - Lodge - Quito
  • Entry and exit canoes from the lodge ($25 USD) 
  • Alligator sighting tickets $1.00 - pottery $1.00 and $3.00 butterfly garden  tips, internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements
  • Bilingual  Guide
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
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 from 4 to 11 years old: 30% discount
  • Children under 4 years old: stay and eat for free

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