Visit to the Ecological Reserve “Hola vida”, in the province of Pastaza.

The "Hola Vida" Ecological Reserve is located in Puyo, which is located in the Pastaza province. There you will find one of the most friendly and open Kichwa communities for community tourism.

The atmosphere is unique and presents a secondary forest that´s in good condition.

INCLUDES: Travel insurance, trivate transport, tour guide, lunch, photographs, equipment for hiking in the jungle (water poncho, rubber boots), entrance to nature reserve, canoe activity.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional drinks and snacks during the tour, handicrafts.
REQUIREMENTS: Comfortable and / or sporting clothes, closed and / or trekking shoes, water jacket, swimwear, sunscreen,insect repellent, snacks, water.

Departure: 08:30 am

1. We will leave from Baños at 8:30 am to Puyo city, during half houre traveling by private transport, we can stop to briefly to visit the Manto de la Novia and the Pailón del Diablo waterfalls.

Second Step: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

2. We will continue for another thirty minutes until we reach El Porvenir Community, where we will hike for approximately one hour (go – go back) within the Ecological Reserve and observe plants own of the zone until to arrive at the Hola Vida waterfall where we will have the opportunity to take a refreshing shower before returning to the community.

Third Step: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

3. We will eat a traditional lunch and later we walk to the Puyo river where we will take a canoe for thirty minutes approximately ride down until we reach the indigenous community Kichua Indichuris.

Fourth Step: 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

4. Here we will learn more about their traditional way of life, walk to a viewpoint, explore and observe the Amazonian landscape.

Fifth: 3:30 pm 5:00 pm

5. At the end of the day we will visit a local family dedicated to the cultivation and processing of coco. In the same place we can prepare our organic hot chocolate with craft techniques typical of the sector.

Final Step: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

6. At the end of our expedition we will walk back to the car and ride back to Baños.

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