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Hakuna Matata Lodge
Categories: Tena, First Class, $100 to $199, Regular, Medium, High
Hakuna Matata Lodge
Starting At: $203 USD
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Fitness: Easy - Regular
Length: 3 - 4 Days
Places: Tena - Ecuador
Users Rating 5 from 3 ratings

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Location

Tena is the ideal destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts, Hakuna Matata Lodge is perfectly settled in 150 hectare’s of private land. Napo, the capital of Tena is a quick getaway from the rush of the city, with only 3 hours away from Quito.

Hakuna Matata Lodge Highlights

Built on the shores of the crystal-clear Inchillaqui River, Hakuna Matata Lodge is found at an elevation far from tropical diseases. A haven beautifully settled among the Andes and the Amazon, the lodge features an ideal location in the heart of Ecuador. Among the only lodges to offer a combination of leisure and adrenaline packed activities.

Hakuna Matata Lodge Details

 

Upon arrival in Archidona (before Tena), guests can easily arrange a taxi to the lodge, travel time is approximately 15 minutes with a fare of approximately $5.

Hakuna Matata Lodge Features

Hakuna Matata Lodge Features

Hakuna Matata Lodge Exteriors

Swimming Pool

Hakuna Matata Lodge features a beautiful pool for the exclusive use of guests at the lodge, shaped as one of the most prominent trademarks in Archidona, a tall palm tree called (chonta). A large pool with warm water ( 77° F, 25° C) that guest can enjoy throughout the day or at night. From 1 to 7 feet in depth, the pool caters to a variety of guests, from swimming to casual leisure in the shallow area of the pool . Lounge areas are available in the pool surroundings with sun chairs, a massage bench and hammocks. The pool lends to panoramic views of the Llanganati mountains, adding to the overall experience and enjoyment of guests.

White Water Rafting

Hakuna Matata Lodge, in their continued efforts to offer guests an impeccable service has partnered with the best rafting provider in Ecuador. Leading service for rafting and kayaking, guests will be able to participate in adrenaline packed activities in white rivers like Anzu, Jantunyacu, Misahualli, and Hollin. Intensity and difficulty vary between 2 to 4+-class rivers, catering family friendly to professional demanding whitewater rafting tours. It goes without saying all tours fully comply with international standards and safety regulations.

Amazon Activities

In the midst of flora and fauna, Hakuna Matata Lodge allows guest to discover the surroundings with self-guided treks, guided hikes, amazon discovery and horseback riding among many other exclusive programs. Programs have been adjusted to cater a wide variety of guests and possibilities. Full fledged programs of 3 and 4 days ensure the most time efficient schedule to maximize guests time since day one. Among the few lodges to combine easy going activities in the amazon with other exhilarating alternatives in a first class lodge.

Hakuna Matata Lodge Itineraries 2017

Day 1

Arrival at Hakuna Matata at 1 PM or earlier, by taxi (included) from Archidona.
Lunch in the famous Pangaea Restaurant.

Option1:
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH GUIDE(S)
This unforgettable excursion is suited for both beginners and advanced riders. You go on a very varied trip, that takes about two hours and a half, under professional guidance and with well-cared-for saddle horses.
The ride goes through rivers and brooklets, over hilly spots, with beautiful flora. You will enjoy wonderful views along the way. The whole trip takes place on the Hacienda Hakuna Matata property.

Option 2:
NATURE WALK WITH GUIDE
This guided walk of about three hours and a half is quite an experience. A professional guide explains the medicinal properties of plants and trees and talks about insects and age-old customs in an entertaining way. Walking through (private) forest and fields, you become familiar step by step with the specific wisdom that has distinguished natives from non-natives for ages.

Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant.
Accommodation in a 2-person cabana with private toilet and hot shower.


Day 2

Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant.
INTRODUCTION TO THE AMAZON – DAY TRIP
You leave Hakuna Matata early in the morning for a two-hour drive. In a small native community on the shores of the Arajuno River, you go aboard of a motorized tree-trunk canoe. In contrast with the classical tours usually organized in this area, we chose a valuable alternative! This jungle trip offers a wide range of activities. The activities depend on the weather conditions, the number of participants and the specific interests of the group. Your guide will determine the route. A professional English-Spanish guide presents a wide range of flora (primary and secondary rainforest) and fauna (birds, amphibians and insects) during walks, canoe trips and observations. He gives explanation about medicinal plants, herbs and trees and their use by the native population. A lunch is served along the way. You are back at the hacienda at 6 PM. Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant.
Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.


Day 3

Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant.
After breakfast: transportation (included) to Archidona. You may continue to Quito or Baños on your own.

Day 1

Arrival at Hakuna Matata at 1 PM or earlier, by taxi (included) from Archidona.
Lunch in the famous Pangaea Restaurant.

Option 1:
HORSEBACK RIDING WITH GUIDE(S))
This unforgettable excursion is suited for both beginners and advanced riders. You go on a very varied trip, that takes about two hours and a half, under professional guidance and with well-cared-for saddle horses.
The ride goes through rivers and brooklets, over hilly spots, with beautiful flora. You will enjoy wonderful views along the way. The whole trip takes place on the Hacienda Hakuna Matata property.

Option 2:
NATURE WALK WITH GUIDE
This guided walk of about three hours and a half is quite an experience. A professional guide explains the medicinal properties of plants and trees and talks about insects and age-old customs in an entertaining way. Walking through (private) forest and fields, you become familiar step by step with the specific wisdom that has distinguished natives from non-natives for ages.

Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant.
Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.


Day 2

Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant.
INTRODUCTION TO THE AMAZON – DAY TRIP
You leave Hakuna Matata early in the morning for a two-hour drive. In a small native community on the shores of the Arajuno River, you go aboard of a motorized tree-trunk canoe. In contrast with the classical tours usually organized in this area, we chose a valuable alternative! This jungle trip offers a wide range of activities. The activities depend on the weather conditions, the number of participants and the specific interests of the group. Your guide will determine the route. A professional English-Spanish guide presents a wide range of flora (primary and secondary rainforest) and fauna (birds, amphibians and insects) during walks, canoe trips and observations. He gives explanation about medicinal plants, herbs and trees and their use by the native population. A lunch is served along the way. You are back at the hacienda at 6 PM. Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant.
Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.


Day 3

Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant.
RAFTING CLASS 3/3+, DAY TRIP
Most people dream of doing this one day! Hakuna Matata gives you this unique opportunity. In close collaboration with Ecuador’s most professional rafting organization, we offer you a unique tropical water adventure! You leave Hakuna Matata after breakfast for a half-hour trip to Tena. For this class 3/3+ rafting (no previous experience required) the trip continues for about 45 minutes (25 km) upstream, along Jatunyacu River (“big river” in Quechua) First there is a safety briefing for all participants. During rafting, rapids alternate with quiet parts on this mighty river. Beautiful views, waterfalls, almost virgin forest: all this guarantees an unforgettable day in the Amazon! Along the way, you will stop for some activities, depending on the water level. Lunch on a beach near the river. Arrival in Puerto Napo around 4 PM. Our partners only use the best professional equipment in the world. The guides are the best and most responsible ones available. They will strictly comply with all current safety regulations. This rafting trip will only take place if the weather conditions and the water level are perfect. Arrival in Hakuna Matata around 5 PM. Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant.
Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.


Day 4

Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant.
After breakfast: transportation (included) to Archidona. You may continue to Quito or Baños on your own.

Hakuna Matata Lodge Rates 2017

INCLUSIONS
 
 
Accommodation
 

Horseback riding (optional)

 
Kayaking (4 days program only)
 
All meals (breakfast first day to lunch last day), purified water, tea
 
All activities as listed
 
Bilingual naturalist guide
 
Use of lodge facilities & gear

EXCLUSIONS
 
 
Transfer (hotel-bus stop-hotel)
 
Round bus (Quito-Tena-Quito)
 
Taxi (Archidona-Lodge-Archidona)
 
Bar consumptions (alcoholic & soft drinks)
 
Additional activities or extended stay
 
Private naturalist guide
 
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)

 

Children Allowed: Yes
Children Minimum Age: None
Considered Child: Under 8 years
Free Stay: 0 to 4 years

50% Discount: 4 to 8 years
0 to 4 years accommodation: Parents bed
4 to 8 years accommodation: Private bed
Discounts subject to change, increase or void

Terms & Conditions

The above Terms & Conditions/Policies do not represent to a full extent all the terms & conditions by the Lodge, the most important and relevant clauses have been listed as a guideline, and are enforced by the tour operator to GreenGo Travel as your acting travel agent and subsequently to the end customer. In cases such as the initial percentage of payment required, the amount of days prior to cover the final balance & cancellation fees will be subject to our terms and conditions. A higher/lower initial payment, and additional time may be required to process your reservation.

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