Hakuna Matata
First Class
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Hakuna Matata

Categories: Tena, First Class, $100 to $199, Regular, Medium, High
Places
Tena - Ecuador
Days
3 - 4
Difficulty
Easy - Regular
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Highlights

  • Room ceiling fan
  • Hot showers
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • WiFi (in restaurant only)
  • Sustainable green practices
  • Power & electricity
  • Pool in premises
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Hakuna Matata Amazon Lodge: A Sanctuary of Serenity. Nestled amidst natural beauty, Hakuna Matata Amazon Lodge is a hidden gem nestled between the majestic Andes and the lush Amazon rainforest, tucked away in the heart of Ecuador’s breathtaking natural beauty. In this enchanting haven, the mantra is “Hakuna Matata,” where nothing is compulsory, yet everything is attainable. Situated just 10 kilometers from Tena, the capital city of the secure Napo Province, this private hacienda unfolds across approximately 150 hectares of pristine wilderness, providing an endless canvas for an array of activities and adventures. The lodge rests on the banks of a crystal-clear river, offering a unique palm tree-shaped swimming pool with soothing waters sourced from natural springs.

Diverse Accommodation Options
At Hakuna Matata Lodge, guests are presented with three distinct accommodation options: ‘Hakuna Cabins,’ ‘Hakuna Lodge,’ and ‘Hakuna Supreme.’ Each option offers generously appointed rooms complete with private bathrooms and invigorating hot showers, ensuring a rejuvenating slumber for every guest.

Tailored Experiences for Every Traveler
Beyond the comforts of their accommodations, visitors at Hakuna Matata Lodge are spoiled for choice with a wide array of activities catering to diverse interests. Whether seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures or serene moments of reprieve, this remarkable lodge promises an experience that resonates with every soul fortunate enough to find solace within its captivating embrace.

A Sustainable Paradise
From its inception to the present day, Hakuna Matata Amazon Lodge has been nurtured with tender loving care, unwavering dedication, and boundless passion. This transformation into a veritable paradise nestled within the Ecuadorian Amazon showcases a harmonious blend of rustic design, meticulous adaptation, and an unwavering commitment to environmental preservation, all executed to meet world-class standards.

A Tranquil and Mosquito-Free Haven
Situated at an elevation ranging from 600 meters (1968 feet) to 850 meters (2788 feet) above sea level, the climate here strikes a perfect balance, providing moderate temperatures and a unique micro-biome featuring vibrant heliconia and bromeliad plants. This harmonious ecosystem sets the stage for a tranquil and mosquito-free stay.

Warm Amazonian Hospitality
At the core of Hakuna Matata lies its native staff, who warmly welcome guests as cherished friends and invite them to share in the splendors of their home – the rainforest. The centerpiece of this haven is undoubtedly its chonta-shaped swimming pool, an oasis spanning an impressive 27 by 22 meters (72 by 88 feet) and offering depths ranging from 40 to 240 centimeters (16 to 95 inches). This pool is a constant flow of freshness, sourced from an underground spring, maintaining an inviting temperature of 25°C (77°F).

Embrace “Hakuna Matata” – No Worries, Just Joy
“Hakuna Matata” translates to “no worries,” and this is precisely the ethos the lodge imparts to its guests. Here, you can savor the exotic wonders of the Amazon rainforest in a carefree, relaxed atmosphere. It’s a place where you can fully embrace the lodge’s slogan: “Enjoy the luxury of nature” within a family-friendly environment where you’ll feel not just comfortable but safe and genuinely welcomed as a friend. The warmth of Amazonian hospitality ensures that, as a guest, you will encounter “no problems,” as the dedicated staff is committed to fulfilling your every desire and need. Your happiness is their ultimate reward.

Committed to Sustainable Tourism
Hakuna Matata Lodge is unwavering in its commitment to responsible tourism, with sustainability serving as its foundational pillar. This commitment is evident in every aspect of the lodge’s operations. The path to being eco-friendly may be longer and more costly, but it’s a path the lodge willingly treads, knowing that in the long run, it will benefit future generations and contribute to the well-being of our entire planet.

A Platform for Learning and Conservation
The lodge not only functions as an eco lodge but also as a platform for experiential learning. Guests are encouraged to explore and gain insights into conservation efforts and the importance of living in harmony with nature. A significant portion of their private forest reserve has been painstakingly cultivated through decades of reforestation. The construction of cabins adheres to the natural contours of the land and employs recycled wood from fallen trees. The lodge utilizes spring water for its facilities, minimizing the need for chemical treatments. A towel reuse program encourages guests to reduce their environmental footprint, while biodegradable cleaning products further minimize impact. The lodge has taken great care to establish a sustainable supply chain, ensuring that partners share the same philosophy and environmental values. This commitment extends to tour and excursion providers, with Hakuna Matata applying rigorous standards in selecting partners who align with their sustainability goals.

Supporting Indigenous Communities
Ecuador’s multicultural tapestry is one of its most distinctive and captivating features. Hakuna Matata Lodge collaborates closely with indigenous communities, fostering strong bonds and ensuring fair compensation for their services.

A significant portion of the lodge’s staff hails from neighboring indigenous communities, benefiting from proper labor benefits and, most importantly, respect. As previously mentioned, they are the heartbeat of Hakuna Matata, and together, they form a close-knit family committed to providing an exceptional experience to every guest who has the privilege of visiting this extraordinary Amazonian retreat.

Itineraries & Rates 2023

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2023 - 2024
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4 days – 3 nights
Wed / Nov 29 - Dec 02 2023
Hakuna Classic
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Wed / Nov 29 - Dec 02 2023
Hakuna Adventure
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$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Wed / Nov 29 - Dec 02 2023
Hakuna Family
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Wed / Nov 29 - Dec 02 2023
Hakuna Explorer
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Thu / Nov 30 - Dec 03 2023
Hakuna Classic
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Thu / Nov 30 - Dec 03 2023
Hakuna Family
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Thu / Nov 30 - Dec 03 2023
Hakuna Adventure
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Thu / Nov 30 - Dec 03 2023
Hakuna Explorer
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Fri / Dec 01 - 04, 2023
Hakuna Classic
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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4 days – 3 nights
Fri / Dec 01 - 04, 2023
Hakuna Explorer
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No available discounts or free perks for now. Come back later or reach us, to enquire for any eligible discounts or free perks for this departure.
$458 Cabin Twin
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Hakuna Matata Lodge Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation
All meals (breakfast only – last day)
Kayaking (4 days program only)
All activities as listed
Spanish 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, extended stay or horseback riding (optional)
Private or english naturalist guide
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)

Hakuna Matata General Details

Cabin Twin
Cabin Twin
Superior
Lodge Twin
Lodge Twin
Superior
Supreme Twin
Supreme Twin
Superior
Cabin Single
Cabin Single
Superior
Lodge Single
Lodge Single
Superior
Supreme Single
Supreme Single
Superior

Lodge Technical Details

  • City to Arrive:
    Tena
  • Capacity:
    36 guests
  • Rooms:
    14 rooms
  • Rooms Type:
    twin/double/triples/quads
  • Rooming:
    Private rooms only
  • Sharing:
    N/A
  • Access:
    Public or private transport
  • Enter or Exit:
    Any day of the week
  • Immersion:
    Secondary rainforest
  • Location:
    Tena (Napo)
  • Community:
    N/A
  • Park / Reserve:
    Bosque protector colonso

Facilities & Services

  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Community visit
  • Family & interconnected rooms
  • First aid kit
  • Fresh towels
  • Green Policies
  • Hairdryer
  • Hammocks in premises
  • Hot showers
  • Pool in premises
  • Power & electricity
  • Private bathrooms
  • Private terrace
  • Restaurant in premises
  • Room ceiling fan
  • Rubber boots
  • Rubber boots & poncho
  • Scenic lounge areas
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Water & coffee station
  • WiFi

Transport Details

AIR
  • Route:
    -
  • Airline Inbound:
    -
  • Airline Outbound:
    -
  • Inbound Time:
    -
  • Outbound Time:
    -
  • Travel Time:
    -
  • Rate:
    -
LAND
  • Route:
    Quito - Tena - Quito
  • Bus Inbound:
    Public or private
  • Bus Outbound:
    Public or private
  • Inbound Time:
    Departs approx every 2 hours
  • Outbound Time:
    Departs approx every 2 hours
  • Travel Time:
    4 hours per way
  • Rate:
    $10 per way, public transport

Children Policies

  • Children Allowed:
    Yes
  • Minimum Age:
    N/A
  • Maximum Age:
    11 years, 11 months
  • Free Stay:
    0 to 3 years
  • Child Discount:
    4 to 7 years 50%, 8 to 11, 25% off
  • Restrictions:
    None, available year round

Surcharges & Notices

Surcharges
  • Tips for guide & staff
  • Bar purchases
  • Personal expenses
  • $50 per group for english speaking guide
Notices
  • Departures every day of the week
  • Programs are subject to change
  • Rates are subject to change
  • Exterior meals & drinks not allowed
Itineraries, inclusions and exclusions are subject to change by providers, or Ecuadorian authorities.

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