"Unlike man, a tree must shed its leaves and show the world its true nature."
John Charles Amesse.
Idyllically set on the west bank of the Aguarico River in the north-eastern Province of Sucumbíos, Paradise Huts offers tours of four or five days into the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle.
Although only 3 ½ hours from Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the 110 hectares of private jungle belonging to Paradise Huts is only accessible by canoe. Directly across from our jungle paradise is the Cuyabeno Fauna Reserve and to the north are found settlements of the Secoya Indian Tribe.
Paradise Huts accommodates up to 36 people in six individual guest lodges; each lodge has a three double bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and shower. Additionally a spacious balcony is incorporated into each lodge with hammocks and comfortable seats. The main lodge is centered around the spacious dining area and includes the kitchen and bar. Oil lamps provide the lighting throughout the lodges.
The gardens within our small clearing are full of exotic plants, such as orchids and gardenias, tropical fruits including pineapple, passion fruit and bananas, and trees and bushes of coffee and palms, to name but a few.
Within only a few minutes walk from your lodge you will be entering primary forest - this area is owned by Paradise Huts, which practices a policy of minimum impact. As soon as you step into the jungle you'll be amazed by the richness of the fauna, the mysterious songs of the bird life and the unique and complex environment of the Amazon Jungle.
Our neighbors to the north are the Secoyas and Cofanes who have inhabited this area for centuries and were first discovered by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro in 1541. Included in your tour to the Secoya community of San Pablo de Kantesiya you will visit the house of the local Shaman and see the daily activities of the inhabitants of this small village. Also try your hand at using a genuine blowgun and paddling an Indian canoe!