Hamadryade Lodge

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Hamadryade Lodge is a luxury eco-friendly boutique hotel in the remote Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Staying in a collection of stylish bungalows, which blend in beautifully with their jungle surroundings, you’ll enjoy trekking, kayaking and canoeing through the rainforest and the rivers, while getting the chance to meet indigenous people and learn about their rich cultural traditions. 
Perfect forAn off-the-beaten-track jungle retreat.
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  • Perfect for a stylish jungle getaway
  • Stay in luxury bungalows in the heart of the rainforest
  • Explore over land and water by hiking, kayaking and canoeing
  • Meet indigenous Kichwa people

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Lodge
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Hamadryade Lodge is in Tena, in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle. Built on the site of an old gold mine, it blends in to its natural surroundings with the extensive use of natural materials like wood, stone and glass (in keeping with the lodge's environmental ethos, no trees were felled in its construction). The hotel’s French owners, Sebastien and Ambre, imbue the place with a homely atmosphere and will make you feel very welcome.

Rooms at Hamadryade Lodge

The rooms at Hamadryade Lodge are spread across luxurious bungalows, which, like the rest of the hotel, feature a stylish, contemporary design which nonetheless blends in seamlessly with the surrounding jungle. The floors and furnishings are made from beautiful dark wood, and the large stone showers use rainwater, while each bungalow is decorated with unique artefacts from the artistic traditions of different Amazonian ethnic groups. Your sense of immersion is enhanced by the large windows overlooking the rainforest and the Napo River. 

Food & Drink

Food at Hamadryade Lodge is an ever-changing experience, with delicious local and international dishes served up based on the availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Breakfast takes the form of exotic fruits, fresh coffee and juices and delicious crepes courtesy of owner Sebastien, who doubles as the chef. Sebastien specialises in French and Japanese cuisine, but the lunch and dinner menus change from day to day. There is a great selection of South American wines to accompany your meal. Tuck in while enjoying the views over the pool, the river and the surrounding rainforest. 

Facilities

The lodge’s pool is the perfect place for a refreshing dip after a jungle adventure, while a range of massage treatments and wellness packages are available, including a yoga retreat in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Activities at Hamadryade Lodge

Adventurous types and nature lovers will be in seventh heaven staying at Hamadryade Lodge, and there is a range of cultural and outdoor activities on offer. The lodge works very closely with local communities. A two-hour jungle hike will take you deep into the rainforest, passing rich wildlife and beautiful scenery en route to meeting the people of the Valle Hermoso indigenous community. You’ll also get a chance to meet indigenous Kichwa people at nearby Shiripuno, where a women’s association will teach you about their history and cultural activities such as chocolate making, gold panning and traditional dance. 

Away from dry land, visit waterfalls and rainforest lagoons, while whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing are great ways to experience the pristine Napo and Anzu rivers up close.

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Hotel location

Hamadryade Lodge is accessible by private road transfer from Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, which takes 3.5 hours.

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