We spent three weeks travelling around Ecuador and our three day stay at Huella Verde was the highlight. We opted for Huella Verde over other rainforest lodges since it didn't involve an expensive flight or a set schedule of activities. Trip Advisor says it is located in Puyo but it's actually in the small indigenous village of Canelos, an hour or so to the east. Chrisoff and Dagmar make you feel very welcome from the moment you arrive. The Cabanas are idyllic and blend in with their surroundings. Very comfortable beds and great hammocks. There are add on trips that you can choose from, and your adventure is really at your own pace. The first day we really just relaxed on our hammocks and took in the rainforest. We also did a cocoa tour, where we learned how cocoa grows and how it is processed. The tour ended with an incredible cup of freshly ground cocoa! We also took a 3 hour walk through the rainforest with a local guide, Louis, who showed us the different medicinal uses of plants and trees. All of the $ for the tour went to the local community.
Everything we had at the restaurant was absolutely delicious with an amazing attention to every detail. Love it! Best food we had in Ecuador! (or any other place that comes to mind)
There is a reason this place gets great reviews! Absolutely amazing!
Make sure you ask Christoff about the swimming hole at the river; perfect place to cool off!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A True Adventure in the Tropical Jungle --We invited you to enjoy an “uncommon “adventure in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Huella Verde (Green Footprint) is a hidden place where you can have an authentic jungle experience and explore the ecosystem at your own pace. Our cabañas have been carefully constructed out of local material along with our tropical gardens which are designed to blend in with the surroundings and the natural architecture of the jungle. Here you find equilibrium with nature which provides, not just a tourist attraction, but the preservation of the culture, flora and fauna. What may surprise you is that our cabañas have the comfort and coziness of many major hotels. But, unlike other locations, at Huella Verde your senses are awakened but what surrounds you in the Amazon. We can accommodate 8 people, with private baths. Our size allows us to offer exclusive and personalized service. Panoramic views of the surrounding forest, clean air, local and international meals prepared by a skilled chef with ingredients from local farms – this is the Huella Verde difference. A Place to disconnect from reality!We are located nearby de indigenous village of Canelos located 1 hour form the city of Puyo. You can get the public bus from the city of Puyo to Canelos - 1hour aprox. ... more less
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