Attractions

Attractions

At La Casa del Suizo, all our excursions are led by a guide that is a native of the area and has plenty of knowledge and experience with the Amazonian plants, along with their medicinal and practical use. In the case of our all-inclusive programs, these bilingual guides are already included.

After a delicious and early morning breakfast at our hotel, our guests are more than welcome to choose from an array of activities that are offered by our staff.

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Culture

Chicha, a blowgun, ceramics and wooden crafts

A short journey downriver by canoe will take you towards the home of a native Quichua family, currently living under the influential traditions of their ancestors while separated from the small town of Ahuano. Once here, you’ll get to observe how their typical and alcoholic drink known as “chicha” is prepared, along with a chance to drink and taste it. In addition, you’ll get a hands on experience with the blowgun – an important weapon used by the people of the jungle in hunting food. You’ll soon find out that it isn’t easy to aim!

After a 30-minute hike, you’ll return to the town and visit a ceramics workshop on the way back. At the workshop you’ll observe a Quichua native as she shows you how the ceramics and pottery are manually made – all of them crafted exclusively with materials from the area. You’ll also make another brief stop at a different workshop where carpenters will demonstrate how they can transform a piece of wood into a beautiful bird of the Amazon.

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Misicocha

Misicocha

A 15-minute journey upriver in canoe takes you to Casa del Suizo’s private reserve, with a primary forest that is a must-see. Once there, you will head about 100-meters into the reserve to briefly rest at a small cabin right before we begin our hike through the jungle. There are a number of walks (with varying levels of difficulty) that can last anywhere from an hour and a half all the way up to 4-hours depending on what you’re feeling. The trek through the thick and humid jungle is incredibly unique, putting you on a journey that will have you crossing picturesque streams and muddy paths all under the forgiving shade of overhanging plants and trees. Throughout this trek, the local guide – whose knowledge about the use of plants as medicine may astound you – will introduce you to all the hidden secrets and wonders of the jungle.

At the end of the walk there will be a canoe waiting for you at the docks, at which point you will begin your journey back to Casa del Suizo.

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Cosano

Cosano

20-minutes away in canoe is Cosano, a private property containing primary forest along the Arajuno River. From here, you can head out on adventurous hikes that vary in length and difficulty.

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Butterfly Farm

Butterfly Farm

Just 15-minutes away from the trail leading up to Casa del Suizo is our butterfly farm. Set up as a living exhibition of the local butterflies, the farm currently houses and serves as the mating ground for nearly 20 species from the surrounding areas. You’ll be able to observe and examine how these beautiful creatures are fed, raised and undergo metamorphosis. In addition, you’ll have the chance to enter of “winged room” where hundreds of butterflies, all of them a multitude of various colors, fly about from corner to corner.

There is an admission cost of $4.

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Canopy Adventure Park

Canopy Adventure Park

Zip through and across the lungs of this earth with our canopy adventure tour! You’ll find yourself whizzing under the foliage and over the jungle floor in no time with the help and supervision of our experienced guides. At Casa del Suizo, we utilize only the best and most tested materials throughout our zip-line infrastructure, which creates an entirely safe experience for zip-liners of practically all ages and sizes. In addition, we use our unique “Edelrid Smart Belay” safety system to keep any and all users from accidentally unclipping themselves from the line at any point. Take in the fresh breeze, and even fresher air, when you zip through the jungle here at Casa del Suizo!

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Kayaking & Rafting

Kayaking & Rafting

Casa del Suizo has kayaks that are readily available to its guests, along with kayaking adventure-tours that last a half-day or a full-day and involve class-one or class-two rivers. These programs are open to any person over the age of 12. It’s important to note that these activities are not included in your daily, scheduled programs (for all-inclusive packages) and has an additional cost. It is also recommended that you reserve such a program ahead of time.

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AmaZoonico

AmaZoonico

Behind the shores of one the beaches along the River Arajuno is the famous animal refuge known as AmaZoonico. This refuge was founded for the purpose of protecting and taking care of the native and wild animals of the area that have either been injured, mistreated or been confiscated and handed over because they were being smuggled. This is a great opportunity to observe how it is exactly that these creatures live in their natural habitat, something which is rather hard to do given how elusive these creatures are in the wild. Once this visit is over, you’ll return to Casa del Suizo aboard a canoe on a journey which shouldn’t take more than 15-minutes.

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Unique Safety System

Unique Safety System

Edelrid Smart Belay: A revolution in the self belaying product sector.
Belaying with conventional self protection systems still carries the risk that the park visitors can completely detach themselves from the safety system. EDELRID has closed this safety hole with the revolutionary Smart Belay.

A system of communication between interconnected pulley carabiners is what makes this possible. If one carabiner is open – and the other carabiner realizes this – the other will not open until the other carabiner is clipped and closed on the safety cable. Only then, using the accepted utilization methods, can the other carabiner be unclipped.

Therefore an accidental, complete unclipping is virtually impossible. The advantage is increased safety for the visitor, less risk and more peace of mind for the operator. The pulley wheels in the carabiner head also replace the double pulley, reduce wear and assists easier movement along the cable.

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