Landed at Runa Huasi Lodge in Selva Viva in the Ecuadorian Amazon. We had the good fortune to meet a young teacher from Germany and a mother and son from Sweden on the bus to Tena – a jumping off point to the Amazonia.
We decided to join them at this small lodge – a 45min bus from Tena and water taxi to the lodge.
The native environment embraced us as we entered our thatched roof hut with no electricity – we did have running water.
Dinner was served by candlelight and consisted of Ecuadorian fare – Sopa verde, a main dish of rice, plantains, meat, and local vegetables, fruita fresca for desert.
The jungle hike and tour confirmed that life is large in the Amazonia. The fauna, flora, and forest grow gigantic with continual rain and humidity.