Hacienda Primavera Wilderness Ecolodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from Imbabura
... on Jayna's birthday, whereas we could leave for the jungle later that day and therefore be in Mindo in time for Jayna's birthday, instead of travelling to or from the jungle on it. So we spent the rest of the day preparing for the jungle! Getting laundry washed, buying plenty of water and emergency food, and finding a long sleeved t-shirt for Jayna to replace one that had gone missing in the wash earlier in the trip.
Our journey to the jungle, specifically Siona Lodge ...
... along our way, we are on our way,at a fairly good clip. The humidity is quite intense right out of the gate, and the jungle is thick with foliage, and a species of Palm trees I have never seen before. I think I was expecting the jungle to look more like mangrove, which we have seen from Trinidad to Honduras, however, it looks nothing like it at all. It is apparent very quickly, that the Amazon is going to hold its very own special qualities, that will prove to enchant us ...
... only a few points where you can cross the city as there aren't lots of bridges which makes traffic a nightmare. The city also has a reputation for crime, mugging tourists and stealing their things seems to be a favourite and everywhere the locals tell you to be careful with your things and to not walk around after dark. I had a few days in the city before i went to the Galapagos Islands ...
... which was a little hard to find but thankfully we had a really nice taxi driver who didn't mind. The sign for the hostel was so small above the door we were lucky to find it. We arrived at 11pm so thankfully the owners were still awake to let us in. We had to walk up a few stairs and both noticed how much we were puffing at the top due to the altitude. The streets were noisy being a Saturday and public holiday but I was so tired I had no trouble getting to ...
... We stopped for empanadas for lunch from a street vendor. Debarked at La Mariscal and wandered around, had beers for happy hour and hot chocolate at Kallari. A thunderstorm came rolling in and we made it back to the hotel as hail and lightening moved in!
At 5PM, we met our G Adventures group in the lobby and had a welcome meeting with our ...