JUNGLE ETHNIC LODGE HAMADRYADE
We pride oursleves for our engagement as an Eco- and Ethno-lodge.
Not only we work to preserve and protect our unique ecosystem, but we also work closely with the local communities through various development projects. This philosophy appears in every corner of the Lodge creating a unique ambiance for our guests.
At te Hamadryade Lodge, we did not wish to work toward any “Eco” accreditation, hoping to gain any commercial benefit from it; we wanted to do things according a personnal ethic based on the simplest belief: respect is everything. Therefore, what we wanted to do was not the essential part, but what we did not want to do was our main preoccupation.
We bought this little piece of Amazonian Forest to protect and respect it. We love it even more because of its imperfections, stigmates of a past exploitation... a gold rush took its tole on some small areas, leaving deep scars on the ground. We knowingly chose to build the lodge on this very same place, somehow to embellish this invisible wound and help it heal.
Through the decoration, our Ethno-friendly philosophy prevails again in every corner of the Lodge and the Bungalows, allowing an harmonious alliance between modern and traditional. Each Bungalow is a tribute to the Nature as well as to some of the ethnic groups cultural ethetism and symbolism. The colors we chose for the bungalows are directly inspired by the Amazonian Environment : the red soil, the wings of a common butterfly, tree leaves, a wild flower. Each ceiling displays the main animal and vegetal symbols from four important ethnic groups : Quichuas, Shuars, Huoaranis, and Cofanes. These symbols and representations give to each bungalow a proper identity with an ethnic and even mystic dimension.