Private bathroom with shower
Great value for money for a real deep jungle experience
3-Star Mid-range Rainforest Lodge★★★
Situated at the Laguna Grande in the Cuyabeno Reserve, the Caiman Lodge offers an amazing experience to everyone seeking a rainforest adventure with good service and great amenities. This Amazon eco-lodge accommodates up to 40 people in three individual guest huts, each with 2-4 double or triple bedrooms and private a bathroom and shower in each room. The Caiman Lodge also has a relaxing lounge, hammocks, and a fantastic tower to get incredible panoramic views of the beautiful rainforest around you. This is a great place to stay for a classic rainforest adventure!
Inclusions & Exclusions
Accommodation based on twin/double/triple share All meals Drinking water Activities as listed in itinerary Bilingual naturalist guide Use of rain poncho / boots Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Caiman Lodge and back to Lago Agrio town
Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back - return flights approx. $200 US, private tourist bus is $22, public bus is approx $10 US. Contribution to Siona Community Visit ($4). Contribution to Shaman Visit ($4). Single supplement 50% Alcoholic / Soft drinks. Tips & personal expenses.
45 Minute flight from Quito to Lago Agrio (Starting point) or 8 Hour bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio (Starting point)
Caiman Lodge offers itineraries for 3 - 4 and 5 days
Day 1 - Arrival to Caiman LodgeWe will meet in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am, to go to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve where we will have lunch. At this point, the visitors will register at the Reserve’s office and then board the canoe. Here our Naturalist Guide will provide information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two-hour canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to the Caiman Lodge. In the afternoon, we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon located deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
Day 2 - First Amazon ExplorationDay Jungle Hike in the Primary Forest where the guide will explain the ecology of the rainforest, medicinal plants, flora and fauna interactions of the most bio diverse ecosystem on Earth. In the afternoon, we will go paddling around the flooded forest around the Laguna Grande where if the water level is high enough and if you are up to it we can swim while watching the sunset also and in the evening we will head out by motor canoe to look for caimans and other nocturnal Amazonian creatures of the forest, you can see them from up close!
Day 3 - Visit the Local CommunityWe will head out through the river downstream to the Siona Community and once there we will be welcomed by one of the indigenous women, they will take us to the yuca plantations first and with our help she will show us the preparation of one of their traditional meals. The guide will introduce you to the local Shammans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and there one of them will explain about their traditions, their day to day lives and how they perform cleansing on other people, they will perform an energy cleansing as part of the ritual you will be able to witness.
Day 4 - River Navigation and Cuyabeno LagoonThis day you can paddle half day looking for animals around the lagoons and along the Cuyabeno and La Hormiga rivers or also go for new walks on different paths with your naturalist guide, go swimming in the Laguna Grande or relax in the lodge and enjoy the jungle! With any activity you choose you are guaranteed to enjoy of the surroundings Amazon rainforest and all of its wildlife. The program for this day is flexible. The Caiman lodge facilities are very nice if you would like to rest for a while after the active last days.
Day 5 - Departure DayEarly morning birdwatching starts at 5:30 am and sunrise, breakfast at the lodge and at 9:30 and return to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a box lunch and then you will be picked up by a shuttle bus which will take you to the town of Lago Agrio, so you can get back to Quito either by bus or by airplane. This will be the end of an unforgettable trip to Caiman lodge.
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