Caiman Lodge offers itineraries for 3 - 4 and 5 days

Day 1 - Arrival to Caiman Lodge

We 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 Exploration

Day 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 Community

We 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 Lagoon

This 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 Day

Early 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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