Interesting itineraries like Canoeing, kayaking and bird watching
Comfortable cabanas with private bathrooms
Best value for money Amazon Basin Lodge
3-Star Mid-range Rainforest Lodge★★★
Just beside the Laguna Grande on the banks of the Cuyabeno River, you'll find a beautiful Amazon lodge called Jamu. The Jamu Lodge redefines ecotourism with its natural and comfortable ambiance supported by solar panel energy. This privately owned lodge features nine cabanas with several rooms in each, connected through an elevated walkway. Designed in traditional Amazonian style, the spacious cabanas are covered with thatched roofs and each has a private bathroom. There is a dining area at the center of the lodge. Overall, this is a good base for any trip to the Ecuadorian rainforest.
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 Jamu 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 Community Visit ($8) 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)
Jamu Lodge offers itineraries for 4 and 5 days
Day 1 - Arrival to Jamu LodgeMeet in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am, where we will take private transportation to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve where we will have a box lunch. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve and important recommendations to get started with our Cuyabeno Jungle tour and other tips to begin the two hour canoe ride on the Aguarico River to the Jamu Lodge. During the ride, we will be able to see a variety of monkeys and other animals, depending on the time and weather conditions. After a siesta, we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon and to watch a beautiful sunset surrounded by the unique Amazon rainforest landscapes.
Day 2 - Spotting Amazon WildlifeAfter breakfast we will take a trek in the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours where your guide will explain how this complex tropical ecosystem works. You will learn about medicinal plants and might be able to see some exotic birds or monkeys. We will then return to the camp for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, we will have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. With a little luck you can observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree. You will return to the Amazon campsite for dinner, and then take a night canoe ride to look for caimans and other evening creatures typical of the Cuyabeno rainforest in the heart of the Ecuadorian jungle.
Day 3 - Visit the Local CommunityAfter breakfast, we head to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour you will learn their customs, traditions and way of life. You will be part of the preparation of a local dish.. During the 2 hour canoe ride to the community, you can admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno. A visit to the Shaman, the healer of the community, is also included. After returning to the lodge, we will go for a short nocturnal hike through the primary forest in search of insects, spiders, geckos or scorpions, and listen to the night sounds of the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Day 4 - Bird-watching DayEarly in the morning, before breakfast, a bird-watching excursion is optional. Back at the lodge we will have breakfast and then return to Lago Agrio to take the bus or flight back to Quito. For 5 days tour: Visit to the Laguna Canangueno for bird-watching by native dugout canoe, called “quilla”, and another hike in the rainforest are the activities for the 4th day. While paddling you have a better opportunity to see more fauna and flora, and you can get a good idea of what a flooded forest looks like. You can observe a variety of different birds and monkeys, since this activity is about 4 – 5 hours long, we take a box lunch with us.
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