Jamu Lodge in Cuyabeno

Jamu means Armadillo in the “paicoca” Siona indigenous language. Jamu Lodge is located in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve at 15 minutes downstream from the Laguna Grande, this ecolodge has a policy of minimal environmental impact and take care of the nature, the use of solar panels help to provide energy in the rooms and social areas. In addition, all inorganic material is packaged and taken out of the reserve regularly, the organic material is used of compost.

Its digesters allow maintaining the impact of pollution to a minimum by using enzymes and natural bacteria, which treat all wastewater from the lodge. The entrance to the lodge is done by river transportation service (motor canoes with ecological engines) that is offered by the siona local community with the coordination of the Lodge, thus offer more incomes to this community.

Partenze

  1. Tours start Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  2. Tours start ALL DAYS with a minimum of 3 people.

Prices for children

  1. Children between 0 and 3 years 100% discount applies.
  2. Children between 3 and 7 years 50% discount applies.
  3. Single supplement 50% in addition to the double room price.

Additional services

  • French, German translator service cost per day = US$ 95 (4 days minimum)In the case of requiring private tour services, these will have an additional cost per person or group.

Everything about the Jamu Lodge tour, prices, activities, land and river transport, guides, etc., is shared in base of groups of 12 or 13 people maximum. Contact Us.

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11:38 pm,
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Humidity 97 %
Wind Gust: 7 mph

Tour Plan (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)

Giorno 01
Arrival at the lodge

Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:30h for passengers arriving by land and 11:00h (maximum time) for passengers arriving by air, from where we take the private transport to the entrance of Cuyabeno, where we will have a box lunch. At this point, visitors have to register at the booking office. Here, our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start navigating for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge. During the canoe ride, you get a first glimpse of the jungle, and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, oropendolas and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin. You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on weather and weather conditions. We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm. At that time, you will be shown to your rooms, and you can relax a bit. After the nap, we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. Then you will return to the camp for dinner, and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relax in a hammock or have a drink at the bar.

Giorno 02
Jungle Trek
After breakfast there is a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break, and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible, we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night, we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.
Giorno 03
Birdwatching & Return Trip

Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge, we have breakfast and then the checkout 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the bus. The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM

Tour Plan (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)

Giorno 01
Arrival at the lodge

Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:30h for passengers arriving by road and 11:00h for passengers arriving by air, from where we take the private transport to the entrance of Cuyabeno, where we will have a box lunch. At this point, visitors have to register at the booking office. Here our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start navigating for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge. During the canoe ride you get a first glimpse of the jungle and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, Oropendolas and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin. You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on weather and weather conditions. We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm. At that time you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a bit. After the nap we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. Then you will return to the camp for dinner, and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relax in a hammock or have a drink at the bar.

Giorno 02
Jungle Trek
After breakfast there is a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.
Giorno 03
Canoe trip & Visit to Tarapuy community

After breakfast, we start in a canoe downstream on a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community. We will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yucca bread, where we will help in the elaboration. We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all the day; Returning to the Lodge at about two o'clock in the afternoon. After lunch, we have relaxing activities; to end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, such as spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Giorno 04
Birdwatching & Return Trip

Early in the morning before breakfast, a birding excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge we have breakfast and then the check out 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the bus. The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM

  • Accommodation in the selected room.
  • Complete feeding (the tour starts and ends with the lunch on the Bridge of the Reserve)
  • Excursions and activities according to the established itinerary related to the number of nights booked.
  • Certified bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Raincoats, life jackets and rubber boots.
  • Transportation “Bus and Canoe” Lago Agrio – Jamu Lodge (Cuyabeno Reserve)– Lago Agrio
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  •  Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito
  • Entrance fee to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve (FREE)
  • Community, $10 per person.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • All kind of additional drinks.
  • Personal expenses & Tips

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Transfer in:

From Lago Agro Agrio at 09h30 am with regular group for passengers arriving by bus; and at 10h30 am with regular group for passengers arriving by plane.

Transfer out:

From Jamu Lodge at 09h30 am with regular group, the normal tour ends in Lago Agrio approximately 15h00.

With the bus: US $30 per Person one way / US $60 round trip* 

Any additional Transfer different to the regular schedule will have an extra cost. Restrictions apply.

What to bring:

Life in the jungle is very informal…

  • Long Trousers
  • Cotton Shorts
  • Long-sleeved T-shirts
  • Short-sleeved T-shirts
  • Jacket for the night
  • Bathing suit, extra towel
  • Slippers, Sandals
  • Hat/cap, sunglasses
  • Rain Clothing
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading Material
  • Personal Things

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