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Jamu Lodge in Cuyabeno

Jamu Lodge in Cuyabeno

$262 / per person
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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 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 biodigesters allow to maintain 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.

 

Departures

Tours start Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Tours start ALL DAYS with a minimum of 3 people.

 

PRICES 2019: PER PERSON

Tour 3D/2N:

  Standard Rooms SUITES  
 TOUR double Single double single
3 days / 2 nights US$ 262 US$ 393 US$ 450 US$ 675

 

Tour 4D/3N:

  Standard Rooms SUITES  
 TOUR double Single double single
4 days / 3 nights US$ 334 US$ 501 US$ 650 US$ 975

 

Tour 5D/4N:

  Standard Rooms SUITES  
 TOUR double Single double single
5 days / 4 nights US$ 406 US$ 609 US$ 860 US$ 1290

 

Prices for children

 

Children between 0 to 3 years 100% discount applies.

Children between 3 to 7 years 50% discount applies.

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 tour, prices, activities, land and river transport, guides, etc., is shared in base of groups of 12 or 13 people maximum.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Main Square, Old Town
  • Departure Time
    09:30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 03:30PM

Tour Plan

1

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

On the 3 day/2 night tour, you will find two options for the second day, this choice; It will be in charge of our guide depending on the organization we already have with the groups.

Day 1:     L / D 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, oOropendolas 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.

Day 2 (option 1):  B / L / D
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.

Day 2 (option 2):  B / L / D
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, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Day 3:  B / L
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 or the return flight. The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

B = breakfast                  L = Lunch                D = Dinner
2

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Day 1:    L / D
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.

Day 2:  B / L / D
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.

Day 3:  B / L / D
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.

Day 4:  B / L
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 or the return flight. The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

B = breakfast                  L = Lunch                D = Dinner
3

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Day 1:   L / D
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 sailing 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.

Day 2:  B / L / D
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.

Day 3:  B / L / D
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, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Day 4:  B / L / D
There will be a visit to the surrounding area for birdwatching by native canoe called "keel", and another hike in the forest are activities for Day 4. While paddling has the best chance to see more of fauna and flora and you can get a good idea of what looks like a flooded forest. You can see a wide variety of different birds and monkeys. Because this activity is approximately 4 – 5 hours long, we will take a box lunch on the tour with us.

Day 5:  B / L
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 or the return flight. The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

B = breakfast                  L = Lunch                D = Dinner

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THE SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Accommodation in the selected room.
  • Complete feeding (the tour starts and ends whit the lunch on the Bridge of the Reserve)
  • Shared Tour:
  • Excursions and activities according to the established itinerary related to the number of nights booked.
  • Certified bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Raincoats, lifejackets and rubber boots.
  • Transportation “Bus and Canoe” Lago Agrio – Jamu Lodge (Cuyabeno Reserve)– Lago Agrio
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.
Any additional Transfer different to the regular schedule will have an extra cost. Restrictions apply.

THE SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
  • 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
  Transfer Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito: With the bus: US $ 30 per Person one way / US $ 60 round trip* With the plane: US $ 110 per Person one way / US $ 220 round trip  

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

ARRIVAL IN LAGO AGRIO
*Recommendations for your trip from the city of Quito to Lago Agrio and return:
Option 1:
Travel by public bus from Quitumbe Terminal Buses, the previous morning of the tour you may leave Quito in the morning, journey time 6 hours to Lago Agrio, where you should sleep one night. Maybe travel by public bus by night there is buses leaving from Terminal Buses at 23h00 with Transesmeraldas or Baños Company.  Arriving in Lago Agrio at 07h00 approximately Next day Price per person US$ 13 (subject to change). There is a tourist bus leaving from Quito at 23h00, the trip takes 7 hours, in advance ask our availability. Price per person US$ 30 one way  
Option 2:
We recommend these flights that are in line with our logistics & operation. Airline Tame: Quito - Lago Agrio / Flight 201 / 10:00 – 10:50 aprox Airline Tame: Lago Agrio - Quito /Flight 201 / 17:00 – 18:00 *The plane ticket US $ 110 per Person one way / US $ 220 round trip We recommend these flights that are in line with our logistics & operation.  

If there are no flights available at the indicated times, please communicate with our agency to provide you with the necessary information before making a purchase in other schedules.
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