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Samona Lodge in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve 

Located at the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle in Cuyabeno, the largest Wildlife Reserve in the country. Samona lodge is Budget Class Lodge offering accommodation in single, double and triple rooms. Daily jungle walks escorted by a native guides, visits to the Siona community, visit to “Laguna Grande” and observaation of anacondas. An unforgettable experience in a comfortable ecolodge in Cuyabeno National Park.

The most exciting walking into the jungle. Samona Lodge is a favourite among our clients for the excellent value and an all-round enjoyable adventure trip.

The perfect choice if you are looking for an incredible rainforest adventure deep in the jungle at an affordable price, and a great spot for intensive wildlife spotting.

Activities:            Short hikes, navigating and wildlife viewing.
Age range:           1 yr – active 60’s.
Trip Style:            Soft adventure.
Package Type:    All-inclusive.
Start Date:           Every day (minimum 2 pax)

DEPARTURE LOCATION Lago Agrio in Sucumbios Province
RETURN LOCATION Lago Agrio in Sucumbios Province
DEPARTURE TIME *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED Private transportation Lago Agrio – Samona Lodge – Lago Agrio (bus and canoe).
 Bilingual naturalist guides for all activities.
All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); pure water, coffee, tea.
Accommodation in double and / or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
Excursion gear (rain coat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets).
Excursions.
NOT INCLUDED Transportation Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito (bus or plane).
 Meals before and after the tour.
 $ 5.00 community / $ 5.00 Shaman.
 All other expenses not specified in the tour.
Tips & Extras.

Samona Lodge holds three Jungle Tours.

A. 3-Days Samona LodgeTour (read here)
B. 4-Days Samona LodgeTour (read here)
C. 5-Days Somona Lodge Tour (read here) 

NOTE: The following itineraries are sample itineraries Samona Jungle Lodge. Excursions and times on this itineraries are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

 

A

3 Days / 2 Nights Samona Lodge Jungle Tour



Day 1: Quito – Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno

Flight (9:15 am) or bus (trip the night before the tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch. Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Dinner. Exciting night walk.

Day 2: Cuyabeno walk tour

Walk in primary forest including lessons on the use of plants for survival. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon, visit the Community Siona Tarapuy where the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native peoples. Return to camp. Dinner. Night canoe expedition in search of alligators.

Day 3: Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio – Quito

Early morning bird watching. Breakfast. Navigating the Cuyabeno river back to El Puente. Box Lunch. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).


B

4 Days / 3 Nights Samona Lodge Jungle



Day 1: Quito – Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno

Flight (9:15 am) or bus (trip the night before the tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch. Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Dinner. Exciting night walk.

Day 2: Cuyabeno – Caimancocha

Breakfast. Paddle in a traditional canoe on Laguna Caimancocha to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Lunch at the camp. Hike in the primary forest including lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. Before returning to camp, relaxing time in the Laguna Grande, where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. If conditions permit, you  may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge. Dinner.

Day 3: Cuyabenno – Siona Community

Breakfast. Visit the Community Siona Tarapuy where the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native people. Lunch. Walk. Return to camp. Dinner. Night canoe expedition in search of alligators.

Day 4: Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio – Quito

Early morning bird watching. Breakfast. Navigating the Cuyabeno river back to El Puente. Box Lunch. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).


C

5 Days / 4 Nights Samona Lodge Jungle



Day 1: Quito – Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno

Flight (9:15 am) or bus (trip the night before the tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch. Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Dinner. Exciting night walk.

Day 2: Cuyabeno River

Breakfast. Walk in primary forest to learn about medicinal plants and biodiversity (flora and fauna). Lunch at the camp. Navigating the river to observe pink dolphins (conditions permitting). Return to camp. Dinner. Night canoe expedition in search of alligators.

Day 3: Cuyabeno – Caimancocha

Breakfast. Remo in a traditional canoe on Laguna Caimancocha to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Lunch at the camp. Hike in the primary forest including lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. Before returning to camp, relaxing time in the Laguna Grande, where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. Return to camp. Dinner.

Day 4: Cuyabenno – Siona Community

Breakfast. Visit the Community Siona Tarapuy where the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native people. Lunch. Walk. Return to camp. Dinner. Night canoe expedition in search of alligators.

Day 5:Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio – Quito

Early morning bird watching. Breakfast. Navigating the Cuyabeno river back to El Puente. Box Lunch. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).

 

Jungle Trip Tips for Samona Lodge Tour

* How to get to get to Lago Agrio?

There are two ways to get to Lago Agrio from Quito city.

Take a flight. It takes 30 minutes one-way from Quito, and the fare is around  $65 USD one-way, or $130 for a round-trip, on either airlines TAME or VIP. Please make sure you arrive earlier that 9:30 am. 

Take a bus on the night before the tour (it takes 8 hours from Quito). You must go to Quito’s Terminal Terrestre. Buses leave every half-hour between 6am and 11:30pm. Two main bus lines: Transportes Baños (tel. 02/2570-884) and Putumayo (tel. 02/2583-316 in Quito, or 06/2833-819 in Lago Agrio). The fare is around $9 USD per person. 

We can also arrange a private transportation by car to Lago Agrio. It can inlcude a stop at Papallacta Hot Springs which are on the way there. Le us know.

* What about insects and malaria?

There has NOT been any malaria in our area until now. So no prophylaxis will be needed, if you only visit the Sierra and our area. No vaccinations are required.

The fact that we do not have malaria does not mean that there are no insects in our area! Therefore, it would be better to protect yourself. Not at night, as everybody thinks, since you can walk around during this time with shorts without any problem, but during the day, when it is advisable to put a repellent on or, better, wear a pair of trousers with socks. The insects that bite during the day are not at all dangerous. They are just unpleasant.

* What to bring?

  • Long sleeves, 2 or more

  • Comfortable pants, 2 or more (no jeans)

  • Shorts, 2 or more

  • T-shirts, 2 or more

  • Socks, one pair per day

  • Tennis shoes and / or sandals

  • Thick jacket and sweater

  • Biodegradable or natural Soap and shampoo

  • Swimsuit

  • Cotton Underwear (optional)

  • Glasses

  • Camera

  • Small backpack (waterproof)

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Bags for equipment, clothes, papers, etc.

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Sunscreen

  • First Aid Box

  • Hat or cap

  • Plastic bottle

  • Notebook and / or book

  • Towel

  • Original Passport and / or identity card

Samona Lodge
Samona Lodge - View
Samona Lodge - Cabin
Samona Lodge - Bathroom
Samona Lodge - Double Cabin

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