Siona Lodge

Siona Lodge

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Overview

The Siona Lodge is idyllically situated in one of the last unspoiled native jungles in the Amazon, the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2,329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive step forward towards the preservation of part of the Amazon River Basin has allowed us to develop our lodge around the idea of low impact eco-tourism. Their hope is that, by exposing you to the untouched natural beauty surrounding the lodge, you will understand and share that these resources should be enjoyed and preserved for future generations to come.

Amazon Itineraries

4 Days & 3 Nights
  • DAY 1, Enter the Fores QUITO – to the bridge of Cuyabeno: You will then take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge. Unlike other lodges, you will Lunch in the lodge itself. Then visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Indulge your self with a great Dinner. Finally a night canoe expedition in search of caimans.
  • DAY 2, EXPLORE THE JUNGLE: Set out on a four hours hike in the primary forest because we know learning about flora and fauna, especially to find out about the medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc is what everyone wants from a tour. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon paddle in a traditional canoe on the Lagoons or rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will have the chance to swim and enjoy the sunset. However, this is if conditions permit. if you are lucky you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge. Finally, have your Dinner.
  • DAY 3, SHAMAN OF THE FOREST (PUERTO BOLIVAR – INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY): Enjoy a visit to the Siona Community, where you can see the preparation of their traditional bread, Casabe, and the naturalist guide will give you explanations about the customs and traditions, in other words, the culture of native people. Quench your hunger with a Box Lunch. Straight after lunch, we will visit the Shaman, who will talk to you about the ceremonies in the jungle. Besides, you will be able to ask questions Return to camp. After a long day. And it is time for Dinner. Conclude your day with an exciting night walk.
  • DAY 4, SPLENDOR OF NATURE CUYABENO: Start the day with early morning birdwatching (5:30) and watch the sunrise. After we will have breakfast at the lodge Then at 9:30 return to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a box lunch and then you will be picked up by a shuttle bus.
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5 Days & 4 Nights
  • DAY 1, Enter the Fores QUITO – to the bridge of Cuyabeno: You will then take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge. Unlike other lodges, you will Lunch in the lodge itself. Then visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Indulge your self with a great Dinner. Finally a night canoe expedition in search of caimans.
  • DAY 2, EXPLORE THE JUNGLE: Set out on a four hours hike in the primary forest because we know learning about flora and fauna, especially to find out about the medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc is what everyone wants from a tour. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon paddle in a traditional canoe on the Lagoons or rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will have the chance to swim and enjoy the sunset. However, this is if conditions permit. if you are lucky you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge. Finally, have your Dinner.
  • DAY 3, SHAMAN OF THE FOREST (PUERTO BOLIVAR – INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY): Enjoy a visit to the Siona Community, where you can see the preparation of their traditional bread, Casabe, and the naturalist guide will give you explanations about the customs and traditions, in other words, the culture of native people. Quench your hunger with a Box Lunch. Straight after lunch, we will visit the Shaman, who will talk to you about the ceremonies in the jungle. Besides, you will be able to ask questions Return to camp. After a long day. And it is time for Dinner. Conclude your day with an exciting night walk.
  • DAY 4, SPLENDOR OF NATURE CUYABENO: Start the day with early morning birdwatching (5:30) and watch the sunrise. After we will have breakfast at the lodge Then at 9:30 return to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a box lunch and then you will be picked up by a shuttle bus.
  • DAY 5, BACK TO CIVILISATION RETURN TO CUYABENO BRIDGE: An early morning bird watching. You would have earnt your Breakfast, after the early start. Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to Cuyabeno Bridge. Tucan lodge will provide a Box Lunch. After back to Quito
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Trip Outline

The Siona Lodge is in the Cuyabeno nature reserve, deep in the primary forest of the Amazon Jungle.

  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until lunch on day 4 or 5
  • Tea / Coffee and Filtered Water
  • Accommodation Double/Triple or Matrimonial cabin
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Caiman Lodge and back to Lago Agrio
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber boots

Day One

  • Arrival to Cuyabeno Bridge
  • Transfer to the entrance of the national park
  • Lunch
  • Canoe ride to get to the lodge
  • Watch the sunset on the Lagoon
  • Dinner
  • Free time

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • hike through the Amazon rainforest
  • Lunch
  • Paddle canoe
  • Dinner
  • We will take a Canoe and go out looking for Caiman

Day Three

  • Breakfast
  • Roughly 1.5-hour canoe ride to the community
  • Visit lady who shows you how to make Yuka bread
  • Lunch
  • Visit Shaman
  • Take the Canoe back to the lodge
  • Dinner
  • Night walk

Day Four

If you take the 4-day option

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the lodge by canoe
  • bus back to Cuyabeno Bridge where the tour ends

If you take the 5 day option

  • Breakfast
  • Optional activity hiking or canoe ride
  • Lunch
  • Optional activity
  • Dinner

Day Five

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the lodge by canoe
  • bus back to Cuyabeno Bridge where the tour ends
  • Transport from Quito to Cuyabeno Bridge and back – return flights approx. $190 US – bus is between $15 US – $30 US
  • $5 US Contribution to Siona Community Visit
  • $5 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks
  • TIPS

A relaxing morning paddle in a traditional canoe on the rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Searching for monkeys and birds. to conclude your morning you will Lunch at the camp. Relax, Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Your well-deserved Dinner and after that a spectacular Night walk (optional)

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