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Siona Lodge

Siona Lodge is located within the Cuyabeno Nature Reserve in the north-east of Ecuador, and enjoys a privileged location on a fresh-water lake with impressive sunsets and diverse wildlife.

The lodge aims to minimise environmental impact of your visit by using solar energy and responsibly disposes of waste products generated from tourist visits. The tour also includes a visit to the Siona indian community who receive support from each visit.

Toll-free USA & Canada: 1-8_00-269-0216
Toll-free UK: 0-800-051-7125

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Lodge Background

The lodge has been constructed in typical style of the region and can accommodate up to 20 people at one time in 4 guest huts. Each hut has 2 bedrooms, bathroom/shower, and a balcony complete with hammock and lounge chairs.

Accommodation

  • Cabins: twin / double
  • Private bathroom: one bathroom per hut
  • Showers: yes
  • Mosquito nets: netting over beds
  • Electricity: Yes – solar power
  • Boots / Rain ponchos: Yes

Itinerary

The description below is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change.

4 DAYS
Day 1 Reception in Lago Agrio at 08h30-09h00, and transfer to Cuyabeno River.Box lunch in the route .At this point the visitors have to register in the Reserve’s office and pay the Entrance fee. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation through Cuyabeno River to the Big Lagoon, where the Lodge is located. Along the river you will find several species in its natural habitat as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect and the exuberant Amazonian vegetation. Arrival and check in. Night walk in the primary forest to observe amphibians and reptiles for about one hour. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner.
Day 2 After breakfast, departure to the Siona Indian 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 elaboration of the Casabe ; local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates principal feed of the community). The trip takes 2 hours navigation downstream to get there, on route be sure to look out for fauna on the Rio Cuyabeno such as: birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises and many others. A visit to the Shaman, is also included. This is a full day excursion with Lunch in the Community . Return to the lodge. Night navigation for watching Caymans. Dinner.
Day 3 Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours to explore the beautiful and complex tropical ecosystem. You will find the great variety of species of plants, trees and animal life. Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon navigation in the big lagoon, to enjoy the surrounding of the lake, time to fish piranhas , swimming and wait for a very special sunset. Dinner.
Day 4 Early in the morning before breakfast a bird watching excursion is optional. Breakfast and transfer to Lago Agrio to take your flight back.

In the 5 days / 4 nights tour, a visit to Canangueno Lagoon for birdwatching and another hike in the forest are the activities for the 4th day.

2014 PRICES PER PERSON
4 days $360
5 days $450

(based on twin share)

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation based on twin/double share
  • Road / River transportation to/from Lago Agrio and lodge
  • All meals from lunch day1 to breakfast on final day
  • Drinking water
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Use of rubber boots / life jackets

Exclusions:

  • Airfare / bus to Lago Agrio
  • Cuyabeno Reserve entry fee $20
  • Siona community fee $5
  • Single supplement
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Tips and other personal expenses

Access/Transport

The tour starts with a flight to Lago Agrio (30minutes, approx $195) where you will be met by your local guide. It is also possible to travel by overnight bus (8-10 hours, $10).

In Lago Agrio the lodge is reached via bus and then motorised canoe (approx 4 hours journey in total).

Note that in 2012 there were unfortunately some security issues in the Cuyabeno area; in 2013 this has been addressed by the Tourism Ministry in Ecuador to improve safety. If you have any doubts about travel in this region then please contact your home government for travel advice.

Past Clients Feedback

“I thought our trip was great value for money considering the quality of the accommodation and food. The guide was also fantastic. A top trip!" (, UK)

* All lodge information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the lodge owner.