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  • Adventure levelHigh
  • Deep AmazonYes
  • Access fromLago Agrio
  • Native CommunitySiona

Highlights of the Caiman Lodge

  • Caiman Lodge is our most popular Budget-friendly rainforest tour! We frequently receive positive feedback from this tour.
  • The Lodge boasts an ideal location, really close to Laguna Grande in the Cuyabeno Reserve.
  • As well as amazing wildlife, this tour includes a visit to a Siona indian group, and demonstration by the community shaman (if available).
  • A special “adventure” itinerary is available, including jungle camping and canoe paddling without motors.
  • Relaxing social area with hammocks, and an amazing tower affording great views over the lagoon and the jungle from the top floor.

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Itineraries and pricing 2019

Browse through the different lodge itineraries below by clicking on each one.

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  • $290Per person

Itinerary for 4 days – regular

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge by bus and motorized canoe. Lunch, relaxation, and visit to Laguna Grande for swimming, sunset, and search for pink dolphins.
  • DAY 2Morning forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. Afternoon paddle through interconnected rivers in our silent catamaran. Nocturnal caiman alligator spotting.
  • DAY 3Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassave from yuca, visit the shaman healer. Afternoon learn to make chocolate or encocado. Visit to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 4Optional early morning bird-watching, breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.

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  • $310Per person

Itinerary for 4 days – adventure

  • DAY 1Journey to Cuyabeno Reserve by bus. Afternoon paddle your way downstream 3 hours in our special adventure canoes. Camping in the forest, and exciting night-walk.
  • DAY 2Morning paddling to Laguna Grande where we hope to spot pink dolphins. Arrival to Caiman Lodge. Afternoon forest hike & swim in the Lagoon. Nocturnal caiman alligator spotting.
  • DAY 3Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassave from yuca, visit the shaman healer. Afternoon learn to make chocolate or encocado. Visit to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 4Optional early morning bird-watching, breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.

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  • $330Per person

Itinerary for 5 days – regular

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge by bus and motorized canoe. Lunch, relaxation, and visit to Laguna Grande for swimming, sunset, and search for pink dolphins.
  • DAY 2Morning forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. Afternoon paddle through interconnected rivers in our silent catamaran. Nocturnal caiman alligator spotting
  • DAY 3Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassave from yuca, visit the shaman healer. Afternoon learn to make chocolate or encocado. Visit to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 4Canoe ride and trekking along the Cuyabeno & La Hormiga rivers, wildlife spotting along the way.
  • DAY 5Optional early morning bird-watching, breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.

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Trip itineraries

The 4-day trip usually begins on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the 5-day trip on Mondays and Thursdays, but often other starting days will also be available.

Please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: double, triple.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Solar panels and generator charging points in communal area only, lights in the rooms between 6pm and 10pm.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: provided by lodge staff.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back – return flights approx. $200 US, private tourist bus is $22, public bus is approx $10 US.
  • Contribution to Siona Community Visit ($4).
  • Contribution to Shaman Visit ($4).
  • Single supplement.
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks.
  • Tips & personal expenses.

Access – transportation

  • The Caiman tour starts and finishes at the town of Lago Agrio.
  • The bus from Quito typically takes between 6 to 7 hours. There are 2 bus options: Private bus for foreigners ($22) or the regular public bus (approx. $10), both leave around 11:00pm the day before the trip starts, and return on the final afternoon of the trip arriving back to Quito around 9pm.
  • Alternatively, there is a direct flight from Quito to Lago Agrio for approx. $200 return fare (subject to change).

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