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

Highlights of Jamu Lodge

  • Jamu means Armadillo in the Siona indigenous language, it is a privately owned lodge located in the incredible Cuyabeno ecosystem, just 15 minutes downstream from Laguna Grande. The perfect location to see a diversity of fauna and flora native to the Amazon Rainforest.
  • This eco-friendly lodge practices minimal environmental impact, and has taken firm actions to minimize the impact of its tourist operations within the reserve.
  • Jamu Lodge has 3 attractive cabins and 2 towers; built in a traditional, rustic style with high thatched roofs.
  • Jamu is a great lodge option for travelers in the Cuyabeno Reserve, and represents excellent value compared to other options.

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Itineraries and pricing 2020

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

4 Days
5 Days
4 Days
  • Standard room$334Per person
  • Suite$650Per person

Itinerary for 4 days

  • Day 1Meet your guide in Lago Agrio town, journey to Jamu Lodge by bus (2 hours) and motorized canoe (2 hours), box lunch on route. Sunset at Laguna Grande & dinner at lodge.
  • Day 2Morning primary forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. After lunch see butterflies, swim in the lagoon, and look for pink dolphins. Dinner at lodge, and night search for caiman alligators.
  • Day 3Morning visit to a family of the Tarapuy community. Afternoon at the lodge to relax. Nocturnal walk to observe night species such as spiders, ghekos or scorpions.
  • Day 4Optional early bird watching excursion. Breakfast and departure back to Lago Agrio where the tour ends at aprox 3pm.
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5 Days
  • Standard room$406Per person
  • Suite$860Per person

Itinerary for 5 days

  • Day 1Meet your guide in Lago Agrio town, journey to Jamu Lodge by bus (2 hours) and motorized canoe (2 hours), box lunch on route. Sunset at Laguna Grande & dinner at lodge.
  • Day 2Morning primary forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. After lunch see butterflies, swim in the lagoon, and look for pink dolphins. Dinner at lodge, and night search for caiman alligators.
  • Day 3Morning visit to a family of the Tarapuy community. Afternoon at the lodge to relax. Nocturnal walk to observe night species such as spiders, ghekos or scorpions.
  • Day 4A full day out of the lodge, firstly bird watching in a native canoe, and then trekking near the flooded forest in search of monkeys and other interesting species.
  • Day 5Optional early bird watching excursion. Breakfast and departure back to Lago Agrio where the tour ends at aprox 3pm.
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Trip itineraries

Jamu Lodge trips usually depart on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Other departure days may be possible with 3 or more people.

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

Rooms

Standard rooms are cozy and rustic, with private bathroom and hot water.

Jamu also has 3 new Suites offering extra comfort in the jungle, including: much more space (60m per suite with space for up to 5 people), balcony, living room with sofa, bath gowns, complimentary fruit platter, USB connection for recharging, optioan of breakfast and dinner served in the room.

Accommodation
Inclusions
Exclusions
Access
Accommodation

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: double, triple and multiple accommodations
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • barBar service: Yes
  • Swimming poolSwimming pool: No.
  • electricityElectricity: yes, in communal areas
  • bootsBoots are always provided for free, Rain Jackets are provided if needed
Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Accommodations in cozy cabins with private bathroom
  • Meals stating with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day
  • Rubber boots for excursions
  • Excursions as listed, with qualified naturalist guide for all the tours
  • Bus & Canoe transportation from / to Lago Agrio to lodge
  • Tubing activity
Exclusions

Exclusions

  • Round trip transportation from Quito to Lago Agrio (bus or flight)
  • Beverages from bar
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fee to Cuyabeno Reserve
  • Community contribution fee ($10 per person)
  • Tips
Access

Access - transportation

  • The Jamu tour starts and finishes at the town of Lago Agrio.
  • The bus from Quito typically takes between 6 to 7 hours. Public buses (approx. $10), 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).
Important note: The order of the excursions may be modified for climate changes.

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