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 kilometers (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. Our 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.
The Siona Lodge has the best and one of the single most distinctive locations in the reserve, allowing for picturesque sunsets viewed across the large freshwater lake. Much of the wildlife you will see is dependent on the unique ecosystem the lake supports allowing for some rare viewing opportunities.
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. Accommodation in double rooms
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, in the route will be possible to admire the existing fauna along 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, Accommodation in double rooms
DAY 3. – Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours in the distance you will be able 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 by Indian paddle canoe and another hike in the forest are the activities for the 4th day.
PRICE PER PERSON IN BASE OF DOUBLE ROOM
5 DAYS US $ 400
4 DAYS US $ 320
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Accommodation in double room ( single room at extra cost)
- 4 Night Tour – 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 evening meals
- 3 Night Tour – 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 evening meals
- Snacks, pure water, tea, coffee, milk are available permanently
- Tours with an English/Spanish speaking Guide
- Tours in motorized canoe according the itinerary
- Transportation from Lago Agrio to Siona Lodge and vice versa
- Rubber boots and life jackets
- Flight Ticket Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito USD 136,00 or bus USD 25,00
- Alcoholic and cokes
- Personal Spending
- Entrance fee to the reserve USD 20,00 and
- Collaboration with Siona Community USD 5,00
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