CUYABENO AMAZON

Siona Lodge

Midrange Lodges Cuyabeno

Siona Ecolodge, Cuyabeno Lodge, Amazon Rainforest Tours, Trips, Jungle expeditions, Honeymoon. Book your dream Holiday to the Amazon , Siona Lodge is the perfect place to stay in the Cuyabeno!

The Siona Lodge is privileged located in one of the last unspoiled native jungles in the Amazon Rainforest, the Cuayabeno Wildlife Reserve which is a protected area and ecosystem. Ecuador designated 2,329.7 sq ml. 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 this 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 the idea of these resources should be enjoyed and preserved for future generations to come.

The Siona Lodge has the most distinctive locations in the Cuyabeno 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.

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point is at the Airport in Lago Agrio for the people taking the flight , for the people traveling by bus is the “Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, we will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno, you will  take a canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to  get to the lodge, aproximatly 2 hours. The lunch is serve at the Lodge around 2pm. In the afternoon you will start the activity at 4 pm, to visit the Laguna Grande to look for some wildlife. Around 5:30pm you will go to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, wich is one of the highlight of the tour. At 6 pm you willl go on an exciting night walk, during the walk you can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas ; also to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serve at 8pm. After dinner the guide will get a short briefing of the Cuyabeno reserve and the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3.- Cuyabeno River. Today we will hike in a different part of the forest. This includes the opportunity to see the biggest trees in the Amazon Rainforest and different ecosystems. We also visit an Indigenous Community, where our naturalist guide will explain the culture and traditions of the native people, here we will prepare traditional food after that we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will conclude the day by experiencing the beautiful sunset at the lagoon and take the opportunity to spot more wildlife, before you have dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

4.- Our 4 day program takes the opportunity to paddle in an ecological canoe to experience jungle life at a slower pace.- The schedule gives you greater opportunities to indulge in the magic of the jungle and offers the opportunity to see the elusive wildlife not already spotted.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

5.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.

Meals included: breakfast

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point is at the Airport in Lago Agrio for the people taking the flight , for the people traveling by bus is at the “Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, we will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno, you will  take a canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to  get to the lodge, aproximatly 2 hours. The lunch is serve at the Lodge around 2pm. In the afternoon you will start the activity at 4 pm, to visit the Laguna Grande to look for some wildlife. Around 5:30pm you will go to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, wich is one of the highlight of the tour. At 6 pm you willl go on an exciting night walk, during the walk you can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas ; also to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serve at 8pm. After dinner the guide will get a short briefing of the Cuyabeno reserve and the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3.- Cuyabeno River. Today we will hike in a different part of the forest. This includes the opportunity to see the biggest trees in the Amazon Rainforest and different ecosystems. We also visit an Indigenous Community, where our naturalist guide will explain the culture and traditions of the native people, here we will prepare traditional food after that we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will conclude the day by experiencing the beautiful sunset at the lagoon and take the opportunity to spot more wildlife, before you have dinner.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

4.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.

Meals included: breakfast

WHAT TO BRING: 

Long sleeved cotton t-shirts 2 or more, insect repellent, long trousers, 2 or more (not jeans),  zip-lock bags to keep clothes equipment dry, shorts 2 or more, binoculars (optional), t-shirts 2 or more, torch (flashlight) with extra batteries, cotton socks a pair per day, sun block, comfortable walking shoes and sandals, insect repellent, windbreaker or sweater, first aid kit, toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap), hat or cap, bathing suit, plastic water bottle, cotton underwear, book and notebook, sunglasses, towel, camera with film speed 200 or 400, original passport, small backpack (waterproof).

WHAT TO BRING: 

Long sleeved cotton t-shirts 2 or more, insect repellent, long trousers, 2 or more (not jeans),  zip-lock bags to keep clothes equipment dry, shorts 2 or more, binoculars (optional), t-shirts 2 or more, torch (flashlight) with extra batteries, cotton socks a pair per day, sun block, comfortable walking shoes and sandals, insect repellent, windbreaker or sweater, first aid kit, toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap), hat or cap, bathing suit, plastic water bottle, cotton underwear, book and notebook, sunglasses, towel, camera with film speed 200 or 400, original passport, small backpack (waterproof).

ProgramAccommodationFlightshared van/ Public
4 Days360 USD230USD40USD /24USD
5 Days450 USD230USD40USD/24USD

5 days on Monday or Thursday

4 days on Tuesday or Friday

 INCLUDED:

  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio (bus & canoe)
  • Amazon Jungle Lodge
  • Meals during the tour
  • Excursions
  • All equipment

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio- Quito
  • Entrance to the indigenous communities $10 dollars
  • Additional beverages
  • Meals before and after the tour
  • Tips

Option 1 : Flight Quito Lago Agrio – Quito

#DAYROUTEDEPARTUREARRIVALAIRFARE
1EQ201 Monday / FridayUIO – LGQ10:00 AM10:55 AMFrom 230USD
2EQ210 Monday / FridayLGQ – UIO17:55 PM18:50 PM 
3EQ202 SaturdayLGQ – UIO14:15 PM15:10 PM 
4EQ202 SundayLGQ -UIO14:55 PM15:50 PM 

BUS QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – QUITO

There are several options to travel to the meeting point. You can take a bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio which takes about 7 to 8 hours.

OPTION 2: Private bus ride Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

We book the tickets for the private bus ride included in the package.

Quito – Lago Agrio

Departure: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Meeting point: 23:00 pm at Blue House Hostel

Address Blue House: Joaquin Pinto E8-24 y Diego de Almagro, Quito EC170150

Price: 20 USD one way

Lago Agrio – Quito

Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meeting point: Airport in Lago Agrio at 15: 00 pm

Price: 20 USD one way

SHARED BUS BANOS  – LAGO AGRIO – BANOS

We book the tickets for the shared bus ride included in the package.

Banos – Lago Agrio

Departure: Sunday and Wednesday 21 :00 pm / Monday and Thursday 24:00 pm

Meeting point: Hotel Selina

Address Hotel Selina: 12 de Noviembre and Ambato Street

Price: 20 USD one way

Lago Agrio – Banos

Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meeting point: Airport in Lago Agrio at 15: 00 pm

Price: 20 USD one way

OPTION 3: Public bus ride Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

We can recommend you the bus companies :  Esmeraldas, Baños, Occidentales and Loja. The buses depart from the Carcelen bus station north of Quito or Quitumbe in the south. You can purchase the tickets in the office of Esmeraldas bus company located in the 9 de Octubre and Colon Street near Plaza Foch, or in the bus station at Carcelén or Quitumbe. People traveling from Banos de Agua Santa can book the bus tickets included in the package at our office.
The bus ticket cost 24 USD round trip from Quito, from Banos 16,10 USD one way.

However, there are a lot of different bus companies going from Quito to Lago Agrio which enables you to go there almost every hour during the day.

The meeting point is at “Casa de Mi Abuelo” in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am for the people arriving by bus. The people arriving by plane will be picked up at the airport in Lago Agrio by one of the staff members.

 

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