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Overview

The Samona Lodge is nestled deep in the primary forest of the Amazon Jungle. For those looking for a wildlife adventure at a reasonable price than look no further. The people at Samona lodge deliver time and time again. With fully bilingual naturalist guides, activites ranging from: hikes in the rainforest, caiman spotting, night walks and heading out at dusk to watch the sunset against the backdrop of the Aguarico river makes your stay at this lodge one to remember.

Itinerary 5 days:

Day 1.-Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente . Flight 06:15 a.m. or bus journey (one day before – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to el Puente. Canoe trip down on Cuyabeno river Samona Lodge. Exciting night walk.

Day 2.- Cuyabeno river. After Breakfast, trek into the primary rain forest learning about medicinal plants biological flora and fauna. After lunch, journey downstream to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. Visit a Siona Shaman.

Day 3.-Cuyabeno River. After breakfast we paddle by traditional dug-out canoe on the Caiman-cocha (Laguna del Caiman) where we will enjoy the nature uniqueness, lunch, hike in the primary forest including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Before we go back to our camp, we’ll have a relaxing time to swim and enjoy the sunset on the magnificent Laguna Grande.

Day 4.- Cuyabeno river. In the morning, visit to the Kichwa Community, our naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of the native people. Hiking in the afternoon. Night canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators).

Day 5.- El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. Early morning bird watching. After breakfast journey up Cuyabeno river to El Puente. Drive back to Lago Agrio at 16:00. Flight or bus journey back to Quito.

 

Itinerary 4 days:

Day 1.-Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Flight 06:15 a.m. or bus journey (one day before – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to el Puente. Canoe trip down on Cuyabeno river to Samona Lodge. Exciting night walk.

Day 2.-Cuyabeno River. After breakfast we paddle by traditional dug-out canoe on the Caiman-cocha lake (Laguna del Caiman) where we will enjoy the nature uniqueness, lunch, hike in the primary forest including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Before we go back to our camp, we’ll have a relaxing time to swim and enjoy the sunset on the magnificent Laguna Grande.

Day 3.- Cuyabeno river. In the morning, visit to the Kichwa Community, our naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of the native people. Hiking in the afternoon, back to our camp. Night canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators).

Day 4.- El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. Early morning bird watching. After breakfast journey up Cuyabeno river to El Puente. Drive back to Lago Agrio at 16:00. Flight or bus journey back to Quito.

 

What’s Included:

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

What’s Not Included:

  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back – return flights approx. $190 – bus is between $10 US – $15 US
  • $3 US Contribution to Community Visit
  • $3 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks
  • TIPS

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light Jacket / Raincoat
  • Flash Lights (Preferable LED for the night walk and caiman spotting activities)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Water Bottle
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • 2 or more Long trousers
  • 2 or more ( not jeans ) Shorts, 2 or more ( quick drying material )
  • T-shirts, 3 or more
  • Cotton socks, a pair per day
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Toiletries ( biodegradable shampoo and soap )
  • Binoculars ( optional )
  • Original Passport & copy
  • Zip-lock bags to keep clothes / equipment dry

Costs:

Standard rooms

  • $220 US per person 3 days 2 nights
  • $280 US per person 4 days 3 nights
  • $320 US per person 5 days 4 nights

Tourist superior

  • $250 US per person 3 days 2 nights
  • $320 US per person 4 days 3 nights
  • $380 US per person 5 days 4 nights