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Siona Lodge Ecological Reserve

Atractions and landscapes of the Cuyabeno Reserve

Siona Lodge Programs

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. Accomodation 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. Accomodation 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.

 

The tour includes:
Accomodation 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, coffe, 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 viceversa
Rubber boots and life jackets

Not Included:
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
Colaboration with Siona Community USD 5,00

 

SIONA LODGE TRAVEL TIPS

 

WHAT TO PACK : Life in the jungle is very informal. Comfortable and lightweight clothes are a must.

Bring long pants, cotton shorts, long-sleeved T-shirts, hiking shoes, sandals, hat / cap, sunglasses, rain gear, insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlight with extra batteries, binoculars, reading material.

IITINERARY : May be subject to changes due to weather conditions or National Park Directives. The guide may deviate from the published itinerary for any reason he / she deems advisable.

TIPPING : Tipping to the staff is at the discretion of our guests. Tips for the guide are usually given in person.

CLIMATE : In the Amazon region the climate is hot and humid with frequent rain showers. The drier months are from October to March. The temperature ranges from 19°C to 36°C throughout the year. Siona Lodge is at 250 m above sea level.

HEALTH : Immunizations are presently not required to visit this area of the Amazon jungle - it is advisable however to consult your doctor or physician before your trip. We recommend precautions against malaria and yellow fever.

Strong insect repellent should be acquired before your arrival in the jungle.

     

Cuyabeno Reserve

This protected area is characterized by its high biodiversity and interrelationships between the species inhabiting the area.

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