Tortuga Tours Travelling in Ecuador
Tortuga ToursTravelling in Ecuador

SAMONA LODGE
Samona Lodge (The Cuyabeno Reserve) is located in the Cuyabeno protected forest reserve. Wildlife is in abundance everywhere in the reserve. A short list of possible observations includes: Howler, Squirl, Capuchin and night monkeys along with the Black-mantled Tamarin and Pigmy Marmoset.

 

Activities are spread out over a wide area and allow visitors to explore several distinct but equally fascinating habitats. We also offered: night walks and canoe trips, with the aid of flashlights, often reveal creatures seldom seen during daylight. Caimans (of the alligator family) and giant insects rule the jungle after sunset.

 

Monkeys, sloths, anteaters, armadillos, tapirs, jaguars, manaties and fresh water dolphins are just some of the mammals that live here, along with a great variety of reptiles such as snakes, caiman and the great anaconda and numerous fish, including Paiche(Arapaima), measuring over 3 meters in length and the famous piranha.

 

 

ITINERARIES

Itinerary 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS
DAY 1

QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – EL PUENTE
Flight 10:30 am 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 our camp place .Exciting night walk.

 

DAY 2

CUYABENO RIVER – AMARUMPOSA
After breakfast we will enjoy the landscape and the wildlife down Cuyabeno river on the motor boat up to the camp site in the Quichua community. Piranha fishing in the afternoon. Back to our camp. Exciting night walk.

 

DAY 3

AMARUMPOSA
After breakfast. Expedition .with an Indian guide, including lessons in the use of plants for survival through primary rain forest. In the afternoon we will take a paddling dug out canoe around the camp site through a small lake to explore more of the flora and fauna here. Night canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators).

 

DAY 4

CUYABENO RIVER – AGUARICO RIVER
After breakfast we are going to climb up to Samona (Ceibo) tree tower for wildlife observation and canopy view from the tower we can observe a variety of species: Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys and many more. In the afternoon we are searching for fresh water dolphins in the confluence of Cuyabeno and Aguarico river, visit the Quichua community.

 

DAY 5

CUYABENO RIVER
Early morning short walk. After breakfast journey up Cuyabeno river to Shaman place where we learn about the culture costumes and traditions of his community. In the afternoon we’ll have a relaxing time to swim and enjoy the sunset on the magnificent Laguna Grande.

 

DAY 6

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 5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1

QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – EL PUENTE
Flight 10:30 am 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 our camp place .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 on tubes (water tubing).

 

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, walk to the Tarapuy Siona Community, our naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of the native people, Piranha fishing in the afternoon Back to our camp. 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/ 3 NIGHTS

DAY 1

QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – EL PUENTE
Flight 10:30 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 our camp place .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, walk to the Tarapuy Siona Community, our naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of the native people, Piranha fishing 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.

 

Rates do include:

  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio (bus and canoe)
  • All camping equipment (rain coat-boots-mosquito netting or tents and life jackets).
  • All huts with private bathrooms (toilet, shower and washbasin)
  • Jungle camp site
  • Meals in the tour (breakfast-lunch-dinner and pure water)
  • Excursions

 

Rates do not include:

  • Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito
  • Additional beverages
  • Meals before and after the tour
  • Tips

Contact

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+593 (0) 987048121

 

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