CAIMAN LODGE

CAIMAN LODGE

Caiman Eco-Lodge is at one of the best spots in the Cuyabeno Reserve, really close to the Laguna Grande and reachable by canoe all year long, not depending on the season. The Lodge accommodates up to 40 people in three individual guest huts; each hut has 2 – 4 double or triple bedrooms (as required) each with its own private bathroom and shower. There is also a relaxing area, hammocks and an amazing tower (3 floors are fit with triple rooms as those mentioned above) with a great view over the lagoon and the jungle from the 7th top floor. All our guests are assisted by an accredited naturalist guide and licensed canoe driver.

FOREST BATHING AT ITS FINEST:
Engineered for Self-Transformation
Beautifully nestled in the deep Amazon rainforest of the Cuyabeno Reserve. Caiman Eco-lodge viewing tower shows a wonderful view of the canopy of the rainforest on one side and the Cuyabeno river on the other. Connect with nature in a way that allows you to understand the wonderful harmony that exists between sun, air and earth. Exploring it’s diverse dimensions that unravels it’s mystery to those who are looking for something out of the ordinary.

COZY AND COMFORTABLE:
Simple yet functional. All rooms have beds, mosquito nets, private bathroom and warm shower on the main level. Rooms in the tower only have cold showers which although for some can feel uncomfortable are actually one way to support a purely eco-friendly way of blending in with the environment & providing some increased benefits. Cold showers can make your manly mane look shinier and your skin look healthier by closing up your cuticles and pores.

ACTIVITIES:
Lots of Variety
Forest bathing at it’s finest, a way to connect with the pacha mama like no other. To enter the deep forest requires 3 hours of navigation around the bends in motorized canoe. Surrounded by green and orchestra of sights and sounds that will bring your senses to life. Explore the Amazon during the evening and a whole other world comes to life. During the day explore the forest in motorized canoe and trek through dense forest to learn about the flora and fauna. Support local initiatives by spending some time with an indigenous community to understanding process of agriculture and shamanic traditions. After a long day of trekking & exploring the forest head to the Laguna Grande to witness a beautiful expression of colour & light emerging as we take in the sunset along the Cuyabeno River.

PROGRAMS

3, 4 or 5 day Programs
Keep in mind that 1st and last day are short activities and travel time into and out of the rainforest. However, if you still like to experience primary rainforest inside a protected reserve than consider the following options below.

PROGRAM 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Caiman Lodge.

DAY 1:
We will meet in Lago Agrio between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, we will take our Cayman private transport to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve. 2 hours of travel approx.
At this point, visitors must register at the Reserve office where we will have a brief talk with our naturalist guide in which they will be given information about the Cuyabeno Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to start the two-hour canoe trip through the Cuyabeno River to Cayman Lodge.
During the canoe trip you will be able to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna found in the jungle. You may also see some of the 10 species of monkeys, birds and other jungle animals, depending on the weather and weather
We will arrive at Cayman Lodge around 1:30 pm

We'll have lunch.
At that time you will be assigned your rooms and you can relax for a few minutes.
4:30 pm, We will leave by motorized canoe and go to explore the flooded jungle, we will have the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna, including the sloth bear, pink dolphins, monkeys, among others.
We will take a tour around the Laguna Grande. Immediately we will go to the middle of the Lagoon to see the wonderful Sunset and swim.

We will then return to camp for dinner.
We will have a welcome cocktail.

We will go out in search of alligators, snakes and nocturnal birds from the motorized canoe.

They finish their first day in the jungle.

DAY 2: 
Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
8:00 am We will take our rowing canoes and we will go to one of the trails of the Cuyabeno Reserve, we will have a walk in the primary forest of approximately 3 hours,
On this trail our guide will explain about the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, medicinal plants, variety of animals and interactions of the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity on Earth.
Return to our Lodge.
Lunch
We will take a rest in the amahacas or rooms.
4:30 pm We will take a tour in our Catamaran, with ease to relax, observe a variety of animals, pink dolphins, monkeys and much more.
We will swim and watch the sunset.
Then, we will have a night walk for about an hour to spot arachnids, amphibians and hopefully nocturnal reptiles.
8:00 pm Special dinner with our Guide, where we will share our experiences in the jungle with a farewell cocktail.

DAY 3: 
5:30 am We will take a tour to observe the sunrise and a variety of birds.
8:00 a.m. We will have breakfast at the hotel and prepare for the return at 9:30 a.m. to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a Box Lunch and then you will be picked up by our private bus that will take you to Lago Agrio so you can return to Quito either by bus or by plane.

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PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Caiman Lodge.

DAY 1: 
We will meet in Lago Agrio between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, where we will take our Cayman private transport to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve. 2 hours of travel approx.
At this point, visitors must register at the Reserve office where we will have a brief talk with our naturalist guide in which they will be given information about the Cuyabeno Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to start the two-hour canoe trip through the Cuyabeno River to Caiman Lodge.
During the canoe trip you will be able to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna found in the jungle. You may also see some of the 10 species of monkeys, birds and other jungle animals, depending on the weather and weather
We will arrive at Caiman Lodge around 1:30 pm

We'll have lunch.
At that time you will be assigned your rooms and you can relax for a few minutes.
4:30 pm, We will leave by motorized canoe and go to explore the flooded jungle, where we will have the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna, including the sloth bear, pink dolphins, among others.
We will take a tour around the Laguna Grande. Immediately we will go to the middle of the Lagoon to see the wonderful Sunset and swim.

We will then return to camp for dinner.
We will have a welcome cocktail.

We will go out in search of alligators, snakes and nocturnal birds from the motorized canoe.

They finish their first day in the jungle.

DAY 2: 
Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
8:00 am We will take our rowing canoes and we will go to one of the trails of the Cuyabeno Reserve, we will have a walk in the primary forest of approximately 3 hours.
On this trail our guide will explain about the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, medicinal plants, variety of animals and interactions of the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity on Earth.
Return to our Lodge.
Lunch
We will take a rest in the amahacas or rooms.
4:30 pm We will take a tour in our Catamaran, with ease to relax, observe a variety of animals, pink dolphins, monkeys and much more.
We will swim and watch the sunset.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Then, we will have a night walk for about an hour to spot arachnids, amphibians and hopefully nocturnal reptiles.

DAY 3: 
6:00 am We will meet at our Cayman Meeting Point.
We will go to our Great Cayman Bird Tower, we will have the opportunity to see a variety of birds and a beautiful sunrise, accompanied by a delicious coffee.
8:00 am. Breakfast
9:00 am We will go downriver to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolívar, a journey of approximately 1:30 minutes.
In this place we will be received by one of the native women who will take us to the yuca plantation to harvest yuca and with our help she will show us the preparation of one of her traditional foods, casabe (Yuca flatbread). Immediately after this, the guide will introduce you to one of the last 4 Shamans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and one of them will explain his worldview directly related to the Ayahuasca drink, a part of the energy cleansing ritual will be carried out with their songs that come from an ancient oral tradition from Shaman to apprentice.
We will take a short tour around this place in search of snakes, and more animals that we can find.
In addition, we will find one of the largest trees in Ecuador, the Ceibo, where we can take photos.
Lunch - Lunch
We will return to the Lodge in the afternoon.
4:00 pm We will take our last tour in the Laguna Grande, we will see dolphins, and more animals that the Jungle offers us.
Sunset
We will return to the Lodge and be able to relax in a hammock or have a beer at the bar.
7:30 pm special dinner with our Guide, where we will share our experiences in the jungle with a farewell cocktail.

DAY 4: 
5:30 am We will take a tour to observe the sunrise and a variety of birds.
8:00 a.m. We will have breakfast at the hotel and prepare for the return at 9:30 a.m. to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a Box Lunch and then you will be picked up by our private bus that will take you to Lago Agrio so you can return to Quito either by bus or by plane.

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PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Caiman Lodge.

DAY 1:
We will meet in Lago Agrio between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, where we will take our Cayman private transport to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve. 2 hours of travel approx.
At this point, visitors must register at the Reserve office where we will have a brief talk with our naturalist guide in which they will be given information about the Cuyabeno Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to start the two-hour canoe trip through the Cuyabeno River to Cayman Lodge.
During the canoe trip you will be able to enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna found in the jungle. You may also see some of the 10 species of monkeys, birds and other jungle animals, depending on the weather and weather
We will arrive at Cayman Lodge around 1:30 pm

We'll have lunch.
At that time you will be assigned your rooms and you can relax for a few minutes.
4:30 pm, We will leave by motorized canoe and go to explore the flooded jungle, where we will have the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna, including the sloth bear, pink dolphins, among others.
We will take a tour around the Laguna Grande. Immediately we will go to the middle of the Lagoon to see the wonderful Sunset and swim.

We will then return to camp for dinner.
We will have a welcome cocktail.

We will go out in search of alligators, snakes and nocturnal birds from the motorized canoe.

They finish their first day in the jungle.

DAY 2: 
Breakfast 7:00 a.m.
8:00 am We will take our rowing canoes and we will go to one of the trails of the Cuyabeno Reserve, we will have a walk in the primary forest of approximately 3 hours.
On this trail our guide will explain about the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, medicinal plants, variety of animals and interactions of the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity on Earth.
Return to our Lodge.
Lunch
We will take a rest in the amahacas or rooms.
4:30 pm We will take a tour in our Catamaran, with ease to relax, observe a variety of animals, pink dolphins, monkeys and much more.
We will swim and watch the sunset.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Then, we will have a night walk for about an hour to spot arachnids, amphibians and hopefully nocturnal reptiles.

DAY 3: 
6:00 am We will meet at our Cayman Meeting Point.
We will go to our Great Cayman Bird Tower, we will have the opportunity to see a variety of birds and a beautiful sunrise, accompanied by a delicious coffee.
8:00 am. Breakfast
9:00 am We will go downriver to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolívar, a journey of approximately 1:30 minutes.
In this place we will be received by one of the native women who will take us to the yuca plantation to harvest yuca and with our help she will show us the preparation of one of her traditional foods, casabe (Yuca flatbread). Immediately after this, the guide will introduce you to one of the last 4 Shamans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and one of them will explain his worldview directly related to the Ayahuasca drink, a part of the energy cleansing ritual will be carried out with their songs that come from an ancient oral tradition from Shaman to apprentice.
We will take a short tour around this place in search of snakes, and more animals that we can find.
In addition, we will find one of the largest trees in Ecuador, the Ceibo, where we can take photos.
Lunch - Lunch
We will return to the Lodge in the afternoon.
4:00 pm We will take our last tour in the Laguna Grande, we will see dolphins, and more animals that the Jungle offers us.
Sunset
We will return to the Lodge and be able to relax in a hammock or have a beer at the bar.

7:30 p.m. dinner
Weather-dependent evening activity (optional)

DAY 4: 
Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
We will grant the Full Day equipment (Amahacas, rain ponchos, boots) to each one.
We will go rowing canoe to see another of the fantastic lagoons "La Laguna Cananbueno", we will have the opportunity to see a variety of animals, monkeys, birds, sloths and much more.
We will continue and go for a walk in the primary forest, where each time we will see different species of animals, the guide will explain about the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, plants, flora and fauna and interactions of the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity on Earth. (approx 3 hours)
Box lunch in the jungle.
We will take a break in some amahacas in the middle of the Jungle
Then we will return and take our last tour in the Laguna Grande, and we will see dolphins, and more animals that the Jungle offers us.
Swim and see the wonderful sunset and later we will go to the Lodge.
7:30 pm special dinner with our Guide, where we will share our experiences in the jungle with a farewell cocktail.

DAY 5: 
RETURN
5:30 am We will take a tour to observe the sunrise and a variety of birds.
8:00 a.m. We will have breakfast at the hotel and prepare for the return at 9:30 a.m. to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a Box Lunch and then you will be picked up by our private bus that will take you to Lago Agrio so you can return to Quito either by bus or by plane.

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE StandarD
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $240
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $320
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $380
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 INCLUDED 

  • Tea / Coffee and Filtered Water
  • Accommodation Double/Triple or Matrimonial cabin
  • All meals according to program
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Caiman Lodge and back to Lago Agrio
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber boots.

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Tips and bar expenses.
  • Extra meals and drinks.
  • $5 US Contribution to Siona Community Visit
  • $3 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks

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Address in Quito: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building "Valladolid", Office No. 104 
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