JAMU LODGE

Jamu, coming from the word Armadillo in Siona, is a beautiful, privately-owned lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve where our guests can enjoy a variety of activities. We are located along the Cuyabeno River, 15 minutes down-river from the spectacular Laguna Grande.

Our lodge practices a policy of minimum environmental impact. All of our cabañas are lit naturally with candles to preserve the feeling of being in a remote jungle. Solar panels provide us with electricity and are used to operate our telephone. All inorganic material is removed from the reserve regularly and organic material is composted. Additionally, all of the wastewater coming from the lodge is treated using natural enzymes and bacteria. Our belief in true eco-tourism is intended to make your stay as comfortable as possible, while preserving the beauty of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve for the future.

Jamu Lodge consists of 9 cabañas, built in a traditional, rustic style with thatched-roofs and elevated walk-ways. Six of our cabañas are divided into two bedrooms each with two beds and its own private bathroom and shower with hot water. One large cabaña hosts 4 rooms (up to 5 people per room) with space for 20 people in total. In our two-story cabaña you will find our spacious dining area and hammock lounge.

Dining: The heart of our lodge is our dining area. We take pride in our ability to prepare and serve fresh food in such an isolated location. We provide fresh, local ingredients, such as tasty platanos and yucca which are the basis for our recipes. Our mix of Ecuadorian and international cuisine will exhilarate your taste buds. But make sure to save room for dessert! Afterwards, you can enjoy a cocktail at the bar, or relax with a beer upstairs in our comfortable hammock lounge.


 

LODGE AEREAS: We have a large dining room in contact with nature and artificially lit during the day, seating areas and a bar. We also have two beautiful towers where you can rest in the hammocks arranged for you or enjoy the Cuyabeno River in our sloths
. FRESH AND LOCAL FOOD: We have the ability to prepare and serve fresh food in a place as isolated as the Cuyabeno Reserve. In this activity we make sure that the ingredients we use are fresh and local, such as plantain and yucca. In this way they are used in the base of our recipes. 
RELAXING: Have a delicious cocktail or a beer in our comfortable lounge with hammocks under a thatched-roof hut, the perfect space to relax and unwind after enjoying tours of the Cuyabeno Reserve.

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of the Jamu Lodge experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Restaurant

 ​We have the ability to prepare and serve fresh food in a place as isolated as the Cuyabeno Reserve. In this activity we make sure that the ingredients we use are fresh and local, such as plantain and yucca. 

Conservation

 The inorganic matter is packed and safely removed from the reservoir.
All organic waste is used as compost.
Our biological managers maintain a minimal impact of contamination.

Electricity

Using solar panels to operate the facilities with a capacity of 110wtz..

Lodge areas

We have a spacious dining room in contact with nature and artificially lit during the day with the capacity to serve more than 40 guests, living areas and a bar. We also have two beautiful towers where you can rest in the hammocks arranged for you or enjoy.

Water

Including daily mineral water bottles

Relaxing

Have a delicious cocktail or a beer in our comfortable hammock lounge under a thatched hut, the perfect space for you to relax and unwind after enjoying tours of the Cuyabeno Reserve..

Equipment

Rain poncho, life jackets and rubber boots.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

 $ 295 P.P

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DAY 1

Our tour starts at the entrance of Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.
Subsequently, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Reserve and important recommendations to begin navigating two hours in the Cuyabeno river towards Jamu Lodge.
At this point, visitors must register at the Reserve office. Here our naturalist guide will provide you with information about the Cuyabeno Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to start the two-hour navigation on the Cuyabeno River from Jamu Lodge.
During the canoe ride you will get a first look at the jungle and you will be able to observe different types of birds such as caciques, orioles and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin. You can also see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on the weather and weather conditions.
We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm. At that point, you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a bit. After the siesta we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the Laguna Grande. Then you will return to the camp for dinner and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relax in a hammock or have a drink at the bar. 

DAY 2 (A)

Option A
After breakfast there is a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours through the primary forest, where the guide will explain about a tropical forest and medicinal plants.
You will have the opportunity to observe large trees such as CEIBO or small insects such as ants.
We will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go out to see the beautiful butterflies and to swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful brushed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sunset. Then, we return to the camp for dinner.
At night we carry out a nocturnal activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

DAY 2 (B)

Option B
After breakfast we set off in a canoe downriver for about an hour to visit a family from the Tarapuy community. We will be able to learn how to prepare Casabe, a traditional Yuca bread, where we will help in its preparation.
We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all day; returning to the Lodge at approximately two in the afternoon.
After lunch we have relaxation activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, such as spiders, gekos or scorpions and listening to the noises and sounds of the night.

DAY 3

On the third and last day of the 3d / 2n tour , early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on the weather conditions; Upon returning to the lodge we will have a delicious breakfast and then the transfer back to Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.

4 DAYS / 3NIGHTS

 $370 P.P

BOOK NOW
DAY 1

Our tour starts at the entrance of Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.
Subsequently, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Reserve and important recommendations to begin navigating two hours in the Cuyabeno river towards Jamu Lodge.
During the canoe ride there is a first look at the jungle and you will be able to observe different types of birds such as caciques, orioles and the prehistoric Hoatzin bird.
You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on the weather and weather conditions. We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm.
At that time you will be shown your rooms and you can relax a bit. After the siesta we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the Laguna Grande. You will then return to the camp for dinner, and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relax in a hammock or have a drink at the bar.

DAY 2

Your second day begins with a delicious breakfast, later we will take a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours through the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants.
You can also see large trees such as CEIBO or small insects such as ants.
We will return to the lodge for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go out to see the beautiful butterflies and to swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful brushed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sunset. Then, we return to the lodge for dinner.
At night we carry out a nocturnal activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

DAY 3

After breakfast we set off in a canoe downriver for about an hour to visit a family from the Tarapuy community.
We will be able to learn how to prepare Casabe, a traditional Yuca bread, where we will help in its preparation.
We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all day. We will return to the Lodge at approximately two in the afternoon.
After lunch we have relaxation activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, such as spiders, gekos or scorpions and listening to the noises and sounds of the night.

DAY 4

On the third and last day of the 3d / 2n tour , early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on the weather conditions; Upon returning to the lodge we will have a delicious breakfast and then the transfer back to Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.

STANDARD ROOMS

At Jamu Lodge we have standard rooms for all types of tourists: 

• ​Double Twin
• ​2 single beds
• ​Private bathroom and hot water
• ​Matrimonial
• ​1 double comma
•​private bathroom and hot water
• ​Triple
• ​3 single beds
•Private bathroom and hot water
•Family
•4 people, includes 1 double bed, 2 single beds
• Private bathroom and hot water.

PROGRAM DOUBLE SINGLE
3D/2N $295 $443
4D/3N $370 $555
5D/4N $460 $690

SUITES

For a better experience of comfort and exclusivity
We offer you our Suite-type rooms, with an elegant rustic style and first-rate amenities in the middle of the jungle.

  • Double Twin, Matrimonial, Triple, Family.
  • Balcony
  • living room
  • bedside lamps, sofa,
  • bathroom with shower and tub, shower robes
  • bar, 1 bottle of mineral water daily
  • breakfast and dinner in the room (optional)
  • capacity up to 4 people
PROGRAM DOUBLE SINGLE
3D/2N $450 $675
4D/3N $650 $975
5D/4N $860 $1290

FAQ

What is included in the programs?
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • Water, tea & coffee in all meals
  • river transport - Puente - Jamu Lodge - Puente
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rubber boots (only up to # 43) water poncho
What is not included in the tour?
  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito $250 USD per person. 
  • Other alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.


During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.


Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!

  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain
Children policies:


  • Children 4 to 8 years old: 50% discount on the rate, upon presentation of their passport or identity document.
  • Children under 3 years, free in the same cabin.
What facilities are there in the room?

In our Lodge we practice policies of minimal environmental impact to preserve the naturalness of the Cuyabeno ecosystem, using solar panels to operate the facilities with a capacity of 110wtz.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FLIGHTS:

Regarding flights, it is only feasible to work with them in the following way:

Approximate flight price $100 per person and per route.

Tour 5d/4n:
Starts Monday and ends Friday

Flights Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito


Tour 4d/3n:
Starts Tuesday and ends Friday
The arrival flight must be from Quito to Coca and the return flight from Lago Agrio to Quito.


In both cases we offer the transfer from/to the airport for $50 per person and per way.

*This logistics applies only for the days that were mentioned, it does not apply on other days of the week.
*Arrival flights must be in the morning.

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