JAMU LODGE

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.

PROGRAMS

Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle in our tours designed especially for the enjoyment of the great life in the jungle and the importance of the Amazon jungle. In our tours you will be able to observe pink dolphins, and a great variety of birds and thousands of species of plants thanks to the great variety of flora and fauna that exist here.

CUYABENO PROGRAM 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest on our 3 day Cuyabeno Tour. On our tours you will be able to observe pink dolphins, and a great variety of birds.

DAY 1: 
Our tour begins at the entrance of the Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.

Later, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Reserve and important recommendations to start sailing two hours on the Cuyabeno River to 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 down the Cuyabeno River from Jamu Lodge.

During the canoe ride you will have 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 may 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 time, 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: 
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.

He will have the opportunity to observe large trees such as CEIBO or small insects such as ants.

We will return to the camp to have lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go out to see the beautiful butterflies and 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 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 (option B):

After breakfast we canoe down the river for about an hour to visit a family from the Tarapuy community. We will be able to learn to prepare the Casabe, a traditional Yuca bread, where we will help in its elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy it 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: 
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 the Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.

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CUYABENO PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Cuyabeno 4 days 3 nights tour Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest on one of our Cuyabeno jungle tours. On our tours you will be able to observe pink dolphins, Anaconda and a great variety of birds.

DAY 1:
Our tour begins at the entrance of the Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.

Later, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Reserve and important recommendations to start the two-hour navigation on the Cuyabeno River to Jamu Lodge.

During the canoe ride you get a first look at the jungle and you can see different types of birds such as caciques, orioles and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin.

You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on weather and weather conditions. We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm.

At that time 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: 
Your second day begins with a delicious breakfast, then 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 like the CEIBO or small insects like ants.

We will return to the lodge to have lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go out to see the beautiful butterflies and 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 down the river for about an hour to visit a family from the Tarapuy community.

We will be able to learn to prepare Casabe, a traditional Yuca bread, where we will help in its elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we spend the whole 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:
The fourth and last day of the 4d/3n 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 the Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.

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CUYABENO PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Enjoy the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest on our 5-day Cuyabeno tour. On our tours you will be able to observe pink dolphins, anaconda and a great variety of birds.

DAY 1: 
Our tour begins at the entrance of the Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.

Later, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Cuyabeno Reserve and important recommendations to start a two-hour navigation down the Cuyabeno River to Jamu Lodge.

During the canoe ride you get a first look at the jungle and you can see different types of birds such as caciques, orioles and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin.

You may 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 time they will show you their 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: 
 ​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 can also see large trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants.

We will return to the camp to have lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go out to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful dolphins grazing and enjoy the impressive sunset before returning 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 3: 
After breakfast we will go downriver by canoe for about an hour to visit a family from the Tarapuy community, where we will be able to learn how to prepare Casabe, a traditional Yuca bread, where we will help in its preparation.

We will also learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we spend the whole day until two in the afternoon, when we will have to return to the Lodge.

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: 
There will be a visit to the surroundings for bird watching in a native canoe called "keel", and another walk in the forest are the activities for day 4. While paddling you have the best chance to see more fauna and flora and you can get a good idea of what a flooded forest looks like. A wide variety of different birds and monkeys can be seen. Because this activity lasts approximately 4 to 5 hours, we will have a box lunch on the tour with us.

DAY 5: 
On the fifth and last day of the Cuyabeno 5 days tour, early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on weather conditions; Upon returning to the lodge we will have a delicious breakfast and then the transfer back to the Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE  SINGLE
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $227 $415.50
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $350 $525
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $420 $630
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 INCLUDED 

  • Private bus transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno - Lago Agrio
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rubber boots (only up to # 43)

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Transfer from/to Quito
  • Visit to the ​Community: $10.00
  • Extra meals and drinks.
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Rubber boots (size larger than #43).
  • Personal equipment: flashlight, water poncho. 

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