JAMU LODGE

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Jamu means Armadillo in the indigenous language Siona, It is located along the river Cuyabeno, 15 minutes downstream from the wonderful Laguna Grande and immerse in the rainforest. Different kinds of activities permit to the visitors enjoy the biodiversity of the nature and share with the local community.

highlights

  • Walk into the primary forest to learn about the medicinal plants

  • Visit to a siona family of Tarapuy Community to learn the yuca bread preparation

  • A good chance to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins

    • Bird watching while enjoy the paddling canoe activity

    • a night activity focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river

     

 

JUNGLE TRIPS​

Jamu Lodge – Sample Itineraries

Day 1:

Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:30h for passengers arriving by road and 11:00h for passengers arriving by air, from where we take the private transport to the entrance of Cuyabeno, where we will have a box lunch. At this point, visitors have to register at the booking office. Here Our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start sailing for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge . During the canoe ride you get a first glimpse of the jungle and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, Oropendolas 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 NAP we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. 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 in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

Day 3

After breakfast we start in a canoe downstream on a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community.  We will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yucca bread, where we will help in the elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all the day; Returning to the Lodge at about two o’clock in the afternoon.  After lunch we have relaxing activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Day 4

There will be a visit to the surrounding area for birdwatching by native canoe called “keel”, and another hike in the forest are activities for Day 4. While paddling has the best chance to see more of fauna and flora and you can get a good idea of what looks like a flooded forest. You can see a wide variety of different birds and monkeys. Because this activity is approximately 4 – 5 hours long, we will take a box lunch on the tour with us.

Day 5

Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge we have breakfast and then the check out 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the bus or the return flight.

The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

Day 1:

Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:30h for passengers arriving by road and 11:00h for passengers arriving by air, from where we take the private transport to the entrance of Cuyabeno, where we will have a box lunch. At this point, visitors have to register at the booking office.

Here our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start navigating for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge. During the canoe ride you get a first glimpse of the jungle and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, Oropendolas 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 NAP we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. 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 in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

Day 3

After breakfast we start in a canoe downstream on a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community.  We will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yucca bread, where we will help in the elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all the day; Returning to the Lodge at about two o’clock in the afternoon.  After lunch we have relaxing activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Day 4

Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge we have breakfast and then the check out 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the bus or the return flight.

The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

On the 3 day, you will find two options for the second day, this choice; It will be in charge of our guide depending on the organization we already have with the groups.

Day 1:

Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:30h for passengers arriving by land and 11:00h (maximum time) for passengers arriving by air, from where we take the private transport to the entrance of Cuyabeno, where we will have a box lunch. At this point, visitors have to register at the booking office.

Here our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start navigating for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge. During the canoe ride you get a first glimpse of the jungle and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, Oropendolas 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 NAP we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. 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 1):

After breakfast there is a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

Day 2 (option 2):

After breakfast we start in a canoe downstream on a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community.  We will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yucca bread, where we will help in the elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all the day; Returning to the Lodge at about two o’clock in the afternoon.  After lunch we have relaxing activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.

Day 3

Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge we have breakfast and then the check out 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the bus or the return flight.

The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

 Flight Quito – Coca – Quito 
 Included in the price:
 Accommodation 
 Transfer from/to Coca
 Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast; L= Lunch/Box Lunch; D= Dinner) 
 Water, coffee, tea
 Canoe Rides 
 Native guide and English speaking nature guide
 Excursions as mentioned including visit of a community and parrot lick
 Yasuni national park Entrance fee
 Drinks, alcoholic and soft drinks
Tips and personal expenses 
Everything that has not been included in the programe

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