SIONA LODGE

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The Siona Lodge is idyllically situated in one of the last unspoiled native jungles in the Amazon, the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive step forward towards the preservation of part of the Amazon River Basin has allowed the development of this lodge around the idea of low impact eco-tourism, showing you the untouched natural beauty surrounding the lodge.

The Siona Lodge has one of the single most distinctive locations in the reserve, allowing for picturesque sunsets viewed across the large freshwater lake. Much of the wildlife you will see is dependent on the unique ecosystem the lake supports allowing for some rare viewing opportunities.

Accommodation

The Siona Lodge accommodates up to 20 people in four individual guest huts; each hut has 2 double bedrooms each with its own private bathroom and shower. Our spacious balconies complete with a hammock and lounge chairs, invite you to relax and enjoy your surroundings between the excursions.

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Dinning

The heart of the Lodge is a spacious dining area. The staff takes pride in its ability to prepare and serve gourmet cuisine in such an isolated location. Great care is taken to ensure fresh, local ingredients are the basis for all recipes so you will enjoy your dining experience as much as you do the unspoiled ambiance of the surrounding jungle. The dining area lounge is equipped with a fully stocked bar so you can enjoy your favorite after-dinner cocktails.

JUNGLE TRIPS​

Siona Lodge – Sample Itineraries

DAY 1. – Reception in Lago Agrio at 09h50, and transfer to CuyabenoRiver.Box lunch in the route .. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation through Cuyabeno River to the Big Lagoon, where the Lodge is located. Along the river you will find several species in its natural habitat as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect and the exuberant Amazonian vegetation. Arrival and check in. Night walk in the primary forest to observe amphibians and reptiles for about one hour. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner.

DAY 2. – After breakfast, departure to the Siona Comunity of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour you will learn their customs , traditions and way of life. You will be part of the elaboration of the Casabe ; local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates principal feed of the community). The trip takes 2 hours navigation downstream to get there, in the route will be possible to admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno such as: birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises and many others. A visit to the Shaman, is also included. This is a full day excursion with Lunch in the Community . Return to the lodge. Night navigation for watching Caymans. Dinner.

DAY 3. – Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours in the distance you will be able to explore the beautiful and complex tropical ecosystem. You will find the great variety of species of plants, trees and animal life. Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon navigation in the big lagoon, to enjoy the surrounding of the lake, and wait for a very special sunset.  Optional Swim in the lake. Dinner.

DAY 4. – Breakfast. Avisit to Canangueno Lagoon for bird watching by Indian paddle canoe and another hike in the forest are the activities for this day.

DAY 5. – Early in the morning before breakfast a bird watching excursion is optional. Breakfast and transfer to Lago Agrio to take your flight back.

DAY 1.- Reception in Lago Agrio at 09h50, and transfer to Cuyabeno River. Box lunch in the route .. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation through Cuyabeno River to the Big Lagoon, where the Lodge is located. Along the river you will find several species in its natural habitat as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect and the exuberant Amazonian vegetation. Arrival and check in. Night walk in the primary forest to observe amphibians and reptiles for about one hour. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner.

DAY 2. – After breakfast, departure to the of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour you will learn their customs , traditions and way of life. You will be part of the elaboration of the Casabe ; local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates principal feed of the community). The trip takes 2 hours navigation downstream to get there, in the route will be possible to admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno such as: birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises and many others. A visit to the Shaman, is also included. This is a full day excursion with Lunch in the Community . Return to the lodge. Night navigation for watching Caymans. Dinner.

DAY 3. – Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours in the distance you will be able to explore the beautiful and complex tropical ecosystem. You will find the great variety of species of plants, trees and animal life. Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon navigation in the big lagoon, to enjoy the surrounding of the lake, and wait for a very special sunset. Dinner.

DAY 4. – Early in the morning before breakfast a bird watching excursion is optional. Breakfast and  by 09h30 departure tour back toto Lago Agrio to take your flight back.

 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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