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Samona Lodge
Categories: Superior, Under $99, Cuyabeno, Medium, High
Samona Lodge
Starting At: $220 USD
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Fitness: Medium - High
Length: 4 - 6 Days
Places: Lago Agrio - Ecuador
Users Rating 5 from 8 ratings

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Alodge found in the midst of primary rainforest, carefree and easy going with flexible programs. Samona lodge is a small little haven surrounded by deep jungle that features adventure packed activities in the cuyabeno reserve.

Samona Lodge Highlights

Engaging activities will keep guests engaged in a continuous discovery of the amazon. The cuyabeno is an outstanding reserve full of wildlife and fauna, local guides will take guests through swamps, amazon hikes, caiman watching, birdwatching and much more. Great for backpackers or for those looking to have a deep jungle experience without the added cost, an in-depth expedition with nature’s flora and fauna, hosting you in rustic yet comfortable bungalows.

Samona Lodge Details

 

BUS (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito)

Bus terminal: Quitumbe (south)
Travel time: Approximately 8 hours
Bus frequency: Every 2 to 3 hours
Bus fare: Approximately $10 per person
Pick up time: Approx 09:30 am
Luggage restriction: None
Pick up point: D’Mario hotel

 

FLIGHT (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito)

Departs from: Quito only
Flight time: 40 minutes
Commercial airlines: Tame – aerogal
Ticket fare:
$180 (subject to change)
Departure time: Aprox 10:00am (subject to change)
Luggage restriction: 20 kilos – 44 pounds
Pick up point: Airport upon arrival (10:00am)

Samona Lodge Features

Samona Lodge Features

Hoatzin Bird

The Cuyabeno Reserve

The cuyabeno reserve contains extraordinary ecological characteristics found nowhere else in the world. A network of permanent and semi-permanent rivers, inundated forests, creeks and swamps with 6 major ecosystems that set the perfect environment for wildlife to blossom. A few examples of the many species that can be found in the region are: tapirs, capybaras, giant otters, over 500 variety of birds, fish diversity, anacondas, caimans and the once endangered pink dolphins.

Caiman Watching

Caiman watching is an exciting and exhilarating activity where guests can observe these magnificent creatures first hand. Late evening, after the sun sets, these non-aggressive and shy reptiles become active along the water’s edge. At night, they can be spotted lazily swimming across the lake, at times small breeds can also be found.

Camping

For the adventurer traveler looking for an in depth tour, Samon lodge arranges camping tours from 6 to 8 days, taking guests to deep, remote areas of the amazon, and camping on tents in the open jungle. The lodge will be the starting and ending point for camping tours, a group of minimum 4 is required.

Shaman

Part of the adventure of visiting the amazon rainforest is being able to meet a shaman. Upstream through the cuyabeno lake is where many siona´s and their shamans call home. Here guests will appreciate their botanical knowledge passed down through many generations. Wise and knowledgeable people that have lived in the region for decades over many generations, they believe they are deeply connected with nature at a spiritual level.

Samona Lodge Itineraries 2017

Day 1

Flight (9:15 am) or bus transportation (a night before tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to samona lodge. Lunch. Relaxing afternoon. Dinner. Exciting night walk.


Day 2

Breakfast. Paddling in traditional dug-out canoe on the Caimancocha Lake (Laguna del Caiman) to enjoy nature uniqueness. Lunch. Hike in the primary forest including lessons about the use of plants for survival. Before returning to the camp, relax time in the Laguna Grande, where it is possible to swim and enjoy the sunset. Return to the camp. Dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast. Hike in the primary forest to learn about medicinal plants and biodiversity (flora and fauna). Lunch at the camp. Navigation on the river for watching pink dolphins (if conditions permitting). Return to the camp. Dinner. At night, canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators).

Day 4

Early in the morning, bird watching. Breakfast. Journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Box lunch. Private transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).

Day 1

Flight (9:15 am) or bus transportation (a night before tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to samona lodge. Lunch. Relaxing afternoon. Dinner. Exciting night walk.


Day 2

Breakfast. Hike in the primary forest to learn about medicinal plants and biodiversity (flora and fauna). Lunch at the camp. Navigation on the river for watching pink dolphins (if conditions permitting). Return to the camp. Dinner. At night, canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators).


Day 3

Breakfast. Paddling in traditional dug-out canoe on the Caimancocha Lake (Laguna del Caiman) to enjoy nature uniqueness. Lunch. Hike in the primary forest including lessons about the use of plants for survival. Before returning to the camp, relax time in the Laguna Grande, where it is possible to swim and enjoy the sunset. Return to the camp. Dinner.


Day 4

Breakfast. Visit the Shaman. Box lunch. Visit the Tarapuy Siona Community where the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native people. Return to the camp. Dinner.


Day 5

Early in the morning, bird watching. Breakfast. Journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Box lunch. Private transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).

Day 1

Flight (9:15 am) or bus transportation (a night before tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to samona lodge. Lunch. Relaxing afternoon. Dinner. Exciting night walk.


Day 2

Breakfast. Navigation on the motor boat downstream by Cuyabeno River enjoying the landscape and wildlife up the Amarumposa campsite in the Quechua community. Lunch. Optional activity. Dinner. Overnight in the camp (camping).


Day 3

Breakfast. Expedition with the naturalist guide including lessons about the use of plants for survival through the primary rain forest. Lunch. In the afternoon, paddling in traditional dug-out canoe to enjoy nature and to explore more flora and fauna. Return to the campsite. Dinner. At night, canoe trip in search of caimans (alligators). Overnight in the camp (camping).


Day 4

After breakfast, climbing up the Samona tower which is built in a Ceibo tree for bird watching; from here it is possible to see a variety of species such as: toucans, parrots, monkeys and so on. Lunch. In the afternoon, search for fresh water dolphins in the lakes located between the Cuyabeno and Aguarico Rivers. Visit the Quechua community. Return to the campsite. Dinner. Overnight in the camp (camping).


Day 5

Early in the morning, short walk. Breakfast. Navigation on the motor boat upstream by Cuyabeno River up Tarapuy Siona Community to visit the Shaman, where you can learn about the culture and traditions of his community. Lunch. In the afternoon, time to relax, swim and enjoy the sunset on the Laguna Grande. Return to Samona Lodge. Dinner.


Day 6

Early in the morning, bird watching. Breakfast. Journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Box lunch. Private transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).

Samona Lodge Rates 2017

INCLUSIONS
 
 
Accommodation
 

All Meals, water & tea

 
All Activities as listed
 
Transportation Lago Agrio-Lodge-Lago Agrio
 
Bilingual naturalist guide
 
Use of lodge facilities

EXCLUSIONS
 
 
Round bus (Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito), transport (landair)
 
Bar consumptions
 
Private naturalist guide
 
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)
 
Community fee
 
Transfer (hotel-airport/bus stop-hotel)

 

Children Allowed: Yes
Children Minimum Age: None
Considered Child: Under the age of 12

Free Stay: Under 6 years
25% Child Discount: 6 to 11 years
Child Discount Restriction: None, available all year

Any cancellation notified 7 days or more prior to the tour (s) departure will have a 10% surcharge to cover administrative costs.
Guests that decide to exit the lodge prior to the end of their tour will not be eligible for any kind of refund or further claim.
Any cancellation notified 48 hours or less prior to the tour (s) departure will have an 100% surcharge cancellation fee.
Any cancellation notified 72 hours prior to the tour (s) departure will have a 50% surcharge cancellation fee.

The above Terms & Conditions/Policies do not represent to a full extent all the terms & conditions by the Lodge, the most important and relevant clauses have been listed as a guideline, and are enforced by the tour operator to GreenGo Travel as your acting travel agent and subsequently to the end customer. In cases such as the initial percentage of payment required, the amount of days prior to cover the final balance & cancellation fees will be subject to our terms and conditions. A higher/lower initial payment, and additional time may be required to process your reservation.

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