Comfort Grading - 2
Basic accommodation in rustic huts with mosquito netting. Individual bedding for solo guests, or private rooms for paired guests. Common lounge & dining area, rooms carrying their own private bathrooms. Toiletries and gear like boots or rain ponchos vary per lodge as inclusions. Limited electricity with outlets in common areas, and set schedules for charging electronics
Program Grading - 4
Programs in deep primary rainforest, these include remote locations with land and river transportation required to reach lodges. Activities feature hikes in pristine rain forest, caiman watching, kayaking, river swimming among others. Guests will be able to observe a large variety of birds, monkeys, reptiles, medicinal plants & visit local communities where available.
Location Grading - 4
Lodges found in the region of Coca or Lago Agrio, amazon territories known as primary rainforest. 8 hours away with land transport, or 30 minutes with local airlines. Some lodges may be located inside/near protected areas, like the Yasuni National Park, part of community or government conservation efforts.
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Piranha Amazon Lodge Features
Piranha Amazon Lodge is found in primary rain forest between Sucumbios. Cuyabeno reserve is home to an incredible amount of flora & fauna.
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 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.
For the adventurer traveler looking for an in depth tour, Amazon Resort Ecuador 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.
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.
Itinerary, Rates & Availability
Financially protected deposits
Departing days: Mon, Tue, Thu & Friday
Itineraries subject to change, due to weather
Non operational days: 4 guests and onwards
Rain Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul & Aug
Camping program requires 4 guests minimum
Single Cabin Surcharge: $20 Daily
All Rates are per person in US$ dollars
Groups size: 6 to 12 passengers max.
Information verified by the lodge operator
Tubing & piranha fishing is no longer allowed
Private Guidance: $50 per day
Rates subject to change without notice
Community Contribution: $6 per person
Transport Surcharge for 3: $120 per way
Last information revision: 18-December-2018
Children Minimum Age: None
Considered Child: Under the age of 12
25% Child Discount: 6 to 11 years
Child Discount Restriction: None, available all year
Any cancellation notified 7 days or more prior to the tour (s) departure will have a 10% surcharge to cover administrative costs.
Guests that decide to exit the lodge prior to the end of their tour will not be eligible for any kind of refund or further claim.
Any cancellation notified 48 hours or less prior to the tour (s) departure will have an 100% surcharge cancellation fee.
Any cancellation notified 72 hours prior to the tour (s) departure will have a 50% surcharge cancellation fee.
The above Terms & Conditions/Policies do not represent to a full extent all the terms & conditions by the Lodge, the most important and relevant clauses have been listed as a guideline, and are enforced by the tour operator to GreenGo Travel as your acting travel agent and subsequently to the end customer. In cases such as the initial percentage of payment required, the amount of days prior to cover the final balance & cancellation fees will be subject to our terms and conditions. A higher/lower initial payment, and additional time may be required to process your reservation.
Piranha Amazon Lodge Inclusions & Exclusions
|All Meals, water & tea|
|All Activities as listed|
|Transportation Lago Agrio-Lodge-Lago Agrio|
|Bilingual naturalist guide|
|Use of lodge facilities|
|Round bus (Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito), transport (landair)|
|Private naturalist guide|
|Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)|
|$ 5.00 community / $ 5.00 Shaman|
|Transfer (hotel-airport/bus stop-hotel)|
Piranha Amazon Lodge Details
Lodge comfort: Superior lodge
Capacity: 53 Guests
Guidance: English & spanish
Location: Sucumbios (Lago Agrio)
Park-reserve: Cuyabeno reserve
Community visit: Siona
Lodge immersion: Primary rainforest
Transport methods: Commercial plane or bus
|AMENITIES & GEAR|
Rooms: 21 Rooms (bungalows)
Rooms Type: Doubles / triples
Rooming: Private or shared rooms
Sharing: Same gender guaranteed
Rubber boots: Provided (43 max)
Mosquito net: Provided
Rain ponchos: Provided
Toiletries: Not included
|FACILITIES & SERVICES|
First aid kit
Electricity in social areas
AC outlets (limited hours)
Water, coffee & tea area
Variety in meals
Open dining area & bar
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)