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.