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.
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.
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.
Cuyabeno Jungle Trip
Reception in Lago Agrio at 9:50 AM 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 such as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insects, 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.
After breakfast, departure to the Siona Community 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, a local dish made of yucca (a principal carbohydrate source for the community). The trip takes 2 hours of navigation downstream to get there; along the route, it 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 caimans. Dinner.
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 a 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.
Breakfast. A visit to Canangueno Lagoon for bird watching by an indigenous paddle canoe and another hike in the forest are the activities for this day.
Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Breakfast and transfer to Lago Agrio to take your flight back.