Jamu Lodge is by far the best â€śbang for your buckâ€ť if youâ€™re planning on exploring the Amazon jungle. This economical choice is nestled deep in the rainforest, unlike many of the other inexpensive lodges in the Cuyabeno area, which arenâ€™t even in the jungle. From the Cuyabeno bridge, where you pay entrance to the reserve, you will be transported into another world. Sailing for two hours down the Cuyabeno River in the lodgeâ€™s motorized canoe feels like a scene straight out of a movie. The experienced guide has â€śjungle eyesâ€ť that will spot out animals you would have never seen on your own, from butterflies to bird to monkeys.
The trip also includes a visit to the village shaman, who presents and explains his medicinal healing and traditional dancesâ€”an experience unlike any other. Also, you will visit a local village, go piranha fishing, swim in the beautiful Laguna Grande at sunset, search for caiman alligators, and explore the jungle at night. Beware of the tarantulas!
As for the lodge itself, it features nine separate cabaĂ±as with thatched roofs, bunk beds and cold showers. There are many hammocks to relax in between your excursions. The staff and guides at Jamu are friendly and helpful, whip up delicious and filling meals, and stay up with you in case there is anything needed.
Calama E 6-19 and Reina Victoria
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
This Hotel is: Budget
Lower:$177.50 (3 days/2 nights in multiple room)
Higher:$305 (5 days/4 nights in matrimonial, double or triple room)
â€˘ Housing in multiple or double room (single room is an additional cost)
â€˘ 4 nights Tour â€“ 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners example
â€˘ 3 nights Tour â€“ 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners example
â€˘ Filtered water, coffee, tea
â€˘ Excursions and activities
â€˘ River transportation in motorized canoe, life jackets
â€˘ Certified bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
â€˘ Transport in private bus Lago Agrio â€“ Cuyabeno â€“ Lago Agrio
â€˘ Rain boots and Poncho
Phone: 02-222-0614, Cel: 09-9528-1035 / 099-971-7295
E-mail: ecuadorverdepais(at) hotmail.com / contacto(at) ecuadorverdepais.com.ec