Experience Nature Up Close at the Caiman Lodge
The Caiman Lodge is a fantastic Budget-friendly option in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. It is located in the Cuyabeno National Park, one of the last magical spots in Ecuador. In this tropical paradise you will get in close contact with nature. The location of the lodge is excellent, you will be very close to the Laguna Grande where you can paddle, swim and take in the most spectacular sunsets you will ever experience.
The Caiman Lodge accommodates up to 40 people in three individual guest huts; each hut has 2 – 4 double or triple bedrooms (as required) each with its own private bathroom and shower.
In the lodge, you will find a relaxing area; with hammocks and an amazing observation tower with a great view over the lagoon and the jungle from the 7th floor. All guests are assisted by an accredited naturalist guide and licensed canoe driver.
If you don’t mind roughing it, the Caiman Lodge is the perfect Amazon Rainforest experience for you. You will be surrounded by nature at its finest and will have an experience of a lifetime.
There are big chances for you to see a great variety of wildlife such as insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Some typical animals you may spot are; anacondas, spiders, giant armadillos, birds such as hoatzins, macaws, toucans, parakeets, parrots as well as monkeys, tapirs, ocelots, etc.
Explore the rivers and lakes on board a motorized or paddle-canoe! In the river, creeks, and lakes of the Amazon Rainforest, you will find hundreds of different aquatic animals such as fish, caimans, turtles, piranhas, and Amazon dolphins.
A plethora of bird species can be found in the Cuyabeno National Park, giving you the best bird watching experience, and an unforgettable adventure.
Visits to the Siona Community include a cooking class where you will learn to make Casave a local dish made from yucca. Visit to the Shaman is also included.
Our programs include easy and medium intensity walks and hikes in order to observe the wildlife and nature of the area; more difficult hikes and longer programs can be arranged.
Swimming can take place in the Laguna Grande (Big Lake) close to the lodge.