Armadillos, Dolphins, and Snakes… Oh My!
Jamu means Armadillo in the indigenous language Siona.
The lodge is a privately owned lodge located in the incredible ecosystem of the Cuyabeno National Park. Here guests will enjoy different kinds of activities. The Jamu Lodge is located along the Cuyabeno River, 15 minutes downstream from the wonderful Laguna Grande. The lodge practices a policy of minimal environmental impact. It has no light connectors, but guest can use connectors in the social areas, where they can recharge all kinds of cameras, phones, tablets, etc. Solar panels are used as well to minimize the lodge’s footprint.
The Jamu Lodge is a new lodge offering in the Cuyabeno region of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. It has recently added Suites to its accommodation options for more high end and demanding guests. Its a great choice for venturing into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and is located in one of the best areas in the rainforest for wildlife spotting and activities.
I will visit this lodge quite soon and will update the information here to let you know first-hand the best activities at the lodge and be able to give you personalized suggestions.
One of the highlights of the lodge is swimming at the Laguna Grande. This is a must and an activity that is not offered in higher-end lodges in the Yasuni area. You are in for a treat!
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.