Samona Lodge

Experience Adventure in the depths of the Amazon Rainforest!

The Samona Lodge is located in the heart of the Ecuadorian jungle a few hours by bus, private transport or plane. 
The Lodge, has been operating in this region for more than 10 years now and are the local experts when it comes to the Cuyabeno, and will provide the best Amazon experience. 

Come and see the wonders of the great Cuyabeno rainforest. Stay in one of the best lodges in Ecuador. Samona Lodge gives you double rooms, double rooms (one bed remains empty), triple and four bedrooms. For the use of all guests, you will find a dining room and a sitting area.

The Samona Lodge is designing a new project where you can have a unique hotel experience in the jungle with its reimagined new premium cabins. COMING SOON!

Connoisseur Tip: 

I will advise when the lodge has been refurbished after the inaugural event. In the meantime, a 4-day trip in the Amazon Rainforest at the Samona Lodge is a true adventure. You will have tasty food, a great experience, unique activities and will be able to see the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen when you are in the middle of the lagoon.

Adventure and a true Amazon Rainforest await at the Samona Lodge!

Samona Lodge – 3 days/2 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge / Getting Settled in 


Take an early morning Flight (9:15 am) or bus (previous night departure – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. If you arrive by bus you will meet at the designated meeting point in Lago Agrio, if you arrive on a flight you will be picked up upon arrival to the airport and then transferred by Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Here you will take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch upon arrival to the lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to settle in and then go on your first activity. A visit to the Laguna Grande where you will be able to swim and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. Return to the lodge for Dinner. After dinner and some rest, you will enjoy an exciting night trek where you will spot tons of night creatures and be able to listen to the sounds of the rainforest at night.


Day 2: Trek in the rainforest / Lagoon swim / Search for the Caiman at night

First thing in the morning you will have a tasty breakfast. After this, you will hike in the primary rainforest, this trek includes lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. After the trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch and some rest. In the afternoon you will visit several lagoons nearby. After the lagoon visits, you will return to the lodge for dinner. At night you will enjoy a canoe expedition in search of caimans!


Day 3: Early Morning Bird-watching / Farewell to Samona Lodge

Early morning bird watching then you will have breakfast. Farewell to the Samona lodge, navigation on the Cuyabeno river back
to El Puente. Box Lunch en route. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).


Samona Lodge – 4 days/3 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge / Getting Settled in / Night trek  


Take an early morning Flight (9:15 am) or bus (previous night departure – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. If you arrive by bus you will meet at the designated meeting point in Lago Agrio, if you arrive on a flight you will be picked up upon arrival to the airport and then transferred by Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Here you will take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch upon arrival to the lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to settle in and then go on your first activity. A visit to the Laguna Grande where you will be able to swim and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. Return to the lodge for Dinner. After dinner and some rest, you will enjoy an exciting night trek where you will spot tons of night creatures and be able to listen to the sounds of the rainforest at night.


Day 2: Paddle in Lagoon / Trek / Sunset at Laguna Grande

First thing in the morning you will have a tasty breakfast. After this, you will paddle in a traditional canoe on Laguna Caimancocha to enjoy the uniqueness of nature and this truly pristine and impressive surrounding. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch and some rest, you will hike in the primary rainforest, this trek includes lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. Before returning to the lodge, you will have some relaxing time in the Laguna Grande, where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. If conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge for a well-deserved dinner.


Day 3Siona Community Visit / Trek / Search for the Caiman at night

First thing’s first- breakfast. After breakfast, you will visit the Siona Tarapuy Community where the naturalist guide will explain a bit about the indigenous culture and traditions. Lunch follows this activity and then a walk. After this, return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, you will take a night canoe expedition in search for caimans.


Day 4: Early Morning Bird-watching / Farewell to Samona Lodge

Early morning bird watching then you will have breakfast. Farewell to the Samona lodge, navigation on the Cuyabeno river back
to El Puente. Box Lunch en route. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).


Samona Lodge – 5 days/4 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge / Getting Settled in / Night trek  


Take an early morning Flight (9:15 am) or bus (previous night departure – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. If you arrive by bus you will meet at the designated meeting point in Lago Agrio, if you arrive on a flight you will be picked up upon arrival to the airport and then transferred by Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Here you will take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch upon arrival to the lodge. After lunch, you will have some free time to settle in. After dinner, you will enjoy an exciting night trek where you will spot tons of night creatures and be able to listen to the sounds of the rainforest at night.


Day 2: Trek in Primary Rainforest / Search for pink dolphins / Search for the Caiman at night 

First thing in the morning you will have a tasty breakfast. After this, you will walk in the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and biodiversity (flora and
fauna). Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch and some rest, you will navigate down the river, if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge for a well-deserved dinner. After dinner, you will take a canoe expedition in search of caimans.


Day 3: Paddle to Caimancocha lagoon / Hike in primary rainforest / Sunset at the lagoon

First thing in the morning you will have a tasty breakfast. After this, you will paddle in a traditional canoe on Laguna Caimancocha to enjoy the uniqueness of nature and this truly pristine and impressive surrounding. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch and some rest, you will hike in the primary rainforest, this trek includes lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. Before returning to the lodge, you will have some relaxing time in the Laguna Grande, where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. If conditions permit, you
may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge for a well-deserved dinner.


Day 4: Shaman visit / Siona Community Visit

Today after breakfast you get the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a Shaman. After this mind-bending experience you will have a box lunch and then you will visit the Siona Community of Tarapuy, here the naturalist guide will explain everything about the culture and traditions of the indigenous people. Return to the camp and a tasty dinner awaits.


Day 5: Early Morning Bird-watching / Farewell to Samona Lodge

Early morning bird watching then you will have breakfast. Farewell to the Samona lodge, navigation on the Cuyabeno river back
to El Puente. Box Lunch en route. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).


Accommodation:

Come and see the wonders of the Cuyabeno rainforest.

Stay in one of the best lodges in Ecuador. Samona Lodge gives you double rooms, double rooms (one bed remains empty), triple and four bedrooms. For the use of all our guests,  a dining room and a sitting area are included.

The Samona Lodge is designing a new project where you can have a unique hotel experience in the jungle, with re-imagined premium accommodation. COMING SOON!

Included

  • Private transportation Lago Agrio - Samona Lodge - Lago Agrio (bus and canoe).
  • Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Accommodation in double and/or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); pure water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets).
  • Excursions.

Not included

  • Transportation Quito - Lago Agrio - Quito (bus or plane)
  • $ 3.00 community / $ 3.00 Shaman
  • Meals before and after the tour
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not specified in the tour
  • Travel Insurance

To visit and enjoy the Samona Lodge located in the  Cuyabeno National Park, you must first get to Lago Agrio.

Below you can find several ways to do this:

PRIVATE BUS

If you come from Quito to Samona Lodge reserve our private bus, which will be available all throughout the week except Tuesdays and Saturdays. (Unless there is a minimum group of 5 people)

The trip by private bus from Quito takes 6 to 7 hours and take you to our meeting point in Lago Agrio, where you will have time for breakfast. At 9:30 am we will leave Lago Agrio to the Cuyabeno bridge.

QUITO – Lago Agrio

Meeting point: Secret Garden (José de Antepara and Los Rios, Quito 170136).
Departure Time: 22h45 pm.
Operating days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
One way price: $20 USD per person

Lago Agrio to QUITO

Meeting Point: Airport Lago Agrio.
Departure time: 3:00 pm  
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
One way price: $20 USD per person

What To Bring to the Samona Lodge

  • Long sleeves, 2 or more
  • Comfortable pants, 2 or more (no jeans)
  • Shorts, 2 or more
  • T-shirts, 2 or more
  • Socks, one pair per day
  • Tennis shoes and/or sandals
  • Thick jacket and sweater
  • Biodegradable or natural Soap and shampoo
  • Swimsuit
  • Cotton Underwear (optional)
  • Glasses
  • Camera
  • Small backpack (waterproof)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bags for equipment, clothes, papers, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Box
  • Hat or cap
  • Plastic bottle
  • Notebook and/or book
  • Towel
  • Original Passport and/or identity card

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SAMONA LODGE FAQs

Can I see pink dolphins at the Samona Lodge?

If conditions allow and you are lucky you will be able to see the pink dolphins at the Samona Lodge. In fact, the Cuyabeno Region is one of the best places to spot the elusive pink dolphin.

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Trip Facts

  • Cuyabeno Amazon Lodge
  • Tourist Superior
  • Cuyabeno National Park
  • Lago Agrio, Sucumbios
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