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Samona Lodge

Samona Lodge

Samona Lodge a natural paradise

Located in the Cuyabeno region, this region is known as a Natural Wildlife Reserve and not just the name, the number of animals and plants you will be able to see in every excursion will enchant all your senses.
Provided with different bungalows with private bathrooms and showers, resting and social areas we guarantee your time here will be delightful.

Samona Lodge (The Cuyabeno Reserve) is located in the Cuyabeno protected forest reserve. Wildlife is in abundance everywhere in the reserve. A short list of possible observations includes: Howler, Squirl, Capuchin and night monkeys along with the Black-mantled Tamarin and Pigmy Marmoset.

Activities are spread out over a wide area and allow visitors to explore several distinct but equally fascinating habitats. We also offered: night walks and canoe trips, with the aid of flashlights, often reveal creatures seldom seen during daylight. Caimans (of the alligator family) and giant insects rule the jungle after sunset.

Monkeys, sloths, anteaters, armadillos, tapirs, jaguars, manaties and fresh water dolphins are just some of the mammals that live here, along with a great variety of reptiles such as snakes, caiman and the great anaconda and numerous fish, including Paiche(Arapaima), measuring over 3 meters in length and the famous piranha.



Day 1.

QUITO - SOUR LAKE – CUYABENO: Flight (9:15 am) or bus (trip the night before the tour - 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno river to our lodge. Lunch. Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Dinner. Exciting night walk.

Day 2.

CUYABENO DAY: Breakfast. Paddle in a traditional canoe on Laguna Caimancocha to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Lunch at the camp. Hike in the primary forest including lessons on the use of medicinal plants for survival. Before returning to camp, 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 lodge. Dinner.

Day 3.

CUYABENO DAY: Breakfast. Visit the Community Siona Tarapuy where the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native people. Lunch. Walk. Return to camp. Dinner. Night canoe expedition in search of alligators.

Day 4.

CUYABENO - SOUR LAKE – QUITO: Early morning bird watching. Breakfast. Navigating the Cuyabeno river back to El Puente. Box Lunch. Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus or plane (16h00).

Price List

Price List / Samona Lodge
Program Accommodation Hotel Prices
3days/2nigths Double or triple $ 215.00
4days/3nigths Double or triple $ 295.00
5days/4nigths Double or triple $ 380.00


  • 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 (rain coat, 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.

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Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 504 
Tel/Fax: (593-2) 2566172  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
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