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Hightlights of Amazon Caiman Lodge

Category: Backpacker

  • Caiman Lodge is our most popular Budget-friendly rainforest tour! We frequently receive positive feedback from this tour.
  • The Lodge boasts an ideal location, really close to Laguna Grande in the Cuyabeno Reserve.
  • As well as amazing wildlife, this tour includes a visit to a Siona indian group, and demonstration by the community shaman (if available).
  • A special “adventure” itinerary is available, including jungle camping and canoe paddling without motors.
  • Relaxing social area with hammocks, and an amazing tower affording great views over the lagoon and the jungle from the top floor.

Amazon Caiman Lodge

Itineraries and pricing 2023

Browse through the different itineraries below by clicking on each one.

  • $290Per person
 

Itinerary for 4 days - regular

  • DAY 1 Journey to lodge by bus and motorized canoe. Lunch, relaxation, and visit to Laguna Grande for swimming, sunset, and search for pink dolphins.
  • DAY 2 Morning forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. Afternoon paddle through interconnected rivers in our silent catamaran. Nocturnal caiman alligator spotting.
  • DAY 3 Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassave from yuca, visit the shaman healer. Afternoon  Visit to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 4 Optional early morning bird-watching, breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.
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  • $350Per person
 

Itinerary for 5 days - regular

  • DAY 1 Journey to lodge by bus and motorized canoe. Lunch, relaxation, and visit to Laguna Grande for swimming, sunset, and search for pink dolphins.
  • DAY 2 Morning forest trek in search of interesting flora and fauna. Afternoon paddle through interconnected rivers in our silent catamaran. Nocturnal caiman alligator spotting
  • DAY 3 Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassave from yuca, visit the shaman healer. Afternoon Visit to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 4 Canoe ride and trekking along the Cuyabeno & La Hormiga rivers, wildlife spotting along the way.
  • DAY 5 Optional early morning bird-watching, breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.

Note: a minimum of 3 passengers are required to run this itinerary. Full ItineraryFull Itinerary Request free quote

Amazon Tours Specifications

Inclusions

  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until lunch on day 4 or 5.
  • Tea / Coffee and Filtered Water.
  • Accommodation Twin/Triple or Double cabin.
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Caiman Lodge and back to Lago Agrio.
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide.
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber boots.

Exclusions

  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back - return flights approx. $200 US, private tourist bus is $22, public bus is approx $10 US.
  • $ 10.00 Shaman / community
  • Single supplement.
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks.
  • Tips & personal expenses.

Access - transportation

  • The Caiman tour starts and finishes at the town of Lago Agrio.
  • The bus from Quito typically takes between 6 to 7 hours. There are 2 bus options: Private bus for foreigners ($22) or the regular public bus (approx. $10), both leave around 11:00pm the day before the trip starts, and return on the final afternoon of the trip arriving back to Quito around 9pm.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: double, triple.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Solar panels and generator charging points in communal area only, lights in the rooms between 6pm and 10pm.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: provided by lodge staff.
  • The 4-day trip usually begins on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the 5-day trip on Mondays and Thursdays, but often other starting days will also be available.
  • Please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.
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