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  • Adventure levelMedium/high
  • Deep AmazonYes
  • Access fromLago Agrio
  • Native CommunitySiona

Highlights of Piranha Ecolodge

  • Piranha Ecolodge is located in the heart of the protected Cuyabeno Reserve, in the Ecuadorian Amazon basin.
  • Piranha is a popular choice for backpackers representing excellent value for money.
  • The lodge offers rustic, private cabins with mosquito nets, and private bathrooms/shower. A cosy place to feel close to the forest.
  • The Piranha tour offers diverse wildlife spotting, with freuent sightings of pink fresh water dolphins, ananconda snakes, caiman alligators, many species of monkey, and much more besides.
  • You can also visit the local Tarapuy Siona community for a view of typical life in the rainforest, and learn about their unique way of life.

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Piranha Ecolodge

Itineraries and pricing 2019

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

4 Days
5 Days

Trip itineraries

Standard departure days are Friday-Monday (4 days) and Monday-Friday (5 days), but often other starting days will also be available.

Please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

Inclusions
Exclusions
Access
Accommodation

Inclusions

  • Lodge accommodation in double or triple cabins.
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day1 to breakfast on final day).
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Transport to/from Lago Agrio and the lodge.

Exclusions

  • Transport between Quito and Lago Agrio.
  • Single supplement (50%).
  • Local village fee to visit the Tarapuy Siona community ($5 subject to change).
  • Fee to visit the shaman ($5 subject to change).
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses.

Access - transportation

  • The Samona tour starts and finishes at the town of Lago Agrio.
  • Public bus from Quito typically takes between 8 to 9 hours. Most clients take the night-bus at 11:30pm the day before their trip, and return on the final day of their trip arriving back to Quito by 3 or 4am. The fare each way is approximately $8.
  • There is a safer private bus service operating from the Mariscal area of Quito for $22 each way.
  • There is a direct flight from Quito to Lago Agrio for approx. $200 return fare (subject to change).

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: double, triple.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: cold water in regular cabins.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Generator in communal area only.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Provided by lodge staff.

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