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Hightlights of Amazon Tapir Lodge

  • Tapir lodge is located in the pristine flooded forests of the Cuyabeno wildlife Reserve – a fabulous isolated place for observing nature and meeting native indigenous groups!
  • Instead of the traditional ground-floor cabins that you find in most of the lodges, Tapir Lodge have built two towers each 15 meters high, to bring the wildlife experience closer.
  • Tapir Lodge uses alternative energies, implementing an excellent way of creating their own energy, with no impact to the environment. Solar panels keep your cameras and phones charged 24-7.
  • The Tapir Lodge tour combines excellent wildlife-spotting, with a cultural experience at the local Siona community, including a fascinating cleansing ceremony performed by the community shaman healer.

Amazon Tapir Lodge

Itineraries and pricing 2022

Browse through the different itineraries below by clicking on each one.
  • $650Per person
 

Itinerary for 4 days

  • DAY 1 Journey to Tapir Lodge by bus & motorized canoe from Lago Agrio. Settle into lodge and free time to relax and enjoy your lush, new surroundings.
  • DAY 2 Morning canoe ride to Laguna Grande to explore the ecosystem, followed by a forest hike. Afternoon return to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 3 Optional early morning bird-watching. Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassava from yucca, and see their customs & traditions. You will also meet the local shaman healer, and take part in a healing ceremony.
  • DAY 4 Breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.
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  • $787Per person
 

Itinerary for 5 days

  • DAY 1 Journey to Tapir Lodge by bus & motorized canoe from Lago Agrio. Settle into lodge and free time to relax and enjoy your lush, new surroundings.
  • DAY 2 Morning canoe ride to Laguna Grande to explore the ecosystem, followed by a forest hike. Afternoon return to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 3 Optional early morning bird-watching. Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassava from yucca, and see their customs & traditions. You will also meet the local shaman healer, and take part in a healing ceremony.
  • DAY 4 A flexible day where you can choose between various activities such as canoe ride, bird-watching, fishing, trekking or relaxation at the lodge.
  • DAY 5 Breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.
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  • $1062Per person
 

Itinerary for 7 days camping

  • DAY 1 Journey to Tapir Lodge by bus & motorized canoe from Lago Agrio. Settle into lodge and free time to relax and enjoy your lush, new surroundings.
  • DAY 2 Morning canoe ride to Laguna Grande to explore the ecosystem, followed by a forest hike. Afternoon return to Laguna Grande for swimming and sunset.
  • DAY 3 Morning expedition into the forest to spot native fauna and flora. After lunch, search for the perfect place to set-up our camp. Early dinner and night in camp.
  • DAY 4 Early morning for a bird watching trip down river. Lunch at camp. Night exploration in the river in search of black caiman alligators. Night at camp.
  • DAY 5 Optional early morning bird-watching. Visit the Siona indigenous community, learn to make Cassava from yucca, and see their customs & traditions. You will also meet the local shaman healer, and take part in a healing ceremony. Overnight at lodge.
  • DAY 6 A flexible day where you can choose between various activities such as canoe ride, bird-watching, fishing, trekking or relaxation at the lodge.
  • DAY 7 Breakfast, check-out and return to Lago Agrio town.
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Amazon Tours Specifications

Inclusions

  • Lodge accommodation.
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on final day).
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary.
  • Bilingual naturalist guide + Native assistant.
  • Transport to/from Lago Agrio and the lodge.
  • Soft drinks (water, coffee, tea).
  • Canoe rides.
  • Use of rubber boots, raincoats and life vests.

Exclusions

  • Transport between Quito and Lago Agrio.
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses.
  • Single supplement (30%).
  • Contributions to community and shaman : $10pp
  • Children under 12 years : 30% discount

Access - transportation

  • The tour starts and finishes at the town of Lago Agrio.
  • The 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.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: single, double, and triple accommodations.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: hot water.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Yes.
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Provided by lodge staff.
  • It is usually possible to start this tour any day of the week.
    Please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.
    Please note that rainforest itineraries might vary slightly so as to maximize wildlife sightings, depending of the reports of our naturalist guides, your main interests and weather conditions.
    The lodge staff reserve the right to make changes.
  • What Our Clients Say

    Ruth B, Australia

    The Tapir lodge, staff, food and overall experience is amazing. We spent a lovely three nights here, saw an abundance of wildlife from the boat, around the lodge and during jungle treks in the night and day. We were even lucky enough to see the pink amazon dolphins and spectacular nightly sunsets.

    Rachel N, Canada

    Our family of 5 (kids aged 18, 18 and 16) had such a unique and wonderful experience at Tapir lodge. They try to keep the numbers down to give each group a personal and individual experience based on whatever we wanted to do