Jamu Jungle Lodge is located in Cuyabeno Reserve in the North Eastern part of Ecuador in the Napo and Sucumbos Provinces of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Near the Columbian and Peruvian borders, it contains a spectacular nature reserve and adventure activities.
This reserve is accessible from Lago Agrio. It has become a popular tourist destination because of its lakes, swamps and amazing diversity of animals. The reserve itself covers over 650,000 hectares (1,606,184 acres) of primary rainforest and has an incredible variety of wildlife including river dolphins, tapirs, capybaras, caimans, anacondas, ocelots, and monkeys as well as the infamous piranha fish. The bird life here is also spectacular. Many different species of birds have made the reserve their home, including the amazing harpy eagle with its eight-foot wingspan. It is one of the places with the highest biodiversity in the world. Travelers have the opportunity to canoe along the Cuyabeno River watching the wildlife and participate in jungle activities such as piranha fishing and eating lemon ants!
Jamu, comingo from the word Armadillo in Siona, is a beautiful, privately-owned lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve where our guests can enjoy a variety of activities. We are located along the Cuyabeno River 15 minutes down-river from the spectacular Laguna Grande.
Flight (9:00.) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.
Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
Morning: An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.
Early morning: Bird watching. Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.
Gulliver Expeditions is a local operator that organizes Ecuador Tours to travelers that like to experience Unlimited Adventures like climbing to the closest point on earth to the sun in the Chimborazo Volcano or travel along the deepest landscapes in the Amazon Rainforest to the stunning sceneries of the Galapagos Islands.