Travel Blogs from Cuyabeno
... snakes, spiders, and creepy crawlies!
Anyways, on our next day we headed downriver to the Siona community. Here we see a glimpse of Amazonian village life and see the process of making casabe, a local bread and staple of their diet. It was pretty cool as we were shown the entire process from hiking out to the field, pulling up the root plant, replanting for ...
... job Neotropic Tours and Cuyabeno Lodge!)
So, after our group waited for us to arrive...and then waited for us to try to sort out our bags we had a 2 hour bus ride to the river and learned that our group included two Germans, three Canadians, a solo American, our boatman, and our Ecuadorian guide - Roberto. We had lunch at the river put-in and ...
... in a paddle canoe and were paddled 25 minutes to our lodge sitting on the edge of the water, beautiful! On arrival at the dock to the lodge a telescope had been set up as amazingly a Caiman was sitting a few metres off the dock. After a welcome drink and introduction to the lodge, we headed to our room with a view on to the lake and our most spacious room of the whole trip! The amazon rain had returned, but thankfully by 5pm for our ...
... the hotel meeting point and then got picked up by a minibus for the 2 hour trip to the edge of the Amazon. That ride was an adventure in itself as we almost crashed as we had to drive into a ditch as a crazy driver was trying to overtake and almost crashed into a lorry coming the other way. These South American roads and drivers....!
You could feel it become more humid as we drove along and we were preparing ouselves to get wet as it's rainy season here in Ecuador, ...
... half and hour or so to hand the driver bags of my dinner from the evening before. I was still very sick when we arrived at the town from where we were being picked up by the ecolodge staff, but luckily I met the first two members of my group as I got off the bus, so I had some company or the next leg of the journey (and some sympathy, which is always nice when you feel like ****!). After another two hours in a minivan, we got to the start of ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility