I came to Siona Lodge travelling with my family and all of us were impressed. Our stay in Amazonia exceeded our expectations in all points of view. Compared to other lodges, Siona is a small place just for 22 tourist so the impression of being in the heart of the jungle is not disturbed by masses of people. The entire lodge is built in an ecologic way and you really see that the people working there love the surroundings and do the maximum for perserving the amazonian nature. The guide´s knowledge of the amazonian forrest is incredible as well as his language skills (spanish like native, perfect english, german and a couple of indian languages just by the way).
Although you stay pretty far away from "the civilization" the accommodation is comfortable and food delicious. We deffinitelly didnt expect comfort like this in the jungle. But everything seems natural, the stuff is nice and caring and no question remains without response.
Also the quite little time we had (4 days) was well used. We arrived in the late afternoon and instead of letting us just look around, there was a night activity on the first day as well as an early morning bird-watching on the last day. You felt that the guides are trying to do the best and make you enjoy every minute staying in Amazonia.
I just highly recommend to carry your own high quality light to be able to look for the animals during night activities by yourself. A binocular is also not bad to have with you! They provide rubber boots rain coat to go to the forrest. You cant have better clothes for that.
Maybe we were just lucky to come right to this lodge and meet those people we met, but Im sure that we will never forget this holidays. In case that there will be the opportunity to come back to ecuatorian jungle, only with the guides Luis and Jacob :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siona Lodge is an eco hotel located in Cuyabeno reserve. We have 11 double rooms with private bathroom, hot water, and balcony with lake view. 110v electrical outlets with solar energy, dining area, lounge and bar, freshly cooked meals using local ingredients. Our activities are jungle trekking, bird, caiman and pink dolphins watching, visits to siona community all guided with an English naturalist guide. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Siona Hotel Cuyabeno