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Cuyabeno, Sucumbios, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coming to the Cuyabeno jungle was the best decision of my trip to Ecuador last year. Every day we started a new adventure. My personal highlights: night walk to the jungle (hearing the animals), long hikes in rubber boots in which we learned about all the animals and plants, spotting monkeys from the canoe and sitting alone by the candle... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time at Jamu Lodge ad a whole. All the guides we met were really nice. Some were much better at spotting animals than others though. I don't kniw if it's possible to book to be with a specific guide but if we went again we would ask to. Pedro was excellent - he grew up in... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Jamu lodge with my parents and one of my Ecuadorian friends. It is a magical place. The sites are unbelievable and the lodge takes great care of you. We all loved the entire experience! Every day, we enjoyed all of the planned activities, utilized the provided accessories (boots, ponchos) and ate delicious family style meals. All of the... More

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Jamu Lodge was great! Our guide was Miguel and he exudes the perfect guide persona: friendly, knowledgeable, relateable and an expert in all things rainforest. We had a mixed group and he spoke bits of everyone's languages, making us all feel welcomed and connected. We saw all the wildlife we had on our hopeful lists, and enjoyed the food and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

On our way North through South America, my girlfriend and I skipped many opportunities to visit the Amazon. In Argentina we decided to wait for Bolivia. In Bolivia we thought it would be worth it to wait until Peru. In Peru we decided again to wait until Ecuador. In Ecuador, while volunteering on a farm for 4 months outside of... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

What a nice lodge. Good food nice and clean rooms. The guide Michuel made sure we had a good time. He explained everything well. He showed us anaconda, monkeys, dolphins all kind of insects. Nice thing was he showed all kinds of medicinal plants an trees. We where there for the tree night four days trip. Make sure you bring... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was there in the Cuyabenos reserve for my 5th time and this Lodge can be basic in some ways but once you get the excursions you feel that nothig else matters! ... the food is amazing and the excursion during the night is one of the most amazing experiences.

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College Station, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My son and I stayed at Jamu Lodge in February 2014. The lodge gives you an authentic feeling about being in the Amazon. The only electricity is furnished by solar panels. Therefore there is a limited amount available. Candles are used in the cabins although electricity is available in the bathrooms during the night. The walks and canoe rides are... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had mixed experiences at Jamu and much of what we found is already articulated in the reviews below. Jamu has lots going for it, but could use a dose of professional hospitality intervention - ie, staff training - to make it a much better facility and experience. Right now, you get what you pay for, so my expectations were... More

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

How can a service oriented business screw up such a fantastic, awesome place? The short answer is overall poor customer service. For example; scheduling outings in the middle of the day when the animals are sleeping. Claiming to offer vegetarian dishes up front, but what that actually meant was just leaving out the main course of meat or chicken. So... More

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Address: Cuyabeno, Sucumbios, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Sucumbios Province > Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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Jamu Lodge is an Eco-Hotel located in the Cuyabeno Reserve, close to Laguna Grande.We have a total of 18 rooms for multiple or double accommodation, most with private bathroom and hot water, dining area, lounge area with hammocks and bar.The hotel employs different sustainability policies, like a sustainable waste management systems (e.g. we try to minimize waste by buying in bulks, using local ingredients in the kitchen), water saving measures, recycling organic and non-organic wastes were possible.Furthermore, we provide biodegradable shampoo and soap for guests, and use biodegradable products for housecleaning.For electricity we have solar energy to charge batteries from mobile devices, cameras and video cameras.Buildings are constructed with recycled materials where possible, and in harmony with the natural surroundings, reflecting the traditional design of the Amazon.We employ and train local staff where possible, and who are paid at fair wages, for example our river transport is handled by the local community. Our operation minimizes fossil fuels encouraging our visitors to do the activities rowing.We also protect the native fauna and flora and inform guests, staff and visitors of the importance and value of a healthy ecosystem and describe how to best enjoy the area without causing negative impacts. ... more   less 
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