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Cuyabeno, Sucumbios, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Maine
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We chose Jamu based purely on price and hearing that all tours in the Cuyabeno offer the same activities and differ only on food and lodging. The activities were incredible and provided by the greatest guide, David, and staff of the lodge. David knows his stuff and offers the information enthusiastically and with energy every time, even if you keep... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I had mixed feelings after reading some of the reviews, but glad that I decided to go. The Cuyabeno area is just fantastic with lots of wildlife to see. The lodge has a very friendly staff, the guide (David) was excellent, pointing out lots of animals on our tours. The double rooms were clean, with mosquito nets, hot shower and... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I've read some mixed reviews and decided to share my view of the Jamu Lodge. The housing infrastructure is steady and comfortable and our lodge was small but cozy with a decent mosquito net. I did not see any trash at all even though it's reported in other reviews. Someone spotted a plastic bottle in the river and it was... 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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