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Samona Lodge

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Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are no words to describe the feeling you get of being part of the nature! I have been to Samona 2 times and in both I have seen different animals and travelled along different rivers and lagoons. The food at the lodge is expectational good, the accommodation is great as well: clean rooms with private facilities for the price... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we want to thank you for your comment, and of course we are pleased you had a great time at Samona Lodge Next time you visit our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with tour to other places. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra de Fuego More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food was great. Accommodations basic, but that is to be expected if you are looking for a true amazon experience. My only complaint with the place is that there isn't enough to do each day. After speaking with other travelers on our trip, they did more and thus saw more wildlife then us staying at other lodges.

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Thank Sarah W
tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comment and let us know how we can improve our itineraries and the activities. We will take all your comments in order to offer better services. If you come back to our beautiful country, it will be a pleasure to help you with other tours. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Food was great, guides were great. Rooms were very basic, cold water, no electricity, poorly maintained, and as far as we could tell, there was no difference between regular and superior rooms (which we paid for). Rooms are open air style so expect lots of critters for company. Beds have mosquito nets. I would gladly accept these things in the... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comments about Samona Lodge, as you know it is very important for us your opinion. We would like to know the names of the guest that were with us, as well the dates you were at the Lodge and where you bought the package. Please we would like to correct all... More 

Connecticut
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40 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My friends and I did a 4D/3N jungle package with Samona -- and are so glad we chose this budget place! The lodge was clean and comfortable with a fabulous communal area in the middle, complete with hammocks and a (basic) book exchange. Our rooms were cleaned each day, the beds made and the garbage taken out. Mosquito nets on... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest We want to thank you for your comment, all suggestions are important for us in order to improve our service. We are pleased your trip was great, Regarding the guide we have taken all necessary measures in order to solve the situation. Once again thanks a lot for all your comments. Please feel free to look for us... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Samona Lodge in a 4 day - 3 nights tour with Tierra de Fuego. We enjoyed the tour very much and he highlight was Fabrizio, our guide. He was great explaining everything about the animals and the plants in the Amazon Basin. We spot (among others) : 4 types of monkeys, 3 different snakes (including a dead... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review
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Estimada Lucia Muchas gracias por tu comentario, esperamos que la experiencia Samona Lodge haya llenado tus expectativas. De igual manera... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Samona was fantastic. Did the 3night and 4day tour, saw incredible animals like river dolphins, caimans, monkeys, birds, and more. It isn't a luxurious lodge, but that shouldn't be why you go to the Amazon. Everyone was very nice and helpful, and the rooms were pleasant. Jose Luis was a wonderful and fun guide, and Jorge back at Tierra de... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we want to thank you for your comment, and of course we are plesed you had a great time at Samona Lodge Next time you visit our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with tour to other places. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra de Fuego More 

Manchester, England
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Samona lodge on the 3N/4D tour of the Amazon! The lodge itself is basic but still a really nice place to be, our hut was clean, the bed was comfortable with a mosquito net, clean sheets and towels and the bin was changed everyday. If you didn't want to stay in your room there was a common... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Owner at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear, thanks a lot for comments. We are pleased you had a great time at our lodge. Please if you have more comments let us know and if you have photos would be great to have them. Recommend us with your friends, we will be happy to help you. In case next time you want to visit other destinations in... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

To be honest this lodge was not my first choice. Unfortunately I left booking to the last minute and this was the only one available. No regrets! Most of the lodges at Cuyabeno have a riverside location - as does this place. The lodge was clean with good food and good service. You are only in the lodge for meals... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your comment. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Samona Lodge, we really want next time to be your first choice. Next time you visit our country we will be happy to help you with more tours around. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra de Fuego More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Room is a bit rustic, but very clean. Food was great, guides were informative and very interesting to talk to. Stayed 3 nights with my daughter and had a great time. Weather is variable, so be prepared to get wet, be hot, be cool, everything. From swimming in the river and the lake, to hiking in the forest and getting... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks a lot for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed and a great time at our lodge. Next time you come to our beautiful country it will be a pleasure to help you with other tours to other places in Ecuador. Best regards Samona Lodge by Tierra de Fuego More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend had an incredible time in Samona Lodge. We stayed 5 days and 4 nights. Everything was organised which made it a very relaxing week. From spotting wild exotic animals to swimming in the lagoon at sunset and taking a mid day siesta in the hammocks, it was perfect. We had our own room which was great,... More 

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tierradefuego-ecu, Propietario at Samona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks a lot for the comment. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time in Ecuador and in our lodge Samona. Please always recommend us and we will be happy to receive new guests. If you have suggestions let us know. In case you need more services when visiting Ecuador and Galapagos let us know. Best regards... More 

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