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Samona Lodge

Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
Samona Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just wanted to spend 3d/2n but decided to take the 5d/4n and no regrets about doing it. Nice chance to enjoy the purest nature. Great to see that the lodge is renovating, Im sure that for next travellers it will even be better

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samona Lodge is great; I would highly recommend it. We did 5 days/4 nights. Some reviews say the 5th day is unnecessary and while I kind of see their point, I was more than happy to chill out in the hammocks for a day. (It was arranged for us to go canoeing but we were feeling lazy!) The lodge has... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you're reading these reviews and you're dithering about whether to book Samona Lodge, I'd encourage you to do it. People describe it as 'basic' but I found it had everything we needed. We saw another lodge had a satellite tv aerial when we went past in the boat and I wondered what kind of weird individual wants to watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Yes, the rooms are basic, but the amazon is no place for a luxury hotel. If you decide on the amazon know that this is as close as it gets to nature. Meaning yes you will have animals in your room. They may be cute lizards that are tiny like I had or they may be tarantulas like other people... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Worth the Jungle Experience We booked the four day trip. It’s a bit interesting getting La Argrio where the guides pick you up. It’s a longer ride out to the landing where you transfer to long boats. Lots of waiting around. Once we made it to the lodge we were pleasantly surprised by the look of the place. The huts... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We booked 5D/4N at Samona Lodge initially but ended up adding a day due to disappointment in the program. The lodge and food were great but our guide Clyde was a bit lackluster. First we got stuck in between groups so that meant we repeated the activities several times with really no animal spottings to show for it. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lovely lodge with awesome guides who spoke excellent English. I booked through Happy Gringo online and had the cheapest pricing than the others at the lodge at that time. Would not recommend the 5 day option- the extra day gets repeated within the 4 days anyway. Food is good, a few extra snacks would be recommended as the activities can... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did the 4 day experience here. I really enjoyed the boat trips we did, both during the day as during the during the night. The alligator hunt I particularly liked. The sundown on the lake and the swimming are simply a must do in ones lifetime. The huts are basic but clean and you get towels, eco shampoo, sheets,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Samona Lodge for 3 nights as part of our trip around Ecuador. We were picked up at the airport by our English speaking guide who came included in the price for the lodge. He gave us some local history as we drove to the mouth of the Cuyabeno River. He was fantastic at spotting... More 

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Overall we had a good time in the jungle. Our guide named Pajaro did a great job spotting and calling animals with all his noises he makes. We saw a sloth, anacondas, monkeys, spiders, dolphins, caiman, and all different kinds of birds. He did a good job pointing out and explaining the different plants too. The food was good and... More 

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