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Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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Samona Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a fantastic time in the jungle. Our guide Veronica was brilliant. She was so skilled at picking out the animals, had so much knowledge and was a lot of fun too! The rooms are basic, but fantastic value. And it is great to be in stilted huts above the water with caimans lurking below. Previous reviewers complaining about bugs... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was an awesome experience and was very affordable. I went with a friend and we saw tons of animals in their natural habitat and got to experience the jungle like never before. We saw monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, giant spiders, dolphins and many tropical birds. We were well fed with a three course meal almost every meal. The food wasn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is one of the cheaper options for a jungle trip in Ecuador. The rooms are "rustic" to say the least. Not all rooms are created equal! You'll have a better experience if you get one of the rooms with a skylight or one that lets natural light in. My room was so dark, even in the middle of the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We booked our tour in Quito and the setting of the lodhe was amazing, really in the jungle. Accomodation was grand we had an ensuite room with a mosquito net. there is a lovely chill out area with hammocks. Until this tour I didn´t realise how important a guide is on a tour. Our guide francisco was disappointing. His english... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

After months of research, I decided to visit cuyabeno wildlife reserve in the amazon. I wanted a 5 day stay and geotours recommended this lodge. What an excellent choice. After a 3 hour canoe trip we arrived at the lodge and was greeted by a very friendly staff. Our guide Rom was so very helpful and knowledgeable of the amazon.... More 

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Address: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Sucumbios Province > Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Samona Hotel Cuyabeno

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