We worked with David to organize our 5 day, 4 night trip into the jungle. David is very honest and easy to ask questions via email. We spent a lot of time planning our trip and comparing the different companies, since there are tons! From what we see, the main difference between the companies is the lodge that you stay in and tour group sizes. The activities and even the guides are very similar (our guide also worked with another company), but the lodge where you stay in the jungle will be different. The xx lodge is an amazing way to experience jungle life because it is more of a guesthouse where you are staying with a family that truly lives in the jungle. Everyday their daughter is picked up by a school boat and one morning they caught a wild bore that they will eat to celebrate their son's birthday.
We spent 3 nights at the lodge and one night in a hammock in the jungle. We felt as though one night was enough. If you really like sleeping in a hammock, you might enjoy more, but having a fan and on suite bathroom is always nice. The lodge itself is very basic, but exceeded our expectations. There is electricity most of the time (there were power outages when we were there) and a fan to cool you off in the room. The only downside is that there is no furniture in the room so there is little space to put your stuff, other than the floor. The food is plenty, but not much variety (fish, chicken, watermelon, rice, noodles, salad for lunch and dinner). However, you can't expect that much variety when it is so remote.
We liked working with David because we felt as though we were in smaller groups than other companies that we saw out in the jungle. We were transported out to the lodge by ourselves. Our group was never larger than 6 people. The only downside is that we were in a group with people who were on shorter trips, so our group changed around a bit. But we still managed to do all the activities listed in the itinerary, just not in the same order.
In February/March the mosquitoes are not that bad, but it rains everyday at some point. Usually for an hour or two. Most days our afternoon activity started with rain, so we were wet.
Things to bring: book to read in afternoon break, poncho or rain jacket (buy before port), water bottle, clothes line to hang clothes in room since no furniture, cushion to sit on boat.
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