Our stay at Tapir Lodge what a truly wonderful experience. The 3 hour trip on the Cuyabeno River to get there was the beginning of an exciting and memorable week-long stay. We spent our days walking in the forest, gliding on the river, visiting the lake and exploring the wonderful natural environment of the virgin rain forest that surrounded us. We spent two nights camping on the river, and it was an experience not to be forgotten. Kurt, owner and our guide, never failed to get excited when he spotted another bird, insect, reptile or orchid. His knowledge of the forest and its residents enriched our experience and allowed us to see many things that were hidden to us. And, by the way, the food and lodging was great!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you Looking for an amazing Amazon adventure? We have the rain forest adventure you are looking for! Tapir Lodge was built in 1996 in partnership with the family members of the Siona community. Our vision, while building the Tapir Lodge, was not only to create a place that surpasses customers' expectations but also to demonstrate our ecologic credentials by constructing the most eco-friendly lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve. Our philosophy is to respect the ecosystem and maintain its natural course. We are passionate about the environment and therefore we seek to cause the minimal disturbance in the area.Our mission is to provide you with excellent customer service and to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. For example, we offer you alternative accommodation styles. What does this mean? Instead of the traditional huts that you may find in most of the lodges, we built two towers so that you may experience at close hand the beautiful birds that live in the jungle tree tops. Tapir lodge is a pioneer in the area of alternative energies. We have implemented an excellent way of creating our own energy with no impact to the environment. Our own solar panels provide you with 110-115 V all day long. The amount is sufficient to recharge your camera, use the light or use other basic electronic equipment and recharge your batteries. But since we are in the middle of the jungle there are limitations on the power available. For example, a hair driver or other highly consuming electronic equipment has to be avoided. ... more less