Booking a tour at Kichwa Lodge, with Edgar as our personal guide, was one of the best decisions we made during our journey through South America. We stayed for 2 nights. The little lodge is completely run by Kichwa people and they really put their heart and energy in this project to make it as good as possible. All the money goes to the project and supports the local community. The room and the facilities were big and clean. They offered a great variety of vegetarian food and fruits in good quality (you can also get fresh fish from the river and meat). Also tea, water and coffee all day long. Our guide Edgar grew up in the jungle with his father being the tribe‘s shaman. Those two are a very good team and know everything about jungle and river animals, healing plants and the tradition of their tribe the kichwa. They offer a great amount of activities from early morning till night. To give a short overview on what we did: Animal spotting at day and at night on canoe and walking in the jungle (we saw: river dolphins, monkeys, beautiful birds, Boa, insects, spiders, caimans, jungle rat) as well as all kinds of healing plants and jungle fruits. Piranha fishing, learning how to cook traditional Kichwa food, dancing and singing with members of the tribe around the fire, talking with the tribe's shaman, visiting the community. During our stay there was literally nothing to complain about. The next time we come to the Ecuadorian Amazon, we will definitely stay at Kichwa lodge again.…
I had a reservation on January 14th-17th confirmed few times . Unfortunately we couldn't be at the lodge (family of 4 people)....because we got competely different accomodation than we payed for :-(( . It was uncomfortable and unpredictible situation and lack of honesty from Edgar Noteno . I am very sorry that we planned our jungle adventure ( I promised to wife and children )and got something stressed and had to change our plan loosing a lot of money.
Although the lodge is a little pricier than others, and takes a while to get to, it's well worth it! You are truly in the middle of the Amazon jungle away from the other lodges and large groups of tourists. The lodge was clean, the food was good but more importantly the service and the local guides were amazing! This was the second time i have been to the Cuyabeno reserve but the first time that i stayed in a lodge that was owned and run by the local indigenous community. Talking to the staff it was clear that all of the money they make goes to community and their community based tourism initiative. Overall, i had a great experience and met wonderful people! Highly recommended!
This lodge is owned and operated entirely by the local inhabitants(Kichwa). Our guides were extremely knowledgeable about flora, fauna, medicinal plants, local legends, and the way of the Amazon. Prepare for adventure like no other! Great hospitality, clean accommodations, and plentiful activities. Have you ever been face to face with snakes, crocodiles, tarantulas, turtles, monkeys, or birds of paradise? Create lasting memories, all while supporting the indigenous peoples of the Amazon!
Amazing place for couples and not only. We visited Ecuador and Amazon for the first time and were impressed. Lodge is really clean and Edgar was very helpful and kind. We enjoyed jungle walk at night and during the day. Thank you.
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