Bamboo Lodge, Cuyabeno, Ecuador

Cuyabeno, Ecuaodor

About us

We are an Ecuadorian and German management with an excellent passioned & experienced crew. We have the pleasure to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the amazon basin, in the heart of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador. 

We only accommodate up to 20 guests at the same time, so we can insure excellent personal services and an unforgettable amazon rain forest experience for our guests. Our tours are guided by knowledgeable, bilingual (English, Spanish) naturalist guides with a real passion for the Amazon rain forest, especially for the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Our goal to insure an unforgettable amazon adventure for our guests, as well as responsible treatment of the environment, safety of our guests & crew, exploration and cultural exchange between our guests and the local Siona community, in order to raise awareness of conservation and protection of the amazon rain forest and for more sustainable development in the Amazon region.

The lodge is located in between Tierafirme forest, what means never floated forest and forest floated by black waters (Igapó), 250m from the Laguna Grande and the equator line.Thanks to the great location and having one of the  highest biodiversity on earth in relation with the  size  of the reserve, around the lodge you can find 167 different mammal specious such as monkeys, sloth & the pink river dolphin, reptiles like caymans & boas including the queen of the amazon,the anaconda, more  then 500  specious of birds incl. macaws, toucans and the Harpy eagle, besides that different amphibians including the poison dart frogs,tree frogs and famous Suriname toad, more then 300 specious of fish (catalogued) and  countless specious of plants like lianas, fungus and trees with medicinal & traditional uses.

We offer 100% customised & private tours for small groups (Amazon Birdwatching Tours, Amazon- Photographer Tours, Amazon Family Tours, Amazon Adventure Tours) as well as an economic tour packages for 3, 4 or 5 days.

Bamboo Guides


Diego is an excelent Cuyabeno guide with amazingly good eyes to spot animals. Besides that he has deep knowlade about the amazon forest, he is always in a good mood, is great with families and kids and he speaks English and Spanish.


José Miguel aka Condor – one of a kind! If he guides you, for sure you will never forget him. With his never ending positve energy and his huge knowlade about the amazon he will make your experience unforgettable.  He speaks English & Spanish  .

Bamboo Crew


Client Contact / General Management
Charlotte is your contact to book a tour or for any questions you might have. Please don’t hasitate to contact us, we are happy to answer all your questions


Agency Contact/ General Menagement

Anderson is our contact for all agencys and spanish callers. He is happy to assist with your tour planing. Besides that he manages building at the lodge. 

Alicia & Fabian

Canoe Management/ Sionas

Alicia & Fabian are from the Siona community and they are responsible for the canoe transport. Also you will visit theire family when you visit the Puerto Bolivar community.


Pick up and Logistic in  Lago Agrio
Rossy organizes logistics in Lago Agrio and picks up our guests in the morning. If you pay half the tour in Lago Agrio, please pay to Rossy.


Lodge Manager

Jose is the manager inside the lodge. He has many years of experience in Cuyabeno and knows absolutly every working position you can have in a lodge. i



Vanessa has been the Bamboo Lodge chef since Mai 2017 and she cooks absolutly great. Our guests love her food and also vegetarians are always happy.……………………


House keeping/ Maintenance 
David is the all-round telant taking care of the lodge. Whatever our guests need, he tries to help. Whatver breaks, he fixes it.




Canoe Driver
Patricio is the canoe driver and is a real Siona. He grew up in the Cuyabeno Reserve and knows the river perfectly. He has also good eyes to spot wildlife.


Bamboo Lodge Service  (included in our rates)

  • Free pick up from the airport Lago Agrio
  • Free & save parking options (in Lago Agrio or at the Cuyabeno bridge)
  • All meals included (Optional: Vegetarian or vegan meals)
  • Transport shuttle by bus and canoe
  • All activities guided by licensed naturalist guide (bilingual)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Each room (matrimonial, double, triple & family) with private bathroom & hot shower
  • 24-hours reception service
  • Rain poncho, life jacket & rubber boots for the duration of stay

4 Days & 3 Nights Bamboo Amazon Tour

from $290 per adult

Visit Bamboo Lodge for 4 days and 3 nights and have the amazon trip of your life! Wildlife spotting, jungle hikes during the day and at night, caiman spotting, visit the Siona indigenous community, meet a shaman, go paddling & enjoy the jungle in the hammock.