Bamboo Lodge, Cuyabeno, Ecuador

Watch the sunset from our birdwatching tower

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


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  .


Wilian is an excelent Cuyabeno guide with amazingly good eyes to spot animals and he loves especialy birds. Besides that he has deep knowlade about the amazon forest, he is also a great companion and speaks English and Spanish.


A great guide with a great personality. He loves paddling tours and adventure days. He also takes amazing pictures. He guides our spanish speaking groups.


Bamboo Crew


Staff member

Jefferson helps most of the time in the kitchen, handels the bar and is a lovely person to have around. He helps our guests with everything possible. i



Gloria is our awsome chef at Bamboo Lodge. She cooks with a lot of love and always natural. She also prepares great vegetarian and vegan meals.  …………………..


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.



Staff member
Neider is new in our crew and helps in the kitchen and in house keeping. He is very frindly and helps our guests with anything needed.



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
Viviana is our secretary and all round support in Lago Agrio. She serves our guests breakfast, handels cash payments and logistics in Lago Agrio. 

Our favorite guest comments


We received many more great comments we loved… A huge thanks to all of our guests for being part of Bamboo Lodge for some days. This are the kind of experiences we want our guests to have and why we absolutely love what we are doing.


The guide proved to be amazing. He could almost feel the presence of an animal nearby. After 10 minutes we met our first snake taking a sunbath on a branch. Everybody had missed it, but not our Willian. And for 3 hours our boat trip went on with Willian talking and spotting other snakes, birds, monkeys and even a sloth. 72 amazing hours in a beautiful surrounding with comfortable housing with a very kind and competent staff and Willian, who made our trip with his knowledge of the jungle to a unforgettable experience! Thank you Bamboo Lodge! It was lovely to be a part of you.”

Paul H. from The Netherlands


Our family of four spent 3 nights and 4 days at Bamboo Lodge. It was probably the best travel adventure experience of our lives. Miguel, our guide, was half university professor and half rugged adventurist. His immense knowledge, boundless energy, and passion for the Amazon rainforest made our trip go from great to a life changing experience. The food was also terrific, and Fabian, the boat driver, was next level. We saw caimans, sloths, lots of monkeys, anacondas, dolphins, many birds, boas, and lots of cool spiders and insects. Swimming in the lagoon each evening was so fun! The visit to the river community was fantastic too. I highly recommend Bamboo Lodge as a great small operation if you are wanting to visit the upper Amazon. “

Paul W. from Canada


The five days and four nights we spent in the Amazon forest at the bamboo eco lodge were better then we could’ve wished for. We booked the jungle suite which is definately worth the little extra money. We were three stories high in the trees, seeing monkeys and tucans around us from our bed and our balcony. On the paddle-canoe trips we saw many many animals and there was always enough time to hang around the animals and watch them behave naturally. Our guide, Condor, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest and made sure we would do nothing to disturb the animals. Everything is very well organized, the food is amazing, the rooms are really clean and there are hardly any annoying musquitos or insects. You can swim in the lagoons during sunset, you can watch the most amazing sky full of stars.You will feel immersed in the nature, the sounds and animals are all around you. All in all, a big big recommendation.”

Hester H. from The Netherlands