Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 1:18 PM Last Post By: karrey84
Feb 12, 2013 5:02 PM
Feb 13, 2013 5:12 AM
I stayed in Jamu lodge for 5 days in 2011. The location of all the lodges is in the same area and Jamu is in a stunning piece of prime rainforest. The lodge facilities were very good considering it is one of the cheaper places. The food was okay but not great. I saw quite a bit of wildlife; monkeys, different snakes, caiman, many different frogs, a good selection of birds including rare toucans, river dolphins, morphus butterflies and best of all, a fantastic selection of very big spiders on the night walk. I also fished piranhas (and put them back!).
In comparison to other jungle visits the guide was okay but not great. The trip to local villages was not interesting as both locations didn't follow anything like traditional lifestyles, but others in my group thought it was good.
If you have never been into rainforest before this is about as good as it gets so pay your money and don't worry.
Feb 13, 2013 9:25 PM
we personally stayed at the guacamayo lodge in the same region. Had the same issue with upfront payment and very little info on the web. It all turned out great though and we had a great time. Jamu was in the same region. A lot of the experience comes down to the guide - I always think if you show lots of enthusiasm the guides usually more likely to get active (too many people sit back and wait for it to happen). Jungle is more about the sounds than the sights to me - if you want to see more wildlife then think you need to consider pantanal in brazil or pampas in bolivia. Also - fair warning there were 2 girls kidnapped in that Cuyabeno area just after we visited late in 2012 although as I said we had no problem and had a fantastic time.
Feb 19, 2013 1:18 PM
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