Tapir Lodge

Class: Tourist Superior *** | Departure from: Quito + or - Flying Time: 45 min. | Driving Time: 1.5 hrs. | Canoe Ride: 1 hrs.

About it

Tapir was built with family members of the local Siona community and private sponsors, the Lodge shares with them the eco-tourism activities and profits. Tapir Lodge tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Besides Solar panels that provide electricity they have eco toilets.

What can you do there?

  • Jungle Trekking 
  • Bird watching 
  • Cayman watching 
  • Catch and Release fishing 
  • Paddling Indian Canoes 
  • Visits to the Siona Community 
  • Visiting Alberto, the local shaman 
  • Lake Swimming 
  • Guided night walks Camping possibility
  • Max. number of passengers per guide are 10


Daily departures except of Sundays and holydays are possible. The minimum amount of passengers is 2. Tapir Lodge offers 4 to 8 day programs. 


  • Tapir Lodge offers 1bungalow with 6 Double rooms, each with private bathrooms. 2 rooms can be used as Triple room. 
  • The 15 m (49,2 ft.) tower offers 4 rooms each with 2 twin size beds, private bathroom, hammock and balcony. 
  • The new tower provides 6 rooms each with 2 twin size beds, private bathroom, hammock and balcony, these rooms can be used as triple or quadruple rooms. 
  • The maximum capacity of the Lodge is 40 passengers. 
  • All rooms have hot water showers available, a water container with purified water to drink and electricity. Towels and soap is provided. Fly screens in the windows and mosquito nets protect you against mosquitoes. 
  • There is no camping ground at the Tapir Lodge but it is possible to make a camping excursion to experience the jungle. Please see 7 day itinerary.


  • Restaurant (with a capacity of 32 seats) 
  • Bar 
  • Relaxing area with hammocks 
  • Library 
  • Accommodation Tower is a perfect place for bird watching