Our group of three visited Tapir Lodge in late February 2018 and had an amazing time! Our host, Kurt, was extremely friendly and went out of his way to make sure that we had an enjoyable experience. After interacting with tourists who were staying at other lodges, I’m very glad that we picked Tapir Lodge.
Our trip from Lago Agrio to the lodge was very smooth and filled with wildlife sightings. Our boat driver for the trip knew exactly when to slow down to allow us to take photographs.
The lodge itself was beautiful – two towers and a large common area with hammocks, all connected by covered walkways. Our room in the tower was clean, spacious, and was completely wrapped by deck – this made wildlife viewing extremely easy. During our 3-night stay, we saw several rare species of monkeys and birds in the trees directly adjacent to our tower!
The chef at the lodge (Raul) is exceptional – we ate very, very well during our time at Tapir Lodge. Breakfast usually consisted of eggs, toast, guava jelly, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit, while lunch and dinner were usually a combination of traditional Ecuadorian soup, grilled meat, rice, fruit, and fresh vegetables.
Our itinerary was perfect! I would highly recommend that you visit the local village, as well as take a guided walk through the forest with Kurt – his knowledge of the Amazon is absolutely incredible.
Overall, I would highly recommend Tapir Lodge and hope to return soon!