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Laguna Grande

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Address: Cuyabeno National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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Located in the Cuyabeno National Park, this large lake is a popular site...

Located in the Cuyabeno National Park, this large lake is a popular site for admiring ancient trees, giant palms, orchids and many species of birds and monkeys.

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Great place to watch sunset and rise

We stayed in a lodge very close to the lake and spent good time there each morning and evening watching the sun, swimming among caimans and generally hanging around. It's a serene... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Satyabrata
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New Delhi

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a lodge very close to the lake and spent good time there each morning and evening watching the sun, swimming among caimans and generally hanging around. It's a serene lake amidst the forest

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laguna Grande is a fabulous site for a real Amazone experience. And there are lodges located here. Wildlife is impressive, and cruising in a conoe along the shore gave us fantastic Wildlife experiences which including sights of River Dolphinns a number of times, a large number of Caimans in different sizes, a variety of monkeys including Squirrel, Capuchin, Titi, Howler... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may see dolphins, you may see anacondas, you may see caimon aligators... you will definitely see a stunning sunset!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The bottom of the lagune is muddy and scary. But if you get a chance to jump in for a swim, DO IT! Its amazing right around sundown. As the sun goes down in the Amazon youre swimming in the same water as dolphins, anacondas and piranhas. One of the top 5 expenriences during my months in south america.

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Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our lodge included many tours. My favorite was the visit to this gorgeous and breathtaking lake. We had lunch by the lake, visited a native community and returned to see the most beautiful sunset that I've ever gotten the chance to see in my life. We also got to swim there for a bit and it was so serene and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This laguna is absolutely amazing, the moment you get to it, you see its beauty. We got to watch an amazing sunset from our canoe. It was really incredible. The waters were calm and still, apart from the odd dolphins popping up now and again.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our Lodge was right on the Lagoon so we had opportunities to see it at all times of the day and night. Do the swim at sunset. The trees in the lagoon are so incredible and special to see.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My amazon experience wouldn't be complete without the laguna Grande. Its so so beautiful and offers the most amazing sunset. I swam there twice and it was an incredible experience

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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Swimming in the lagoon mostly happens in late afternoon, they do this to give a favor on everyone after the long day as refreshing. On our second day in Cuyabeno we have a whole day activity, a two hour walk in the jungle and kayaking for another two hour, and a few hours spare time in the afternoon Around 5:30pm... More 

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Nature in the Amazone is wonderful but do not expect a zoo ! Luck is also involved. You will see a lot of monkeys !

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