every morning we woke up earlier than the moring before to see animals and plants that are only happy at 5 am! the earlist was 430 am but it was really worth it mostly- We felt like we were part of the forest. Kind of nice. The only problem was the bugs. I guess you have to expect it and if youre not phobic youre in good shape but if youre me and spiders freak you out then brace yourself b/c wolf spiders, tarantulas and just run of the mill giant spiders are really everywhere. Mosquitos were an expected problem so not a big deal. The lodge was clean, hot water, electricity avlbl at the crucial times. But the best part was the staff, the manager, Cynthia had everything prepared when we got there. The guides are ALL friendly, nice, available for help and questions and very willing to hang out.