Cuyabeno Reserve

Description:

Is promoting seriously and responsibly ecotourism in the 2nd biggest protected area in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador (CUYABENO WILDLIFE RESERVE) with 604,000 hectares 0f primary forest declared protected in 1979. This Ecolodge provides solar electricity to charge batteries of cameras or other electronic objects, rooms with private toilet and hot shower, to make as les impact is possible to nature the lodge also provides biodigestors for the toilet system. Sure the sustainable tourism industry is benefiting directly local communities in the reserve, at the same time protecting a part of the last refuge of wildlife on earth.

 

Schedule Itinerary

Day 1 Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Flight (9:00.) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.

Day 2 Cuyabeno River. Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.

Day 3 Cuyabeno River. Morning: An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.

Day 4 Cuyabeno River. Morning: paddle by traditional dug-out canoe through small canals to enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings while looking for wild life around. Late afternoon: watching last sunset at the Laguna Grande.

Day 5 El Puente – Lago Agrio – Quito. Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower. Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.

Please note that the itineraries are subject to change especially due to weather conditions or requirements of the nature reserves!

Price Includes: Bilingual naturalist guide, meals on the tour, all the activities and excursions, transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio.

Price Excludes: Transportation to/from Lago Agrio, Cuyabeno National Park entrance is free, transportation to Lago Agrio, entrance to the community visit ($6), tips for guide, additional beverages.

Necessary Equipment:

Long clothing Sunglasses Flashlight/torch

Camera Small bag Insect repellent

Hat Comfortable walking shoes and sandals Zip-lock bags to keep clothes/equipment dry

Shorts, t shirts Swim suit Binoculars(optional) Cotton underwear, Socks Towel First aid kit Windbreaker or sweater

Book Toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap) Sun block

Warm and waterproof clothes Passport copy Plastic water bottle

It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 24hrs notice by which we would give you a 25% refund. Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice.

Please note, tips for guides are not included in the price of the tour, if you enjoy your tour a tip of around 10% will be very much appreciated.


Data

Duration5 days 4 nights
PriceUS$ 390.00 per person
Includes
  • Jungle treks and canoe tours with a native guide
  • Accommodation, hot water
  • 3 meals / day
  • Provision of rubber boots and ponchos
  • Transportation Lago Agrio - Lodge - Lago Agrio