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Cuyabeno Reserve Tour

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  • Explore Cuyabeno Reserve, part of the Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Travel through the jungle by motorized canoe
  • Visit a local community and learn more about life in a jungle
  • Go on a night walk, see nocturnal creatures
Explore one of the most biodiverse regions in the world during this 4-day, guided trip of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, part of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Although only around 2 percent of the Amazon rainforest lies in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, it is home to a third of all known Amazonian biodiversity.

Travel to Lago Agrio, a small city in the foothills of the Andes, and enjoy a bus drive to El Puente, the entry point to the reserve. Spread over an area of around 603,380 hectares, the reserve is home to more than 500 different species of colorful birds, ranging from small hummingbirds to majestic harpy eagles, as well as numerous species of reptiles, mammals and fish.

Hike through the primary forest of the reserve listening to your naturalist guide talk about the unique animal, plants and insect species found in the reserve. Go on a canoe ride down a river. If you are lucky, you will come across reptiles like anacondas and alligators (given that these creatures are timid, it is not often that you get to see them).

Meet members of the Siona ethnic group and learn more about their lifestyle. We will drive you back to Lago Agrio after the trip is over.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
Fantastic trip
Liliana S. From England At
5 - Excellent
“Both, rainforest and biking tour were great, we had a lot of fun!!”
Had a great time!
Juliane K From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We had a great time at the lodge, many different species to see (monkeys, caimans, colorful birds), good food and the rooms better than expected for a remote place. I would love to return in the future!”
Incredible
Elmer R. From Denmark At
5 - Excellent
“Traveling to the Amazon is an incredible experience. You sail in a canoe for a couple of hours on the river and then arrive at a lodge in the middle of the jungle and be in direct contact with flora and of course the wild life of the place, it was quite an adventure. The people in the lodge really did about the trip something unique, the service and the food was sensational and its warmth to share with the guests makes you feel very comfortable. On the other hand, the guide and his planning for the tours specially designed to enjoy the environment and feel part of it, as well as learn from all the life that the Amazon offers us.”
Had a great trip with Ecuador Galapagos Travels
George M. From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Mathias did a great job in setting up our 4-day adventure to the Amazon. He was very easy to communicate with and helpful in planning our trip - great advice, great service. All of the arrangements went smoothly and we loved the accommodations. We had a wonderful time!”
Sleeping huts
Travel to Lago Agrio either by plane or by night bus in the morning. Go to the Blue Planet Recreation Center. Rest for a while in the centre before we pick you up at 09:30 am for your journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour drive to El Puente, the gateway to Cuyabeno Reserve and the place where civilization comes to an end. Take a 3-hour ride on a motorized canoe on the Cuyabeno River until you reach your lodge.

Check in at the lodge upon arrival. Take rest or explore the area on your own. Your guide will provide you with a detailed description of the itinerary after dinner.
Meals
  • Dinner
Sleeping huts
Your day begins after breakfast. Go on a jungle walk with your guide. Learn more about the plants and animals found in the jungle from your guide. Look out for monkeys and mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects found in the jungle.

Enjoy a canoe ride along the Cuyabeno River after that. If you are lucky enough, you might get to see river dolphins. Your day ends with another jungle walk at night with your guide. This will give you the chance to see nocturnal creatures living in the jungle that do not appear during the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sleeping huts
Explore the jungle in the morning before travelling to Seoqueya, a settlement inside the jungle where members of the Siona tribe live. Learn more about the tribe and their traditions from your guide and see how the typical cassava (yuca) bread of this region is made.

Travel to Laguna Grande in a motorized canoe. Explore the lagoon and see a unique ecosystem found in tropical jungles known as flooded or swamp forests in which forests are inundated either permanently or seasonally with freshwater.

Cool off with a swim in the lagoon. Enjoy a spectacular sunset in the Amazon. Continue your adventure down the river to see nocturnal animals, especially caimans, before returning to the lodge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Take a short canoe trip in the morning before returning to the lodge. Have your breakfast and prepare for your departure. Sail up the river to reach El Puente de Cuyabeno. Catch a bus from there and drive back to Lago Agrio.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 3 nights' accommodation in a cozy, tourist-class lodge, with open wooden cabins, beds with mosquito nets and a private bathroom
  • All trips and canoe journeys accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide (English and Spanish)
  • Pickup and drop-off service by bus: Lago Agrio - El Puente de Cuyabeno & El Puente de Cuyabeno - Lago Agrio
  • All meals, water, coffee and tea as per the itinerary
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Shuttle bus Quito - Lago Agrio
  • Shuttle bus Lago Agrio - Quito
  • Flight Quito - Lago Agrio
  • Flight Lago Agrio - Quito
what's excluded
  • Transportation (bus or flight) from Quito to Lago Agrio & Lago Agrio to Quito
  • Travel insurance
  • Contribution to local community (USD5 per person)
  • Meals, drinks and anything else not mentioned on the itinerary
Tour details
Availability Every Mon, Tue & Fri
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Group Tour
Age Requirement 7 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Lago Agrio, Ecuador
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Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

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Other Practical InformationRequirements: An original document with photographic identification (ID or passport) is mandatory. To be able to make this trip, you need to be in a good physical condition and be able to walk 2-3 hours in a tropical climate. However, you can skip the walks (and in general any activity) and participate only on the canoe trip if you want a more relaxed stay. Note: The safety and interest of our passengers is always our first priority. However, all routes and programs may change without prior notice due to national park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes and safety reasons. Packing list: An original identification document with photo (passport or identity card) Long-sleeve t-shirts Cotton socks and shorts Sandals or comfortable walking shoes Rain jackets and sweatshirts Flashlights with spare batteries Personal medicine A toiletry bag (carry biodegradable soaps and shampoo) Swimwear and towels Headgear & sunglasses Sunscreen, insect repellant A waterproof backpack as well as zip-lock/plastic bags Camera & binoculars (10x40 recommended) Notepad, a Swiss army knife, wet wipes, reading material, etc
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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