Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour

OVERVIEW

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is one of the Ecuadorian regions in the Amazon. It offers spectacular nature, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. Do you want to enjoy and explore the rainforest during your Ecuador tour and don’t need a luxury suite or Jacuzzi? Then you may choose our Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour. The Lodges here are eco-friendly and comfy, but don’t expect any luxuries. Instead of a pool you have the Laguna Grande right in front of your lodge. A nice invitation for a swim surrounded by nature, right? On your tour to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve you will explore flora and fauna by day and night. As well as an impression of the indigenous culture and traditions. Also you will travel by canoe a lot. Nature, wildlife and birdwatching lovers get their money’s worth during this part of their Ecuador tour.

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TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 45%
Adventure 70%
Comfort 80%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY:

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Flight to your Destination. Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour begins!

The Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour can finally begin!
You will fly over the Andes to the frontier oil town of Lago Agrio, (approx. start of tour  9:30 am). Once you have arrived you will have a private transportation to the “Cuyabeno Bridge” (distance 100 km). From there you will meet your guide and have lunch in a local restaurant.
A motorized canoe transportation along the Cuyabeno River is also included. The destination will be the River to Laguna Grande, where your lodge is located. During this journey of approx. 2 hours (depending upon the conditions of the river) you will be able to observe the richness of the wildlife.
After settling into your room at the Lodge you will have many options. Decide between exploring the lagoon and observe animals, taking a swim in the lake or enjoy the sunset from the canoe.

Accommodation during the Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour Amazon Lodge

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Once you had breakfast, take a walk through the “terra firma forest” with your naturalist guide. There he will explain the wildlife, medicinal forest plants, the forest ecosystem and indigenous life. After lunch, a trip in a dugout canoe will follow. You will cross the river and have the chance to enjoy the unique flora flauna. If you are lucky, you will may spot monkeys.
Right after dinner you have a night walk in primary forest to look for insects and observe nocturnal flora wildlife.

Accommodation during the Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour Amazon Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

In the morning, you follow the Cuyabeno River downstream to reach the Siona indigenous Village. You can observe or participate in how they cook the typical “casabe” bread. Your guide gives you some explanations about the way of life in the jungle and in the community. Return to the Lodge for lunch. During the late afternoon you can have a siesta and a refreshing swim in the Laguna Grande. After dinner you go on a night excursion by canoe to spot caimans, snakes and nocturnal birds.

Accommodation during the Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour Amazon Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After your breakfast, you will enjoy the day on the river. With the help of a traditional dug-out canoe, called “quilla”. It is the best way to discover the wildlife and listening the sounds of the nature. In the evening, you will go on an excursion to discover smaller lagoons. Alternatively, you may hike along other paths in the Cuyabeno Reserve.

Accommodation during the Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour Amazon Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast | Box Lunch | Dinner

Return to Quito by Flight. The Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour ends here!In the early morning, you will head out for a last hike and for some bird-watching.  After breakfast you will travel upstream. From there you will be brought back with our vehicle. You will reach Lago Agrio  around 15:30. The return to Quito will be by air.
For this day, we will provide a lunch box.
We hope that you have enjoyed the Cuyabeno Rainforest Tour!

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • National flight Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
  • Transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno Lodge – Lago Agrio.
  • Four (4) nights accommodation in standard double room (superior room upon request)
  • Excursions and activities with local, English-speaking guide
  • Full board; coffee, tea, purified water included
  • Use of rain ponchos and rubber boots

starting from

$ 735,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

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Consider as you reserve:

My own room:

Single supplement fee: USD $160,-p.p.

Not Included:

> International airfare to and from destination
> Local community support USD $10,-p.p.
> Meals not described
> Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
> Cost of medical immunizations as needed
> Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
> Cost of optional activities
> Excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any);
> Optional gratuities to your guides
> Items of personal nature

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.