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The Cuyabeno Lodge is located in the 1.5 million acres within the Cuyabeno Reserve  with 7 detached thatched-roof wooden cabins and 3 canopy-level “Superior rooms”, main cabin with kitchen, bar, hammock room, observation point & restaurant.

This eco-lodge is located in the Laguna Grande  in the Cuyabeno Wildlife  Reserve which has been established in 1979 and covering over 650,000 hectares ( 1.5 million acres ) of primary rainforest in the northeastern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon around the Cuyabeno River.

Accessible from the provincial capital of Nueva Loja, over the years the reserve has become an important tourist destination because of its amazing animal and bird diversity, which includes twelve species of monkeys and well over 600 birds species.

When the Cuyabeno Lodge began operating in 1988, the owners believed that rainforest travelers should be accommodated in conditions that would be both in harmony with the surrounding environment and attuned to the needs of the modern visitor.

The lodge is certified by the Rainforest Alliance for its sustainable tourism practices and for its use of local materials in the construction of the facility. The lodge works closely with the local Siona indigenous community, whose members provide motor canoe transportation for the tours at the Cuyabeno Lodge.

The rainy season here is from mid-March to August, when Amazon river dolphins and manatees can be seen. The dry season extends from December to early March, sometimes leading to a dry lake – which means the Cuyabeno Lodge is only accessible on foot.

Location: Cuyabeno Lodge can be found in the province of Sucumbíos, in the north-eastern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. The lodge is situated on a peninsula on the Cuyabeno Lake within the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

Getting there involves a 30-minute flight from Quito to the town of Nueva Loja (or “Largo Agrio”), where the traveler will be met by the lodge’s bus. A two-hour bus drive will take you to the bridge over the Cuyabeno River for a box lunch at a restaurant, with the scenic journey (approximately 2-3 hours in the wet season, longer in the dry season) continuing by motorized canoe until you reach the lodge in the afternoon.

Accommodations: Scattered throughout the grounds are seven detached thatched-roof wooden cabins, each sleeping two people in double or twin beds. Three “Superior Rooms” are located in the observation tower, affording these spectacular views over the forest canopy.

The cabins are of various types: marital, doubles, triples, quadruples, and family sized cabins with 6 beds; suite. Each cabin has its own full private bathroom (two in the case of the 6 bedroom unit), mosquito nets over each bed, electricity (120v), and all the comfort you could find in a superior hotel. All rooms also have a balcony or terrace and private bathrooms with hot showers.

Facilities: Main cabin includes kitchen, bar, hammock room, observation point and restaurant.

 4 NIGHTS  / 5 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio we meet at Hotel D`Mario at 9:00 am for the people going by bus. After picking up the guests who arrive by plane, we will journey by private bus to El Puente, the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente we take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge. We will go on an exciting nocturnal adventure, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

3.- Cuyabeno River. Today we will hike in a different part of the forest. This includes the opportunity to see the biggest trees in the Amazon Rainforest and different ecosystems. We also visit an Indigenous Community, where our naturalist guide will explain the culture and traditions of the native people, here we will prepare traditional food after that we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will conclude the day by experiencing the beautiful sunset at the lagoon and take the opportunity to spot more wildlife, before you have dinner.

4.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.

5.- Our 5 day program takes the opportunity to paddle in an ecological canoe to experience jungle life at a slower pace.- The schedule gives you greater opportunities to indulge in the magic of the jungle and offers the opportunity to see the elusive wildlife not already spotted.

3 NIGHTS  / 4 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio we meet at Hotel D`Mario at 9:00 am for the people going by bus. After picking up the guests who arrive by plane, we will journey by private bus to El Puente, the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente we take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge. We will go on an exciting nocturnal adventure, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

3.- Cuyabeno River. Today we will hike in a different part of the forest. This includes the opportunity to see the biggest trees in the Amazon Rainforest and different ecosystems. We also visit an Indigenous Community, where our naturalist guide will explain the culture and traditions of the native people, here we will prepare traditional food after that we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will conclude the day by experiencing the beautiful sunset at the lagoon and take the opportunity to spot more wildlife, before you have dinner.

4.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.

2 NIGHTS  / 3 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio we meet at Hotel D`Mario at 9:00 am for the people going by bus. After picking up the guests who arrive by plane, we will journey by private bus to El Puente, the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente we take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge. We will go on an exciting nocturnal adventure, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

3.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.

WHAT TO BRING:

Long sleeved cotton t-shirts 2 or more, insect repellent, long trousers, 2 or more (not jeans),  zip-lock bags to keep clothes equipment dry, shorts 2 or more, binoculars (optional), t-shirts 2 or more, torch (flashlight) with extra batteries, cotton socks a pair per day, sun block, comfortable walking shoes and sandals, insect repellent, windbreaker or sweater, first aid kit, toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap), hat or cap, bathing suit, plastic water bottle, cotton underwear, book and notebook, sunglasses, towel, camera with film speed 200 or 400, original passport, small backpack (waterproof).

 

TourStandard/superior Flight Public /shared van
3 Days310USD /355USD230USD24 – 40 USD
4 Days392USD/446USD230USD24 – 40 USD
5 Days478USD/545USD230USD24 – 40 USD

INCLUDED:

  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio (bus & canoe)
  • Amazon Jungle Lodge
  • Meals during the tour
  • Excursions
  • All equipment

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio- Quito
  • Entrance to the indigenous communities $10 dollars
  • Additional beverages
  • Meals before and after the tour
  • Tips

 

 

OPTION 1: Flight Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

FLIGHTS UIO – LGQ – UIO
DAYROUTEDEPARTUREARRIVAL AIRFARE
MON- FRIEQ 201 UIO- LGQ10:00 AM 10:55 AM189 USD
MON- FRIEQ 210 LGQ- UIO17:30 PM18:30 PM189 USD
SATURDAYEQ 209 UIO- LGQ11:10 AM12:05 PM189 USD
SATURDAYEQ 210 LGQ-UIO12:35 AM13:30 AM189 USD
SUNDAYEQ 202 LGQ-UIO12:05 PM13:00 PM189 USD
SUNDAYEQ 202 UIO -LGQ10:40 PM12:35 PM 18 9USD

BUS QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – QUITO

There are several options to travel to the meeting point. You can take a bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio which takes about 7 to 8 hours.

OPTION 2: Share Shuttle Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

We book the tickets for the private bus ride included in the package.

Quito – Lago Agrio

Departure: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Meeting point: 23:00 pm at Hostel Blue House.

Address: Joaquin Pinto E8-24 y Diego de Almagro, Quito EC170150

Price: 20 USD one way

Lago Agrio – Quito

Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meeting point: Aiport in Lago Agrio at 16: 00 pm

Price: 20 USD one way

OPTION 3: Public bus ride Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

We can recommend you the bus companies :  Esmeraldas, Banos, Occidentales and Loja. The buses depart from the Carcelen bus station north of Quito or Quitumbe in the south. You can purchase the tickets in the office of Esmeraldas bus company located in the 9 de Octubre and Colon Street near Plaza Foch, or in the bus station at Carcelen or Quitumbe. People traveling from Banos de Agua Santa can book the bus tickets included in the package at our office.
The bus ticket cost 24 USD round trip from Quito, from Banos 30 USD one way.

However, there are a lot of different bus companies going from Quito to Lago Agrio which enables you to go there almost every hour during the day.

The meeting point is at HOTEL D’MARIO in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am for the people arriving by bus. The people arriving by plane will be picked up at the airport in Lago Agrio by one of the staff members.