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Cuyabeno Amazon Rainforest Tours, Jungle Lodges in Ecuador
Cuyabeno Amazon Rainforest Reserve, Jungle Lodge
The Amazon is one of the wonders of our planet, which contains an abundance of unique flora and fauna. More than 25,000 species of Amazonian plants contribute 20% of the oxygen that exists in the atmosphere of the earth.- In addition to that, 66% of all of the world's fresh water can be found here.- It is a rainforest of unique beauty, which contains an incredible diversity of species of plants and animals, beyond comparison elsewhere in the world.
Amazon Jungle Tours, Cuyabeno Amazon Rainforest Eco-lodges
The accommodation can be in different jungle lodges in the Cuyabeno Reserve.- These offer huts with single, double, triple, familiar and matrimonial rooms, all of which are equipped with a private bathroom, and offer hot and cold water. Electricity for recharging electronic devices is generated by eco-friendly solar panels and accessible in the common areas. Altogether, it is a simple, yet attractive accommodation. Apart from these budget lodges, there are also accomodations available that are more luxurious.
How to get from Quito to Lago Agrio?
BUS QUITO-LAGO AGRIO
There are several options to travel to the meeting point. You can take a bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio which takes about 8 hours. We recommend the company Trans Esmeraldas. The buses leave at 10 pm and 11 pm from the New Town (9 de Octubre and Avenida Colon).
FLIGHTS QUITO-LAGO AGRIO
TAME provides a service from Quito to Lago Agrio which leaves Quito at 9:15 and gets to Lago Agrio at 9:55 am. The flight costs 160 USD for the round trip.
ITINERARY (5DAYS / 4NIGHTS) (4DAYS /3NIGHTS)
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. 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 Piranha fishing, 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 and visit the local Shaman.- 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.
Not quite what you are looking for?
We can also tailor our program to your needs. Just ask! For those interested in bird watching, we can organize professional bird watching programs spotting a plethora of species every day along with experiencing other activities in the jungle.
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