CUYABENO LODGE

Caiman Lodge

Caiman  Lodge Cuyabeno Reserve.  Located in the Laguna Grande in the Reserve Cuyabeno offers one of the most amazing jungle experience for all kind of tourist interested in wildlife, nature and indigenous culture!

The Caiman Lodge is one of the most amazing place to stay  in the Reserve Cuyabeno, a paradise located in the edge of the Laguna Grande!

The Lodge accommodates up to 40 people in three individual guest huts; each hut has 2 – 4 double or triple bedrooms (as required)  each with its own private bathroom and shower. There is also a relaxing area, hammocks and an amazing tower (3 floors are fit with triple rooms as those mentioned above) with a great view over the lagoon and the jungle from the 7th top floor.

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point is at the Airport in Lago Agrio for the people taking the flight , for the people traveling by bus is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, we will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno, you will  take a canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to  get to the lodge, aproximatly 2 hours. The lunch is serve at the Lodge around 2pm. In the afternoon you will start the activity at 4 pm, to visit the Laguna Grande to look for some wildlife. Around 5:30pm you will go to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, wich is one of the highlight of the tour. At 6 pm you willl go on an exciting night walk, during the walk you can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas ; also to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serve at 8pm. After dinner the guide will get a short briefing of the Cuyabeno reserve and the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

4.- Our 4 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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

5.-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.

Meals included: breakfast

3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point is at the Airport in Lago Agrio for the people taking the flight , for the people traveling by bus is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, we will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno, you will  take a canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to  get to the lodge, aproximatly 2 hours. The lunch is serve at the Lodge around 2pm. In the afternoon you will start the activity at 4 pm, to visit the Laguna Grande to look for some wildlife. Around 5:30pm you will go to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, wich is one of the highlight of the tour. At 6 pm you willl go on an exciting night walk, during the walk you can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas ; also to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serve at 8pm. After dinner the guide will get a short briefing of the Cuyabeno reserve and the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, 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.

Meals included: breakfast

2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS

1.-Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point is at the Airport in Lago Agrio for the people taking the flight , for the people traveling by bus is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, we will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno, you will  take a canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to  get to the lodge, aproximatly 2 hours. The lunch is serve at the Lodge around 2pm. In the afternoon you will start the activity at 4 pm, to visit the Laguna Grande to look for some wildlife. Around 5:30pm you will go to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, wich is one of the highlight of the tour. At 6 pm you willl go on an exciting night walk, during the walk you can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas ; also to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serve at 8pm. After dinner the guide will get a short briefing of the Cuyabeno reserve and the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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.

Meals included: breakfast

WHAT TO BRING: 

Long sleeved cotton t-shirts 2, insect repellent, 2 long trousers,  zip-lock bags to keep clothes equipment dry, 2 shorts, binoculars (optional), 2 t-shirts, torch (flashlight) with extra batteries, 2 pair of socks, sun block, sport shoes, sandals or flip flops, insect repellent, wind breaker jacket, first aid kit,  shampoo and soap, hat or cap, bathing suit, plastic water bottle, four pairs of underwear,  sunglasses, professional camera, passport copy, small backpack.

ProgramAccommodationFlight Bus/share tourist bus
3 Days230 USD230USD24 USD/40USD
4 Days280 USD230USD24 USD/ 40USD
5 Days350 USD230USD24 USD/ 40USD

The price includes:

  • Canoe rides
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Daily excursion program
  • Naturalist bilinguals guide (English or  Spanish)
  • Rubber boots and raincoats for the tour.

The price does not include:

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Anything that has not been included in the program
  • Flight: Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito or bus tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to the indigenous communities 10USD

Option 1 : Flight Quito Lago Agrio – Quito

NO AVAILABLE, only flights from Quito to Coca.

 Bus ride 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 7 to 8 hours.

OPTION 2: Private bus ride Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito

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

Quito – Lago Agrio

Departure: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Meeting point: 23:00 pm at Secret Garden.

Address: Antepara and Los Ríos St. Quito.

Price: 20 USD one way

Route Lago Agrio – Quito

Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meeting point: Hotel D'Mario at 14: 30 pm.

Price: 20 USD one way

BAÑOS  – LAGO AGRIO – BAÑOS

If you are in Baños you can take the public bus, the bus ride last 8 hours.

Departure: 22:45 pm, from the station in Baños.

Price:  $17 one way

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

We can recommend you the bus companies :  Esmeraldas, Baños, Occidentales and Loja. The buses departure from the north bus station Carcelen or Quitumbe in the south almost every hour. You can purchase the tickets in the bus station of Carcelén or Quitumbe.

The meeting point is at “Casa de Mi Abuelo” 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.

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