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Cuyabeno Lodge

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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 – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes, not available), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), for the people traveling by bus is “Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up all the clients you'll 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 the “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 the “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.

TourStandard/superior Flight Public /tourist bus
3 Days338USD /383USDno available24 – 40 USD
4 Days419USD/482USD 24 – 40 USD
5 Days509USD/585USD 24 – 40 USD

NOTE: Flight prices is subject to change without previous notice!

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

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 bus 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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