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Dolphin Lodge

Dolphin Ecolodge, a great adventure in the Amazon Rainforest Jungle in the Cuyabeno Reserve, Canoeing, Camping and Expeditions. Wonderful amazon experience at the best price guaranteed!

Dolphin – Cuyabeno Lodge. Experience one of the most authentic Amazon Rainforest Trip, canoeing over meandering rivers observing incredible wildlife and relaxing in the Magic River Ecolodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve!

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, the meeting point is at HOTEL D’MARIO at 9:30 am where you can purchase your own breakfast with an extra cost of 4USD, here the guide will pick you up at 9:30 am,  for the people going by plane you will be pick up at the airport. 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 where we will have our lunch, following by a siesta before you start the activities. In the afternoon you will go to the Laguna Grande to swim and watch the amazing sunset, we conclude the program with an exciting nocturnal walk, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

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 – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio we meet at the HOTEL D’MARIO, where you can purchase your own breakfast for 4USD extra, here the guide will pick you up at 9:30 am,  for the people going by plane you will be pick up at the airport. 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 where we will have our lunch, following by a siesta before you start the activities. In the afternoon you will go to the Laguna Grande to swim and watch the amazing sunset, we conclude the program with an exciting nocturnal walk, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

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 – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio, the meeting point is at HOTEL D’MARIO at 9:30 am where you can purchase your own breakfast with an extra cost of 4USD, here the guide will pick you up at 9:30 am,  for the people going by plane you will be pick up at the airport. 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 where we will have our lunch, following by a siesta before you start the activities. In the afternoon you will go to the Laguna Grande to swim and watch the amazing sunset, we conclude the program with an exciting nocturnal walk, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.

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 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).

 

TourPricesFlight  Public bus/share van
3 Days 230 USD230USD24 USD / 40 USD
4 Days280 USD230USD24 USD /40 USD
5 Days330 USD230USD24 USD/40 USD

 

Included:

  • 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
  • Camping equipment for the first night, the rest of the nights you will stay in the Lodge

 Not included:

  • 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

FLIGHTS UIO – LGQ – UIO
DAYROUTEDEPARTUREARRIVAL AIRFARE
MON- FRIEQ 201 UIO- LGQ10:00 AM 10:55 AM230USD
MON- FRIEQ 210 LGQ- UIO17:30 PM18:30 PM230USD
SATURDAYEQ 209 UIO- LGQ11:10 AM12:05 PM230USD
SATURDAYEQ 210 LGQ-UIO12:35 AM13:30 AM230USD
SUNDAYEQ 202 LGQ-UIO12:05 PM13:00 PM230USD
SUNDAYEQ 202 UIO -LGQ10:40 PM12:35 PM 230USD

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 7 to 8 hours.

OPTION 2: Private bus ride 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: Airport 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, Baños, 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 Carcelén 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 24USD round trip from Quito, from Banos 16,10 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 9:30 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.