GUACAMAYO LODGE

Guacamayo Lodge

Mid Range Lodge Cuyabeno

The Guacamayo Lodge, located along the Cuyabeno River in the reserve Cuyabeno, is one of the Lodge highly recommend for your vacation in the Amazon Rainforest, bird watching, canopy tower and great guides!

OVERVIEW

Accommodation:

The accommodation can be in matrimonial, double , triple or quadruple rooms. All the rooms feature private bathrooms , mosquito net, cold and hot water, electricity generated by the solar panels, dining room, resting place with hammocks, smoking area,  pier with chairs to lay down in the sun.

Key features:

  • Bird watching tower
  • Balcony with translucent roof on the pier.
  • Top notch naturalist guides

The Guacamayo Lodge, is located in the northwestern part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, near several lakes and lagoons where you can have a refreshing swim or search for caimans. The Guacamayo lodge promotes responsible ecotourism by providing e.g. solar energy and biodegradable products for the toilet system. The lodge’s sustainable tourism is benefiting directly the local communities in the area and at the same time protecting the unique flora and fauna of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.

ITINERARY

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – Entrance Reserve Cuyabeno. Following by the flight ( 30 minutes , not available flights to Lago Agrio , only to Coca), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point for the people traveling by bus is ” Magic Paradise” around 9am – 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up all the guest, 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 , not available flights to Lago Agrio , only to Coca), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point for the people traveling by bus is “Magic Paradise” around 9am – 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up all the guest, 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.-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 , not available flights to Lago Agrio , only to Coca), or bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio ( 7 to 8 hours), the meeting point for the people traveling by bus is “Magic Paradise” around 9am – 9:30 am, with one representative of the Lodge. After picking up all the guest, 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.-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.

PRICES
TourPriceFlight Public / tourist bus
3 Days$240$260$30/50 
4 Days$290$260$30/50
5 Days$330$260$30/50

Flights from Quito to Lago Agrio is not available , only to Coca.

Single supplement: 50% extra
Children:

0-5 years – no cost
5-8 years – 50% discount
8 to 12 years – 25% discount

The price includes:

  • Canoe rides
  • Meals as mentioned in the program, on the first day you will start with the lunch , the last day will end the tour with the breakfast and a lunch box.
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Daily excursion program
  • Naturalist bilingual 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
  • Flights: Quito – Coca  – Quito or shared tourist bus tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to the indigenous community 10 USD
ROUTE

OPTION 1 : FLIGHTS QUITO- COCA – QUITO 

#DAYS OPERATIONROUTEDEPARTUREARRIVALAIRFARE
17A 841 Monday / FridayUIO – OCC09:30 AM10:05 AMFrom 260USD
27A 840 Monday / FridayOCC – UIO10:30 AM11:05 AM 
3

7A 841 Saturday

7A 840

UIO – OCC

OCC- UIO

09:30 AM

10:30 AM

10:05 AM

11:05 AM

 

 

OPTION 2: PUBLIC BUS QUITO-LAGO AGRIO-QUITO

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

OPTION 2:  TOURIST BUS – QUITO-LAGO AGRIO -QUITO

We book the tickets for the shared tourist bus if clients required.

ITINERARY TOURIST BUS

Route Quito – Lago Agrio

Departure: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Meeting point: 23:00 pm in “Guayunga Hostel”

Address: José Antepara E4-27 y Vicente León Barrio:, Quito 170113

Price: 25 USD one way

Route Lago Agrio – Quito

Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Meeting point: “Magic Pardise”at 14: 00 pm.

Price: 25USD one way

PUBLIC BUS 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 “Magic Paradise” in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am

 

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