CUYABENO AMAZON

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!

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.

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 "La Casa de Mi Abuelo" 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 "La Casa de Mi Abuelo" 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 "La Casa de Mi Abuelo" 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.

ProgramPriceFlight Public bus/ tourist bus
3 Days240USD230USD24USD/40 USD
4 Days280USD230USD24USD/40 USD
5 Days320USD230USD24USD/40 USD

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
  • Flight: Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito or bus tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to the indigenous communities 10 USD

Option 1 : Flight Quito Lago Agrio – Quito

NO AVAILABLE, only flights from Quito to Coca.

 

Price: from $230

 

 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 tourist bus 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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