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Cuyabeno River Lodge

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Cuyabeno River Lodge

 

 

 

Spanning a surface area of over 603,300 hectares in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Cuyabeno Reserve is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This tropical primary rainforest is home to over 500 species of birds, 450 species of fish, hundreds of species of animals, reptiles, and amphibians, and an estimated 12,000 plant species.

ITINERARY

4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS

Price:

$250

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Upon arrival at the Cuyabeno Bridge, your guide will meet you and transport you in the motorized canoe to our base camp, Cuyabeno River Lodge. After an initial rest, we will take a short walk in the afternoon on the Ceibo path, which takes us to one of the largest tree species in the region. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 2:

After breakfast, we will visit Laguna Grande, the largest lake in Cuyabeno, in the motorized canoe. During the excursion you will be able to observe the exotic flora and fauna (monkeys, dolphins, etc.) typical of this region. After stopping for lunch, we will continue along the Cuyabeno River to the indigenous community of Puerto Bolívar. Here we will participate in the preparation of a typical cassava bread in the home of an indigenous family before returning to our base camp. Optional night walks and / or canoe trips can be requested free of charge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3:

Optional: Early morning birdwatching requests are more than welcome. After breakfast, we will continue the trek through the primary forest, exploring our longest trail for 3-4 hours in search of exotic plants, animals and animal footprints. Our guide will point out medicinal plants, native animals, and discuss local indigenous customs. In addition, we will have the opportunity to row by the river in canoes of the Indians, and to take a refreshing bath in the river Cuyabeno. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4:

On the fourth day we will explore a last track, with new opportunities to see different vegetation and animals before taking the direct bus early at night (18:30) to Quito. Breakfast and lunch.

 

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS

PRICE

$300

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Upon arrival at the Cuyabeno Bridge, your guide will meet you and transport you in the motorized canoe to our base camp, Cuyabeno River Lodge. After an initial rest, we will take a short walk in the afternoon on the Ceibo path, which takes us to one of the largest trees in the region. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 2:

After breakfast, we will visit Laguna Grande, the largest lake in Cuyabeno, in the motorized canoe. During the excursion you will be able to observe the exotic flora and fauna (monkeys, dolphins, etc.) typical of this region. After stopping for lunch, we will continue along the Cuyabeno River to the indigenous community of Puerto Bolívar. Here we are going to participate in the preparation of a typical cassava bread in the house of an indigenous family before setting up the camp to spend the night near the Lagoon. Optional night walks or you can request caimán of observation of canoe ride. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3:

Optional: Early morning birdwatching requests are more than welcome. After breakfast, we will continue the trek through the primary forest, exploring our longest trail for 3-4 hours in search of exotic plants, animals and animal footprints. Our guide will point out medicinal plants, native animals, and discuss local indigenous customs. In addition, we will have the opportunity to row by the river in canoes of the Indians, and to take a refreshing bath in the river Cuyabeno. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4:

Continuation of exploration of hiking trails and canoeing on keels, native style canoes. Optional evening hike after dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 5:

On the fifth day we will explore a last track, with new opportunities to see different vegetation and animals before taking the direct bus early at night (18:30) to Quito. Breakfast and lunch.

 

Inclusions:
  • River transport
  • bilingual naturalist guide
  • Accommodation in double cabins
  • Complete feed
  • Purified water
  • Rain boots and ponchos
Exclusions:
  • Air and / or bus tickets
  • Entrance to the Park ($ 20 USD for foreigners, $ 5 USD for national)
  • Additional beverages
  • Fees for activities in indigenous communities

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