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Cuyabeno Amazon Tour

Be impressed by the Ecuadorian Amazon

4 days

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Cuyabeno Amazon Tour tour information

location_onLago Agrio
timer 4 days
chat Spanish and English


Lago Agrio. We recommend taking flight TAME 201 with a pickup at the airport at 10:30 a.m., or if you come by land, you will be picked up at Hotel D’Mario at 9:30 a.m.


Arrival at 2:00/3:00 p.m. at the Lago Agrio Airport. We recommend taking flight TAME 210 at 5:30 p.m.

During this four-day tour in the Cuyabeno Fauna Production Reserve you will get to discover one of the most impressive areas of the Ecuadorian Amazon. You will have the chance to see the fauna and vegetation that only the Amazon can offer, visiting such incredible places as the "Laguna Grande" (the Big Lagoon), the "Bosque Húmedo Tropical" (the Tropical Rainforest) and "El Puente" (The Bridge) and more. The tour activities are indicative of many factors, so depending on the weather, the criteria of the guide and travelers, certain activities will be done. This allows you to enjoy the spectacular nature of the place to the fullest.

Tour itinerary

todayDAY 1 Quito - Lago Agrio - Lodge

The driver will pick up at Lago Agrio to take us to the northeast of the province of Sucumbíos, marveling at the landscapes of the rainforest. Once we get to "El Puente", we will make a small stop to eat lunch and then we will cross the river by canoe, offering spectacular views of the flora and fauna of Cuyabeno.
Upon arrival, we will get a warm welcome at the lodge, and then have time to leave our luggage in the rooms and relax until dinner time. Our guide will give us a briefing about the Lodge, the magnificent Cuyabeno Reserve and everything you will have the chance to see during these days of the tour.

todayDAY 2 Lagoons - Short hike through the rainforest

After breakfast we will begin our route to observe the ecosystem of the "Laguna Grande", navigating through "Igapo" (tropical flooded rainforest). There, we will see incredible Mimosa trees, these being the ideal habitat for orchids, lichens, ferns and the Epiphyllum cactus. We will walk throughout the whole morning while the guide speaks to us about the Tropical Rainforest. You will be able to see a great variety of birds, among them being the carpenter bird, tanagers and toucans. You can also observe different species of monkeys such as capuchins, barizos and sakis.
After lunch and resting at the lodge, we will sail again through the "Laguna Grande" to enjoy a beautiful sunset and check out the fishing bats and herons by canoe. When we return we will have dinner and we can order a cocktail or join a small walk around the Lodge, being able to observe the wonderful nocturnal fauna of the Tropical Rainforest such as tree frogs, insects and aotus monkeys (night monkeys).

todayDAY 3 Visit the shamanic house

Before breakfast and depending on the weather, we will start the route on the Cuyabeno River to watch birds and the sunrise at “Laguna Grande”. After breakfast in the Lodge, we will descend the Cuyabeno River where we will have the opportunity to see toucans, oropendolas, monkeys and other species. During this tour we will visit the local shaman, who will tell us some of his experiences in the Tropical Forest. He will also show us a small ceremony, indicating the steps to follow in a healing ritual. After the ceremony, we will eat on the banks of the Cuyabeno River.
Upon arrival at Puerto Bolívar, you can participate in the harvest and preparation of casabe (yucca), this being the most important food-related activity in the Indigenous Communities. We will try a bread cooked with the dry flour of yucca, as well as being able to see its elaborate process. In the afternoon, we will return to the Lodge for dinner and to rest.

todayDAY 4 Return to the Lodge - Quito

After breakfast, we will take the canoes and return to Lago Agrio, enjoying the incredible and unique fauna and flora for the last time. We will eat lunch on the way and then be transferred to the Lago Agrio Airport, thus ending our tour in the Amazon.

Tour details


  • Private transportation from Lake Agrio – Tapir Lodge – Lake Agrio
  • All meals (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
  • Drinks (water - coffee - tea)
  • Professional bilingual guides for all activities
  • Accommodation in a double room with mosquito nets
  • Hiking equipment (raincoat - rubber boots - life jackets)
  • Excursions

Not included

  • Transportation from Quito – Lake Agrio – Quito (bus or plane)
  • $5 USD to the community and $5 USD to the Shaman

error_outlineImportant information

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel your booking free of charge up to 41 days before the tour start date. If you cancel between 40 and 31 days before the tour start date you will receive a 75% refund. If you cancel between 30 and 19 days before the tour start date you will receive a refund of 70% of the amount paid. If you cancel between 18 and 9 days before the tour start date you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid. After this time, no refunds will be made. In case of cancellation due to force majeure, the total amount paid for the tour will be refunded. The operator may reserve the right to withhold 8% of the total value of the service for administrative costs. Force majeure is understood as: adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, strikes, civil unrest, government restrictions or regulations, war, quarantine or national states of emergency; as well as all those provided for by law.

What to bring to Cuyabeno Amazon Tour

The climate in the rainforest is very humid and warm, so we recommend bringing:
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Cool long-sleeved clothing (to avoid being stung)
  • Flashlight
  • Comfortable footwear (for the hikes through the rainforest they will lend you some special rubber boots)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Raincoat or poncho

Questions & Answers

Can I do this tour in private?
Yes, if you want to enjoy this tour just with your group, send us an email to and we'll help you book it.

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