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Cuyabeno Amazon Tour

Live the complete experience of the Ecuadorian Amazon

7 days
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$877


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Cuyabeno Amazon Tour tour information

location_onLago Agrio
timer 7 days
chat Spanish and English

Starts

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.

Ends

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

Included

  • Private transportation from Lago Agrio – Tapir Lodge – Lago 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 – Lago Agrio – Quito (bus or plane)
  • $5 USD to the community and $5 USD to the Shaman

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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.
SAFE ADVENTURE – Covid 19
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.
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During this seven-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 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 brief explanatory briefing about the Lodge, the magnificent Cuyabeno Reserve and everything we 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. We can also observe different species of monkeys such as capuchins, barizos and sakis.
After lunch and after 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 you 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 (AKA night monkeys).

todayDAY 3 Cuyabeno - Camp

Today we will live the Amazon from within, enjoying one of the most authentic experiences that you can have in Cuyabeno. While we descend along the river, bordering the mountain by canoe, you can see animals such as monkeys and birds of very different species. After lunch, we will find a perfect place to camp and leave some extra luggage there, and then head into the rainforest in search of animals. Arriving at night, we will return for dinner and spend the night in the tents, enjoying the fact that we are in the heart of the rainforest.

todayDAY 4 Cuyabeno - Canoe

In the early morning we will enjoy a small canoe ride shortly after breakfast. We will walk through a part of the rainforest where there is a great variety of animals such as herons, turkeys, hawks, orioles and kingfishers. We will take the canoe and go to the lake of the Cuyabeno River in search of other birds such as toucans, hummingbirds and parrots. Our adventure continues at night to look for alligators and other nocturnal animals. Without a doubt, today will be memorable.

todayDAY 5 Cuyabeno and Siona Community

We will sail along the Cuyabeno River to get to know the life and daily activities of the local community, as well as have the opportunity to buy their crafts. The shaman will talk about his experiences in the heart of the rainforest and the healing rituals he performs, including an ancestral healing ceremony passed down for generations. In the afternoon you will get to meet a local Siona family, participating in the preparation of a local dish called “casabe”. We will return to the lodge for dinner and to rest.

todayDAY 6 Activities (to be confirmed with our guide)

On this day, we will be the ones who plan the itinerary together to our liking (with the help of our guide). The Lodge offers a variety of activities included in the price, such as hiking, swimming or canoe paddling. We can consult with the guide to advise us and help us organize the best plan to fully enjoy the spectacular surroundings.

todayDAY 7 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.

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 hello@howlanders.com and we'll help you book it.

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