Itinerary 5 Days:
Region: Cuyabeno Reserve
Rooms: Multiple, Triple, Double or Matrimonial
Special Details: Bilingual Guide
Guacamayo Ecolodge and its Cuyabeno Paddle Tour 5 Days 4 Nights is promoting seriously and responsibly ecotourism in the 2nd biggest protected area in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador (CUYABENO WILDLIFE RESERVE) with 604,000 hectares 0f primary forest declared protected in 1979. This Ecolodge provides solar electricity to charge batteries of cameras or other electronic objects, rooms with private toilet and hot shower, to make as les impact is possible to nature the lodge also provides bio digestors for the toilet system. Sure the sustainable tourism industry is benefiting directly local communities in the reserve, at the same time protecting a part of the last refuge of wildlife on earth.
Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Flight (9:00.) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente.
Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our camp site.
Night: dinner and exiting night walk.
Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Lunch at Lodge, siesta time.
Chocolate activity, homemade chocolate from cocoa beans.
Late afternoon: Relax sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
Morning: An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism.
At night: We enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.
Morning: paddle by traditional dug-out canoe through small canals to enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings while looking for wild life around.
Late afternoon: watching last sunset at the Laguna Grande
El Puente – Lago Agrio – Quito. Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower.
Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente.
Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon).
Flight or bus ride back to Quito.
Bilingual naturalist guide, meals on the tour, all the activities and excursions, transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio.
Transportation to/from Lago Agrio, Cuyabeno National Park entrance is free, transportation to Lago Agrio, entrance to the community visit ($6), tips for guide, additional beverages.
Please note that the itineraries are subject to change especially due to weather conditions or requirements of the nature reserves!
Long clothing, Sunglasses, Flashlight/torch, Camera, Small bag, Insect repellent, Hat Comfortable, Walking shoes and sandals.
Zip-lock bags to keep clothes/equipment dry, Shorts, T-shirts, Swim suit, Binoculars(optional), Cotton underwear, Socks, Towel, First aid kit, Windbreaker or Sweater, Books
Toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap) Sun block, Warm and waterproof clothes, Passport copy, Plastic water bottle
If you want to Book our Cuyabeno Paddle Tour 5 Days 4 Nights It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.