Adventure, Action and Accomodation - Quito to Amazon

3 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket

Forest bathing at it's finest, take in the pacha mama, learn the secrets of the forest, spend time with a local community and if your lucky learn about the ecstatic technicians of the sacred. This program takes you from Quito through down through the lowlands of Ecuador, spend for days in the Reserve of Cuyabeno at the Award Winning Caiman Ecolodge. We make super convenient as we also include the bus there in back from Quito. Adventure for your senses.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: CarpeDM Adventures

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Welcome to Quito

Stop At:

Meeting point will be Secret Garden Hostel at 11.30 pm the night before the trip into the Amazon, to get on the shuttle to take you through the Andes and arrive in the small town of Lago Agrio. We will make a stop along the way for those who need a bathromm break and would like some snacks.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 Official Day that you arrive in Lago Agrio at Magic Paradise Meeting Point

Stop At: Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Day 1: We will meet in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am, where we will take private transportation to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve where we will have a lunch box. At this point the visitors will register at the Reserve’s office and then board the canoe. Here our Naturalist Guide will provide information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hour canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to Caiman Lodge. During the canoe ride you will get a first glimpse of the amazing flora and wildlife found in the jungle. You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on the time and weather conditions. We will arrive at Caiman Lodge at around 3:30 pm. At that time you will be shown to your rooms and you will be able to relax. After a siesta we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon and to watch a beautiful sunset while also having the possibility to spot freshwater dolphins. You will then return to the camp for dinner.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 3 Caiman Ecolodge Guesthouse

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve

Day Jungle Hike in the Primary Forest where the guide will explain the ecology of the rainforest, medicinal plants and flora and fauna interactions of the most biodiverse ecosystem on Earth. In the afternoon we will go paddling around the flooded Igapo inundated forest around the Laguna Grande (where if the water level is high enough and if you are up to it we can swim while watching the sunset also ) and in the evening we will head out by motor canoe to look for caimans.

Duration: 8 minutes

Day 4 Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador, 4 days

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve

We will head out downstream to the Puerto Bolivar Siona Community and there we will be welcomed by one of the indigenous women and she will take us to the yuca plantation to harvest some yucas and with our help she will show us the preparation of one of their traditions foods, Casave (Yuca flat bread). Immediately after this the guide will introduce you to one of the last 4 Shamans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and there one of them will explain their cosmovision directly related to the Ayahuasca brew, he will perform an energy cleansing part of the ritual singing their chants which come from a millenary Shaman-apprentice oral tradition.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 5 Cuyabeno Reserve

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve

Early morning birdwatching (5:30) and sunrise, breakfast at the lodge and at 9:30 return to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a box lunch and then you will be picked up by a shuttle bus which will take you to Lago Agrio so you can get back to Quito.

Duration: 8 minutes
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