5 Day Cuyabeno Reserve Amazon Rainforest Trip

5 day

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Group Tour

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2,329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive step forward towards the preservation of part of the Amazon River Basin has allowed us to develop our lodge around the idea of low impact eco-tourism. Our hope is that, by exposing you to the untouched natural beauty surrounding the lodge, you will understand and share that these resources should be enjoyed...
The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2,329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive step forward towards the preservation of part of the Amazon River Basin has allowed us to develop our lodge around the idea of low impact eco-tourism. Our hope is that, by exposing you to the untouched natural beauty surrounding the lodge, you will understand and share that these resources should be enjoyed and preserved for future generations to come. The Siona Lodge has the best and one of the single most distinctive locations in the reserve, allowing for picturesque sunsets viewed across the large freshwater lake. Much of the wildlife you will see is dependent on the unique ecosystem the lake supports allowing for some rare viewing opportunities
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Lago Agrio – Big Lagoon

Stop At: Laguna Grande, Cuyabeno National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Make your way to Lago Agrio, where you'll meet up with a guide between 8:30 am and 9:00 am, then transfer to the Cuyabeno River with a boxed lunch on the way.

Upon arrival, all visitors must register at the Cuyabeno Reserve office and pay the park's entrance fee (not included). The naturalist guide will start with an orientation about the reserve's wildlife and plants, then set out on the 2-hour river journey to the Big Lagoon, where the lodge is located.

As you travel, watch for monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect, and plants of all kinds. After check-in at the lodge, you'll have time to relax before an hour-long night walk through the primary forest, the perfect time to spot amphibians and reptiles. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail...
Itinerary

Day 1: Lago Agrio – Big Lagoon

Stop At: Laguna Grande, Cuyabeno National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Make your way to Lago Agrio, where you'll meet up with a guide between 8:30 am and 9:00 am, then transfer to the Cuyabeno River with a boxed lunch on the way.

Upon arrival, all visitors must register at the Cuyabeno Reserve office and pay the park's entrance fee (not included). The naturalist guide will start with an orientation about the reserve's wildlife and plants, then set out on the 2-hour river journey to the Big Lagoon, where the lodge is located.

As you travel, watch for monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect, and plants of all kinds. After check-in at the lodge, you'll have time to relax before an hour-long night walk through the primary forest, the perfect time to spot amphibians and reptiles. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in double rooms
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 2: Puerto Bolivar, indigenous community 

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After breakfast, depart to the Puerto Bolivar to meet the Siona Indian community, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour you will learn their customs, traditions, and ways of life, learning to prepare casabe, a dish made of yucca. You'll also eat lunch within the community, and visit the local shaman. 

During the two-hour river trip to Puerto Bolivar, you'll have a good opportunity to see birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, and tortoises from the boat. Return to the lodge, then head back out after dark to spot caymans before dinner. Accommodation in double rooms
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 3: Rainforest Trek and Swimming 

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After breakfast, set out on a hike through the primary rain forest for three to five hours, exploring a complex tropical ecosystem where you'll find a great variety of plants and trees. 

Have lunch back at the lodge, then enjoy an afternoon on the Big Lagoon, with time to fish for piranhas, swim, and watch the sunset.  Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight in double rooms. 
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 4:  Canangueno Lagoon

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Travel by a traditional paddle canoe as you go bird-watching on Canangueno Lagoon then set out for another hike through the forest. Overnight in double rooms
Duration: 4 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 5: Return to Lago Agrio 

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Rise early for an optional bird-watching excursion before breakfast. Check out of the lodge and begin the return trip to Lago Agrio, where this tour concludes.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in the lodge in double rooms o triple rooms (share) All taxes, fees and handling charges National Park fees Meals: breakfast x 4 / lunch x 4 / dinner x 4 All activities hike, canoeing, birdwatching etc.. Naturalist certified English - Spanish speaking guide Small-group tours Coffee, tea, pure water Transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno Reserve - Lago Agrio
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Grande
  • 4x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Cuyabeno Reserve
  • Certified English/Spanish Naturalist speaking guide
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • All activities
  • Transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno Reserve - Lago Agrio
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
Not Included
  • Extra charge for single supplement in case customer wants a private room
  • 6,00 support indigenous communities
  • Bottle beverages
  • Transportation Quito - Lago Agrio - Quito ( we help you to arrange) $25,00 bus / $180,00 flight round ticket
  • Tips
Departure Point
Lago Agrio Canton, Ecuador
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • A single supplement charge will charge if customer wants a private room
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.