The Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle reserve is a complex of rivers, lagoons, and floating forest. This protected area is characterized by its high biodiversity and interrelationships between the species inhabiting the area. The Reserve’s geomorphology is a consequence of the rivers carrying sediment and materials from the Andes, principally by the Aguarico River. The huge volume of water cascading down from the mountains maintains the naturally high water levels ensuring that the river is navigable all year round. In the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, there are more than 10 monkey species, 500 bird spices, and an incredible record of 307 species of tree per hectare. There are two seasons, dry and rainy. The entrance is by fluvial (river)

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In the Cuyabeno Amazon jungle reserve you will stay at The Siona Lodge, it 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, the Altitude varies from200- 280 meters and the climate is humid tropical.

For the Cuyabeno tours, the minimum length is 4 days/ 3 nights, and you can add one extra day.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Lago Agrio/ Lago Agrio ( Posible to fly from Quito)

DEPARTURE TIME

8 am in Lago Agrio

4 Days tours: Departures Every Monday, Tuesday and Fridays

5 Days Tours: Departures every Monday and Thursday.

OPTIONAL FLIGHT/TRANSPORT TO LAGO AGRIO

We can help you organize flight from Quito to Lago Agrio or a dedicated touristic bus service the night before for an additional cost.

INCLUDED

accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom
Rubber boots, life jacket, Poncho
Al tours
Transport To/From Lago Agrio
All meals in the lodge ( vegetarian available)
Permanent Coffe, Te, Water, Snacks
Naturalistic bilingual guide
Tour in canoe

NOT INCLUDED

Transport from Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
Drinks, personal expenses, tips.
Entrance fee $ 10 USD

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING:

 

  •  A flashlight with batteries
  •  Sunscreen, hat or cap, glasses
  •  Insect repellent
  •  A jacket or sweatshirt
  •  Original Passport not a copy
  •  Binoculars
  •  Light pants and shorts
  •  Long and short sleeve shirts
  •  Swimsuit
  •  Cap
  •  Plastic bags
  •  Comfortable shoes

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Day 1: Departure

Reception in Lago Agrio at 09h50, and transfer to Cuyabeno River, box lunch in the route. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation through Cuyabeno River to the Big Lagoon, where the Lodge is located. Along the river, you will find several species in its natural habitat as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect, and the exuberant Amazonian vegetation. Arrival and check-in. Night walk in the primary forest to observe amphibians and reptiles for about one hour. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner.

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Day 2

After breakfast, departure to the Siona Indian Community of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour, you will learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life. You will be part of the elaboration of the Casabe; a local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates principal feed of the community). The trip takes 2 hours navigation downstream to get there, in the route will be possible to admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno such as birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises, and many others. A visit to the Shaman is also included. This is a full-day excursion with Lunch in the Community. Return to the lodge. Night navigation for watching Caymans. Dinner. .

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Day 3

Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours in the distance you will be able to explore the beautiful and complex tropical ecosystem. You will find the great variety of species of plants, trees and animal life. Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon navigation in the big lagoon, to enjoy the surrounding of the lake, and wait for a very special sunset. Dinner.

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Day 4

Early in the morning before breakfast a bird watching excursion is optional. Breakfast and by 09h30 departure tour back to Lago Agrio to take your flight back

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