Cuyabeno Lodge in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Cuyabeno Lodge in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Cuyabeno Lodge in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

 CUYABENO LODGE

When Cuyabeno Lodge began operating in 1988, we believed that the rainforest traveler should be accommodated in conditions harmonious with the surrounding environment as well as attuned to the needs of the modern visitor.

We are the pioneers in tourism operation in Cuyabeno, Amazonia Ecuador and we built the first Eco--‐friendly Lodge in the Cuyabeno National Park.

We offer 7 independent timber constructed cabins (cabañas) with thatched roofs, each providing double accommodation with a tiled private bathroom and hot water showers. Additionally, we can offer 3 superior rooms located in the tower, each with a balcony and a larger private bathroom.  From these rooms there is a spectacular view over the forest canopy!

The Lodge facilities comprise a restaurant, reading and information room and a drinks bar.

Electricity is provided by solar energy.

Our naturalist guides are bilingual and the Siona provides the canoe transportation.

Our restaurant serves international dishes, as well as traditional Ecuadorian specials’, and we can cater for special requirements at no additional cost.


Our tours are 4 days/3 nights or 5 days/4 nights.

Itineraries and activities to explore the Wildlife Reserve can be adjusted according to group interests. Groups of more than 4 have the option to start the tour on the day of their choice (no Wednesdays and no Sundays).

Groups of 1--‐3 travellers be asked to join another group.

Please enquire regarding availability. We welcome and encourage visits from families students and researchers.


Activities:

  1. Canoeing in motorized and dugout craft canoes, swimming, enjoying the spectacular sunset. Additionally to the motorized Canoes have we installed electric motors in various of our canoes in order reduce the noise element when enjoying canoes trips.
  2. Bird watching, looking for dolphins and monkeys.
  3.  Hiking in the rainforest and explanations on the jungle, the wildlife, medicinal plants and the history of the indigenous tribes.
  4. Visit to the Siona Community and watching the preparation of the traditional “casabe”.
  5. Night walks to observe caimans, insects and nocturnal birds.
  6. Relaxing in a hammock, or enjoying the view from the observation floor of the tower as well as enjoying the view from our deck overlooking the lake

 


Cuyabeno Rainforest Adventure

Itinerary sample:

Day 1: Quito - Lago Agrio - Rio Cuyabeno - Laguna Grande - Cuyabeno Lodge

Fly or drive over the Andes to the frontier oil town of Lago Agrio, (approximate start of tour 9:30am.)

Private transportation to the “Cuyabeno Bridge” (distance 100Kms) where you will meet your guide and have lunch in a local restaurant. Motorized canoe transporta1on along the Cuyabeno River to Laguna Grande, (loca1on of the Lodge).

During this journey of approx. 2 hours (depending upon the conditions of the river), you will be able to observe the richness of the wildlife.

After seftling into your room at the Lodge, exploring tour of the lagoon to observe animals, take a swim in the lake and enjoy the sunset from the canoe.

Day 2:

After breakfast, walk through the “terra firma forest” with your naturalist guide who will explain the wildlife, medicinal forest plants, the forest ecosystem and indigenous life.

After lunch, a siesta, followedby a trip in a dugout canoe to the flooded parts of the Forest with macrolobium trees covered with abundant epiphytes to spot monkeys and birds.

After dinner, night walk in primary forest to look for insects and observe nocturnal flora wildlife

Day 3:

After breakfast, you will follow the Cuyabeno River downstream to reach the Siona indigenous Village.

You will observe and participate in how they cook the typical “casabe”. Your guide will give you some explanations about their way of life. Return to the Lodge for lunch.

Late afternoon a siesta and a refreshing swim in the Laguna Grande.  After dinner, night excursion by canoe to spot caimans, snakes and nocturnal birds.

Day 4:

After breakfast, you will enjoy a paddling canoe journey to experience the silence of the Lagoon and at the same time the exotic sounds of birds and insects. For the afternoon, an excursion to discover smaller lagoons or hike along other paths in the Cuyabeno Reserve.

Day 5:

Bird watching early in the morning.

After breakfast, journey upstream to the bridge where our vehicle will take you back to Lago Agrio

(approx. time of arrival in Lago Agrio 15.30pm).

Return to Quito either by bus or by air. We provide a lunch box.


The 4 days/3 nights tour, includes days 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the program.

Itineraries or activities can be adjusted according to group interests.


It includes:

• Hiking in the rainforest and canoe tours with bilingual native guide

• Accommoda1on

• 3 meals/day, coffee, tea, purified water and fruits are available at all time

• Use of rain ponchos and rubber boots

• Transportation Lago Agrio-Cuyabeno lodge--‐Lago Agrio.


It does not includes:

• Transportation Quito --‐Lago Agrio – Quito (prices indicated above)

• Tips and additional beverages at the bar


RATES CUYABENO LODGE 

3D/2N

Tarifa

4D/3N

Tarifa 

5D/4N

Tarifa

Habitación estándar

$310.00

Habitación estándar

$390.00

Habitación estándar

$475.00

Habitación superior

 $360.00   

Habitación superior

$440.00

Habitación superior

$545.00

 

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