Cuyabeno Tours; Cuyabeno Reserve Ecuador is a region of the Amazon near the border of Colombia only accessible by small boat. Here visitors stay in comfortable wooden eco-lodges with and spend the day exploring the rainforest with indigenous guides. We work directly with the indigenous community in the area who have grown up in the Amazon and know more about it than foreign guides from Quito, we have a commitment on employing great local guides with a vast knowledge on the region and its wildlife.
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 less impact is possible to nature the lodge also provides biodigesters 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.
In this National reserve, the Siona Secoya and Cofan tribes inhabit and share their spaces with the natural wildlife, still practicing millennial ways of life in the rainforest.
Cuyabeno lakes are also very famous for its fishing, particularly Piranha, and great chances to spot the snake king ANACONDA.
Cuyabeno Tours Activities:
- Tower bird spotting
- Forest animal tracking
- Aligator spotting – Caimans
- Cultural exchange
- 4 days: $320
- 5 days $375
The flooded forest and lakes also allow for slow rowing canoes to keep tracking birds, especially water birds, such as egrets and kingfishers, and its primary forest gives a unique opportunity to spot great bird species, that live within the land.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Day Hike
Group Size Medium Group
Departures are set for Mondays or Thursdays
- Transport to Cuyabeno reserve entrance and back (from Lago Agrio)
- Transport by boat to Eco Lodge
- All meals during the trip
- Intercultural exchange with the local Siona people
- Night walks in the forest
- Visit to the lagoons and swimming
- Bird watching
- Local Naturalist guides
- Equipment as boots (until 47) and raincoats
- Tour for finding Caimans at night
- Trek in the forestAll breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Single room accommodations join our groups every Monday and Thursday)
- Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno
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.
Cuyabeno River. Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
Cuyabeno River. 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 ncestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds
Cuyabeno - Lago Agrio
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).