Cuyabeno Lodge 3 day – 2 night
ITINERARY DAY 1.
QUITO – CUYABENO: To get to our meeting point you travel the night before to “El Puente Cuyabeno”, which is the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. If you go from Quito by bus the trip is about 9 hours.
The adventure begins at 11:00AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time to relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons in search of more wildlife, swim and enjoy the sunset. In the evening you will go on a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in learning more about the Amazon rainforest, every evening the naturalist guide will give different talks such as “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.
ITINERARY DAY 2.
HIKING: In the morning after breakfast we will hike for approximately 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc.
Lunch at the camp and time to relax. After 2 hours of rest you will begin the preparation and tasting of coffee and chocolate in the traditional way. Before sunset, you will explore the creeks in a traditional paddle canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset on the river and, if conditions permit, you may see pink dolphins. Return to the camp and prepare for the night walk. Dinner. Tonight you will have the opportunity to learn about and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon.
ITINERARY DAY 3.
CUYABENO – QUITO: Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back and explore the Cuyabeno River for 2 hours in search of more wildlife until the entrance of the reserve (11am), where you can take your transportation back home.
End of the tour.
In your free time at the lodge – mornings, evenings or between activities you can enjoy the reading area, hammock area by the river, our yoga place, our Amazon spa or massages (40 min / $20).
reading area, hammock area by the river, our yoga place, our Amazon spa or massages (40 min / $20). “Check availability prior to visit”
– Bilingual naturalist guide.
– Accommodation in double and/or triple room with mosquito net and private bathroom.
– All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner); water, coffee, tea.
– Equipment (rain poncho, rubber boots, life jacket).
– Transportation Quito – Cuyabeno – Quito (bus).
– Meals before and after the tour.
– Tips and gratuities
– Other expenses not specified in the tour.
RECOMMENDED LIST TO BRING:
– Long sleeve t-shirt 2 or more.
– Comfortable pants 2 or more (no jeans).
– Shorts, 2 or more.
– T-shirts, 2 or more.
– Socks, one pair per day.
– Tennis shoes and/or sandals.
– Swimming suit.
– Insect repellent.
– Plastic bottle.
– Original passport or identity card.