October 10, 2015
Cuyabeno Ecolodges, Rainforest Tours Ecuador and Trips
Written By Admin
The accommodation can be in different jungle lodges in the Cuyabeno Reserve. These offer huts with single, double, triple, familiar and matrimonial rooms, all of which are equipped with a private bathroom, and offer hot and cold water. Electricity for recharging electronic devices is generated by eco-friendly solar panels and accessible in the common areas. Altogether, it is a simple, yet attractive accommodation. Apart from these budget lodges, there are also accommodations available that are more luxurious.
How to get from Quito to Lago Agrio?
BUS QUITO-LAGO AGRIO
There are several options to travel to the meeting point. You can take a bus ride from Quito to Lago Agrio which takes about 8 hours. We recommend the company Trans Esmeraldas. The buses leave at 10 pm and 11 pm from the New Town (9 de Octubre and Avenida Colon).
However, there are a lot of different companies going from Quito to Lago Agrio which enables you to go there almost every hour.
The meeting point is at Hotel D´MARIO in Lago Agrio at 9:00 am for the people arriving by bus, the people arriving by plane will be picked up at the airport in Lago Agrio by one of the staff members.
The tour starts at 9:00am at the meeting point.
- Monday for 4 day or 5 day tours,
- Tuesday for 4 day tours
- Thursday for 5 day tours
- Friday for 4 day tours
FLIGHTS QUITO-LAGO AGRIO
TAME provides a service from Quito to Lago Agrio which leaves Quito at 9:15 and gets to Lago Agrio at 9:55 am. The flight costs 160 USD for the round trip.
ITINERARY (5DAYS / 4NIGHTS) (4DAYS /3NIGHTS)
1.- Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Following either a flight or a bus journey one day prior to the tour or overnight to Lago Agrio we meet at Hotel D`Mario at 9:00 am. After picking up the guests who arrive by plane, we will journey by private bus to El Puente, the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente we take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge. We will go on an exciting nocturnal adventure, followed by dinner and a talk on the animals and the environment of the jungle.
2.- Laguna Grande. After breakfast, we trek into the primary rainforest to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. After lunch, you can relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activities include swimming in the lagoon, and Caiman spotting. We conclude the evening with a fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.
3.- Cuyabeno River. Today we will hike in a different part of the forest. This includes the opportunity to see the biggest trees in the Amazon Rainforest and different ecosystems. We also visit an Indigenous Community, where our naturalist guide will explain the culture and traditions of the native people. Here we will prepare traditional food and visit the local Shaman. After that we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will conclude the day by experiencing the beautiful sunset at the lagoon and take the opportunity to spot more wildlife, before you have dinner.
4.-El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. We will watch the birds and animals in the tranquility of the early morning. After the bird watching we will watch the sunrise over the jungle canopies. After breakfast, we journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, taking our last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. We will arrive in Lago Agrio at around 2 pm, followed by your return flight or bus journey.
5.- Our 5 day program takes the opportunity to paddle in an ecological canoe to experience jungle life at a slower pace.- The schedule gives you greater opportunities to indulge in the magic of the jungle and offers the opportunity to see the elusive wildlife not already spotted.
WHAT TO BRING:
|Long sleeved cotton shirts, 2 or more
Long trousers, 2 or more (not Jeans)
Shorts, 2 or more
T-shirts, 2 or more
Cotton socks, a pair per day
Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
Windbreaker or sweater
Toiletries (biodegradable shampoo and soap)
Camera with film speed 200 or 400
|Small backpack (waterproof)
Zip-lock bags to keep clothes/equipment dry
Torch (Flashlight) with extra batteries
First aid kit
Hat or cap
Plastic water bottle
Book and notebook
- Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- Transportation from Lago Agrio (bus & canoe)
- Amazon Jungle Lodge
- Meals during the tour
- All equipment
- Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio- Quito
- Entrance to the indigenous communities $6 dollars
- Additional beverages
- Meals before and after the tour