The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is an oasis of peace and adventure in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Get to know the the flora and fauna and visitTour Details
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Quito - Lago Agrio - El Puente
Morning: Bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Around 11am start the canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge.
Night: Dinner and exciting night walk to observe bugs and the nocturnal animals.
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, go to Caimancocha and Patococha for bird watching, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
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 ancestral knowledge of shamanism.
At night we enjoy a delicious dinner and then some free time in the lodge.
El Puente - Rio Agrio - Quito
Early morning: Bird watching with your guide.
Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Bus ride back to Quito.
- Bilingual Naturalist Guide
- Equipment for activities ( WATERPROOF PONCHO, BOOTS, MOSQUITO NET, AND LIFE VESTS )
- Electricity to charge electronics
- Meals on the tour ( breakfast, lunch, dinner and purified water )
- Hikes & activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on the last day
- Community contribution $10.00 per person
- Transportation from Quito to Lago Agrio and back.
- Tips for guide and lodge staff
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Single travellers are welcome too! If you decide to come on your own, we will pair you up with someone from the same sex and a similar age group, or if you prefer, you can pay the single person supplement and have the room to yourself.
Internet in the Galapagos Islands is notoriously slow and patchy, although all of the hotels we use do have it. Just don't expect the kind of blistering speeds available in the UK and you won't be disappointed!
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
Face masks required for travellers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival.
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitised between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
The policies on staff health and safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers.
- Insect repellent.
- Light breathable clothes (enough for 4 or 5 days).
- An extra towel for swims (quick dry recommended).
- Flashlight (optional for night walk)
- Light jacket (at night it can be slightly breezy).
- Binoculars (optional for up close views of the animals)
- Long socks (for rubber boots).
- Refillable water bottle.