Cuyabeno 4 Days Tours

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Price: From 290 USD

 

How to get to Lago Agrio (3 Options)

Option 1: Private Tourist Shuttle ($20 one-way or $40 roundtrip per person)

The private bus is arranged by a third-party company

Departure from Mariscal area at Blue House Hostel (Joaquin Pinto E8-24 y Diego de Almagro) at 10:50 pm.

Or departure from Hump Day Hostel (Venezuela S1-28 y Rocafuerte) at 11:15 pm

Arrival: Meeting Point Hotel D’Mario approx. 6 am.

*Return to Quito: The drop off is at José de Antepara y Rios, in the Old Town or at Ventimilla and Juan León Mera, in La Mariscal. So please keep in mind that you might have to take a taxi to your accommodation after arriving in Quito.

Option 2: Public Bus ($14)

Get to the Quitumbe Bus Terminal around 9.30 pm and take a ticket for any bus to Lago Agrio which departures at 11-11.30 pm.

Option 3: Flight with Tame (only airline)

Any flight that arrives before 11:00 am we will pick you up from the airport

(Consult your agent about it)

Note: When you arrive at Lago Agrio by public bus around 6 am, you need to take a taxi from the bus station to the Hotel D’Mario for $1 Dollar, our meeting point and wait for the guide, who will pick you up at 9:30 am.

Itinerary

Day 1

LAGO AGRIO – CUYABENO:

  • Meet at 09:15 am in Lago Agrio
  • Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to El Puente. You will take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset
  • Dinner
  • Exciting night walk

Day 2

HIKING DAY:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning: three-hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, especially to know about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc.
  • Lunch at the camp
  • You have some time to relax
  • In the afternoon you can paddle in a traditional canoe on the Lagoons or rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. If conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins
  • Return to lodge
  • Dinner

Day 3

COMMUNITY DAY:

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Community Siona Tarabeaya where you can see the preparation of the traditional bread Casabe and the naturalist guide will explain about the culture and traditions of native people
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Shaman, who will explain about the ceremonies in the jungle
  • Return to camp
  • Dinner
  • Exciting night canoe expedition in search of caimans

Day 4

CUYABENO – LAGO AGRIO – QUITO:

  • Early morning bird watching
  • Breakfast
  • Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to El Puente
  • Box Lunch
  • Transfer to Lago Agrio
  • Return to Quito by bus or plane (16:00pm)

Recommended Packing List

  • Long sleeves 2 or more.
  • Raincoat
  • 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
  • Thick jacket and sweater
  • Biodegradable or natural Soap and shampoo
  • Swimsuit
  • Cotton Underwear (optional)
  • Glasses
  • Camera
  • Small backpack (waterproof)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bags for equipment, clothes, papers, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Box
  • Hat or cap
  • Plastic bottle
  • Notebook and / or book
  • Towel Original Passport and / or identity card

Included

  • Private transportation Lago Agrio – Dolphin Lodge – Lago Agrio (bus and canoe).
  • Bilingual naturalist guide. Accommodation in double and / or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); pure water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (rain coat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets). Excursions.

Not Included

  • Transportation Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito (bus or plane)
  • $ 5 community
  •  Meals before and after the tour
  •  Tips
  •  All other expenses not specified in the tour.

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