Cuyabeno 3 Days – 2 Nights Tours


Cuyabeno 3 Days Tours – Dolphin Lodge

Price: From 260 USD


How to get to Puente Cuyabeno

Option 1: Private Tourist Shuttle ($30 one-way or $60 roundtrip per person)

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

*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 one-way or $28 roundtrip per person)

Get to the Quitumbe Bus Terminal around 9.20 pm (Putamayo company) This company goes direct to El Puente Cuyabeno, departure at 9:30 pm.


Day 1


  • Meet at 10:30 am Puente Cuyabeno
  • Our guide will be waiting for you.
  • Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge, Our guide will explain about the reserve, animals, and plants that we will encounter on our journey into the deep jungle.
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset
  • Dinner
  • Take part in an exciting night walk

Day 2


  • Breakfast
  • Morning: three hours 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
  • afternoon rest and swimming front our lodge and walking for looking animals or medicine plants
  • Return to camp
  • Dinner
  • Go on an exciting night canoe expedition in search of caimans and boas.

Day 3


  • Early morning bird watching
  • Breakfast
  • Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to El Puente
  • Box Lunch
  • Transfer to El Puente, Return to Quito by public or private bus.

Recommended Packing List

  • Long sleeves 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
  • 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


  • Fluvial transportation El Puente – Dolphin Lodge – El Puente (Canoe).
  • Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Accommodation in double and/or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); purified water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets). Excursions.

Not Included

  • Transportation Quito – El Puente – Quito (Public or Private bus, we help you to book buses)
  • $ 5 community, if we visit the community.
  • Meals before and after the tour (breakfast first day and dinner last day)
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not specified in the tour.

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