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4-Day Ecuador Amazon Jungle Tour - Lodge in Cuyabeno Reserve

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Itinerary

Day 1: Quito – Lago Agrio – Tapir Lodge

Pass By: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Your rainforest adventure starts in Lago Agrio, where our driver will pick you up. A fascinating drive will take you to the northeastern part of the Sucumbios province, while we pass by beautiful rivers and small villages going deeper into the rainforest.

When you arrive at “El Puente” (the bridge), we will have lunch before we continue our way to Tapir lodge crossing down the river by canoe. This part of the trip will give you a taste of the flora and fauna that Cuyabeno has to offer. We will ensure that you and your luggage stay dry during the river ride.

After welcoming you to the Tapir Lodge, you will have time to get settled in your room. Then you will join us for a wonderful dinner, an opportunity to get acquainted with your travel companions.

After dinner, your guide will give you an introduction to the Tapir Lodge, the Cuyabeno Reserve and the fascinating experiences planned for your rainforest adventure.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tapir Logde

Day 2: Cuyabeno Igapo walk tour

Pass By: Cuyabeno Lodge, Joaquin Pinto E4-360 y Amazonas, Quito 170150 Ecuador
In the morning, after a delicious breakfast at the lodge, we will canoe upstream to explore the unique ecosystem of Laguna Grande. While navigating in the Igapo (flooded forest), you will see (Macrolobium), ancient majestic mimosa trees, which create the ideal habitat for epiphyte plants, such as bromeliads, orchids, ferns and cacti.

We will continue the adventure to “Terra Firme”, where we will take a hike for the rest of the morning. You will get an introduction to the rainforest ecology and see an amazing variety of birds such as woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws and toucans. Here you will have the opportunity to see a couple of monkey species, as well.

After a delicious lunch and time to relax at the lodge, we will navigate back to Laguna Grande to enjoy a wonderful sunset, surrounded by animals of the rainforest as bats, bugs and frogs; and if the weather permits you will have the opportunity to go swimming and enjoy the lagoon.

After a day of adventures, we will return to the lodge where dinner will be waiting. After dinner you can enjoy refreshments at our bar and join us for a quick night hike around the lodge to explore night wonders of the rain forest.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tapir Logde

Day 3: Shaman House visit

Pass By: Tapir Lodge, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
After breakfast we will canoe up the Cuyabeno river until we reach the local community where we will experience daily community life and activities like harvesting and cooking. You will have the opportunity to buy handmade crafts, that are carefully produced by the locals.

We finish our visit meeting the Shaman at his house where he will share his knowledge about the rainforest and the processes he uses to heal his people. Here you get to experience an ancestral healing ceremony that has been passed on through the generations.In the afternoon we will meet the local Siona family.

They will show us and invite us to take part in the preparation of cassava bread. This local dish, which is prepared with the yuca (cassava) root, represents an important part of the local diet and the main source of carbs for the indigenous communities of the rainforest. Once you have tried cassava bread we will head back to Tapir Logde to spend another night in the middle of the jungle.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tapir Logde

Day 4: Return Tapir Lodge to Quito

Pass By: Nueva Loja Airport, Nueva Loja, Ecuador
After breakfast it is time to return to Lago Agrio. You get to enjoy your final canoe trip back to El Puente. From there our driver will take you back to the airport of Lago Agrio.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nueva Loja Airport, Nueva Loja, Ecuador
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 nights accommodation in double room with private bathroom and hot water shower at Tapir Lodge
  • Private transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno - Lago Agrio.
  • Guided canoe rides
  • 3 meals a day during the tour
  • Soft drinks (water, coffee, tea)
  • Daily guided excursion program
  • Naturalist multilingual speaking guides (English, German)
  • Rubber boots, raincoats, life saver during the activities
Exclusions
  • Flight Quito - Lago Agrio
  • Flight Lago Agrio - Quito
  • 5.00 community / $ 5.00 Shaman.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cotton shirts, 2 or more - Small backpack (waterproof)
  • Long trousers, 2 or more (not jeans) - Insect repellent
  • Shorts, 2 or more - Water Canteen
  • T- Shirts, 3 or more - Binoculars
  • Cotton socks, a pair per day -Torch (flashlight)
  • Comfortable walking, shoes and sandal - Sun block
  • Sweater - Bathing suit
  • Book and notebook - Cotton underwear
  • Toiletries - Money
  • Sunglasses - Original Passport
  • Prescription medicines and small first aid kit - Hat or cap
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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