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4 Days Amazon Lodge Cuyabeno Reserve

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The Cuyabeno wildlife reserve protects around 603,380 hectares, which are located close to the Equatorial line, in the northeastern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. In the reserve, there are more than 500 different species of colorful birds.


  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife
  • Adventure
  • Jungle
4 Days Amazon Lodge Cuyabeno Reserve


4 Days Amazon Lodge Cuyabeno Reserve

Explore one of the most mystical and wonderful regions of the world: The rainforest of South America. Around 2% of the Amazon rainforest is found in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, a place that is better known as the ‘Oriente’, but it has a third of all existing Amazonian biodiversity. The Cuyabeno wildlife reserve protects around 603,380 hectares, which are located close to the Equatorial line, in the northeastern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. In the reserve there are more than 500 different species of colorful birds that range from small hummingbirds to majestic harpy eagle.

Within one hectare of this place you can find 240 different species of plants and many of them are used for medicinal purposes. Jaguars, monkeys, anteaters, sloths, river dolphins (Iniageoffrensis and Sotaliafluviatilis), manatees and armadillos, are just some of the mammals that live in the reserve.

To complete the variety of animals in this area, several reptiles have their habitat in Cuyabeno National Park, such as: anacondas and alligators, which often can’t be observed due to their timidity and shyness. In the rivers of black water and lakes, there are fish species such as piranhas, catfishs, the gigantic Paiche (which reaches more than 6.5 feet in length), among many others. The Cuyabeno Reserve doesn’t solely provide a habitat for innumerable species of plants and animals, but it is also a place for many indigenous communities such as Sionas, Secoyas, Kichwa and Cofanes.

Relax and take a rest from your urban stress in a natural environment, which has the comfort of spacious and comfortable cabins (each has a private bathroom and shower with hot water), plus a variety of meals prepared by a professional chef. The excellent service that Nicky Lodge offers, ensures a comfortable and secure stay for you. Having long years of experience in the rainforest, our tour guides will be glad to share with you many interesting information regarding flora and fauna of the place and will also allow you to see even the shyest animals during your daily excursions in the dense green paradise


Long-sleeved shirts, t-shirts and cotton socks. Shorts, sandals or walking shoes, rain ponchos (raincoat) and a sweater. Flashlight with spare batteries. First aid box. Dopp Kit (biodegradable soap and shampoo). Swimwear and towel. hat or cap, sunglasses with strap. A small waterproof backpack. Insect repellent. Sunscreen. Zip-lock or plastic bags. Camera. binoculars (10x40 are better). Notebook. Swiss knife. Wet wipes. Books to read.


Original Document with photographic identification (ID or passport) is mandatory. To be able to make this trip you need to be in good physical condition, so you can enjoy hiking for 2 to 3 hours approximately in a tropical climate, however, you can skip the walks (and in general any activity) and participate only in canoe trips if you want a more relaxed stay

Note: All routes and programs may change without prior notice due to national park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and wildlife found during the trip. Flexibility is the key to the success of any trip. However, the safety and interest of our passengers is always our first priority

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • 3 nights of accommodation in the cozy tourist class lodge, which has open wooden cabins and beds wit
  • Private bathroom in the cabin
  • All trips and canoe journeys accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide (English and Spanish)
  • All mentioned meals, water, coffee and tea
  • Canoe transfer von El Puente de Cuyabeno - Lodge – El Puente de Cuyabeno and during all excursions
  • Exclusions:
  • Travel insurance
  • Excursions / optional activities*
  • *On request with additional surcharge you can organize private activities
  • Transportation (overnight shuttle bus) Quito to El Puente - El Puente to Quito (on request)
  • Drinks and meals which were not mentioned before
  • Any increase in surcharges or taxes
  • Everything that was not included in the described program


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Reserva de producción de Fauna Cuyabeno

Day 1: Welcome to the Jungle! Entering Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

*Purchase of overnight shuttle service strongly suggested for the night before*


Early in the morning you will arrive at El Puente de Cuyabeno and enter Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, this will be the perfect location to see a diversity of wildlife native to the Amazon Rainforest.


Our adventure will start at the entrance of the Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch. Our naturalist guide will give you information about the site, important recommendations, and other tips before navigating for two hours in the Cuyabeno River into the Lodge.


During the canoe ride, you get your first glimpse of the jungle; you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, oropendolas, and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin, you may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on time and weather conditions.


We will arrive before sunset, upon check-in, you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a bit or take a short nap. Afterward, we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and watch the beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon.


Later, you will return to the lodge for dinner, and finish your first day in the jungle by relaxing in a hammock or enjoying a cocktail at the bar.


Meals included: Box Lunch, Dinner

Day2: Indigenous Experience & Discover the Jungle at Night

After a delicious traditional breakfast, we will head in a canoe downstream on a journey that will take us about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community; here we will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yuca bread,

We will help in its preparation and learn to use the tools of the jungle to make this bread, this activity will occupy all morning. We will return to the Lodge at approximately two in the afternoon.


Upon returning to the Lodge, lunch will be waiting for us and afterward, it will be the perfect chance to relax before you embark on the next activity on the agenda, which will be in the evening.


To end the day, we will have a short hike through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, like spiders, geckos, or scorpions, and listening to the sounds of the night animals.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Diving into the Jungle & Wildlife Sightseeing

After a very delicious breakfast, you will embark on a hike of approximately 3 to 4 hours in the primary forest in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.


The local guide will explain about the tropical forest and medicinal plants; during the hike, you may also spot big trees like the CEIBO and giant Amazonian ants colonies.


Once finished, you will return to the lodge for a well-deserved lunch and a short break before the next planned activity.


In the afternoon, you will go outside the lodge to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to watch the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sunset.


Then, we return to the lodge for dinner. At night on the agenda, there will be a fantastic night hike, which will be focused on looking for alligators on the river bank.


Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Farewell Cuyabeno! Return to the City

As your unforgettable journey through the captivating Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest comes to a close, it's time to bid farewell to the wilderness and make your way back to civilization.


Rest assured, when you reach El Puente del Cuyabeno, the warm and welcoming shuttle staff will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. They will assist you in boarding the bus that will take you back to Quito, where you can expect to arrive in the evening at the same meeting point.


Take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible adventures and endless fun you experienced during your time in the rainforest, cherishing the memories made along the way.


*Purchase of shuttle service strongly suggested*


This is a sample itinerary. All activities largely depend on the weather, season, and group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety – so there might be changes to this itinerary, always in your best interest for a great amazon rainforest experience.


Meals included: Breakfast

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