Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

Cuyabeno Jungle Tour

 

 

 

Galapagos Natural Life

Jungle Tour Cuyabeno

DRACAENA LODGE

Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno

Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.-

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve protects (603.380 hectares). Located just on the Equator, in the northeast area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, Cuyabeno is home of some different communities, each one with its own cultural identity. In Cuyabeno it is possible to identify over 500 different species of colorful birds. Starting from tiny hummingbirds to the majestic Harpy Eagle, which is found just in the rainforest. There are 240 different species of plants in one hectare, each one with a specific practical and medical use. Jaguars, Monkeys, Anteaters, Sloths, Dolphins, Manatees and Armadillos are just some of the mammals that live in the Cuyabeno reserve. Piranhas, Catfish, the gigantic Arapaima (reaching over 2 meters) and other species of fish thrive here in the black water rivers and lakes. Colorful poison arrow frogs, tree frogs, amazing anacondas and fer de lances are some of the reptiles found in the Cuyabeno reserve.

Nights at the Cuyabeno reserve will be ruled by Frogs living down on the ground and also up in the hollow trees, night Birds, big Grasshoppers, Crickets Lizards, and Geckos. All together will play a natural and harmonious orchestra while the night is reaching the Cuyabeno Amazon rainforest.


                                              ….DRACAENA, is one of the largest lizards  found in the Rainforest.


TOUR :  4 DAYS ‑ 3 NIGHTS       Friday  to  Monday
* Location: lower part of  Cuyabeno Reserve ( Aguarico and Cuyabeno Rivers)
DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio – by plane or bus: If you travel by plane or by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus takes 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Chiritza (1 ½ hour ), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico river and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our campsite. ( 3 ½    hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.

DAY 2.- Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. Observing the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. We visit the Quichua Birdwatching Tower. Here, above the canopy, we have a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. We trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations. We learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. After lunch, in the afternoon, we explore the Balata blackwater river observing different habitats and looking for new species. Back to the Cuyabeno river  we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 3.- After breakfast, we trek to the Quechua Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present. Back to the campsite we will have lunch. Afterwards we are goinng to travel by canoe to fish for Piranhas and enjoying the rainforest's wildlife and exotic surroundings.

DAY 4.- Early in the morning a canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest's awaking activity. After breakfast, we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico river to Chiritza where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio. 16h00 aprox. Departure fight/bus to Quito.



TOUR :  5 DAYS –4  NIGHTS       Monday  to  Friday
* Location: lower  part of  Cuyabeno Reserve ( Aguarico and Cuyabeno Rivers)
DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio – by plane or bus. If you travel by plane or by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus takes 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Chiritza (1 ½ hour ), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico river and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our campsite. ( 3 ½    hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture and takes us on an adventurous night walk, where it is possible to view nocturnal animals and giant insects.
DAY 2.- After breakfast, we visit the Quichua Birdwatching Tower. Here, above the canopy, we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After lunch, we paddle by traditional dug-out canoe, enabling us to enjoy the sounds of the jungle….from the smallest insect to the fierce sounding Howler monkeys. We paddle back to our campsite, bird watching, observing wildlife and being overwhelmed by breathtaking scenery.

DAY 3.- Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. Observing the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. After breakfast we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations. We learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. After lunch in the afternoon, we explore the Balata blackwater river observing different habitats and looking for new species. Back to the Cuyabeno river  we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 4.- After breakfast, we trek to the Quechua Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present. Back to the campsite we will have lunch. Afterwards we are going to travel by canoe to fish for Piranhas, while enjoying the rainforest's wildlife and exotic surroundings.

DAY 5.- Early in the morning we will make a canoe excursion, because the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest's thriving activity. After breakfast, we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico river to Chiritza where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio. 16h00 aprox. Departure fight/bus to Quito.

 

For more information about tour of exploration on the jungle of Cuyabeno, click here:

Tour 6days - 5nights.

Tour 8days - 7nights.

 

INCLUDES:
• Return transport to Lago Agrio
• (Tourism Ministry Licensed) bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-tourism
• Native guide
• High Quality Camping Equipment, tents, bedding, mosquito nets, rubber boots, raincoats and
   lifejackets.
• All equipment is of high quality and in excellent condition.
• Three nutritious meals a day (including purified bottled water)
• Tea, Coffee, hot chocolate available all day
• Catering for vegetarians
• Traditional hut accommodation (showers and toilets are available )

NOT INCLUDED:
• Cuyabeno Park Entrance fee
• Roundtrip transportation between Quito and Lago Agrio
• or public bus $ 8 one way  ( fares at the moment )
• Additional beverages and tips
• Extra meals before and after trip

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

  • ORIGINAL PASSPORT
  • Long‑sleeved cotton shirts
  • T‑shirts material
  • Long‑sleeved cotton shirts
  • Cotton socks
  • Shorts
  • Sandals or walking shoes
  • Light wind‑breaker and sweater
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet Kit (biodegradable soap and shampoo)
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • One small waterproof daypack
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Zip‑lock plastic bags
  • Camera
  • camera batteries
  • Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries
  • Binoculars (10x40 are better)
  • Swiss Army Knife  
  • Wet wipes

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Photos: Galapagos Natural Life / Fabricio Cuasapaz (Right)

 

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Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
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