Galapagos Natural Life
Jungle Tour Cuyabeno
FOUR-DAY ITINERARY Example
We meet in Lago Agrio at 10am, from where we will take private transportation to the entrance of Cuyabeno. On our way we have lunch. Then you take a motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno River for two and a haif hours. During the canoe ride you will get a first look at the jungle and will be able to observe different kinds of birds like Caciques, Oropendolas, Greater Anis and the prehistoríc bird Hoatzin may also be seen. You are able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on the time and weather conditions. We will arrive at the JAMU around 4:30pm. At that time you will be shown to your rooms and can relax a little. After a siesta we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon and to watch a beautiful sunset in the middle of the Laguna Grande. You will then return to the camp for dinner, and can flnish your first day in the jungle relaxing in a harnmock or having a drink at the bar.
After breakfast we will take a hike to the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours, where your guide will explain how a tropical rainforest works. You will be able to learn about medicinal plants and might be able to see some exotic birds or monkeys. We will then return to the camp for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon you will go piranha fishing, have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. With a little luck you can observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree. You will return to the camp for dinner, and take a night canoe ride to look for caimans.
For those of you who are willing to see the Sun rise, you can go for an early morning bird watching canoe ride at around 6 o’clock. You will return to the camp for breakfast, then depart in native, dugout canoes to visit a farnily of the community of Tarapuy. You will see how Casabe is prepared, traditional bread made from Yucca (Manioc). You can help prepare the Casabe and see how only material from the jungle is used in making the bread. You will then visit the Siona community and your guide will explain the customs and traditions of the Sionas. You will be able to see what traditions have been lost and what has been maintained. After that we return to the lodge to have a late lunch. At night, you can go on a short nocturnal hike through the prirnary forest in search of insects, spiders, geckos or scorpions and listen to the night sounds of the jungle.
After breakfast we take the motorized canoes to head back to the entrance of Cuyabeno from where we take transportation to Lago Agrio.
The program for five days includes a day of canoeing, which is as following described: We depart in native, dugout canoes, called quilla to visit smaller lagoons such as Pato Cocha, and Caimán Cocha. While paddling you have a better opportunity to see more fauna and flora, and you can get a good idea of what an igapo (flooded) forest looks like. You can observe a variety of different birds and monkeys. Because this activity is about 4 — 5 hours long, we take a lunch box with us.
What To Bring:
- Confortable clothes
- T-shit with long sleeves, long trousers
- Jacketr to swin, tonel
- Glasses abd cap
- Personal things
- Sun bolck
- Lantern with extra batteries
- Camera and binoculars
Transportation Lago Agrio-Cuyabeno-Lago Agrio
Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Coffe, tea, purified water
Exurcions & activities
Bilingual guide (English, naturally Spanish)
Rain boots and poncho
- Transportation Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito
- Entrante fee to Cuyabeno $20 tourist
- Alcoholic beverages
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