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

 

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

NICKY AMAZON LODGE

Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno

NICKY AMAZON LODGE

About 2% of the Amazon Rainforest lies within Ecuador's borders in the foothills of the Andes, Although it is a small percentage, but this 2% contains about a third of the Amazon’s diversity. The Ecuadorian Amazon Region takes up almost half of the country, starting from the eastern slope of the Andes, the rainforest descends to the Amazon basin. It is defined by low altitude up to 1,000 meters, high temperatures between 25 – 28 centi-degrees, and daily rainfall. Among the oldest of all ecosystems Amazon basin forests are at least 10 million years old, and large percentages of Ecuador's animals and plants live into this area.

Cuyabeno is a protected Wildlife Reserve in the northeast area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. It was officially declared: wildlife reserve in 1979, and has been considered a paradise for scientists and later the tourist activity started. Its geography gently ranges from about 300 meters to slightly under 200 meters above sea level. There are many different ecosystems in the Cuyabeno Reserve, and it is seasonally flooded, traversed by sediment-poor dark rivers in the lower part of the Cuyabeno River; but there are other areas flooded by sediment-rich rivers or varzea like at the area of Lagartococha; flooded forests by black-water rivers or igapó like in Laguna Grande dominated by the famous Macrolobium trees which are home to countless Epiphytes and Herons. Permanent lakes rarely fall dry, like in Zancudo Cocha downstream the Aguarico River; well-drained forest located on small hills and in the upper watershed in the upper part of Cuyabeno River. Cuyabeno offers the possibility to identify over 500 different species of colorful birds starting from tiny hummingbirds to the majestic Harpy Eagle, which is found only in the rainforest. There are 240 different species of plants in one hectare, each one with a specific practical and medical use. Monkeys, Anteaters, Sloths, Dolphins, Tapir, Capybara, Otters, Manatees and Armadillos, are just some of 165 species of mammals that live in the Cuyabeno Reserve. Amazing anacondas and caimans are 2 of the 91 species of reptiles found. Piranhas, Catfish, the gigantic Arapaima reaching over 2 meters and approximately 470 species of fishes thrive here in the black water rivers and lakes. Some species of amphibians like the colorful and poison frogs, and a great percentage of insects such as the blue morpho butterfly or leafmimicking praying mantis. The Cuyabeno Reserve provides home and habitat for countless plant and animal species as well as for local and Indigenous communities such as Sionas, Secoya, Kichwa, Shuar and Cofanes.

 

ITINERARY 4D/3N

DAY 1- Our excursion begins in Lago Agrio at 09h30. If you go by plane we will pick you up at the Lago Agrio airport at 10h55. We travel by bus/truck approx. 2 hours to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge (the principal entrance of this Protect Reserve). Time for the box lunch. Later we journey down the river to our Lodge (approx. 2 hours). Then our excursion into the rainforest starts, and along the beginning of the river we can observe some species of monkeys and birds very close because this part of the river is narrow. Finally we arrive to the Nicky Amazon Lodge. Time for a short relax and later an introductory walk around the Lodge. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a briefing on the upcoming activities for the next few days and about the area.

DAY 2.- Before breakfast we go on a morning canoe ride to observe some species of birds, thelandscape around and to listen some information given by our Naturalist-English speaking Guide. Wetrek into the rainforest with our Naturalist English speaking guide who will share with us his wealth of
knowledge about the tropical rainforest and the use of some different medicinal plants which have been used by the local people and that has been passed and taught by their ancestors for generations, we could also find some species of amphibians, butterflies, centipedes and millipedes, snakes, birds, monkeys or footprints from mammals when walking on the trail. Return to the lodge. Lunch. Later we navigate along the Cuyabeno River to reach the Kapok Island trying to find species of monkeys. We
also have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the amazing river scenery. Before dinner we venture into the forest to find species of insects, spiders, tarantulas, snakes or colorful frogs. The night world of the Amazon is perfect for viewing small species and enjoying the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.

DAY 3.- An early activity let us enjoy nature with a good chance to watch some species of monkeys and birds. After breakfast we follow the “taricaya” that means turtle trail to visit the Seoqueya Community, where some local families of the Sionas Indigenous group live. A member of the family shows us how they prepare the yuca bread which is called “Cassave” and our guide explains about local traditions and culture from the past to the present and we take part in the preparation of the local bread. Return to the lodge. After lunch, we have time to relax and to enjoy the place. In the afternoon we go out with our motor canoe upstream to visit the Laguna Grande where we navigate in the amazing lake and admire the flooded forest called Igapo which is considered another ecosystem of the rainforest, dominated by the famous Macrolobium trees which are homes of Epiphytes plants and birds. We also have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis), and we will enjoy swimming in the lake while we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. Before we return to the lodge we venture downstream to search for Caimans (alligator family) and fishing bats.

DAY 4.- The last early activity is a short canoe excursion to enjoy the landscape and to try find species of Monkeys or birds. It permits us to create the last memory of this wonderful place. After breakfast you have time to prepare your luggage for the trip back. We navigate upstream to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge. Box lunch. Our bus/pick -up truck takes us back to Lago Agrio, arriving at approx. 15h30 either to catch the Bus or the plane back to Quito.

 

ITINERARY 5D/3N

DAY 1- Our excursion begins in Lago Agrio at 09h30. If you go by plane we will pick you up at the Lago Agrio airport at 10h55. We travel by bus/truck approx. 2 hours to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge (the principal entrance of this Protect Reserve). Time for the box lunch. Later we journey down the river to our Lodge (approx. 2 hours). Then our excursion into the rainforest starts, and along the beginning of the river we can observe some species of monkeys and birds very close because this part of the river is narrow. Finally we arrive to the Nicky Amazon Lodge. Time for a short relax and later an introductory walk around the Lodge. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a briefing on the upcoming activities for the next few days and about the area.

DAY 2.- Before breakfast we go on a morning canoe ride to observe some species of birds, thelandscape around and to listen some information given by our Naturalist-English speaking Guide. Wetrek into the rainforest with our Naturalist English speaking guide who will share with us his wealth of
knowledge about the tropical rainforest and the use of some different medicinal plants which have been used by the local people and that has been passed and taught by their ancestors for generations, we could also find some species of amphibians, butterflies, centipedes and millipedes, snakes, birds, monkeys or footprints from mammals when walking on the trail. Return to the lodge. Lunch. Later we navigate along the Cuyabeno River to reach the Kapok Island trying to find species of monkeys. We
also have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the amazing river scenery. Before dinner we venture into the forest to find species of insects, spiders, tarantulas, snakes or colorful frogs. The night world of the Amazon is perfect for viewing small species and enjoying the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.

DAY 3.- An early activity let us enjoy nature with a good chance to watch some species of monkeys and birds. After breakfast we follow the “taricaya” that means turtle trail to visit the Seoqueya Community, where some local families of the Sionas Indigenous group live. A member of the family shows us how they prepare the yuca bread which is called “Cassave” and our guide explains about local traditions and culture from the past to the present and we take part in the preparation of the local bread. Return to the lodge. After lunch, we have time to relax and to enjoy the place. In the afternoon we go out with our motor canoe upstream to visit the Laguna Grande where we navigate in the amazing lake and admire the flooded forest called Igapo which is considered another ecosystem of the rainforest, dominated by the famous Macrolobium trees which are homes of Epiphytes plants and birds. We also have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis), and we will enjoy swimming in the lake while we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. Before we return to the lodge we venture downstream to search for Caimans (alligator family) and fishing bats.

DAY 4.- For the lovers of the nature our additional day starts with an early activity by paddling canoe to enjoy the sound of the jungle. After breakfast we hike into the primary forest in to learn more about the flora and fauna. Lunch. In the afternoon, we paddle by dugout canoe to enjoy the sounds of the nature observe some species of birds and monkeys. We return to the lodge before we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. After dinner we have a last night walk.

DAY 5.- The last early activity is a short canoe excursion to enjoy the landscape and to try find species of Monkeys or birds. It permits us to create the last memory of this wonderful place. After breakfast you have time to prepare your luggage for the trip back. We navigate upstream to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge. Box lunch. Our bus/pick -up truck takes us back to Lago Agrio, arriving at approx. 15h30 either to catch the Bus or the plane back to Quito.

 

INCLUDE:

  • Roundtrip transport to Lago Agrio (by car & motor canoe)
  • Ministry of Tourism Licensed bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-Tourism Comfortable accommodation at Nicky Amazon Lodge, double, triple, quadruple & familiar rooms with private bathroom
  • If you want single accommodation is provided with a charge of 75% extra
  • High quality camping equipment, tents & bedding for long excursions
  • Personal equipment: rubber boots and lifejackets
  • Three daily nutritious meals, including purified bottled water, soft drinks such us tea & coffee available all day, snacks are available before all activities.
  • Catering for vegetarians and passengers with dietary restrictions

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Don’t forget to bring your personal rain poncho!
  • Round-trip transportation between Quito and Lago Agrio
  • Additional beverages
  • Extra meals in Lago Agrio before and after trip
  • US $ 5 Dollars to be paid to the siona family visited.
  • We recommend you to bring change, because all your extra fees will be paid directly after the visit.
  • Tips.

WHAT TO BRING :

We suggest you take the necessary for the jungle excursion please note the follow packing list with the essential and useful items:

  • ORIGINAL PASSPORT
  • Clothes of cotton and dry faster material
  • Long-sleeved shirt or blouse and long pants for the hikes into the rainforest
  • T-shirts & shorts
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sandals or sneakers
  • Light wind-breaker and sweater or fleece ( for the early and night activities )
  • Bath suit and personal towel for swimming
  • Sun cap or hat
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • One small daypack ( waterproof )
  • Insect repellent o Sun block o Headlamp or flashlight ( with spare batteries, it could be better re-chargeable)
  • Personal water or canteen
  • Toilet kit ( biodegradable soap & shampoo recommended )
  • Personal first aid kit (it might include your personal travel medicines )
  • Camera ( bring your own charger and adapter)
  • Binoculars ( 10x40 are suggested )
  • Notebook
  • Plastic bags ( zip lock bags could be better for your items in special camera, phones, binoculars, medicines and documents to keep them dry ).
  • Wet wipes
  • Books to read

 

 

 

 

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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
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno
Dracaena Lodge Cuyabeno

 

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