5-Day Cuyabeno Amazon Eco-Lodge Adventure

5-Day Cuyabeno Amazon Eco-Lodge Adventure

Immerse yourself in the pristine rainforest environment of Cuyabeno on this 5-day trip. Wander amongst ancient trees and take time to explore flooded forests buzzing with wildlife. Whatever your interests are, from bird watching to hiking, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Go on a 5-day trip to Cuyabeno and immerse yourself in this pristine rainforest environment. You will be picked up from your Quito accommodation for your overnight shuttle to Lago Agrio on Day 1. Upon arrival continue your travels with a shuttle and canoe transfer on Day 2 to Cuyabeno Reserve. Enjoy Jungle activities on Day 3 and 4 before your return transfer to Quito accommodation on Day 5.


Day 1: Quito - Lago Agrio, Ecuador

Stop At: Parque Ecologico y Recreativo Lago Agrio Perla, Carretera E45, s/n Close to Lake Agrio, Nueva Loja 210150 Ecuador
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Time: 22:00
Transfer to Lago Agrio
One of our representatives will pick you up at your accommodation in Quito and take you to the shuttle meeting point. You’ll be transferred to Lago Agrio arriving the next day.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight Bus

Day 2: Welcome to the Jungle (L/D)

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
Today arrive from Quito by bus to Lago Agrio, then travel to the entrance of Cuyabeno. Here you will have a lunch. At this point, visitors must register at the office of the Reserve. Here your naturalist guide will give you information about the Reserve, important recommendations. You will board the canoe and start an exhilarating first ride on the Cuyabeno River. During the canoe ride you will get a first look at the forest and you will see different types of birds. You can also see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on weather conditions. You will arrive at the Jamu Lodge in the afternoon. At this time you will have time to settle into your room and relax a little. After a siesta you will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and watch a beautiful sunset in the middle of Laguna Grande. You will return to the lodge for dinner and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relaxing in a hammock or enjoying a drink in the bar.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in in Jamu Lodge

Day 3: Cuyabeno Activities (B/L/D)

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After breakfast, you will do a hike of about 3-4 hours through the primary forest, during which the guide will explain about the rainforest and medicinal plants. You can observe large trees like the Ceibo tree or small insects like ants. You will return to camp for lunch, have a break and in the afternoon you will see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. When you are lucky, you can see the beautiful pink river dolphins. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset and take in the beauty of the Amazon. Dinner will be served at the restaurant of the lodge. At night you have the option of a nocturnal activity, which will be searching for caimans along the river banks riding with the canoe on the river. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for a relaxing night of sleep, while listening to the sounds of the jungle.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in in Jamu Lodge

Day 4: Visit to Tarapuy community (B/L/D)

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After breakfast, you will set off down the river in a canoe, a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community. You can learn how to prepare Casave (yuca traditional bread). You can assist in the making of Casave and learn to use the materials of the forest to make bread in this way. You will return to the lodge around two o'clock in the afternoon. After lunch it is time for a siesta and relaxing. After dinner you have the option of a nocturnal hike through the primary forest; this hike is focused on observing nocturnal insects such as spiders, geckos or scorpions. It is a perfect way to enjoy the sounds that the Amazon provides.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in in Jamu Lodge

Day 5: Bird watching and transfer to Quito (B/L)

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
You will get up early and undertake a bird watching excursion before breakfast. After breakfast you take the motorized canoes back to the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. On the way back you have a last chance to spot birds and other animals like monkeys and even anacondas. At the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve you will be picked up by a shared bus who takes you back to Lago Agrio. You will have breakfast and a box lunch when leaving this day. You will return to Quito by bus. Once you arrive in Quito, one of our representatives will pick you up at the bus station and drive you to your accommodation.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This is a flexible programe and the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. What you do and on each day depends on the weather, your guide and your arrival day."
"About the Jungle Lodge: The lodge is located along the Cuyabeno river, 15 minutes down river from the amazing Laguna Grande. During their trip, passengers will have the chance to see a lot of wildlife as well as do tons of activities. The cabañas are built in a traditional, rustic style with thatched-roofs. All the cabañas are lighted naturally with candles to preserve the feeling of being in a remote jungle. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar in the two-story cabaña, or relax with a beer upstairs in the comfortable hammock lounge. Explore the small library with books about the flora and fauna of the Amazon Jungle. The lodge serves a mix of Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Experience rich, tasty plates, yucca (manioc) and other traditional foods of the rainforest, as well as lots of fresh veggies and fruits (especially great for vegetarians). You have the possibility to charge batteries for your cameras."
"Original Passport (not a copy), Flashlight /torch with spare batteries (very important), Binoculars (10x40 are best), Hat or cap, Insect repellent, Sunscreen, Long-sleeved cotton shirts, Cotton socks, Sandals or walking shoes, Light wind-breaker and sweater, Swimming suit and towel, One small waterproof daypack, Zip-lock plastic bags, Camera and spare camera batteries, Swiss Army Knife"
"Near public transportation"
"In the Amazon region the climate is hot and humid with frequent rain showers. The drier months are from October to March. The temperature ranges from 19 to 36° C all throughout the year."
"Immunizations are not currently required to visit this area of the Amazon Jungle. It is advisable however to consult your doctor before your trip. We recommend taking preventative measures against malaria and yellow fever. Strong Insect repellent should be acquired before your arrival in the jungle."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Please note this is an independent tour, which means you'll enjoy the flexibility of being on your own for most of the trip and will only have a guide for certain experiences along the way."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Horário de Início: 10:00 PM
Duração: 5 Days
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • English speaking guide for some experiences
  • Roundtrip transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno
  • Shuttle Quito - Lago Agrio - Quito
  • Transfers by shared shuttle, bus and boat
  • Transfers from hotel in Quito to shuttle meeting point
  • 3N in Jamu lodge
  • 1N in overnight bus
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights

Não Incluído

  • Flights
  • Other activities
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Airport transfers
  • Contribution to Indigenous Community: 10USD per person
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary


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