Cuyabeno River Lodge Has sponsored tourism and scientific research in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin since the creation of the lodge and the establishment of the reserve in 1979. We are the direct operators of Cuyabeno River Lodge and protect the most fragile zone of the Cuyabeno National Reserve. Over 500 species of birds, 450 species of fish, 12,000 plant species, and hundreds of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians can be found in this diverse ecosystem. Our mission is to promote ecotourism in an environmentally and culturally safe manner in order to present Cuyabeno’s beauty to its visitors. We offer standard four or five-day tours to our native-style cabins as well as longer adventure tours through the mysterious waters of Cuyabeno and into Peru. Join us as we venture into this unique and fascinating habitat!
Day 1.- Upon arrival at the Cuyabeno Bridge, your guide will meet you and transport you by motorized canoe to uor base camp, Cuyabeno River Lodge. After an initial rest, we will take a short walk in the afternoon on the Ceibo's trail , leading us to one of the region's largest tree species. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.
Day 2.- After an early braskfast, we will visit the laguna grande, Cuyabeno's largest lake, by motorized canoe. During the excursion you will observe the exotic flora and fauna ( monkeys, birds, fresh water dolphings, and anacondas if possible, etc) peculiar to this region. after stoping of lunch we will continue down the cuyabeno river to the Sionas, an indigenous community of puerto Bolívar. Here we will participate in the preparation of typical yucca bread in the home of indigenous family before returning to our base camp. optional nocturnal walks and/or canoe rides may be requested free or charge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.
Day 3.- Optional: We will wake up early morning to do the bird watching where is possible to see Tucans, Macaws and Parrots. After breakfast, we will continue to trek through the primary rainforest, exploring our longest trail for 3-4 hours in search of exotic plants, animals, and animal tracks. Our guide will indicate medical plants, native animals, and discuss local indigenous customs. In addition, we will have the opportunity to row the river in native style canoes and take a refreshing swim in the Cuyabeno River. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.
Day 4.-. On day four we will explore one last trail, with new opportinities to see different vegetation and animals before taking the early evening direct bus (18:30pm) to Quito. Breakfast and lunch served