Cuyabeno, Ecuador

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      32 reviews
      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999
      Cuyabeno, Ecuador

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      32 reviews

      Duration: 5 days
      Group size: 1 - 999

      About this trip


      Explore the best of the Amazon Jungle with the experts!


      *Hand-Selected by us. Same price, much better quality.

      3 DAYS -> $310 pp

      4 DAYS -> $390 pp

      5 DAYS -> $470 pp

      - Adventure, nature, bird watching & cultural tour.
      - Enjoy the Amazon jungle and its many wonders.
      - Relax in the middle of the most pristine nature with local bilingual guides.

      - Navigate down river watching amazing flora and fauna. 

      - Search for Caimans, Pink Dolphins, Anacondas, Squirrel Monkeys and more.
      - Learn about traditions and culture of indigenous people of this part of the amazon basin.
      - Guided tours around the jungle to see and hear its breathtaking life.

      - On 5 day tour you will also row (paddle) your canoe around a lake and river to hear the jungle.
      -  Enjoy beautiful sunsets and views of the "Big Lagoon" Cuyabeno is one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth. 

      Cuyabeno travel tips


      What to bring: You must bring comfortable and light clothes. Long and short sleeve shirts and pants. Sun protection is also a must. Please bring rain clothes and insect repellent. It is also recommended to bring a flashlight (for night walks), camera and binoculars. 

      ITINERARY: Itinerary may vary depending on any reason such as security, area policies, operation of the lodge, climate, etc.
      TIPS: Tips are not included and recommended to help improve the quality of our 

      CLIMATE: The Amazon basin is warm and wet, with frequent rain. Dry season is from 

      October to March, and temperature goes from 19 ° C a 36 ° C throughout the year. 

      HEALTH: Vaccines are not necessary although it is recommended to talk to your doctor prior to your amazon travel. We have at the lodge all the important and necessary equipment for its best functionality and safety of our clients, but still it is the client’s own responsibility to count with a travel insurance.
      Sustainability policy:  At SMART GALAPAGOS we are committed with the wellbeing of mother nature. This is why we plant 20 native trees per client (at no additional cost for the client). We also work only with the best  eco-friendly lodges that have also their own sustainable policies. 


      Always travel Smart! 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        All nights accommodation
      • Meals
        All meals included from Lunch on day 1 to Breakfast on your last day
      • Navigable tours
        All navigable tours
      • Guided tours
        All guided tours in the jungle with a local bilingual guide.
      • Transfers
        All transfers to/from included: Lago Agrio - Puente - Cuyabeno Lodge
      • Raincoats & Boots
        Raincoats and boots will be provided

      What’s not included

      • Transfer Quito-LagoAgri
        Transfer by bus/private bus/plan from Quito to Lago Agrio and back
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Alcoholic beverages are available for an extra cost
      • Community/Shaman fee
        The small entrance fee to the community and to visit to a local Shaman ($10pp)
      • Tips
        Tips are not included
      • Travel insurance
        Travel insurance (recommended)

      Available Packages


      3 days / 2 nights @ CUYABENO SUITE DELUXE

      *Hand-selected hotel. Double or triple private room

      Starts/Ends at Lago Agrio

      *If triple room (3 persons) add coupon: TRIPLESMART10

      ***LAST MINUTE TOURS (less than 10 days) Please contact us first to confirm availability 

      WHATSAPP +593 984059770


      4 days / 3 nights @ CUYABENO SUITE DELUXE

      *Hand-selected hotel. Double or triple private room

      Starts/Ends at Lago Agrio

      *If triple room (3 persons) add coupon: TRIPLESMART10

      ***LAST MINUTE TOURS (less than 10 days) Please contact us first to confirm availability 

      WHATSAPP +593 984059770


      5 days / 4 nights @ CUYABENO SUITE DELUXE

      *Hand-selected hotel. Double or triple private room

      Starts/Ends at Lago Agrio

      *If triple (3 persons) room add coupon: TRIPLESMART10

      ***LAST MINUTE TOURS (less than 10 days) Please contact us first to confirm availability 

      WHATSAPP +593 984059770


      Available options


      D1) Lago Agrio - Lodge
      Bus + Canoe ride to your lodge + Walk in the jungle

      Morning: Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. 

      Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to your selected lodge. Brief about your trip with your guide. Lunch and relax at your room. Then we go for a nice jungle walk looking to all the incredible wildlife. 

      Night: Dinner and exiting night walk. 


      Your Organizer

      32 reviews
      Smart Galapagos is a local sustainable DMC (Destinations Management Company) specialized in the Galapagos Islands. We've lived in Galapagos and love these islands. We know every spot in the Islands and every hotel and supplier. For every Smart traveler we plant trees, many trees at no additional cost for you! Best price/quality guarantee!


      The best trip of my life! I was hesitant at first as I didn't know where to start with planning my trip or the best places to visit etc. And having never heard of this company I was a bit dubious as the price is so much cheaper than other companies. But it paid off massively and is honestly the best thing I have ever done. Juan Pablo the organizer was incredible from start to finish. He made the whole process so smooth for me, I really didn't have to worry about anything the whole time, he even ensured I received the most beautiful vegetarian meals for the duration of my stay. He even helped when my phone broke on one of the islands and I needed extra assistance/ advice which I was so grateful for. I actually can't believe how much I saw/ did for the price I paid compared to the nearly double the price if not more of most cruise based tours I'd seen. I saw every animal I'd been hoping to, multiple times. There was always someone to pick me up and take me to my destination, they were always on time and super helpful considering I was by myself and couldn't speak any spanish! It really was the trip of a lifetime and I'd recommend this company to anyone, you won't regret it!!
      By Amber F for T. Amber EU x 1 - 8 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - ESSENTIAL on Jan 29, 2024
      The most amazing/ perfect trip that I ever could have imagined. The staff were incredibly friendly/ welcoming/ helpful. The site and chalet I stayed in were way better than I imagined, the food was gorgeous and freshly cooked for every meal, catering so well for a veggie diet in the middle of nowhere. The guide went out of his way to make everyone's experience there incredible and tailor it to anything you specifically wanted where possible. We saw the river dolphins 6 times in the 4 days, as well as a tonne of other wildlife. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience and I'd recommend it to anyone, the value for money in my opinion was phenomenal.
      By Amber F for 4 DAYS - CUYABENO AMAZON COMFORT TOUR - ENG on Jan 29, 2024
      My family (wife and two grown children) and I just returned from our trip to the Galapagos and I wanted to share our experiences. We booked our trip through Smart Galapagos after inquiring with several other companies. The service that was provided by Juan Pablo once we booked through him was beyond phenomenal! I can honestly say that through this experience I consider Juan Pablo a friend, which I do not say lightly. From the first time I communicated with him, he impressed me with his knowledge, friendliness, attention to detail, passion for the Galapagos and his resourcefulness, however, the most impressive thing of all was his ability to deliver! What separates him from others is that he is genuinely interested in your Galapagos experience and strives to accommodate you at every step of your trip. You can't find a better person to assist you in making your dream trip a reality. This is one of those cases where you can truly believe all of the wonderful things that other customers have written about Juan Pablo and Smart Galapagos, he is absolutely the BEST!!!! Now about our experience: First, the Galapagos is an amazing destination with an abundance of wildlife, activities and very friendly people; we were impressed with their commitment to preserving their unique ecosystem. We did a combination 4-day cruise (4 islands) with a 6-day land (2 islands) tour. I would highly recommend a combination tour because of the diversity of the islands and the fact that you get to see so much. We liked aspects of every island we visited, but there were certainly some that we enjoyed more. Our family particularly enjoyed Isabella (3 nights); you must do the Lava Tunnel tour and if up to it, I highly recommend biking to the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears). The actual Wall of Tears is not the attraction, it is the wildlife, specifically the giant tortoises which I saw many of, including a faceoff between two large males; it was incredible. The city of Puerto Villamil is quaint and very enjoyable. We also had a great visit to Isla Floreana while on the cruise and saw flamingos, many sea turtles on the beach resting after nesting, and a great snorkeling experience. Our experience at Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) was not as good as many people report due to poor visibility, but that was simply Mother Nature. As towns go, we really liked Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) and I highly recommend Posada del mar Galápagos hotel; the rooms are very cozy, and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. They also have a common room with a kitchen and if you are into cooking, go buy a Red Scorpion Fish at the local fish market and cook a nice meal! I could go on and on about our visits, but the bottom line is that the Galapagos is a great place to visit and we highly recommend that you book through Smart Galapagos!
      By Kevin B for T. BULLOCK x 4 - Custom-Made tour Land & Sea on Jan 07, 2024
      Words cannot express what an incredible experience we had in the Galapagos! Juan and his team were so incredibly helpful, beginning several months prior to our trip and through our last-minute indecision over activities and itinerary. We did a 6 day trip and spent time on both Santa Cruz and Isabella Islands. Cesar, our guide/driver for our first and last days, picked us up from the airport and rooms us to a tour of the giant tortoises before dropping us off at our hotel. Cesar is from the islands and shared a lot of interesting information about the public land and some of the flora and fauna, which we heard again from our various tour guides. For our other days we snorkeled nearly each morning, with sea turtles, sharks, sea lions, and many beautiful fish. Throughout the trip Juan communicates with us daily to make sure we had everything we needed, knew where to go for dinner, and to offer suggestions for activities during our unscheduled time. Cannot recommend Juan and his team enough!
      By Naomi K for T. NAOMI x 2 - 6 Day "Galapagos Wisdom" Tour - IDEAL - SMART23 on Nov 20, 2023
      This was an amazing trip. Incredible organization for a group of 26 people. We had various activities and a great overview of the Galapagos island. I highly recommend Smart Galapagos to fully enjoy the experience of this beautiful islands.
      By Manon C for UPGRADES - T. Cora y Juan Fernando on Nov 13, 2023
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      Juan Pablo of Smart Galapagos organised a fantastic 8 day Galapagos experience for my group of 4 friends. It could not have been better organised. The hotels were all comfortable with lovely, helpful staff and great views. The restaurants were always the best in town. We saw all the major sights on the three main islands and it all ran like clockwork. He got us great prices and made sure we had a lot of extras. He kept in touch with us constantly, making sure everything was perfect. Thank you, Juan Pablo ! What a great experience ! All ' of us would highly recommend Smart Galapagos.
      By Catherine M on 12 Dec, 2023