cuyabenodolphinlodge

CUYABENO

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS

CUYABENO

5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS

Before $350 Now $330

Before $350 Now $330

How to get to Puente Cuyabeno

How to get to Puente Cuyabeno

Tourist Bus (Shuttle):

Departure from Quito the night before from the area of Plaza Foch Hostel Blue House (Foch and Leónidas Gutiérrez) 11:00 p.m. and for tourists from the Historic Center, Hostel Secret Garden (Antepara and Los Rios) 11:30 p.m., direct trip to our meeting point known as El Puente de Cuyabeno, this service has an extra cost. ($30 per person each way, Round Trip $60)

Public Bus:

The Putumayo bus company is the only one that travels directly to our meeting point El Puente de Cuyabeno, it leaves from the Quitumbe Bus Station, South of Quito, at 9:00 p.m., it has an extra cost. ($16 per person).

ITINERARY

Day 1

Adventure begins

  • Our guide will meet us at El Puente de Cuyabeno at 11:00 a.m. with an explanation about the reserve and the entrance.
  • We will travel by canoe on the Cuyabeno River to our Lodge, 2 hours of navigation where we can observe 10 different kinds of monkeys if we are lucky with the weather, including the pocket monkey that measures 10cm, the only one of its kind in Cuyabeno, birds, reptiles, mammals, etc.
  • Lunch, After the long trip we will wait for you with our first meal, lunch.
  • Check in and rest.
  • 4:30 p.m. Departure to the second activity Laguna Grande, Swimming, Photos, Sunset.
  • Upon returning to the lodge, we will search for Caimans and Boas in the river.
  • Dinner
  • Lodging.

Level:

Low.

Level:

Low.

Altitude:

0 to 200m or 656.16 feet.

Temperature:

24°C to 26°C.

Activities:

Navigation, Swimming, Photography, Guiding.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, Life Jacket, rain coat, Swimming Suit, Camera, Insect Repellent, Towel, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Binoculars (Optional)

Day 2

Hike discover the amazon

  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
  • We will take a canoe to the trail to start a walk in primary rainforest, our native bilingual guide will explain about animals and medicinal plants that we find on the trail, duration 3 hours, observation of birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, in their natural state.
  • Lunch.
  • Time to rest, read a book or swim in front of the lodge, observation of dolphins in season, discover the tranquility of the jungle.
  • 4:30 a.m. we will leave the lodge by canoe to look for animals in the river such as sloths, monkeys, parrots, dolphins, hoatzin, caimans, etc.
  • In the evening we have a night walk around the lodge about 45min to 1 hour to observe nocturnal animals.
  • Dinner.
  • Lodging.

Level:

Low - Intermediate.

Level:

Low - Intermediate.

Altitude:

0 to 300m or 984.2 feet.

Temperature:

24°C to 26°C.

Activities:

Navigation, Hiking, Photography, Guiding, Observation

What to Bring:

Rubber boots, Rain Coat, Life Jacket, Camera, Insect Repellent, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Water, Binoculars (Optional)

Day 3

Culture & tradition visit to the community

  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
  • We will enter deeper the primary rainforest to the community, by canoe from the Lodge to the train known as Taricaya, we will walk for 1 hour to get there, once there the community welcomes us with typical fruits of the place.
  • With the ladies of the community, we will make the preparation of the typical food called CASABE, from the harvest of the Yucca to the preparation in firewood, tasting.
  • This day we will not have lunch at the Lodge, we will do it in the community.
  • In the afternoon we will visit the Shaman, the doctor of the community, where we will have a conversation with yours, about how they live, ancestral medicine, he will explain us about the preparation of AYAHUASCA. (No drinking). Ancestral cleaning with the tourists who wish.
  • Return to the Lodge at about 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit the Laguna Grande.
  • Dinner.

Level:

Low - Medium

Level:

Low - Medium

Altitude:

0 to 300m or 984.2 feet.

Temperature:

24°C to 26°C.

Activities:

Navigation, Hiking, Photography, Guiding, Observation, Culture, Shamanism

What to Bring:

Rubber boots, Rain Coat, life jacket, camera, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, binoculars (optional), long pants and t-shirt, bathing suit.

Day 4

Adventure paddling activity

  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
  • Search for the necessary for this activity in the jungle.
  • We leave by motorized canoe for 1 hour upriver to a place known as Canangueno to do the paddling activity.
  • We will go down the river in the non-motorized canoe, where we have a better chance of observing animals, the guide and the tourists with their paddles will start the canoe.
  • Lunch.
  • Rest.
  • Visit to the Laguna Grande, sunset.
  • Dinner.

Level:

Medium

Level:

Medium

Altitude:

0 to 100m or 328.08 ft.

Temperature:

26°C to 28°C

Activities:

Navigation, Photography, Guiding, Observation, Paddling, Swimming.

What to Bring:

Rain Coat, Life Jacket, Camera, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Water, Binoculars (Optional), Short pants and T-shirt, Swimming Suit.

Day 5

Bird watching and departure

  • 5:30 a.m. On this day we will wake up very early to observe Birds, since at 06:00 a.m., until 07:00 a.m., the birds will come out to look for their food and we will have the possibility to watch them.
  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m., it will be our last meal included in the tour.
  • Prepare our luggage as we will be ready to leave.
  • Last excursion navigation from Dolphin Lodge to El Puente de Cuyabeno, animal watching in the river.
  • Farewell, final photos, and at El Puente de Cuyabeno we will help you to take the buses back to Quito or we recommend the buses to other destinations.

Level:

Low

Level:

Low

Altitude:

From 0 to 300m or 91.44 ft.

Temperature:

24°C to 26°C

Activities:

Sailing, Hiking, Photography, Guiding, Observation

What to Bring:

Rain Coat, Life Jacket, Camera, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Water, Binoculars (Optional).

INCLUDED

NOT INCLUDED

  • Fluvial transportation El Puente – Dolphin Lodge – El Puente (Canoe).
  • Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Accommodation in double and/or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); purified water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets). Excursions.
  • Transportation Quito – El Puente – Quito (Public or Private bus, we help you to book buses)
  • $ 10 communit contributions.
  • Meals before and after the tour (breakfast first day and dinner last day)
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not specified in the tour.

INCLUDED

  • Fluvial transportation El Puente – Dolphin Lodge – El Puente (Canoe).
  • Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Accommodation in double and/or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom.
  • All meals (breakfast-lunch-dinner); purified water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets). Excursions.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation Quito – El Puente – Quito (Public or Private bus, we help you to book buses)
  • $ 10 communit contributions.
  • Meals before and after the tour (breakfast first day and dinner last day)
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not specified in the tour.

Recommended Packing List

  • Long sleeves 2 or more.
  • Comfortable pants 2 or more (no jeans)
  • Shorts 2 or more
  • T-shirts, 2 or more
  • Socks, one pair per day
  • Tennis shoes and / or sandals
  • Thick jacket and sweater
  • Biodegradable or natural Soap and shampoo
  • Swimsuit
  • Cotton Underwear (optional)
  • Glasses
  • Camera
  • SSmall backpack (waterproof)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bags for equipment, clothes, papers, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Box
  • Hat or cap
  • Plastic bottle
  • Notebook and / or book
  • Towel Original Passport and / or identity card

OTHER EXCURSIONS

3 Days - 2 Nights

Before $260

Now $240

All-inclusive

Bilingual naturalist guide

Excursion gear  

All meals

4 Days - 3 Nights

Before $300

Now $280

All-inclusive

Bilingual naturalist guide

Excursion gear  

All meals

5 Days - 4 Nights

Before $350

Now $330

All-inclusive

Bilingual naturalist guide

Excursion gear  

All meals