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Amazon Eco Lodge Guacamayo Jungle Experience

An experience that will immerse you in Ecuador’s wild Amazon rainforest! In this eco lodge, you will have the chance to see a ton of wildlife, relax in a tranquil environment, and visit a local indigenous community!

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Guacamayo Eco Lodge Amazon Jungle Experience

Highlights

  • Treks in the rainforest with a naturalist guide
  • Swimming in Amazon lakes and lagoons
  • Bird watch from a specially-installed tower
  • Relax in an environmentally sustainable eco-lodge located right on the river

Description

Located right on the river and among several other lakes and lagoons in the northwest corner of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, the Guacamayo Ecolodge is a premier eco travel destination in Ecuador’s wild Amazon. Hike in the rainforest, visit a local indigenous community and learn more about their customs, go bird-watching, and relax in a hammock in the serene eco lodge. Check out the itineraries below and find the one that is perfect for you!

The lodge promotes responsible eco and cultural tourism practices by using solar energy and biodegradable systems, taking care of the local flora and fauna, and directly benefitting local communities with tourism on their terms.

Itineraries

4 Days, 3 Nights

Day 1: Lago Agrio – El Puente

You will meet your guide at 09:00 am at the Planeta Azul Resort (where you can also get breakfast for $4 USD if you like); if you are arriving by plane, your guide will pick you up at the airport. From there, you will take a private bus to El Puente – the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente, you will travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River to the eco lodge. After lunch and some time to rest, you will go to Laguna Grande to swim and watch an incredible Amazonian sunset! After an exciting night walk in the jungle, you will have dinner and discuss the animals and ecosystem around you, before bunking down for your first night in the serene eco lodge!

Day 2: Laguna Grande

After breakfast, you will hike into the rainforest and learn more about the flora and fauna of the area, including which plants can be used for medicinal purposes. After lunch, you will have some time to relax by the river or in one of the lodge’s many hammocks! In the afternoon, you will swim in the lagoon and go looking for Caimans. You wil finish the day with another fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

Day 3: Cuyabeno River 

On today’s hike, you will get a chance to see some of the biggest trees in the Amazon! You will also visit an indigenous community, where you will learn more about the traditions and culture of the locals, as well as enjoy a traditional lunch. In the late afternoon, you will have time to enjoy the sunset over the lagoon and look for more wildlife, before having dinner.

Day 4: El Puente – Lago Agrio

You will wake up early today to watch the birds and other morning animals as the jungle comes to life. After breakfast, you will journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, arriving in Lago Agrio around 2:00pm (14:00).

3 Days, 2 Nights

Day 1: Lago Agrio – El Puente

You will meet your guide at 09:00 am at the Planeta Azul Resort (where you can also get breakfast for $4 USD if you like); if you are arriving by plane, your guide will pick you up at the airport. From there, you will take a private bus to El Puente – the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve. From El Puente, you will travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River to the eco lodge. After lunch and some time to rest, you will go to Laguna Grande to swim and watch an incredible Amazonian sunset! After an exciting night walk in the jungle, you will have dinner and discuss the animals and ecosystem around you, before bunking down for your first night in the serene eco lodge!

Day 2: Laguna Grande

After breakfast, you will hike into the rainforest and learn more about the flora and fauna of the area, including which plants can be used for medicinal purposes. After lunch, you will have some time to relax by the river or in one of the lodge’s many hammocks! In the afternoon, you will swim in the lagoon and go looking for Caimans. You wil finish the day with another fabulous sunset and a delicious meal.

Day 3: El Puente – Lago Agrio

You will wake up early today to watch the birds and other morning animals as the jungle comes to life. After breakfast, you will journey up the Cuyabeno River to El Puente, arriving in Lago Agrio around 2:00pm (14:00).

What’s Included

  • Canoe transport to and from El Puente
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Naturalist bilinguals guide (English or Spanish)
  • Rubber boots and raincoats for the tours

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to the indigenous communities $6USD
  • Anything else not mentioned in the program

What to Bring

  • 2 or more long-sleeved cotton t-shirts
  • 2 or more long trousers that are not jeans
  • Insect repellent
  • Zip lock bags (to keep equipment and clothing dry)
  • 2 or more pairs of shorts
  • Binoculars (optional but recommended)
  • Flashlight (aka torch) with extra batteries
  • One pair of cotton socks for each day
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals
  • Windbreaker or sweatshirt
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (please bring biodegradable shampoo and soap)
  • Hat or cap
  • Bathing suit
  • Water bottle
  • Cotton underwear
  • Reading material
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Passport
  • Small waterproof backpack

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