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Amazon Eco Lodge Guacamayo Jungle Experience (5 days)

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!

USD $340.00

Per Person


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Guacamayo Eco Lodge Amazon Jungle Experience (5 days)

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.

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

Itinerary (5 Days, 4 Nights)

Day 1

  • Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente
  • Flight (9:00) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio
  • Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente
  • Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the camp site
  • Night: dinner and exiting night walk

Day 2

  • Cuyabeno River
  • Morning: three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival
  • Lunch at Lodge, siesta time
  • Chocolate activity, homemade chocolate from cocoa beans
  • Late afternoon: Relax sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching

Day 3

  • Cuyabeno River
  • Morning: An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food
  • After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism
  • At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them

Day 4

  • Cuyabeno River
  • Morning: paddle by traditional dug-out canoe through small canals to enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings while looking for wild life around
  • Late afternoon: watching last sunset at the Laguna Grande

Day 5

  • El Puente – Lago Agrio – Quito
  • Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower
  • Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente
  • Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon)
  • Flight or bus ride back to Quito

 

What’s Included

  • Bilingual naturalist guide,
  • Meals on the tour
  • All the activities and excursions
  • Transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to/from Lago Agrio
  • Cuyabeno National Park entrance is free
  • Transportation to Lago Agrio
  • Entrance to the community visit ($6)
  • Tips for guide
  • Additional beverages

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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