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Below is a 5-day sample itinerary for guests, wanting to use the Cuyabeno

Days can be added and itineraries/activities can be adjusted according the group interest. Families are encouraged and welcome. Special arrangements can be made for long-term visitors, student groups and researchers.



DAY 01 Quito – Lago Agrio – Rio Cuyabeno – Laguna Grande

Fly or drive over the Andes to the oil frontier town of Lago Agrio. Continue by private transportation to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve, El Puente (2 hours approx.) Load your luggage onto a dug-out motorized canoe and follow the winding Cuyabeno River to Laguna Grande, the largest lagoon in the Cuyabeno Reserve and also the site of the Cuyabeno Lodge During this journey you will be able to appreciate the richness of the wildlife in Cuyabeno. You will arrive approx. at 13.00 pm (Saturday 04.00 pm). After lunch and a short siesta you are going to explore the lagoon and observe animals.


 DAY 02

Rise at dawn to watch birds before breakfast and spot river dolphins. After breakfast have a walk through the “terra firma forest” with your naturalist guide to explore plants and wildlife. Your guide will teach you about the forest’s medicinal plants and how the forest works. After lunch and a siesta you will take a trip by dug-out canoe to the flooded igapo with macrolobium trees covered with abundant epiphytes to spot the active monkeys and birds in the afternoon. Furthermore you have the possibility of swimming and seeing the sunset. After dinner there will be a nocturnal excursion to spot caimans and nocturnal birds.


DAY 03

After breakfast you will follow the Cuyabeno River downstream to reach the Siona Village with a picnic lunch served by our cook. You will learn something about the traditions and living habits of the indigenous community and will return to the lodge late afternoon for a siesta or a refreshing swim in the Laguna Grande.


DAY 04

Optional early bird watching is possible. After breakfast you will enjoy a rainforest walk to explore plant and wildlife, medicinal plants, and track animals. Furthermore we will go Piranha–fishing, where you will have the chance to catch your own Piranha. After dinner, you have the possibility of doing a nocturnal jungle walk with your flashlight to spot insects.


DAY 05 Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio – Quito

Following an early breakfast journey upstream to El Puente where our vehicle will take you back to Lago Agrio. You will return to Quito either by bus or by flight.