Developed in partnership with the local Siona people, Tapir Lodge was established in 1999 to attract travelers to the tropical rainforest while minimizing ecological impact. Located in the upper section of the Cuyabeno Reserve, a hotspot for biodiversity, the lodge is home to 15 species of monkeys, over 500 bird species, and even Pink river dolphins. Tapir Lodge offers guided tours with multilingual experts, featuring activities like birdwatching, canoeing, caiman watching, sports fishing, rainforest treks, nighttime hikes, and camping excursions. Visitors can also spend a day with the Siona community to experience their traditions and meet the local shaman. The lodge itself boasts 22 rooms in three 35-foot-high towers, each with a private bathroom, hot-water shower, and mosquito-netted beds. The kitchen provides fresh, healthy meals, accommodating special dietary needs with prior notice. After a day of adventure, guests can unwind at the "Tarántula bar" with a variety of beverages, including tropical juices, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Highlights

Ecuadorian Amazon, Birdwatching, Community Visit, Rainforest Trek, Meeting with Shaman

Detailed Itineraries

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Quito – Nueva Loja – Cuyabeno Amazon Reserve – Tapir Lodge

AM: Our services start at Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) Airport, which can be reached from Quito by either bus or by plane (the approximate travel time by bus is 8 hours, while the flight will take about 40 minutes). From Lago Agrio, we will drive to the northeast side of Sucumbíos Province to El Puente (“The Bridge”). It will take us between 2 and 2½ hours to reach this spot, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Throughout this drive you will have the opportunity to view beautiful landscapes of agricultural fields, small highland villages, rainforests and rivers. Keep in mind that 60% of this road is paved and the following 40% is “open road” -- meaning that you can expect a dusty or a muddy road, depending on the weather.

PM: At El Puente, we will enjoy our box lunches and then continue our trip via a 24-foot-long motorized canoe. The luggage will be covered in plastic to prevent it from getting wet in the event of rain. The lodge will also provide you with rain ponchos and life vests. All along this narrow river, you will be able to admire the wide variety of flora and fauna that the Cuyabeno Reserve has to offer. After approximately 2½ hours, we will reach the beautiful Tapir Lodge around dusk (between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.). Dinner will be served at 7:30, after which time the guide will inform guests of the next day’s activities and the required gear. You will spend the night there at the cozy and relaxing Tapir Lodge.

AM: Depending on the weather conditions, we should have an early start and head out on a birdwatching excursion. At about 6:00 a.m. we will take our canoe downriver, relaxing while you admire all the flora and fauna found along the river as we search for exotic birds native to this region. These range from Blue and Yellow macaws to Scarlet Macaws, Blue-tailed emeralds, hoatzins and Amazon king fishers – just to name a few. Boasting a bird list of more than 500 species, Cuyabeno Reserve is a privileged location for birding and a delight for seasoned as well as beginner birdwatchers. We will return to the lodge at around 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. After the eating, we will meet at the pier and begin a boat ride downriver. You should enjoy this 2-hour canoe ride as we search for Morphos (Giant blue butterflies), Toucans and Macaws. With any luck, you should also be able to spot several monkeys. On our way, we will pass the village of Puerto Bolivar, where the inhabitants – known as the Siona people – have chosen to reside. Following Puerto Bolivar, we will stop at a small settlement. Here we will have the opportunity to visit and meet Alberto (the local shaman), as well as his family, who are all members of the Cofan ethnic group. Presently, Alberto spends part of his time curing and treating the local inhabitants with his vast knowledge of medicinal plants. The visit to this small settlement will also be our entry point for a new trek into the rainforest that is the habitat of the tiny Ecuadorian “Poison Dart” frog as well as marvelous Kapok trees. Some of these towering specimens are at least 800 years old, with roots jutting out at their bases to form areas as large as small rooms. The trail that we will follow will lead us through small creeks, and at the end of the 2-hour trek we will return to Alberto's home, where we will take a break in his backyard to enjoy tasty box lunches and relax.

PM: Once we finish our lunch break, Alberto will spend some time with us. This humble man possesses more than 50 years of wisdom and knowledge regarding the rainforest and the use of medicinal plants. He will share with us some of the many experiences he has had with the rainforest, other shamans, and the process of healing people. For those who are interested, you can participate in a spiritual healing ceremony, which should last about 40 minutes. There will also be some free time to ask Alberto questions or simply take pictures of and with him. Handcrafts are available for purchase, all of them crafted out of materials provided by and obtained in the rainforest. We will say goodbye to Alberto and his family (about 3:00 p.m.) and ride back by motorized canoe to Puerto Bolivar. There, a local Siona family will greet us and show us how they prepare cassava bread – an essential food supply and perhaps the main source of carbohydrates for the indigenous communities of the rainforest. We will then head back to the Tapir Lodge, where we will have dinner at around 8:00. Later, you can have a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar and chat with the guide about the day´s events. After this, you will be able to bid farewell to the staff that worked for you over the past several days, and share a freshly prepared traditional drink with them.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast, you can check out of your room and prepare for your departure from the lodge. Departure is generally between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., depending on flight times, the river’s water level and the weather conditions. The lodge’s staff will attend to your luggage and make sure it is all loaded onto the canoe. We will depart and take a relaxed 2-hours motorized canoe trip to the bridge, looking forward to catch our last glimpse of the last species of your visit. Private transportation will be waiting for you and will drive you back to Lago Agrio with plenty of time to check in at the airport for your trip back to Quito. [If you are taking the early flight back to Quito, breakfast will be served between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., and departure should be at around 5:30 a.m. (depending on the river’s water level)

PM:

tapir lodge activities

Quito – Nueva Loja – Cuyabeno Amazon Reserve – Tapir Lodge

AM: Our services start at Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) Airport, which can be reached from Quito by either bus or by plane (the approximate travel time by bus is 8 hours, while the flight will take approximately 40 minutes). From Lago Agrio, we will drive to the northeast side of Sucumbíos province to El Puente (“The Bridge”). It will take us between 2 and 2½ hours to reach this spot, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Throughout this drive you will have the opportunity to view beautiful landscapes of agricultural fields, small highland villages, rainforests and rivers.

PM: We will take a break on the road to enjoy lunch and then we will get ready for the next leg of our journey onboard a motorized canoe. The lodge will provide you with a rain coat and a life vest, while your luggage will be covered in plastic to prevent it from getting wet in the event of rain. Throughout the trip on this narrow river, you will be able to the wide variety of plant and animal life that the Cuyabeno Reserve has to offer. We will ride for approximately 2 hours to reach our destination: Tapir Lodge. Once at the lodge, guests will be shown to their rooms for a chance to unpack and make themselves comfortable. After dinner (served at 7:30 p.m.) the guide will provide general explanations about Tapir Lodge as well discuss the Cuyabeno Reserve and the activities that will take place during the next several days.

AM: Our day will begin with a healthy and delicious breakfast that will be served at around 8:00 am. After that, we will meet at the pier and make sure that everyone is prepared for the excursion and provided with a pair of rubber boots (available up to size 45 EU). Our tour will start at 9:30, when we´ll take a motorized canoe upriver for around 30 minutes to Laguna Grande (Big Lake). At Laguna Grande we will have the opportunity to observe that surroundings flora and fauna. The plant life found in the lake is quite unique, as this “Igapo” (blackwater-flooded Amazonian forests) is noted its ancient trees that have adapted to the surrounding environment by growing straight out of the water. These majestic trees create the perfect habitat for other plants, such as bromelias, macrolobium flowers, orchids, ferns and cacti. Once the Igapo excursion has been completed, we will travel onto “terra firme” and begin a trek along one of the reserve’s official paths, which are all part of a bio-friendly system of walkways throughout the reserve. Before starting the trek, our guide will provide a brief explanation of the basic ecology of the rainforest. Along the way, you will have a chance to see and hear many species of birds, including woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws and toucans. And – if we’re lucky – you might even come across two of three species of monkeys.

PM: We will return to the lodge for lunch, which is served at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards, travelers will have approximately two hours to relax. At around 5:00, we will meet at the pier and take a canoe ride to a different area of Laguna Grande. On the lake, we will ride through the surrounding area in search of exotic birds and other animals. If desired, guests can go for a swim, which is a perfectly safe and very relaxing activity. Depending on the weather, you may be able to admire a breathtaking sunset. Once the evening activities have ended, we will return to the lodge for a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar or a chat with the guide about the day´s events. After dinner, served at 8:00, and depending on the weather conditions, we can go on a quick night trek around the lodge looking for frogs and other creatures of the night.

AM: Depending on the weather conditions, we will have an early start and head out on a bird watching “arising excursion” (an optional activity). We will leave the lodge at around 6:00 a.m. paddling the canoe downriver and admiring the flora and fauna found along the river while searching for exotic birds that are native to the region. We should return at around 7:00 to enjoy a delicious breakfast at 8:00. Our excursion will start at 9:00 a.m. with a 2-hour canoe ride downriver to the local indigenous community. Throughout the journey, we will search for giant blue Morphs butterflies, monkeys and more. On the way, we will pass the village of Puerto Bolívar, which is inhabited solely by members of the Siona people.

PM: Following Puerto Bolívar, we will continue downriver for an opportunity to visit and meet Tomas, the local Shaman, who belongs to the Cofan ethnic group. Thomas spends most of this time curing and treating the local inhabitants with his vast knowledge of medicinal plants. (If Tomas is not available, we will meet with a different shaman). On our arrival to Tomas’ house, we will take a break to enjoy tasty box lunches in his backyard. After eating, Tomas will share his experience with us about life in the rainforest as well as the processes for healing people. For those interested in taking part in a healing ceremony, the option is at hand and should last about 40 minutes. Handicrafts are available for purchase, all of them crafted with materials provided by and obtained in the rainforest. At around 3:00 p.m., we will start our canoe trip back to Puerto Bolívar, where we will be greeted by a local Siona family. From them, you can observe how they prepare cassava bread – an essential food supply and perhaps the main source of carbohydrates for the indigenous communities of the rainforest. We will then head back to the Tapir Lodge, where we will have dinner at around 8:00. Later, you can have a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar and chat with the guide about the day´s events. After this, you will be able to bid farewell to the staff that worked for you over the past several days, and share a freshly prepared traditional drink with them.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast, you can check out of your room and prepare for your departure from the lodge. Departure is generally between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., depending on flight times, the river’s water level and the weather conditions. The lodge’s staff will attend to your luggage and make sure it is all loaded onto the canoe. We will depart and take a relaxed 2-hours motorized canoe trip to the bridge, with you looking forward to catch your last glimpse of the last species of your visit. Private transportation will be waiting for you and will drive you back to Lago Agrio with plenty of time to check in at the airport for your trip back to Quito.

PM:

Price per person

Single

USD$ 946

Double

USD$ 728

Triple

USD$ 728

Included in the price

  • Accommodations in a double room with private bathroom and hot-water shower
  • Private transportation (Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio)
  • All the meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Daily excursions indicated in the itinerary
  • Naturalist guides (English-, German- or Spanish-speaking)
  • Canoe rides
  • Use of rubber boots, raincoats, lifesavers

Not included in the price

  • Entrance fee Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
  • Airfare (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito) $256 per pax
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Tips (i.e. guides and/or lodge staff)
  • Personal expenses
  • Contributions to the community ($10)

tapir lodge aerial view

Quito – Nueva Loja – Cuyabeno Amazon Reserve – Tapir Lodge

AM: Our services start at Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) Airport, which can be reached from Quito by either bus or plane (the approximate travel time by bus is 8 hours, while the flight will take about 40 minutes). From Lago Agrio, we will drive to the northeast side of Sucumbíos province to El Puente (“The Bridge”), taking us between 2 and 2½ hours to reach this spot, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Throughout this drive, you will have the opportunity to view beautiful landscapes of agricultural fields, small highland villages, rainforests and rivers.

PM: We will take a break on the road to enjoy lunch, and then we will get ready for the next leg of our journey onboard a motorized canoe. We will provide you with a raincoat and a life vest, while your luggage will be covered in plastic to prevent it from getting wet in the event of rain. Throughout the trip on this narrow river, you will be able to admire the wide variety of plant and animal life that the Cuyabeno Reserve has to offer. We will ride for approximately 2 hours to reach our destination: Tapir Lodge. Once at the lodge, guests will be shown to their rooms for a chance to unpack and make themselves comfortable. After dinner (served at 7:30 p.m.) the guide will provide general explanations about Tapir Lodge as well as discuss Cuyabeno Reserve and the activities that will take place during the next several days.

AM: Our day will begin with a healthy and delicious breakfast that will be served at around 8:00 am. After that, we will meet at the pier and make sure that everyone is prepared for the excursion and provided with a pair of rubber boots (available up to size 45 EU). Our tour will start at 9:30, when we´ll take a motorized canoe upriver for around 30 minutes to Laguna Grande (Big Lake). At Laguna Grande we will have the opportunity to observe that surroundings flora and fauna. The plant life found in the lake is quite unique, as this “Igapo” (blackwater-flooded Amazonian forests) is noted its ancient trees that have adapted to the surrounding environment by growing straight out of the water. These majestic trees create the perfect habitat for other plants, such as bromelias, macrolobium flowers, orchids, ferns and cacti. Before starting our trek, our guide will provide a brief explanation about the basic ecology of the rainforest. Along the way, you will have a chance to see and hear many species of birds, including woodpeckers, Tanagers, and Macaws …plus, you might even come across two of three species of monkeys.

PM: We will return to the lodge for lunch, which is served at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards, travelers will have approximately two hours to relax. At around 5:00, we will meet at the pier and take a canoe ride to a different area of Laguna Grande. On the lake, we will ride through the surrounding area in search of exotic birds and other animals. If desired, guests can go for a swim, which is a perfectly safe and very relaxing activity. Depending on the weather, you may be able to admire a breathtaking sunset. Once the evening activities have ended, we will return to the lodge for a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar or a chat with the guide about the day´s events. After dinner, served at 8:00, and depending on the weather conditions, we can go on a quick night trek around the lodge looking for frogs and other night wanderers.

AM: Depending on the weather conditions, we will make an early start and head out on a birdwatching “arising excursion” (an optional activity). We will leave the lodge at around 6:00 a.m. paddling the canoe downriver and admiring the flora and fauna found along the river while searching for exotic birds native to the region. We should return at around 7:00 to enjoy a delicious breakfast at 8:00. Our regular excursion will start at 9:00 a.m. with a 2-hour canoe ride downriver to the local indigenous community. Throughout the journey, we will search for giant blue Morphs butterflies, monkeys and more. On the way, we will pass the village of Puerto Bolívar, which is inhabited solely by members of the Siona people.

PM: After passing Puerto Bolívar, we will continue downriver for an opportunity to visit and meet Tomas, the local Shaman who belongs to the Cofan ethnic group. Tomas spends most of this time curing and treating the local inhabitants with his vast knowledge of medicinal plants. (If Tomas is not available, we will meet with a different shaman). Upon our arrival at Thomas’ house, we will take a break to enjoy tasty box lunches in his backyard. After eating, Tomas will share his experience with us about life in the rainforest as well as the processes for healing people. For those interested in taking part in a spiritual healing ceremony, the option is available and should take about 40 minutes. Handicrafts are available for purchase, all of them crafted with materials provided by and obtained in the rainforest. At around 3:00 p.m., we will start our canoe trip back to Puerto Bolívar, where we will be greeted by a local Siona family who will show you how they prepare cassava bread – an essential food supply and perhaps the main source of carbohydrates for the indigenous communities of the rainforest. We will then head back to the Tapir Lodge, where we will have dinner at around 8:00. Later, you can have a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar and chat with the guide about the day´s events. After this, the staff members who worked for you over the past several days will be introduced, and we will all share a freshly prepared traditional drink.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., though the rest of the day will be scheduled according to your interests, as guests will have the option of choosing their activities with the help of your guide. Several alternative activities are available, ranging from birdwatching and canoeing to fishing or hiking in the rainforest.

PM: Lunch will be served at the Tapir Lodge, and in the afternoon guests can enjoy some leisure time before enjoying their last sunset on the lake. After dinner, you will be served a farewell passionfruit cocktail and have a chance to bid farewell to the lodge’s hardworking, attentive and diligent staff.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast, you can check out of your room and prepare for your departure from the lodge. Departure is generally between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., depending on flight times, the river’s water level and the weather conditions. The lodge’s staff will attend to your luggage and make sure it is all loaded onto the canoe. We will depart and take a relaxed 2-hours motorized canoe trip back to the bridge, looking forward to catching our last glimpse of the last species on our visit. Private transportation will be waiting for you and will drive you back to Lago Agrio with plenty of time to check in at the airport for your trip back to Quito.

PM:

Price per person

Single

USD$ 1146

Double

USD$ 881

Triple

USD$ 881

Included in the price

  • Accommodations in a double room with private bathroom and hot-water shower
  • Private transportation (Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio)
  • All the meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Daily excursions indicated in the itinerary
  • Naturalist guides (English-, German- or Spanish-speaking)
  • Canoe rides
  • Use of rubber boots, raincoats, lifesavers

Not included in the price

  • Entrance fee Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
  • Airfare (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito) $256 per pax
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Tips (i.e. guides and/or lodge staff)
  • Personal expenses
  • Contributions to the community ($10)

tapir lodge entrance

Quito – Nueva Loja – Cuyabeno Amazon Reserve – Tapir Lodge

AM: Our services start at Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) Airport. This point can be reached from Quito by either bus or by plane (the approximate travel time by bus is 8 hours, while the flight will take approximately 40 minutes). From Lago Agrio, we will drive to the northeast side of Sucumbíos province to El Puente (“The Bridge”), taking us between 2 and 2½ hours to reach this spot, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Throughout this drive, you will have the opportunity to view beautiful landscapes of agricultural fields, small highland villages, rainforests and rivers.

PM: We will take a break on the road to enjoy lunch, and then we will get ready for the next leg of our journey on board a motorized canoe. The lodge will provide you with a raincoat and a life vest, while your luggage will be covered in plastic to prevent it from getting wet in the event of rain. Throughout the trip on this narrow river, you will be able to admire the wide variety of plant, animal and bird life that the Cuyabeno Reserve has to offer. We will ride for approximately 2 hours to reach our destination: the Tapir Lodge. Once at the lodge, guests will be shown to their rooms for a chance to unpack and make themselves comfortable. After dinner (served at 7:30 p.m.) the guide will provide general explanations about Tapir Lodge as well as discuss the Cuyabeno Reserve and the activities that will take place over the next several days.

AM: Our day will begin with a healthy and delicious breakfast that will be served at around 8:00 am. After that, we will meet at the pier and make sure that everyone is prepared for the excursion and provided with a pair of rubber boots (available up to size 45 EU). Our tour will start at 9:30, when we´ll take a motorized canoe upriver for around 30 minutes to Laguna Grande (Big Lake). At Laguna Grande, we will have the opportunity to observe that surroundings flora and fauna. The plant life found in the lake is quite unique, as this “Igapo” (blackwater-flooded Amazonian forests) is noted its ancient trees that have adapted to the surrounding environment by growing straight out of the water. These majestic trees create the perfect habitat for other plants, such as bromeliads, macrolobium flowers, orchids, ferns and cacti. Once the Igapo excursion has been completed, we will travel onto “terra firme” and begin a trek on a path called “Palma Roja” (Red palm), a trail that was once part of a scientific research station belonging to the Catholic University. Before starting our hike, your guide will provide a brief explanation regarding the basic ecology of the rainforest. Along the way, you will have a chance to see and hear many species of birds, including woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws and toucans. And – if we’re lucky – you might even come across two of three species of monkeys.

PM: We will return to the lodge for lunch, which is served at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards, travelers will have approximately two hours to relax. At around 5:00, we will meet at the pier and take a canoe ride to a different area of Laguna Grande. On the lake, we will ride through the surrounding area in search of exotic birds and other animals. If desired, guests can go for a swim, which is a perfectly safe and very relaxing activity. Depending on the weather, you may be able to admire a breathtaking sunset. Once the evening activities have ended, we will return to the lodge for a refreshing drink at the lodge’s bar or a chat with the guide about the day´s events. After dinner, served at 8:00, and depending on the weather conditions, we can go on a quick night trek around the lodge looking for frogs and other night wanderers.

AM: On the third day, we will start our camping expedition riding downriver in the motorized canoe for about 4 hours. On our way, we will take a break and enjoy a delicious box lunch.

PM: Right after lunch we will search for the perfect spot on the banks of the Cuyabeno River and set up our camp. We will then trek through the rainforest and might even see some diurnal mammals. We will return to the campsite for dinner and spend the night there.

AM: We will have an early start and ride by canoe downriver, which we will give you the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the various animals along the way. We will then find the right spot in the heart of the rainforest to enjoy our breakfast. After eating, we will trek through the rainforest for about 4 hours searching for birds such as herons, egrets, curassows, hawks, Screaming pihas, oropendolas, Flycatchers and Kingfishers, as well as different species of monkeys.

PM: We will then return to the camp for lunch. Afterwards, we will have a well-deserved resting period of about 2 hours before riding along the Cuyabeno River for more birdwatching until nightfall. Once the night settles, with the aid of our flashlights we will search for caimans and other nocturnal animals. We will return to the campsite for dinner and spend the night there.

AM: After an early breakfast, while enjoying the mood of the rainforest, we will begin disassembling the campsite. We will then head upriver following the Cuyabeno River. During our return, we will stop at a small settlement. Here we will have the opportunity to visit and meet Tomas, the local Shaman who belongs at the Cofan ethnic group. Tomas spends most of his time curing and treating the local inhabitants with his vast knowledge of medicinal plants. He will share with us his experience in the rainforest as well as the processes for healing people. For those interested in taking part in a healing ceremony, this will be an option (it should take about 40 minutes). Handicrafts are also available for purchase, all of them crafted out of materials provided by and obtained in the rainforest.

PM: Following lunch, at around 3:00 p.m. we will start our canoe trip back to Puerto Bolívar, where we will be greeted by a local Siona family. From them, you can observe how they prepare cassava bread – an essential food supply and perhaps the main source of carbohydrates for the indigenous communities of the rainforest. We will then head back to the Tapir Lodge, where we will have dinner at around 8:00 and spend the night.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., though the rest of the day will be scheduled according to your interests, as guests will have the option of choosing their activities. Several alternative activities are available, ranging from birdwatching and canoeing to fishing or hiking in the rainforest.

PM: Lunch will be served at the Tapir Lodge, and in the afternoon guests can enjoy some leisure time before enjoying their last sunset on the lake. After dinner, you will be served a farewell passionfruit cocktail and have a chance to bid farewell to the lodge’s hardworking, attentive and diligent staff members.

AM: Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., after which time you can check out of your room and prepare for your departure from the lodge. Departure is generally between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., depending on flight times, the river’s water level and the weather conditions. The lodge’s staff will attend to your luggage and make sure it is all loaded onto the canoe. We will depart and take a relaxed 2-hour motorized canoe trip to the bridge, looking forward to catching our last glimpse of the last species on your visit. Private transportation will be waiting for you and will drive you back to Lago Agrio with plenty of time to check in at the airport for your flight back to Quito.

PM:

Price per person

Single

USD$ 1546

Double

USD$ 1189

Triple

USD$ 1189

Included in the price

  • Accommodations in a double room with private bathroom and hot-water shower
  • Private transportation (Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio)
  • All the meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Daily excursions indicated in the itinerary
  • Naturalist guides (English-, German- or Spanish-speaking)
  • Canoe rides
  • Use of rubber boots, raincoats, lifesavers

Not included in the price

  • Entrance fee Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
  • Airfare (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito) $256 per pax
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages
  • Tips (i.e. guides and/or lodge staff)
  • Personal expenses
  • Contributions to the community ($10)

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And amazing trip and great organisation. Everything went smoothly which made the trip a pleasure. All guides and tours were excellent and I recommend highly. Booking was a pleasure with Juan helping us to build a customised trip to see everything we wanted to in Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
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