Immerse yourself in the pristine rainforest environment of Cuyabeno on this 5-day trip. Wander amongst ancient trees and take time to explore flooded forests buzzing with wildlife. Whatever your interests are, from bird watching to hiking, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Go on a 5-day trip to Cuyabeno and immerse yourself in this pristine rainforest environment. You will be picked up from your Quito accommodation for your overnight shuttle to Lago Agrio on Day 1. Upon arrival continue your travels with a shuttle and canoe transfer on Day 2 to Cuyabeno Reserve. Enjoy Jungle activities on Day 3 and 4 before your return transfer to Quito accommodation on Day 5.
Day 1: Quito Accommodation Pick-Up & Night Shuttle Transfer to Lago AgrioGet ready for an adventure. Today you will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the Quito meeting point and from here you will hop on a night shuttle (approximately 6-8 hours) to the Lago Agrio meeting point. You will leave Quito for Lago Agrio around 11:00-11:15 PM.Day 2: Shuttle & Canoe Transfer Lago Agrio to Cuyabeno Reserve (L/D)Today your shuttle from Quito arrives around 6-7 AM to Lago Agrio meeting point. Meet your English-speaking naturalist guide and follow the winding Cuyabeno River for 2 to 4 hours until you reach your jungle lodge. You will spend the night in bungalows with mosquito nets, to the night sounds of the jungle.Day 3: Activities in the Jungle (B/L/D)After breakfast you will take a hike in the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours, where your guide will explain to you how the complex tropical ecosystem works. You will be able to learn about medicinal plants and you might see some exotic birds or monkeys. After lunch, there is time for a siesta. In the afternoon you will have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. After dinner you will take a night canoe ride to look for caimans. Day 4: Activities in the Jungle (B/L/D)After breakfast you will depart to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. It takes 1 hour navigation downstream to get there. Along the way it will be possible to admire the unique fauna of the Rio Cuyabeno such as: birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises and many others. You will enjoy a full day excursion in the community with lunch included. You will take part in the elaboration of the casabe; local dish made of yucca. A visit to the Shaman is also included. After that we return to the lodge to go for a nocturnal hike through the primary forest in search of insects, spiders, geckos, scorpions, and listen to the night sounds of the jungle. We will have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.Day 5: Canoe & Shuttle Transfer to Quito via Lago Agrio & Quito Accommodation Drop-Off (B/L)Today there will be an optional early morning bird watching canoe ride at around 6 o’clock. Then, after breakfast around 9:30 AM, say goodbye to the jungle and take the motorized canoe to head back to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred back to Lago Agrio meeting point making a stop at the airport for passengers that wish to transfer to Quito by plane. You will be at Lago Agrio meeting point around 3PM and from here you will hop on board your transfer back to Quito meeting point, arriving there at night. Once in Quito you will be picked up for a final transfer to your chosen accommodation. Upon arrival to your accommodation your journey comes to an end. We wish you safe travels for your journey ahead.