Spanning a surface area of over 603,300 hectares in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Cuyabeno Reserve is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This tropical primary rainforest is home to over 500 species of birds, 450 species of fish, hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, and an estimated 12,000 plant species. Pink river dolphins, caimans, piranhas, monkeys, and macaws are among the most unique species found in this region. All of this means that on this 4-day/3-night Amazon tour, you’ll have an opportunity to experience the Amazon’s amazingly diverse wildlife. Amazon adventure at its best!
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Upon arrival at the Cuyabeno Bridge, your guide will meet you and transport you by motorized canoe to our base camp: Cuyabeno River Lodge. After an initial rest, we will take a short walk in the afternoon on the Ceibo trail, leading us to one of the region’s largest tree species.
After an early breakfast, we will travel by motorized canoe to "Laguna Grande," Cuyabeno’s largest lake. During the excursion you will observe the exotic flora and fauna (monkeys, dolphins, etc.) peculiar to this region. After stopping for lunch, we will continue down the Cuyabeno River to the indigenous community of Puerto Bolivar. Here, we will participate in the preparation of typical yucca bread in the home of an indigenous family before returning to our base camp. Optional nocturnal walks and/or canoe rides may be requested free of charge.
Optional requests for early morning bird walks are more than welcome. After breakfast, we will continue our exploring with a trek through the primary rainforest, scouting our longest trail for 3-4 hours in search of exotic plants, animals and animal tracks. Our guide will indicate medicinal plants, native animals and discuss local indigenous customs. In addition, you will have the opportunity to row down the river in a native style canoe, fish for piranhas and take a refreshing swim in the Cuyabeno River.
On day four we will explore one last trail, with new opportunities for seeing different vegetation and animals before taking the early evening direct bus (at 6:30 pm) to Quito.
|Standard Room in the cabana||Superior Room in the Tower|
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