Ecuador Tours and Expeditions Agency

Location

Galapagos 
Islands

trip type

Swimming
Relaxing

Duration

4, 5 or 8 days

Starting at

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The recently refurbished M/Y Calipso allows you to explore the Galapagos Islands in both Naturalist and Diving itineraries. Calipso boasts a spacious lounge, dining area.

The lodge is built with nature in mind. Our cabins use ecological materials, all endemic to the area. Eco sustainability, ecological awareness and durability have been our premises when building each small space in our lodge.

We want to bring you closer to the typical indigenous constructions of the area and at the same time provide you with the necessary comfort to make your stay an unforgettable experience. No luxuries, just pure fun.

4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS — 5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS

DAY 1 Enter the Forest

DAY 1: QUITO – LAGO AGRIO – CUYABENO: Flight (EQ201 arrival 10:55 am) or bus (trip the night before the tour – 8 hours) to Lago Agrio. Private land transportation from Lago Agrio to The bridge of Cuyabeno. You will then take a Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge. Unlike other lodges, you will Lunch in the lodge itself. Then visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Indulge your self with a great Dinner. Finally a night canoe expedition in search of caimans.

DAY 2 – EXPLORE THE JUNGLE”
EXPLORE THE JUNGLE

DAY 2 : Set out on a four hours hike in the primary forest because we know learning about flora and fauna, especially to find out about the medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc is what everyone wants from a tour. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon paddle in a traditional canoe on the Lagoons or rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will have the chance to swim and enjoy the sunset. However, this is if conditions permit. if you are lucky you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to the lodge. Finally, have your Dinner.

DAY 3 – SHAMAN OF THE FOREST”
PUERTO BOLIVAR – INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

DAY 3 : Enjoy a visit to the Siona Community, where you can see the preparation of their traditional bread, Casabe, and the naturalist guide will give you explanations about the customs and traditions, in other words, the culture of native people. Quench your hunger with a Box Lunch. Straight after lunch, we will visit the Shaman, who will talk to you about the ceremonies in the jungle. Besides, you will be able to ask questions Return to camp. After a long day. And it is time for Dinner. Conclude your day with an exciting night walk.

DAY 4 – SPLENDOR OF NATURE” CUYABENO

DAY 4: Start the day with early morning birdwatching (5:30) and watch the sunrise. After we will have breakfast at the lodge Then at 9:30 return to the Cuyabeno bridge where we will have a box lunch and then you will be picked up by a shuttle bus which will take you to Lago Agrio so you can get back to Quito either by bus or airplane also.

Or if doing 5 DAYS

A relaxing morning paddle in a traditional canoe on the rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Searching for monkeys and birds. to conclude your morning you will Lunch at the camp. Relax, Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset. Your well-deserved Dinner and after that a spectacular Night walk (optional)

Day 5 – BACK TO CIVILISATION”
RETURN TO LAGO AGRIO

Day 5: An early morning bird watching. You would have earnt your Breakfast, after the early start. Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to Cuyabeno Bridge. Tucan lodge will provide a Box Lunch. To finalize the tour a Transfer to Lago Agrio. Return to Quito by bus (15:00 pm). or plane (EQ 210 leaves 17.55).

Meals from Lunch day 1 until lunch on day 4 or 5
Tea / Coffee and Filtered Water
Accommodation Double/Triple or Matrimonial cabin
Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Piranha Lodge and back to Lago Agrio
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Rain Poncho and Rubber boots
DAY ONE

Transport from Quito to Cuyabeno Bridge and back – return flights approx. $190 US – bus is between $15 US – $30 US
$5 US Contribution to Siona Community Visit
$5 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
Alcoholic / Soft drinks
TIPS

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