Ecuador Tours and Expeditions Agency

Location

Jungle

trip type

Hiking
Swimming
Relaxing

Duration

4 days

Starting at

USD 280

Tucan Eco Lodge is one of the newest lodges in the reserve, based down the Cuyabeno river it is around 30 Kilometers downstream from the entrance of the park and reachable by canoe all year long, and depending on the season.

Tucan Eco Lodge is one of the newest lodges in the reserve, based down the Cuyabeno river it is around 30 Kilometers downstream from the entrance of the park and reachable by canoe all year long, and depending on the season. The Lodge accommodates up to 24 people in two guest huts; divided into 3 cabins and 4 cabins. Each hut houses 2 – 4 people in double or triple bedrooms (as required) each with its private bathroom and shower. Our lodge has a relaxing area with hammocks and a platform where one can watch the river and at the right time of year, you can spot the pink river dolphins. All our guests are assisted by an accredited naturalist guide and licensed canoe driver because we know that a good guide above all is crucial for a good tour.

4 DAY & 3 NIGHTS 7 / 5 DAY & 4 NIGHTS

DAY 1 Enter the Forest

DAY 1: QUITO – 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.

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 CUYABENO BRIDGE

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. After back to Quito

*River transport – Puente – Tucan Lodge – Puente
*Accommodation
*All meals according to program.
*Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
*Rubber boots
*Rain poncho.

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

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