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KEY FEATURES
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5 DAY / 4 NIGHT TOURS
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CUYABENO WILDLIFE RESERVE
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TREKKING

This once in a lifetime experience will make explores go into the deepest jungle of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. During this trip you will meet unique species than can only be found here.

ACCOMODATION
3 room categories
  • Standard Doble twin & triple
  • Suite Doble Twin & Triple

TRAVEL TIPS

WHAT TO PACK

Life in the jungle is very informal. Comfortable and lightweight clothes are a must. Bring long pants, cotton shorts, long-sleeved T-shirts, sneakers, sandals, hat/cap, sunglasses, rain gear, insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlight with extra batteries, binoculars, and reading material.

  • Long pants
  • Cotton shorts
  • Long-sleeved T-shirts
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Hat/cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight with extra batteries, binoculars, reading
    material.

TIPPING

Tipping to the staff is at the discretion of our guests. Tips for the guide are usually given in person.

CLIMATE

In the Amazon region, the climate is hot and humid with frequent rain showers. The drier months are from October to March. The temperature ranges from 19°C to 36°C through-out the year. Jamu Lodge is at 250 m above sea level.

HEALTH

Immunizations are presently not required to visit this area of the Amazon jungle – it is advisable however to consult your doctor or physician before your trip. We recommend precautions against malaria and yellow fever. Strong insect repellent should be acquired before your arrival in the jungle.

NOTES:

There is electricity, not all day, because we use solar panels and have to save energy. But you will have light at night (from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm) and you will have the opportunity to charge your camera. There is no wifi at the Lodge and most cell phones don’t work. Only if you have a CNT SIM card can you climb the tower and get a chance to connect.

In the Lodge we have the bar service in effect all the time; which has a wide variety of drinks with and without alcohol; and in the case that you carry your drinks (especially liquor) we reserve the right to uncork; with a value of $ 15 per bottle.

Itinerary

Day 111:30 am the entrance of Cuyabeno River

Our tour starts at 11:30 am the entrance of Cuyabeno River where we will enjoy a delicious box lunch.
Subsequently, our naturalist guide will provide information about the Reserve and important recommendations to begin navigating two hours in the Cuyabeno river towards Jamu Lodge.
During the canoe ride you will get a rest glimpse of the rainforest and different kind of birds such as caciques, orioles and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin; also, we can see a variety of monkeys and other animals typical of the forest in terms of time and weather conditions.

We will arrive at the lodge around 2:30 pm, and at that time the staff will be in charge of welcoming and showing the rooms to our passengers so you can relax. After resting a little and recovering energy, we will leave the lodge for a moment and go to the Laguna Grande, where we can witness a beautiful sunset.
After this wonderful experience we will return to the Lodge to enjoy dinner, so we would end our rest day in the jungle, relaxing in a hammock or having a drink at the bar.

Day 23 to 4 hours through the primary forest

We start the day with a rich breakfast and then a walk for approximately 3 to 4 hours through the primary forest, the guide will explain about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants ; in addition, during this activity we can observe large trees such as ceibo or small insects such as ants.
After this adventure we will return to the lodge to enjoy lunch. We’ll have a moment to rest and, in the afternoon, we will go to see the beautiful butteries and swim in the lagoon, if we are lucky we will have the opportunity to see the beautiful pink dolphins and we’ll enjoy the amazing fall sun.
We return to the lodge for dinner and then we will do a night activity focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river. If you chose to visit us for 3d / 2n, please take the following note into account:

IMPORTANT NOTE:
In the 3 Days / 2 Nights tour, the activities to be carried out during the second day may vary as we can carry out those described as “DAY 2” or those mentioned in “DAY 3”, that is, there are two possibilities for this second day, but this choice will be in charge of our guides depending on the organization they already have with the groups and weather conditions.

Day 3Bird watching excursion

On the third and last day of the 3d / 2n tour, early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on the weather conditions; Upon returning to the lodge, we will have a delicious breakfast and then the transfer back to Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.
On the other hand, if you decided to stay with us for 4d / 3n now you can know how activities continue at the lodge with the itinerary of day 3.
After breakfast, we leave in a canoe downstream in a journey of approximately one hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community where we will be involved in the preparation of a traditional cassava bread known in the area as Casabe. In addition, during the process we can learn to use the materials and utensils of the jungle to make bread, in this activity we will occupy the whole day, returning to the Lodge at approximately two in the afternoon.
After enjoying lunch, we can relax and rest; to end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, such as spiders, gekos or scorpions, and listening to the sounds of the night.

Day 4Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge

If the program you chose is 4d / 3n , on this fourth and last day of the tour, early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on weather conditions; upon returning to the lodge we will have a rich breakfast and then the transfer back to Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge where the tour ends with us.
If you decided to stay with us for 5d / 4n then you will know how activities continue for your fourth day at the lodge.
On this day we will make a visit to the surroundings for bird watching for what we will transport in a native canoe, called “quilla”; we will also have another walk in the forest to continue marveling at the beauty of nature in this place. For these activities we will have to paddle, thus having a better opportunity to observe more of the fauna and flora, we can see a great variety of different birds and monkeys; In addition, we will get a better idea of what a flooded forest looks like.
Because this activity lasts approximately 4-5 hours, we will take a box lunch with us to feed ourselves while we are living this experience.

Day 5Returning to the Lodge

On this last day of the tour, early in the morning before breakfast, we will have a bird watching
excursion that is optional and will depend a lot on the weather conditions; upon returning to
the Lodge we will have a rich breakfast and then the transfer back to Cuyabeno Reserve
Bridge.

RATES

4 Day Tours - Standard

$360p.p

5 Day Tour - Standard

$450p.p
Tour Details

NOTE: PLEASE ASK FOR SHORTER ITINERARIES & TRANSPORTATION

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in the selected room.
  • Complete feeding (the tour starts and ends with the lunch on the Bridge of the Reserve)
  • Excursions and activities according to the established itinerary related to the number of nights booked.
  • Certified bilingual guide (English, naturally Spanish)
  • Raincoats, life jackets and rubber boots.
  • Transportation (canoe) Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge-Jamu Lodge- Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge
  • Transfer in: 12:00pm in regular group of passengers.

Transfer out: 9:30 am in the regular group.

  • All transportation is shared.
  • Any additional Transfer different from the regular schedule will have an extra cost.
  • Restrictions apply.

Price Excludes

  • Transportation Quito-Cuyabeno Reserve Bridge-Quito.
  • Entrance fee to Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Community $10 per person.
  • Breakfast on the rst day and dinner on the last day
  • All kind of drinks.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips