Guacamayo Lodge

Guacamayo Lodge

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The Guacamayo lodge is found deep in the Cuyabeno reserve showcasing the many natural wonders the reserve has to offer. Feature packed programs introduce guests to primary forest through amazon hikes and canoe rides in the big lagoon for scenic views and optional swimming. Other activities include exhilarating night walks, local communities visits and much more! With quality facilities, Guacamayo lodge provides guests with a comfortable and affordable stay. Eco-friendly solar panels provide electricity throughout the lodge, accommodation varies from doubles, twins to larger rooms for families and groups.

Amazon Itineraries

4 Days & 3 Nights
  • DAY 1, Enter the Forest 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: 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): 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: 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.
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5 Days & 4 Nights
  • DAY 1, Enter the Forest 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: 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): 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: 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.
  • DAY 5, BACK TO CIVILISATION RETURN TO LAGO AGRIO: 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)
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Trip Outline

Guacamayo Lodge sets itself apart from other lodges right away with its impressive bird-watching tower where you can climb into the canopy and be with the birds.

  • 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 Caiman Lodge and back to Lago Agrio
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber boots

Day One

  • Arrival to LAGO AGRIO
  • Transfer to the entrance of the national park
  • Lunch
  • Canoe ride to get to the lodge
  • Watch the sunset on the Lagoon
  • Dinner
  • Free time

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • hike through the Amazon rainforest
  • Lunch
  • Paddle canoe
  • Dinner
  • We will take a Canoe and go out looking for Caiman

Day Three

  • Breakfast
  • Roughly 1.5-hour canoe ride to the community
  • Visit lady who shows you how to make Yuka bread
  • Lunch
  • Visit Shaman
  • Take the Canoe back to the lodge
  • Dinner
  • Night walk

Day Four

If you take the 4-day option

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the lodge by canoe
  • bus back to Cuyabeno Bridge where the tour ends

If you take the 5 day option

  • Breakfast
  • Optional activity hiking or canoe ride
  • Lunch
  • Optional activity
  • Dinner

Day Five

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the lodge by canoe
  • bus back to LAGO AGRIO where the tour ends
  • 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

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)

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