Guacamayo Eco-lodge

From USD $290.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Product code: Guacamayo4day
Overview

Guacamayo lodge sets itself apart from other lodges right away with its impressive bird-watching tower where you can climb in to the canopy and be with the birds. There is no place quite like the flooded forests of Cuyabeno. Once you experience it’s intrigue and beauty, the charm of it’s rivers reflecting the emerging forests and skies like mirrors, the symphony of frogs, crickets, night birds and monkeys lulling you to sleep, the bird life, the plant life, the animals you will never want to come back to civilization.

Day 1 start the Adventure

DAY 1 Enter the Forest

Day 1: -Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente . Flight (10:30 – 20 mins.) or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.

Day 2 - EXPLORE THE JUNGLE

EXPLORE THE JUNGLE

Day 2: Cuyabeno River.  Three-hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.

Day 3 - SHAMAN OF THE FOREST

Day 4 - SPLENDOR OF NATURE

CUYABENO

Day 4: Early morning birdwatching (5:30) and sunrise, breakfast at the lodge and 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.

Cuyabeno river. Morning: paddle by traditional dug-out canoe through small canals to enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings while looking for wildlife around. Late afternoon: watching the last sunset at the Laguna Grande.

Day 5 - BACK TO CIVILISATION

RETURN TO LAGO AGRIO

Day 5: El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower. Morning: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.

  • AND FINALLY, I RETURN TO QUITO

ITINERARY

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
  • Free time
  • 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 the 4 day option

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the lodge by canoe
  • bus back to Lago agrio 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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back – return flights approx. $190 US – bus is between $12.50 US – $20 US
  • $5 US Contribution to Siona Community Visit
  • $5 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks
  • TIPS

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sunglasses
  • Light Jacket / Raincoat
  • Flash Lights (Preferable LED for the night walk and caiman spotting activities)
  • Swimsuits
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Water Bottle
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts 2 or more
  • Long trousers 2 or more ( not jeans )
  • Shorts, 2 or more ( quick drying material )
  • T-shirts, 3 or more
  • Cotton socks, a pair per day
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Toiletries ( biodegradable shampoo and soap )
  • Binoculars ( optional )
  • Original Passport & copy
  • Zip-lock bags to keep clothes / equipment dry

COSTS

  • $250 US per person 3 days 2 nights
  • $290 US per person 4 days 3 nights
  • $340 US per person 5 days 4 nights