4D-Cuyabeno

4 Days

 

  • All year around
  • Visa, Mastercard
  • English, French, German
  • 4
  • 65

Overview

Caiman Lodge is in one of the best places in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, located around the Laguna Grande, accessible by canoe all year round, not depending on the season. Caiman Lodge was designed and built by two of Cuyabeno’s most experienced guides and managers. It has a capacity for 40 people, we have triple, quadruple, quintuple, and matrimonial rooms, each room with its own private bathroom and hot water.

Itinerary

We will meet in Lago Agrio between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, where we will take our private transport Caiman to the entrance of the Cuyabeno Reserve. 2 hours of travel approx.
At this point, visitors must register at the Reserve office where we will have a brief talk with our naturalist guide in which they will be given information about the Cuyabeno Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two-hour canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to Caiman Lodge.
During the canoe trip you will enjoy the wonderful flora and fauna found in the jungle. You may also see some of the 10 species of monkeys, birds and other jungle animals, depending on time and weather conditions.
We will arrive at Caiman Lodge around 1:30 pm.

We will have lunch.
At that time you will be assigned your rooms and will be able to relax for a few minutes.
4:30 pm, we will leave by motor canoe and go to explore the flooded jungle, where we will have the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna, including sloths, pink dolphins and others.
We will take a tour around the Laguna Grande. Then we will go to the middle of the lagoon to see the wonderful sunset and swim.

We will then return to camp for dinner.
We will have a welcome cocktail.

We will go out in search of caimans, snakes and nocturnal birds from the motor canoe.

They finish their first day in the jungle.

6:00 am We will meet at our Caiman Meeting Point.
We will head to our Great Cayman Bird Tower, to see a variety of birds and the beautiful sunrise, accompanied by a delicious coffee.
8:00 am. Breakfast
9:00 am We will depart down river to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolivar a 1:30 minutes tour approximately and there we will be welcomed by one of the native women who will take us to the yucca plantation to harvest yucca and with our help will show us the preparation of one of their traditional foods, casabe (Yucca flat bread). Immediately after this, the guide will introduce you to one of the last 4 Shamans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and one of them will explain his cosmovision directly related to the Ayahuasca drink, a part of the energetic cleansing ritual will take place with their chants that come from a millenary oral tradition from Shaman to apprentice.
We will take a short tour around this place in search of snakes and other animals that we may encounter.
In addition, we will find one of the largest trees in Ecuador, the Ceibo, where we can take pictures and hug this tree to have lots of good energy.

Lunch - Lunch
We will return to the lodge in the afternoon and go for a sunset swim in the Laguna Grande and then return to the lodge for dinner to relax in a hammock or have a beer at the bar.
4:00pm Return to Caiman.
5:00pm, we will take our last tour in the Laguna Grande, and we will see dolphins, and more animals that the jungle offers us.
Swimming and watching the sunset.
7:30 pm special dinner with our guide, where we will share our experiences in the jungle with a farewell cocktail.

6:00 am We will meet at our Caiman Meeting Point.
We will head to our Great Cayman Bird Tower, to see a variety of birds and the beautiful sunrise, accompanied by a delicious coffee.
8:00 am. Breakfast
9:00 am We will depart down river to the Siona Community of Puerto Bolivar a 1:30 minutes tour approximately and there we will be welcomed by one of the native women who will take us to the yucca plantation to harvest yucca and with our help will show us the preparation of one of their traditional foods, casabe (Yucca flat bread). Immediately after this, the guide will introduce you to one of the last 4 Shamans of the Siona tribe in Ecuador and one of them will explain his cosmovision directly related to the Ayahuasca drink, a part of the energetic cleansing ritual will take place with their chants that come from a millenary oral tradition from Shaman to apprentice.
We will take a short tour around this place in search of snakes and other animals that we may encounter.
In addition, we will find one of the largest trees in Ecuador, the Ceibo, where we can take pictures and hug this tree to have lots of good energy.

Lunch - Lunch
We will return to the lodge in the afternoon and go for a sunset swim in the Laguna Grande and then return to the lodge for dinner to relax in a hammock or have a beer at the bar.
4:00pm Return to Caiman.
5:00pm, we will take our last tour in the Laguna Grande, and we will see dolphins, and more animals that the jungle offers us.
Swimming and watching the sunset.
7:30 pm special dinner with our guide, where we will share our experiences in the jungle with a farewell cocktail.

5:30 am We will make a tour to observe the sunrise and a variety of birds.
8:00 am We will have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the return at 9:30 am to the Cuyabeno Bridge where we will have a Box Lunch and then you will be picked up by our private bus that will take you to Lago Agrio so you can return to Quito either by bus.

From $369 per person

Trip Includes

  • Tourist transport
  • Naturalist-Ornithologist Guide
  • Country breakfast in the middle of the cloud forest
  • Lunch overlooking the forest and hummingbirds
  • Entrance fees to visit sites
  • Group photos

Trip dont include

  • Personal Expenses, Tips
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Nothing other than described in the itinerary
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WHICH PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?

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USA BANK WIRE – the most convenient method if you have a USA based bank account. We charge a $25 handling fee per transfer in order to cover our costs of transferring the money into Ecuador to pay local suppliers for your tour. Transfers usually take 2-5 working days to arrive into our acocunt.
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