Cuyabeno Lodge

Cuyabeno Lodge

The lodge is located in the cuyabeno reserve in north-east ecuador. We are directly on the “laguna grande” right where you can find lots of wildlife and spectacular sunsets. Our lodge’s unique location offers the perfect combination of seclusion and quick access to the highlights of the reserve.​

Our lodge is built from ecological materials and fits perfectly in the jungle landscape. Enjoy the comfort of hot showers, freshly prepared food on site and friendly staff ready to make your stay unforgetable.


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Cuyabeno Experiences


Hectares of primary rainforest with an incredible variety of Neotropical wildlife.

The rainforest remains home to several indigenous communities such as the Siona, Secoya and Cofan tribes who have lived in the Amazon basin for milenia.

Feel comfortable with hot showers, freshly prepared food and more comodidades in the Cuyabeno Lodge.

¡Choose the perfect tour for you!

Cuyabeno Lodge
3 Days & 2 Nights
from 320 USD
Cuyabeno Lodge
4 Days & 3 Nights
from 320 USD
Cuyabeno Lodge
5 Days & 4 Nights
from 320 USD


• Trail and canoe wildlife search for flora and fauna
• Rainforest walks and explanations about the jungle, wildlife, medicinal plants and the history of indigenous tribes
• Bird watching in the early morning
• Night walks to observe alligators, insects and nocturnal birds
• Visit to the Siona Community
• Swim in the lagoon and enjoy the spectacular sunsets
Note: activities are subject to change due to environmental factors

Single supplements are charged for a single occupation (1 person in one cabin) during high season months of January, February, June, July, August, November, and December.

Children between 4 and 11 receive 30% off the regular rate. No charge for children under 4.

The programs

• Activities such as hiking, canoe rides, and local community visit
• Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Accommodations with hot water
• Meals starting with lunch and ending with breakfast
• Coffee, tea, purified water, available at all times
• Use of rain ponchos and rubber boots – indicate size when booking

• Alcoholic beverages and additional drinks
• Personal expenses
• Tipping for drivers and guides
•Transportation Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
• Transportation or transfer services to or from any other destination such as Papallacta, Coca, etc.
• Any domestic flights including Coca and or Lago Agrio

• Sweater
• Flashlight
• Hat or cap
• ID documents
• Long sleeve t-shirts
• Anti rain plastic protector
• Long and light pants (trousers)
• Sunscreen & Mosquito repellent


Our electric energy is solar-powered. Each room has electric light, but no power outlets. In the common areas you can charge your small appliances. Please don’t charge your computers and other high-power equipment, as it would overload our system.Our electric energy is solar-powered. 

All bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets, but we recommend you bring an effective insect repellent with DEET (if possible not as spray, in order to avoid environmental contamination).

No Malaria has been reported in the area. If you should decide to take Malaria pills, this is a personal choice. Also no yellow fever has been reported, getting the vaccination is also a personal choice.

Important notes:

If you have any doubts about these medical issues please consult with a doctor.

There are different options:

  1. By Air: LATAM and AEROREGIONAL flight to COCA from QUITO everyday in the morning. We will pick you up at the airport in COCA and take you to EL PUENTE at the Cuyabeno River. This transfer costs $35 per person each way. To take the plane back to Quito from COCA you will need to leave the lodge at 0400 hrs
  2. By Public Bus:  6-7 hours. Cost: bus US$32 (round-trip) per person. Usually you travel the night before your tour. The best option is to take the 11 pm Transportes Esmeraldas bus from the Carcelen bus terminal in the north of Quito. You can buy the ticket in advance at their office in the Mariscal area, Calle 9 de Octubre and Santa Maria. 
  3. Private Bus: There is a private bus that transport just tourists direct to the Cuyabeno River. This bus has the following operating schedule:

    Quito to Cuyabeno Bridge

    • Monday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Sunday

    Cuyabeno Bridge back to Quito

    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Sunday

    It leaves the following two pick up locations at these times: Blue House. La Floresta. Fosh and 6 de Diciembre at 23:00 hrs San Blas Place Secret Garden Hostel al 23:30 hrs. Cost $ 30 each way. We can help you with the reservation and you pay directly to the driver.

We can offer you vegetarian and gluten-free food without any problem. For all other food restrictions we try our best to accommodate you. If you have a special requirement, please let us know, ideally before you travel. Also inform your guide once you’re in the lodge. Please explain your food restriction as detailed as possible.

Our tours can start any day of the week, depending on our availability. It depends on the number of tourists.

In the last years we haven’t had any incident in the area. There is a constant presence of security forces in Sucumbius Province, where the Cuyabeno National Park is located. You might have heard of some recent incidents on the Colombian border, but these were in the coastal region, not at all close to Cuyabeno, where the situation is normal.

Cuyabeno is a year-round destination. In recent years, the rainy season and the dry season have been less predictable. Generally speaking, September, October, January and February tend to be the drier months.

Upon request, we can offer triple accommodation, with one bunk bed and one regular bed. Our standard cabins have two independent rooms each, we accommodate larger families in double/triple rooms in the same cabin (separate entrances, the rooms do not connect).

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