Guacamayo Ecololodge

Guacamayo Ecololodge

Guacamayo Ecolodge offers integrated accommodation in the middle of nature, so it has solar energy to charge the batteries of cameras or other electronic objects, rooms with private bathroom and hot shower; It also provides modern biodigesters for the sanitary system, a 30-meter observation tower exclusive to Guacamayo Ecolodge, hammock area. As well as contributing to the economic development of the Siona community that is located within this protected area. So tourism is the main axis of sustainable development of this community.

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Guacamayo Lodge Experiences

On any trip, the quality of your journey is greatly impacted by your tour guide. Here at Guacamayo Ecolodge, we have top notch tour guides who consistently go above and beyond expectations to provide you with an outstanding experience. All of our tour guides are locals, also have all completed degrees in tourism. Their expertise includes local flora and fauna, geography and history. Traveling in Cuyabeno with one of our tour guides will be an incredible learning experience.

All of our tour guides have learned English at one of the most established English schools here in Ecuador, in addition, every tour guide has been trained in safety and first aid.

¡Choose the perfect tour for you!

Guacamayo Lodge
PROGRAM
3 Days & 2 Nights
from 250 USD
Guacamayo Lodge
PROGRAM
4 Days & 3 Nights
from 280 USD
Guacamayo Lodge
PROGRAM
5 Days & 4 Nights
from 330 USD

Itinerary 3D/2N

Overnight bus from Quito, Banos or other destinations in Ecuador to get to Lago Agrio. We can arrange the shared bus from Quito to Lago Agrio, the bus ride will take approximately 7 to 8 hours. 

For the people traveling by bus the meeting point is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Guacamayo Eco Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, you will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve, for 2 hours.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno you will take the canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to get to the lodge, approximately 2 hours, if the river has a considerable level of water, when is shallow in the dry season will take more time. The lunch is served at the Lodge around 14:00. In the afternoon you will start the activity around 16:00, to visit the Laguna Grande and other attractions nearby. Around 17:30 you will get to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, which is one of the most amazing part of the tour. At 18:00 an exciting night walk waits for you, during the walk can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas; also, to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serving at 20:00. After dinner the guide will impart a short briefing of the Lodge and the reserve Cuyabeno, also the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

The breakfast is served at 8:00 am, however, you can wake up early in the morning; if you like birds you can always be on top of the canopy tower watching birds, also the sunrise.

After breakfast, you will take a short canoe ride to the Laguna Grande. Here around the Lagoon there are couple of paths where you’ll take a hike in the rainforest for 3 hours approximately, to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. Ones the hike is ended, you will return to the lodge with the motor canoe or paddling.

The lunch is around 1pm, after lunch you’ll have time to relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activity starts around 4pm, that includes to take a short canoe ride to other Lagoons nearby and the Cuyabeno River to look for some wildlife. Around 17:30, is time to swim and watch the sunset. Around 18:00, you will start the activity for Caiman searching, maybe if you are lucky, probably see the Amazon Tree Boa which is common to see at night.

Dinner at 20:00, rest.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

You will wake up early in the morning, the activity starts at 06:00 a.m to 08:00 a.m

The activity is contrasting Birdwatching or searching for any kind of animals’ species in the tranquility of the early morning. The breakfast is at 08:00 a.m. After breakfast is time to pack, in order to start the journey up the Cuyabeno River around 09:00 a.m from the Lodge, to get back to the Entrance of the Reserve. Along the River you will have time for taking the last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. The tour ends in Lago Agrio around 14:00 pm.

From Lago Agrio you can travel to any destinations in Ecuador. We arrange the shared bus to Quito and Banos upon request.

All programs are subject to change by reason of force majeure to ensure visitors’ safety, as well as by reason of other unforeseen circumstances, negligence by any third party, weather conditions or interest of visitors.

Itinerary 4D/3N

Overnight bus from Quito, Banos or other destinations in Ecuador to get to Lago Agrio. We can arrange the shared bus from Quito to Lago Agrio, the bus ride will take approximately 7 to 8 hours. 

For the people traveling by bus the meeting point is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Guacamayo Eco Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, you will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve, for 2 hours.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno you will take the canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to get to the lodge, approximately 2 hours, if the river has a considerable level of water, when is shallow in the dry season will take more time. The lunch is served at the Lodge around 14:00. In the afternoon you will start the activity around 16:00, to visit the Laguna Grande and other attractions nearby. Around 17:30 you will get to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, which is one of the most amazing part of the tour. At 18:00 an exciting night walk waits for you, during the walk can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas; also, to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serving at 20:00. After dinner the guide will impart a short briefing of the Lodge and the reserve Cuyabeno, also the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

The breakfast is served at 8:00 am, however, you can wake up early in the morning; if you like birds you can always be on top of the canopy tower watching birds, also the sunrise.

After breakfast, you will take a short canoe ride to the Laguna Grande. Here around the Lagoon there are couple of paths where you’ll take a hike in the rainforest for 3 hours approximately, to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. Ones the hike is ended, you will return to the lodge with the motor canoe or paddling.

The lunch is around 1pm, after lunch you’ll have time to relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activity starts around 4pm, that includes to take a short canoe ride to other Lagoons nearby and the Cuyabeno River to look for some wildlife. Around 17:30, is time to swim and watch the sunset. Around 18:00, you will start the activity for Caiman searching, maybe if you are lucky, probably see the Amazon Tree Boa which is common to see at night.

Dinner at 20:00, rest.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Breakfast at 08:00 a.m.  Is time to be prepare for the full day adventure. The canoe ride stars around 09:00 a.m down the Cuyabeno River, slowly looking for some wildlife. Like in one hour you will arrive to the indigenous community; where you’ll visit an indigenous family. Here the guide will take you around, to explain about their culture and traditions.; following with the emblematic activity of the preparation of the traditional food called “Casabe”. The preparation includes demonstration and degustation of the traditional food.

Further down, on the Cuyabeno River is located the Shaman, the program involves to visit the shaman and to know about his culture and tradition. Also, to get treated with a medicinal plant called “red stinging nettle”

After visiting the Shaman, you will stop down the Cuyabeno River to see the biggest tree in the Rainforest called “Ceiba”, then head back to the lodge, where you will arrive at 16:00 more or less. Now you can have a short break to have a tea or coffee.

If you don’t feel tired you can go to the Lagoon to see the last sunset and to search for animals that you haven’t seen yet. Dinner at 20:00.

You will wake up early in the morning, the activity starts at 06:00 a.m to 08:00 a.m

The activity is contrasting Birdwatching or searching for any kind of animals’ species in the tranquility of the early morning. The breakfast is at 08:00 a.m. After breakfast is time to pack, in order to start the journey up the Cuyabeno River around 09:00 a.m from the Lodge, to get back to the Entrance of the Reserve. Along the River you will have time for taking the last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. The tour ends in Lago Agrio around 14:00.

From Lago Agrio you can travel to any destinations in Ecuador. We arrange the shared bus to Quito as well, with reservation in advance.

Itinerary 5D/4N

Overnight bus from Quito, Banos or other destinations in Ecuador to get to Lago Agrio. We can arrange the shared bus from Quito to Lago Agrio, the bus ride will take approximately 7 to 8 hours. 

For the people traveling by bus the meeting point is “La Casa de Mi Abuelo” around 9:30 am, with one representative of the Guacamayo Eco Lodge. After picking up the people who will arrive by plane, you will journey by private transport to the entrance to the Cuyabeno Reserve, for 2 hours.

From the entrance of the Reserve Cuyabeno you will take the canoe ride down the Cuyabeno River to get to the lodge, approximately 2 hours, if the river has a considerable level of water, when is shallow in the dry season will take more time. The lunch is served at the Lodge around 14:00. In the afternoon you will start the activity around 16:00, to visit the Laguna Grande and other attractions nearby. Around 17:30 you will get to the Lagoon to swim and to see the sunset, which is one of the most amazing part of the tour. At 18:00 an exciting night walk waits for you, during the walk can expect to see lots of insects, spiders, tarantulas; also, to listen the jungle at night which is so incredible. The dinner is serving at 20:00. After dinner the guide will impart a short briefing of the Lodge and the reserve Cuyabeno, also the itinerary for the next day. Rest.

Meals included: lunch box and dinner

The breakfast is served at 8:00 am, however, you can wake up early in the morning; if you like birds you can always be on top of the canopy tower watching birds, also the sunrise.

After breakfast, you will take a short canoe ride to the Laguna Grande. Here around the Lagoon there are couple of paths where you’ll take a hike in the rainforest for 3 hours approximately, to learn about medicinal plants and the biological flora and fauna. Ones the hike is ended, you will return to the lodge with the motor canoe or paddling.

The lunch is around 1pm, after lunch you’ll have time to relax by the river or enjoy a siesta in one of our hammocks. The afternoon activity starts around 4pm, that includes to take a short canoe ride to other Lagoons nearby and the Cuyabeno River to look for some wildlife. Around 17:30, is time to swim and watch the sunset. Around 18:00, you will start the activity for Caiman searching, maybe if you are lucky, probably see the Amazon Tree Boa which is common to see at night.

Dinner at 20:00, rest.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Breakfast at 08:00 a.m.  Is time to be prepare for the full day adventure. The canoe ride stars around 09:00 a.m down the Cuyabeno River, slowly looking for some wildlife. Like in one hour you will arrive to the indigenous community; where you’ll visit an indigenous family. Here the guide will take you around, to explain about their culture and traditions.; following with the emblematic activity of the preparation of the traditional food called “Casabe”. The preparation includes demonstration and degustation of the traditional food.

Further down, on the Cuyabeno River is located the Shaman, the program involves to visit the shaman and to know about his culture and tradition. Also, to get treated with a medicinal plant called “red stinging nettle”

After visiting the Shaman, you will stop down the Cuyabeno River to see the biggest tree in the Rainforest called “Ceiba”, then head back to the lodge, where you will arrive at 16:00 more or less. Now you can have a short break to have a tea or coffee.

If you don’t feel tired you can go to the Lagoon to see the last sunset and to search for animals that you haven’t seen yet. Dinner at 20:00.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

The four-day program takes the opportunity to paddle in an ecological canoe to experience jungle life at a slower pace. The itinerary gives you greater opportunities to indulge in the magic of the jungle and offers the opportunity to see the elusive wildlife not already spotted.

Excellent alternative for couples or people not expecting to be in large groups all the time.

You will wake up early in the morning, the activity starts at 06:00 a.m to 08:00 a.m

The activity is contrasting Birdwatching or searching for any kind of animals’ species in the tranquility of the early morning. The breakfast is at 08:00 a.m. After breakfast is time to pack, in order to start the journey up the Cuyabeno River around 09:00 a.m from the Lodge, to get back to the Entrance of the Reserve. Along the River you will have time for taking the last look at the jungle animals, flora and fauna. The tour ends in Lago Agrio around 14:00.

From Lago Agrio you can travel to any destinations in Ecuador. We arrange the shared bus to Quito as well, with reservation in advance.

Meals included: breakfast

The programs

• Canoe rides.
• Meals as mentioned in the program, on the first day you will start with the lunch , the last day will end the tour with the breakfast and a lunch box.
• Water, coffee, tea.
• Daily excursion program.
• Naturalist bilingual guide (English or  Spanish).
• Rubber boots and raincoats for the tour.

• Tips and personal expenses.
• Anything that has not been included in the program.
• Flight: Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito or bus tickets.
• Travel insurance.
• Entrance to the indigenous communities 10 USD.

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

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