Tucan Lodge

Tucan lodge

Tucán Lodge is a cozy accommodation located in one of the most beautiful places in the Ecuadorian Amazon, inside of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. We have capacity for 30 people distributed in comfortable rooms and suites with private bathroom and hot water. We offer excursions in nature, cultural activities, relaxation areas and yoga to enjoy an unforgettable experience, that will help you to connect with nature through incredible landscapes, fauna and exotic flora that Cuyabeno reserve has.

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Tucan Experiences

Our Cuyabeno tours have the perfect balance between nature and culture through enriching experiences, as well as moments of peace and encounter with yourself. Led by our naturalist guides, we will take you to beautiful places where you will enjoy dreamlike landscapes, you will learn about animals and plants that live in the reserve, and we will explain you how important is to preserve these natural sites.
Among the activities we offer: hikes, nocturnal explorations, rides in traditional rowing canoes, observation of birds, reptiles, insects, mammals, etc. Teaching of medicinal plants, visits to the community of Siona ethnic group, craft production of chocolate and coffee, swimming in the Laguna Grande and much more. Experience the Authentic Cuyabeno!

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Tucan lodge
PROGRAM
3 Days & 2 Nights
from 280 USD
Tucan lodge
PROGRAM
4 Days & 3 Nights
from 320 USD
Tucan lodge
PROGRAM
5 Days & 4 Nights
from 380 USD

Itinerary 3D/2N

Quito – Cuyabeno
To reach our meeting point you have to travel the night before to «El Puente Cuyabeno», which is the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. If you go from Quito on a bus it’s about 9 hours away. The adventure begins at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down the river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons looking for more wild life, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will do a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the amazon rainforest, every evening the naturalist guide will give different lectures like the “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

Hiking Day
In the morning after breakfast you will take a hike of about 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, insects, birds, etc. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. After 2 hours of rest you will prepare and tast coffee and chocolate in a traditional way. Before dark you will explore the streams in a traditional rowing canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset in the river and if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge gets ready for the night walk. Dinner. This night you will have the opportunity to know and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon.

Hiking Day
Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and to enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and have time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back exploring the Cuyabeno river for 2 hours in search of more fauna until the entrance of the reserve (11am), where you can take your transport back home. End of the tour.

Lodge services: In your free time at the lodge – mornings, nights or between activities you can enjoy the reading area, hammocks area by the river, our yoga place, our Amazonian spa or massages (40 min/$20). “Check availability before the visit”

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

Quito – Cuyabeno
To reach our meeting point you have to travel the night before to «El Puente Cuyabeno», which is the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. If you go from Quito on a bus it’s about 9 hours away. The adventure begins at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down the river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons looking for more wild life, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will do a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the amazon rainforest, every evening your naturalist guide will give different lectures like the “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

Hiking Day
In the morning after breakfast you will do a hike of about 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the streams in a traditional rowing canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset in the river and if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge gets ready for the night walk. Dinner. This night you will have the opportunity to know and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon

Community Visit
Enjoy a visit to the Siona Community, where you can see the preparation of their traditional bread, Casabe, and the naturalist guide will explain about the customs and traditions, in other words, the culture of the 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.

Cuyabeno – Quito
Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and to enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and have time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back exploring the Cuyabeno river for 2 hours in search of more fauna until the entrance of the reserve, where you can take your transport back home. End of the tour.

Itinerary 5D/4N

Quito – Cuyabeno
To reach our meeting point you have to travel the night before to «El Puente Cuyabeno», which is the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. If you go from Quito on a bus it’s about 9 hours away. The adventure begins at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down the river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons looking for more wild life, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will do a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the amazon rainforest, every evening the naturalist guide will give different lectures like the “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

Hiking Day
In the morning after breakfast you will do a hike of about 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the streams in a traditional rowing canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset in the river and if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge gets ready for the night walk. Dinner. This night you will have the opportunity to know and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon.

Canoeing
After breakfast you get ready for an exciting morning, you will explore in total tranquility and silence the streams and the flooded forest with its unique habitat in a traditional rowing canoe. In this activity, by going very slowly and in silence, you have more opportunity to observe more species of monkeys, birds, sloths, dolphins and more. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. After 2 hours of rest you will prepare and tast coffee and chocolate in a traditional way. In the evening after dinner you can join our lectures or if you like adventure we have prepared for you a place in the middle of the forest where you can spend a few hours or all night enjoying the incredible sounds of the jungle.

Community
After a delicious breakfast we will visit the community, there an indigenous woman will guide us through the community, where you will learn about their culture, clothing, language but especially about their gastronomy since with her we will prepare our lunch. In the afternoon the shaman of the community will teach us about medicinal plants and rituals of the Amazon. After this exciting day we return to the lodge, have dinner and relax.

Cuyabeno – Quito
Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and to enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and have time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back exploring the Cuyabeno river for 2 hours in search of more fauna until the entrance of the reserve, where you can take your transport back home. End of the tour.

The programs

  • Canoe
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Accommodation in double and / or triple room with mosquito nets and a private bathroom
  • All meals from lunch day 1 until box lunch day 3 (breakfast-lunch-dinner); pure water, coffee, tea.
  • Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots, camping tents, life jackets)
  • Excursions
  • Transportation Quito – Cuyabeno – Quito (bus or plane) * we can help organize Shuttle service for additional $30 each way
  • $10 Contribution to the Community Visit
  • Meals before and after the tour
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not specified in the tour

• 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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