4-Day Cuyabeno Reserve - Wildlife Exploring, Birdwatching, Canoeing, And Hiking

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Lago Agrío, Nueva Loja, Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Ecuador designated the 603.380 square kilometres (2,329.7 sq mi) a protected wildlife zone since July 26th, 1979. This positive step forward towards the preservation of part of the Amazon River Basin has allowed us to develop our lodge around the idea of low impact eco-tourism. Our hope is that, by exposing you to the untouched natural beauty surrounding the lodge, you will understand and share that these resources should be enjoyed and preserved for future generations to come. The Siona Lodge has the best and one of the single most distinctive locations in the reserve, allowing for picturesque sunsets viewed across the large freshwater lake. Much of the wildlife you will see is dependent on the unique ecosystem the lake supports allowing for some rare viewing opportunities


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Breakfast included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Day 1: Arrival to Cuyabeno Reserve

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Sucumbios Province
Reception in Lago Agrio at 08h30-09h00, and transfer to Cuyabeno River.Box lunch in the route. At this point, the visitors have to register in the Reserves office and pay the Entrance fee. Here our Naturalist Guide will give information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation through Cuyabeno River to the Big Lagoon, where the Lodge is located. Along the river, you will find several species in its natural habitat as monkeys, toucans, parrots, insect, and the exuberant Amazonian vegetation. Arrival and check-in. Night walk in the primary forest to observe amphibians and reptiles for about one hour. Return to the lodge for a welcome cocktail and dinner. Accommodation in double rooms
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
Lunch: Lunch, dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 2: Visit Siona Indigenous Community - Shaman Village

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Sucumbios Province
After breakfast, departure to the Siona Indian Community of Puerto Bolivar, the largest ethnic group in the Reserve. During this tour, you will learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life. You will be part of the elaboration of the Casabe; a local dish made of yucca (carbohydrates principal feed of the community). The trip takes 2 hours navigation downstream to get there, in the route will be possible to admire the existing fauna along the Rio Cuyabeno such as birds, monkeys, snakes, pink dolphins, tortoises, and many others. A visit to the Shaman is also included. This is a full day excursion with Lunch in the Community. Return to the lodge. Night navigation for watching Caymans. Dinner. Accommodation in double rooms
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Accommodation included: Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 3: Hike in the Jungle - Caiman Watching

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Sucumbios Province
Breakfast. Trek in the primary rain forest for approximately 3-5 hours in the distance you will be able to explore the beautiful and complex tropical ecosystem. You will find the great variety of species of plants, trees and animal life. Lunch back at the lodge. In the afternoon navigation in the big lagoon, to enjoy the surrounding of the lake, time to fish piranhas, swimming and wait for a very special sunset. Dinner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno Reserve

Day 4: Bird Watching - Departure to Lago Agrio

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Sucumbios Province
Early in the morning before breakfast, a bird watching excursion is optional. Breakfast and transfer to Lago Agrio to take your flight back. NOTE: In the 5 days 4 nights tour, a visit to Canangueno Lagoon for birdwatching by Indian paddle canoe and another hike in the forest are the activities for the 4th day.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
No accommodation included on this day.


1x Breakfast

3x Lunch

Accommodation included: 3 nights

3 nights accommodation in the lodge in double rooms/ triple rooms / share

All taxes, fees and handling charges

National Park fees

Meals: Breakfast x 3 / lunch x 3 / dinner x 3

All activities hike, canoeing, birdwatching etc.

Naturalist certified English - Spanish speaking guide

Transportation Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno Reserve - Lago Agrio

Coffee, tea, pure water

Entry/Admission - Cuyabeno Reserve


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


5,00 support indigenous communities

Transportation Quito - Lago Agrio - Quito ( we help you to arrange from Quito) Bus $25,00 round tickets / flight USD $180,00 round tickets

Entry/Admission - Cuyabeno Reserve

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Extra charge for single supplement service in case of a private room requested by customer ( contact us)

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Aug-2019

    We had an incredible time on this trip. Everything was really well organised. We had a variety of trips to see as much as you can whilst there. All the staff were really friendly and our lodge was outstanding and clean. Our guide, George, was absolutely brilliant and really knowledgable. The food was great and they were able to cater for vegetarians too. The tour company will also help you to organise your transport from Quito to Lago Agrio. We would highly recommend this wonderful experience for anyone visiting Ecuador.