The Guacamayo lodge is found deep in the Cuyabeno reserve showcasing the many natural wonders the reserve has to offer. Feature packed programs introduce guests to primary forest through amazon hikes and canoe rides in the big lagoon for scenic views and optional swimming. Other activities include exhilarating night walks, local communities visits and much more!
Guacamayo Lodge Lodge Highlights
With quality facilities, Guacamayo lodge provides guests with a comfortable and affordable stay. Eco-friendly solar panels provide electricity throughout the lodge, accommodation varies from doubles, twins to larger rooms for families and groups. Common areas include an open dining room to enjoy meals surrounded with nature, and large lounge areas with hammocks for book reading or leisure. Guacamayo lodge main attraction is an impressive 23mt high observation tower at the center of the lodge. The tower offers panoramic views of the surroundings and is for the exclusive use of guests.
Guacamayo Lodge Galleries
Guacamayo Lodge Details
Lodge comfort: Superior lodge
Capacity: 40 guests
Guidance: English & spanish
Location: Sucumbios (Lago Agrio)
Park-reserve: Cuyabeno reserve
Community visit: Siona
Lodge immersion: Primary rainforest
Transport methods: Commercial plane or bus
|AMENITIES & GEAR|
Rooms: 17 rooms (bungalows)
Rooms type: Twins / doubles / triples & family
Rooming: Private or shared rooms
Sharing: Allowed / gender not guaranteed
Rubber boots: Provided (43 max)
Mosquito net: Provided
Rain ponchos: Not included
Toiletries: Not included
|FACILITIES & SERVICES|
Palm thatched huts
Room ceiling fan
Candle lit room
Power outlet in room
Electricity in social areasAC outlets (limited hours)
Water, coffee & tea area
Variety in meals
Open dining area & bar
BUS (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito)
Bus terminal: Quitumbe (south)
Travel time: Approximately 8 hours
Bus frequency: Every 2 to 3 hours
Bus fare: Approximately $10 per person
Pick up time: Approx 09:00 am
Luggage restriction: None
Pick up point: D’Mario hotel
FLIGHT (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito)
Departs from: Quito only
Flight time: 40 minutes
Commercial airline: Tame
Ticket fare: $180 (subject to change)
Departure time: 09:15am (subject to change)
Luggage restriction: 20 kilos – 44 pounds
Pick up point: Airport upon arrival (10:00am)
Guacamayo Lodge Features
Cuyabeno Kapok Tree
Part of the adventure of visiting the amazon rainforest is being able to meet a shaman. Upstream through the cuyabeno lake is where many siona´s and their shamans call home. Here guests will appreciate their botanical knowledge passed down through many generations. Wise and knowledgeable people that have lived in the region for decades over many generations, they believe they are deeply connected with nature at a spiritual level.
The Cuyabeno Reserve
The cuyabeno reserve contains extraordinary ecological characteristics found nowhere else in the world. A network of permanent and semi-permanent rivers, inundated forests, creeks and swamps with 6 major ecosystems that set the perfect environment for wildlife to blossom. A few examples of the many species that can be found in the region are: tapirs, capybaras, giant otters, over 500 variety of birds, fish diversity, anacondas, caimans and the once endangered pink dolphins.
Observation Tower & Caiman Watching
A 23 meter high observation tower at the center of the lodge for the exclusive use of guests, providing them with a panoramic view of their surroundings. Guests will be fascinated and better appreciate the remoteness and location the lodge holds. The tower allows guests to spot wildlife within the comfort of the lodge and no time restrictions.
Caiman watching is an exciting and exhilarating activity where guests can observe these magnificent creatures first hand. Late evening, after the sun sets, these non-aggressive and shy reptiles become active along the water’s edge. At night, they can be spotted lazily swimming across the lake, at times small breeds can also be found.
Guacamayo Lodge Itineraries 2018
Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente. Flight or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.
Cuyabeno River. A three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, go to Caimancocha and Patococha for birdwatching, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
Cuyabeno River. An hour and a half boat ride down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets and ancestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.
El Puente – Lago Agrio – Quito. Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower. Breakfast: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.
Quito – Lago Agrio – El Puente . Flight or bus ride (one day before – 8 hour ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente. Afternoon: canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.
Cuyabeno River. Three hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, including lessons in the use of plants for survival. Late afternoon: Relax, go to Caimancocha and Patococha for birdwatching, sunset at Laguna Grande with a chance for some refreshing swimming and caiman (alligator) searching.
Cuyabeno River. An hour and a half boat rides down the river to a Siona indigenous community to interact and learn about their traditions and customs by making some local food. After a visit to a shaman to learn about his secrets about the ancestral knowledge of shamanism. At night we enjoy watching hundreds of different insects coming to special lamps connected to solar system to attract them.
Cuyabeno River. Morning: paddle by traditional dug-out canoe through small canals to enjoy the peaceful and quiet surroundings while looking for wild life around. Late afternoon: watching last sunset at the Laguna Grande.
El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito. Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower. Morning: journey up Cuyabeno River to El Puente. Drive to Lago Agrio (arrive in Lago Agrio in the afternoon). Flight or bus ride back to Quito.
Guacamayo Lodge Rates 2018
3 Day Itinerary - Cuyabeno Reserve
4 Day Itinerary - Cuyabeno Reserve
5 Day Itinerary - Cuyabeno Reserve
* Prices are per person, and subject to change without prior notice
* All prices are in USD
Inclusions & Exclusions
All Meals, water & tea
||All Activities as listed|
||Transportation Lago Agrio-Lodge-Lago Agrio|
||Bilingual naturalist guide|
||Use of lodge facilities|
||Round bus (Quito-Coca-Quito), transport (landair)|
||Private naturalist guide, Personal items: flashlight, rain poncho|
||Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)|
||Transfer (hotel-airport/bus stop-hotel)|
Departing days: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri
Itineraries subject to change, due to weather
Non operational days: 4 guests and onwards
Rain Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul & Aug
Guests can share their cabin for no surcharge
Bar Consumptions: Cash Only
All Rates are per person in US$ dollars
Groups size: 12 to 15 passengers max
Information verified by the lodge operator
Rates subject to change without prior notice
Single Supplement: 50%
Private Guidance: $150 per day
Community Contribution: $6 per person
Transport Surcharge for 2: $120 per way
Last information revision: 28-November-2017
Children Allowed: Yes
Children Minimum Age: None
Considered Child: Under the age of 12
50% Child Discount:: 4 to 7 years
25% Child Discount: 7 to 11 years
Child Discount Restriction: None, available all year
Guests that decide to exit the lodge prior to the end of their tour will not be eligible for any kind of refund or further claim.
Any cancellation notified 48 hours or less prior to the tour (s) departure will have an 100% surcharge cancellation fee.
Date changes are allowed if notified with at least 2 weeks or more prior to departure.
The above Terms & Conditions/Policies do not represent to a full extent all the terms & conditions by the Lodge, the most important and relevant clauses have been listed as a guideline, and are enforced by the tour operator to GreenGo Travel as your acting travel agent and subsequently to the end customer. In cases such as the initial percentage of payment required, the amount of days prior to cover the final balance & cancellation fees will be subject to our terms and conditions. A higher/lower initial payment, and additional time may be required to process your reservation.