Cuyabeno Expeditions

Rainforest Expedition to Aguarico, Cuyabeno and Lagartococha Rivers

In 1979 the Cuyabeno Nature Reserve was founded between the rivers Aguarico and San Miguel, which are in the province of Sucumbios. This spectacular expedition into Cuyabeno introduces the visitor to the complex system of tropical lagoons, swamps and flooded areas inhabited by the Siona Indian Community. Cuyabeno’s abundant aquatic and land habitats are home to fresh water dolphins and turtles, anacondas, crocodiles, monkeys, ocelots, sloth and birds such as hoatzins, arras and kingfishers.

In this Cuyabeno expedition can see a huge range of vegetation flourishes in this tropical rainforest: plants such as palms, bromeliads, ceibos, helicons, macrolobium, wild roses, and orchids are frequently seen. This once-in-a-lifetime expedition will definitely be a memorable experience for everyone who is fortunate enough to participate.

This expedition has been designed to give biologists as well as interested travelers the opportunity to explore the rainforest, and Cuyabeno with its maze of waterways provides you with ample opportunities to experience this wet and wild green world in a way that is intimate and highly rewarding. You are guided through the forest by an indigenous guide from the Siona Indian community in his canoe, as well as a bilingual naturalist. In our Cuyabeno expedition, activities include canoeing in motorized and dugout crafts, hiking, bird watching and night walks and can be adjusted to your requirements and interests.

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Nueva Loja, EC
8:09 am,
temperature icon 23°C
Humidity 94 %
Wind Gust: 0 mph
  • 1 night accommodation in Quito (Hotel Mercure Alameda or a similar hotel of the same category)
  • Transfer hotel – airport day 02
  • Flight Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
  • Private transport from/to Lago Agrio
  • (Tourism Ministry Licensed) bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-tourism
  • Native guide
  • High Quality Camping Equipment, tents, sleeping pads, mosquito nets, rubber boots, raincoats and life jackets.
  • All equipment is of high quality and in good condition.
  • Three nutritious meals a day (including purified bottled water)
  • Catering for vegetarians (please advise with the booking)
  • Cuyabeno Park Entrance fee US $20 Dollars to be paid in cash at Lago Agrio
  • Additional beverages and tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Voli internazionali
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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REQUIREMENTS: For this nature and culture trip a healthy fitness level is necessary to be able to enjoy hikes of about 2 hours (depending on the conditions, maybe longer) at altitudes of up to 5000 m and in tropical climates (rainforest). Technical experience is not necessary for the hikes. Hiking boots are recommended.

PRICES 2022: Prices (in USD $) with English speaking tour guide (minimum 2 people): US$ per person in double room accommodation US$ Additional for single room Price for optional train ride over the Devil´s Nose: US$ per person

NB: Read all routes as a guide. All routes and programs are subjected to change without notice due to national park regulations, weather conditions, natural events, seasonal changes or, safety reasons. Flexibility is the key to the success of each tour. The safety and interest of our passengers are our top priority. For more information Contact Us

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