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. 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 travellers 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. Activities include canoeing in motorized and dugout crafts, hiking, bird watching and night walks and can be adjusted to your requirements and interests.
Services included in the price
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
High Quality Camping Equipment, tents, sleeping pads, mosquito nets, rubber boots, raincoats and lifejackets.
All equipment is of high quality and in good condition.
Three nutritious meals a day (including purified bottled water)
Catering for vegetarians (please advice with the booking)
Not included in the price
Cuyabeno Park Entrance fee US $20 Dollars to be paid in cash at Lago Agrio
Additional beverages and tips
Anything not mentioned in the program
DepartureHotel Mercure Alameda - Quito
Departure TimeThis expedition is organized upon request only as a private tour and can start any day from Monday to Saturday.
Return TimeThis expedition is organized upon request only as a private tour and can start any day from Monday to Saturday.
Day 01: Meeting in Quito
Day 02: Into the Amazon Rainforest
Day 03: Parrots Island
Day 04: Lagartococha
Day 05: Lagartococha
Day 06: Tierra Firme Forest
Day 07: The Quichua
Day 08: Birdwatching
Day 09: From the Amazon Rainforest into the Andes
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