Nicky Amazon Lodge in Cuyabeno
Treat yourself to a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in a natural environment, with the comfort of spacious and comfortable so-called “cabañas” (open country huts with private bathrooms with hot running water). The excellent service of the Nicky Lodge is complemented by professional chefs serving a mix of national and international cuisine. The many years of experience of the entire staff will enable you to have a safe and pleasant stay. The tour guides know the rainforest like the back of their hand and are happy to share their knowledge about flora and fauna with you. Their experience will make it possible to discover the shy animals in the dense green of the rainforest.
Our lodge was built in the traditional Native style of the jungle. We offer 6 big huts with thatched roofs, 15 spacious rooms that can be used for double, triple, quadruple, quintuple or familiar accommodation with single and matrimonial beds all with mosquito nets to keep you safe from biting insects during your rest. All rooms have private bathroom with showers hot water and flushing toilets. The huts have balcony areas to relax and observe nature; in the early morning we wake up with the singing of the birds and we go to the bed with the nocturnal sounds of the rain-forest.
The water treatment, the environmental solid and liquid waste disposal, the biodegradable treatment such as the approved fire safety devices and procedures are very important for this eco-lodge. Electricity is provided by for lighting and to recharge batteries 110 AC form 18h00 to 22h00. An emergency noiseless generator ensures the power supply.
THE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Private transportation Lago Agrio – El Puente de Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio .
- Transport by motor canoe from El Puente de Cuyabeno to the lodge, during the excursions and from the lodge to El Puente de Cuyabeno;
- Naturalist Bilingual guide (English and Spanish) during all excursions;
- 4 nights of accommodation in a comfortable tourist class lodge with mosquito nets and private bathroom
- all mentioned meals, purified drinking water, coffee and tea, vegetarian food if you require
- Life jackets and rubber boots (up to size 45 – from size 45 on request prior to the tour without additional costs).
THE SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Transfer Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito.
- Visit to the Siona family in Cuyabeno, ($ 5 per person; to be paid locally)
- Rain poncho
- Additional drinks and meals
- Single supplement
- Travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- All short-term price increases regarding fees and taxes.
Departure TimeApproximately 8.30AM
Return TimeApproximately 7.30PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
DAY 0: QUITO – AMAZONAS
DAY 1: RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
DAY 2: RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
DAY 3: RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
DAY 4: RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
(Only for the 5 days plan) DAY 5: RAINFOREST - QUITO
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An original document with photo (passport or identity card – Obligatory!), rain poncho, long sleeve T-shirts and cotton socks, shorts, sandals and/or comfortable walking shoes, and a sweatshirt, flashlight with spare batteries, personal medicine , toiletry bag, (important: please use biodegradable soap and shampoo) swimwear and towel, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses with tether. A waterproof or repellent backpack, protection against insects, Zip lock bag or plastic bag, camera, binoculars (10x40 is recommended). Notepad, Swiss army knife, wet wipes, reading material.
For this trip, you should be in good physical shape so that you can enjoy jungle treks of 2-3 hours in a humid, tropical climate. However, if you would like to skip the hikes and other activities described above and only want to take part in the canoe trips, you can of course make use of the lodge´s facilities instead, for example: Relax in the hammock.
Prices (in US $) for the rainforest travel adventure with Spanish / English speaking tour guide (other languages available on request).
ARRIVAL TO LAGO AGRIO:
Tours to the lodges at Cuyabeno National Park start in Lago Agrio. The journey to Lago Agrio takes place from Quito either by private bus (international group, about 6 hours each way, night bus with departure at 23: 00h in Quito the evening before the tour - return trip after the tour with arrival in Quito at about 9:30 PM or by flight (about 40 minutes each way).
Note: Please read all routes only as a guideline. All routes and programs are subject to change without notice due to national park regulations, weather conditions, natural events, seasonal changes, or for security reasons. Flexibility is the key to the success of every tour. The safety of our passengers is our top priority.
All services not listed as well as private excursions can be arranged upon request and at extra cost according to your interests, such as jungle walks, canoe tours with your naturalist bilingual guide or a local guide from the Siona community. If you travel with children, we recommend taking a private guide to enjoy the excursions with your family at your own pace.
Transfer Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito:
With the bus: US $ 20 per Person one way / US $ 40 round trip*
With the plane: US $ 110 per Person one way / US $ 220 round trip
*Bus trips are by private bus in international groups