Cuyabeno Amazon

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4 days

Cuyabeno Amazon

“Discovering the Cuyabeno of Ecuador in canoe was the experience of a lifetime!”

Enjoy the best of the Cuyabeno reserve in this 4-day tour. From unforgettable canoe rides to exciting night walks. You will soak up all the highlights that the Amazon has to offer while our guide explains the essence of the jungle! 

You will travel by canoe, go on exciting jungle walks, visit communities and even discover the Amazon by night! Back at the lodge, you will enjoy tranquility and relax with great amenities.

Are you up for this Cuyabeno Andean Journey?

  • NDiscover the Cuyabeno Reserve by canoe with caimans, pink dolphins and more.
  • NTake exciting, deep jungle walks and night walks.
  • NVisit the Bird Observation tower and spot animals in the canopy.
Day 1: Canoe tour & Night walk

Are you ready for your 4-day Cuyabeno tour?

Arrival Lago Agrio:
Bus: pick up 09h30 at Hotel Restaurante D’Mario.
Plane: pick up 10h30 Lago Agrio airport.
You will be picked up by our private bus and travel for 2 hours to reach the town of ‘Tierras Orientales’. Here, you will be provide with a box lunch.

After lunch, you will step into our motorized canoe for a 3,5 hour journey to our Amazon lodge. This will be your first opportunity to spot animals such as monkeys, birds, pink dolphins, and more!

After your arrival at Waita Lodge, you will have time to unpack and relax. After a delicious dinner, our guide will take you on your first night walk! You will be on the look-out for insects, spiders, snakes, and many other animals.

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Day 2: Birdwatching, two Canoe tours & Jungle Walk

Our second day starts with an early activity of birdwatching. We will take our rowing canoe to enjoy the sunrise and incredible landscapes of the Cuyabeno rainforest.

After a short rest and breakfast, our guide will take you on a deep jungle walk of 3 hours.

In the afternoon, we will again take our rowing canoe to the forest flooded by black water. When the night begins to fall, we will head back to Waita lodge. However, on our venture downstream, we will take the opportunity to search for caimans and other nocturnal animals such as fishing bats, tree boas, and birds.


Day 3: Three Canoe tours, Bird Observation Tower & Night Walk

It’s time to enjoy the Cuyabeno rainforest and its animal life before dawn. At 05h30, we will take our motorized canoe for a 1,5 hour trip down the Cuyabeno river. We will enjoy birdwatching and animals spotting.

After resting, we will take the motorized canoe again to visit the place where 2 rivers meet. This is the perfect place to spot dolphins.

At 16h00, we start our next adventure. We will take our canoe to visit to the Bird Observation Tower. This tower of more than 28 meters high was built around one of the largest trees in the area.

Before returning to our lodge, we will make a short night walk around the tower in search of new species of insects.


Day 4: Morning excursion & Canoe ride

Today is the last day of this amazing 4-dayCuyabeno tour. This morning, we will have our last early activity into the forest or by canoe. Our guide will take you on a brief excursion.

Then, it’s time for everyone to pack their bags for the return trip. Fortunately, we will take another 3,5 hour canoe ride back to the town of Tierras Orientales. This will be your last chance to observe animals and enjoy the Cuyabeno rainforest.

Our transport will drive you back to Lago Agrio, arriving at approximately 16h00. Here, you can take your bus or plane back to Quito.


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  • N3 night(s) in Waita Lodge in traditional cabins.
  • NRiver transport.
  • NPrivate bathroom.
  • NMeals on tour (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • NTea, coffee, chocolate enabled all day.
  • NCatering for vegetarians or vegans.
  • NElectricity to charge the batteries.
  • NEquipment (poncho, rubber boots, binoculars).
  • NHappy hour: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • NTransportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio.
  • N24-hour support by our local staff.


  • KGround / Air transportation from Quito to Lago Agrio – Lago Agrio to Quito.
  • KVISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation.
  • KAdditional beverages such as beer and wine inside and outside the Lodge.
  • KTips for guides, drivers and other staff.
  • KBreakfast on the first day.
  • KLast Day Dinner.

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Cuyabeno Amazon

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