Tortuga Tours Travelling in Ecuador
Tortuga ToursTravelling in Ecuador

GUACAMAYO LODGE


ITINERARY 4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS
DAY 1
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 our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.

 

DAY 2
Cuyabeno River
Morning: 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 searching.

 

DAY 3
Cuyabeno River
Morning: 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.

 

DAY 4
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.

 

 

ITINERARY 5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1
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 our camp site. Night: dinner and exiting night walk.

 

DAY 2
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 searching.

 

DAY 3
Cuyabeno River
Morning: 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.

 

DAY 4
Cuyabeno River
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.

 

DAY 5
El Puente-Lago Agrio-Quito
Early morning: Bird watching from a 25 meters high tower. Afterwards 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.

 

 

ITINERARY 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS
DAY 1
Quito - Lago Agrio - El Puente
Flight (10:00 am-20 mins.) Or bus ride (one day before-8 hours ride) to Lago Agrio. Drive from Lago Agrio to El Puente (bridge). 2 hours down stream of Cuyabeno River to Guacamayo Ecolodge, afternoon: Canoe ride around the lake to observe birds and other wildlife, like pink river dolphins, monkies, etc.

 

DAY 2
Big Lake
Three hours hike in the primary forest to see its amazing diversity, especially birds, back to the lodge for lunch, later on we take the boat down Stream of Cuyabeno River (2 hours) to sleep in tents next to a river.

 

DAY 3
Early morning bird watching in the area,(parrots, etc). Breakfast and 3 more hours by boat, down stream of Cuyabeno and (Aguarico river, the 2nd largest one in Ecuador), lunch at Cofan indigenous community, later on a hike of 2 hours with a local guide to observe the strongest eagle in the world (Harpy eagle): 1 of the several eagles nesting in the area, dinner.

 

DAY 4
Breakfast and we will start the way back to the ecolodge with several stops on the way for lunch and depending of what we see during the boat ride back to the lodge: Afternoon bird observation from a 25 meters high tower, dinner.

 

DAY 5
Breakfast and three hours in a paddling ecocanoe to observe birds that are found next to the water and ground, lunch at the lodge, afternoon lake and a short night walk for possible night birds like owls.

 

DAY 6
El Puente - Lago Agrio – Quito
Early morning enjoy it from the top of the tower, breakfast and journey back to the airport or bus station at Lago Agrio for flight or bus ride back to Quito.

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