The Kichwa Community “Playas de Cuyabeno” welcomes you to their eco lodge, located in the heart of the Natural Reserve. Two and a half hours on the majestic Aguarico River by boat. In the middle of the Amazon rainforest, it is an unforgettable experience.
The lodge is fully serviced and managed in an eco-sustainable way. We are located three hours from Lake Cuyabeno, the region’s tourism base.
Our lodge is unique in the area, all our departures are made from Shushufindi and the airport of Puerto Francisco de Orellana (Coca). We offer personalized packages within the National Park and make your adventures unforgettable with specialized bilingual community guides. We are a project led by the whole community, for the first time in forty years since the creation of Cuyabeno National Park, the community benefits directly by sharing equally in the benefits they obtain. In this way we will help other neighbouring communities to work in an organised way with sustainable tourism activity. Would you like to support our community with this initiative? WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO ENJOY THE TROPICAL FOREST!
We recommend to all our travellers the routes to take:
- If you come by plane the maximum arrival time is 10:10 a.m. at the airport of Puerto Francisco de Orellana (Coca City).
- If you come by bus from Quito, it is preferable to travel during the night with the transport company “Baños”. Maximum departure time is 11:00 p.m. directly to Shushufindi. Approx. 7 to 8 hours bus ride.
- A guide will pick you up at the bus station at 06:00 a.m. and drop you off at a restaurant and our bus will pick you up at 07:30 a.m.
- Before booking your flight ticket please write to us. Our team will contact you.
07:30 am: Depart Shushufind by bus or van to Eastern Lands.
12:00 pm: Lunch.
1:00 pm: Motorized canoe ride on the Aguarico River.
4:00 pm: Arrival at Cuyabeno Kichwa Lodge for a short rest in the hammocks.
7:00 pm: Night walk through the jungle.
8:00 pm: Dinner at the lodge with a few words of welcome from our guide.
6:00 am: Canoe ride to observe birds, monkeys, pink dolphins we may see, jaguars and anacondas.
8:00 am: Breakfast.
Breakfast time, Catering Kichwa
10:00 am: Jungle walk to learn about the survival strategies and medicinal plants of our Kichwa ancestors.
1:00 pm: Lunch.
4:00 pm: Visit to the Kichwa bird watching tower.
With luck, we will see the famous Harpy Eagle!
8:00 pm: Dinner.
Expedition to the forest (.Casa de Juan Jorge).
6:00 am: Canoe ride down river to observe parrots.
8:00 am: Breakfast.
10:00 am: Visit to the Kichwa Balata Yaku cultural centre for demonstrations of ancestral hunting tools, an ethnobotanical garden, traditional dances, music and legends, and rituals with the community shaman, as well as food and drinks. Kichwa Rescue Cultural Centre
7:00 pm: Return to the lodge to observe Caiman.
8:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 am: Breakfast
Navigation on the Cuyabeno and Aguarico rivers.
9:00 am: Return to Shushufindi.
Lodging, Food, Bilingual Guide, Purified water, Boiled water for the whole day, Coffee, Chocolate, Tea, Water poncho, Rubber boots, Land and river transport from/to Shushusfindi or Coca.
Airplane and Bus ticket Quito / Coca / Quito, Visit to the cultural centre, value $20 per person, Climbing an observation tower approximately 35 meters high value $6 per person.
Trae una mano.
Gafas de sol, protector solar, trajes de baño, binoculares, cámara.
nunca olvide la vacuna contra la fiebre amarilla.
Ñukanchik ayllu llakta Playas de Cuyabeno, shamuychi rimauchik kankunata, ñukanchik sumak huasipi charingaraunchik.