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 Introductory Tour, 3-Days / 2-Nights

$560 per person

Quito – Cuyabeno – Quito


Monkey sits in tree

Day 1 – Experience the Rio Aguarico

Your day begins with an early morning flight from Quito to Francisco Orellana Airport in Coca where our Kichwa guide will welcome you. From there, we depart for Tierras Orientales where we will eat at a light lunch. Next, we begin our journey into the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve on our motorized canoe! Appreciate the spectacular views and wildlife sightings along the Rio Aguarico.

We will arrive at the lodge in the afternoon with an opportunity for time in the hammocks before heading out for the golden hour, a time of day when wildlife are more active. After admiring a gorgeous sunset reflected in the calm waters of the reserve, we will return to the lodge, maybe spotting a caiman along the way. Lastly, our evening will include a night walk in the jungle and a delicious dinner prepared by our local staff.

A common potoo looks like the top if a dead branch
Man stands in bow of canoe with setting sun reflected in water in the background
A man and a boy paddle a canoe up a dark river reflecting the jungle on the shore

Day 2 – Immerse in Kichwa Culture

In the earliest morning hours, we will head out on the water to observe birds, monkeys, pink dolphins, anacondas, and other animals that are most active just after dawn. When the sun is higher in the sky, we will return to the lodge for a light breakfast.

In the afternoon, we will introduce Kichwa traditions by touring in a paddle canoe, fishing for piranha, and learning about traditional medicines. This amazing day of adventures will culminate in a farewell dinner highlighting Kichwa culinary traditions.

A tree trunk covered in sharp thorns
A vine snake sticks out its forked tongue
four turtles lined up a long sticking up out of the brackish looking water

Day 3 – Farewell to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

Let’s begin this last day with another early morning opportunity to spot the animals and birds we might have missed. Return to the lodge for a light breakfast.

We will depart mid-morning by motorized canoe, repeating our journey back to Tierras Orientales then boarding a van or bus to the airport in Coca for your return to Quito.

If this trip seems a little too short, please check out our longer tours: 4-days and 7-days.


This Cuyabeno Introductory Tour Includes

  • Flight to and from Quito
  • Land and river transport from/to Francisco Orellana International Airport in Coca to our lodge.
  • Tour Guide who speaks English, Spanish, and Kichwa (if you require another language, we can hire another guide at additional cost).
  • Lodging & Meals, including purified water and hot beverages
  • Rain ponchos and rubber boots for your stay.

Not Included

  • Tips for guides, drivers, and staff
  • Travel insurance

Reservation Request for The Cuyabeno Introductory Tour

Would you like to make a reservation? Please fill out this form. If this is an urgent request, please contact us directly via WhatsApp at +593 96 073 6216.

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