NICKY AMAZON LODGE “THE FINEST EXPLORATION”

Dracaena wants to offer the finest exploration in the Rainforest with the Nicky Amazon Lodge. It is located on the Cuyabeno River (lower part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve), with 7 cabins built in the traditional Indian style of the jungle.  Each hut has 2 rooms that can be single, double and triple accommodation, twins or matrimonial beds with mosquito nets to keep you safe from biting insects. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers. All cabins have an area where you will be able to relax in the hammocks or sitting to observe some species of birds and monkeys or to enjoy nature early in the morning or to listen to the nocturnal songs of the Amazon.

In the main cabin you will enjoy trying delicious meals at the dinning room area, or take soft and strong drinks in a traditional bar, reading some interesting books or just resting in the hammocks overlooking a small lake. We provide daily nutritious meals during the trip and catering for vegetarians. Enough purified drinking water and soft drinks such as: coffee, hot chocolate or tea available all day. Electricity is provided by solar panels for lighting and for recharging batteries 110 AC.

We provide rubber boots, raincoats and life jackets at the lodge.

Dracaena Campsites – The Extreme Amazon Explorations

Dracaena has designed the extreme adventure tours for 8, 7 & 6 days, with these excursions we have the opportunity to camp in the different places deep in the Cuyabeno Reserve. Dracaena works together with native communities, renting their opened huts (rustic cabins without walls made of local and ecological materials), letting you enjoy nature and the surroundings all the time. We provide always: Tents, bedding, mosquito nets, mattress with sheets and blankets, additional equipment such us: lifejackets, rain ponchos, and rubber boots..This kind of adventurous trip involves that toilet and showers will be shared.

With a simple accommodation but with all camping equipment of high quality and in excellent condition,

Enjoy your ultimate challenge with Dracaena Amazon Explorations.

Our Staff

In order to give to our passenger the best service we have trained its entire staff in the specific areas related to the tour: Experienced naturalist guides are trained in Biology and Eco-tourism (speaking English), Experienced cooks specialize in variety and vegetarian food. Dracaena works with the community members, being our native guides, helpers and canoe-drivers. Our guides, together with our team of cooks, porters and office staff, are the key to making our clients´ trip an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Something Important to Know

*When you travel into the Amazon Region you don’t forget to bring your passport.

THE RAINFOREST.- The Area that we visit has a very marked dry season starting from December until March. The temperature in the Amazon rainforest is most of the year stable going from 25 Centidegrees to 28 Centidegrees during the day; there is a change during the night when the temperatures could go until 15 Centidegrees.

HEALTH ADVICE.- Precaution against Malaria is recommended specially for the adventures and long tours. Before departure visit your doctor to get the most up to date health information. Doesn’t sleep with the mosquito net open or in an accommodation that allows entry of mosquitoes, close your tent. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. If you have significant allergies or chronic medical problems, wear a medical alert bracelet.

GROUP SIZE.- We realize the extreme importance of small groups, not only because we want to ensure our visitors experience the jungle and all its splendour without being overcrowded but also to reduce our impact on the unique ecosystems.

TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN.- There is no restriction for the age, but we recommend not under five years. For the expeditions with children we suggest you private tours because it will be more comfortable and enjoyable, definitely they will get more out of the Amazon Rainforest experience with us because our guides are careful like dads , proud locals of the region and they are already to answer their questions.  During the activities, don`t forget the jungle trails are hard to rate for everyone. The difficult level of each excursion depends on terrain and weather conditions and the fitness of the passenger. Children under 12 must be accompanied by their parents or an adult.

Our Services

INCLUDES:

  • Return transport to Lago Agrio
  • (Tourism Ministry Licensed) bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-tourism
  • Nicky Lodge with traditional hut accommodation. Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms (single,  double,  triple & familiar)
  • High Quality Camping Equipment, tents, bedding for long expeditions.
  • Personal equipment: rubber boots  and lifejackets.
  • Three nutritious meals a day (including purified bottled water)
  • Tea, Coffee, hot chocolate available all day
  • Catering for vegetarians

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Kichwa family visit US $ 2 Dollars paid directly there
  • Roundtrip transportation between Quito and Lago Agrio
  • Additional beverages and tips
  • Extra meals in Lago Agrio before and after trip