Our Tour Schedules

Itinerary A : Tour 4 days 3 nights

<p><strong>DAY 1.-</strong> There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio  by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09:h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales  (2 hours), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. ( 2 ½   hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.</p> <p><strong>DAY 2.-</strong> Early morning canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek in primary rainforest with our Naturalist and native guides who will explain us about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After Lunch we go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to try to find species of monkeys or dolphins. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insects and with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs.</p> <p><strong>DAY 3.-</strong> Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. We navigate downstream to observe the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. Return to the Lodge. After breakfast we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and we learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Lunch. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Cuyabeno River where we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. We visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower; here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest and observing a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.</p> <p><strong>DAY 4.-</strong> After breakfast, we navigate along the Cuyabeno river towards to the Kichwa Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Tierras Orientales, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 15h30 aprox. Departure flight/bus to Quito.</p>

Itinerary B: Tour 5 days 4 nights

DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio “ by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. (2 ½   hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.

DAY 2.- Early morning a canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek into primary Rainforest accompanied by our native and Naturalist guides. After lunch we paddle by traditional dug-out canoe, enabling us to enjoy the sounds of the jungle….from the smallest insect to the fierce sounding Howler monkeys. Bird watching, observing wildlife and being overwhelmed by breathtaking scenery. After Dinner we go out on a venturous night walk to observe the different species of insects and frogs or even snakes.

DAY 3.- Early in the morning we awake up to enjoy the sound of the jungle and for bird watching and to admire some species of birds such us: macaws, toucans, parrots, caciques, hoatzins and more.  After breakfast, we trek into primary rainforest with our Naturalist and native guides who will explain us about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After Lunch we navigate along the Cuyabeno River to enjoy the beautiful nature and always looking for anything. Optional night walk.

DAY 4.- Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. We navigate downstream to observe the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. Return to the Lodge. After breakfast we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and we learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Lunch. In the afternoon, we travel to visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower. Here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After we navigate along the Cuyabeno River, we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery.  After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 5.- After breakfast, we visit to the Kichwa Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico river to Tierras Orientales, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 16h00 aprox. Return to Quito by bus or plane.

Itinerary C: Tour 8 days 7 nights

DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio – by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h300am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. ( 2 ½  hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture and takes an adventurous night walk, where it is possible to view nocturnal animals and giant insects.

DAY 2.- Today we make an early start travelling by motorized canoe go down along the Aguarico River deeper into dense jungle to our second campsite located on  Parrots island. After reaching our second campsite we pitch our tents. In the way we visit the Pacuya River to enjoy some of its flora and fauna.

DAY 3.- Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. The brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforests thriving activity. We take an early morning canoe ride to observe the abundance of birds and wildlife. After breakfast we head to our third campsite situated deep in remote jungle (Lagartococha area) on the Peruvian border. Before dinner we enjoy a swim in the Delfin Cocha Lake surrounded by breathtaking tropical scenery.

DAY 4.- In the morning, we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that his ancestors have taught throughout generations. After lunch, we explore different habitats looking for new species. Here amongst the spectacular scenery we have a good chance of seeing the Amazonian Freshwater Pink and Grey River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis). After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 5.- After breakfast, our native and naturalist guides take us to a different ecosystem (Terra Firme forest), where they explain the difference between this area and the locations we have observed previously. We return to our campsite for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we try our luck at Piranha fishing. A relaxed dinner is enjoyed at our campsite.
DAY 6.- In the morning, we travel by motorized canoe up the Lagar|tococha  River for bird and wildlife watching. After breakfast, we continue along the Lagartococha River navigating to the Aguarico River reaching our fourth campsite located in the Kichwa Community.

DAY 7.- After breakfast, we visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower. Here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including the Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys and many more. After lunch, we travel by canoe up the Cuyabeno River to Nicky lodge. Along the way we stop to observe the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where hundreds of colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. In the late afternoon we relax, reflect and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest.

DAY 8.- After breakfast, we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico river to Tierras Orientales from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 15h00 aprox. Return to Quito by bus or plane.

Itinerary D: Tour 6 days 5 nights

DAY 1.- We begin our adventure in Lago Agrio where our flight arrives at 09:00. From Lago Agrio we travel by bus to Tierras Orientales (jungle gateway) where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico River to our Lodge. Our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture ' Introduction to the rainforest, after dinner; we take an adventurous night walk, where it is possible to view nocturnal animals and giant insects.

DAY 2.- Today we make an early start traveling by motorized canoe along the Cuyabeno River to enjoy watching at Monkeys and Dolphins, back to the Lodge for breakfast and then we go on a short walk with our naturalist guide. Then we travel along the Aguarico River deeper into dense jungle to our second campsite at Zancudococha Community (kichwa). After reaching our second campsite we pitch our tents. After dinner we take an adventurous night walk, where it is possible to view nocturnal animals and giant insects.

DAY 3.- In the morning, we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us  he medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations. After lunch, we explore different habitats looking for new species. Here amongst the spectacular scenery we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and gray river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis). we enjoy a swim in the Iripari Lake surrounded by breathtaking tropical scenery. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds. We move our Camping site to the Iripari Lake.

DAY 4.- After breakfast, our native and naturalist guides take us to a different ecosystem (Terra Firme forest), where they explain the difference between this area and the locations we have observed previously. We return to our campsite for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we try our luck at Piranha fishing at the Iripari Lake. A relaxed dinner is enjoyed at our campsite.

DAY 5.- In the morning after breakfast our native and naturalist guides will share with us their knowledge about medicinal and practical uses of the plants. After lunch we travel back to and then we go back to Nicky Lodge. After dinner we will go out by dugout paddling canoes to enjoy Zancudo or Iripari Lake.

DAY 6.- Early morning we visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower. Here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including the toucans, parrots, monkeys and many more. The brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Tierras Orientales our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 15h00 aprox. Return to Quito by bus or plane.

Itinerary E : Cuyabeno Loop 4 days 3 nights

DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio  by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 07h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins early at 07h00am. We travel 2 ½ hours by bus/pick up to El Puente, the principal entrance of the Reserve.  Then we start our canoe journey down the Cuyabeno River to Laguna Grande where we enjoy the Amazon Lake and admire the flooded forest – Igapo, an ecosystem of the rainforest. After lunch we visit the Siona Indian community to share the culture and traditions of the local people. In the afternoon we navigate downstream to our Lodge. (2 hours approx. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a welcome briefing.

DAY 2.- Early morning canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek in primary rainforest with our Naturalist and native guides who will explain us about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After Lunch we go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to try to find species of monkeys or dolphins. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insect sand with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs.

DAY 3.- Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. We navigate downstream to observe the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. Return to the Lodge. After breakfast we trek into pristine primary rainforest. Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and we learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Lunch. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Cuyabeno River where we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. We also try our luck at Piranha fishing. We visit to the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower; here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest and observing a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 4.- After breakfast, we navigate along Cuyabeno rivers towards to the Kichwa Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Tierras Orientales, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 16h00 aprox. Departure flight/bus to Quito.