Reviews of Magic River Tours and Ecolodge

Dear Sandra,
Finally we are finding the time to say thank you for this wonderful tour to the Magic River Lodge last week. Bettina and I spent five amazing days and were so well cared for: Jakob was incredible when it came to navigating the canoe and more importantly spying animals, Aldemar could not have been a more secure driver day and night and Sergio served meals so delicious we sometimes didn’t want to stop eating. All in all it was a really nice experience and we are especially grateful that you made the tour possible also just for the two of us!
Hopefully we will come back one day. Until then good tours for you! Kind regards, Knut and Bettina, November 13 2015

Our Magic River tour trip was incredible!! I’m so glad that we chose your company, as it was immediately apparent how much we were able to see and hear on the river in our canoes, while the other tours sped past us in their motor boats. The indigenous woman, Laejia, who steered our boat was wonderful; she was able to spot a mother sloth with a baby sleeping in the trees, which we were able to observe for quite awhile. She also pointed out many other animals and birds that we would have completely missed with our untrained eyes.
Jacob, our tour guide, made the experience for us! His love for the wildlife, the plant life, and the indigenous people of Cuyabeno, was so profound that it was contagious. He was humble, funny, thoughtful, and incredibly knowledgeable. We very much appreciated that he spoke English as well.
We had a great time with the other members of our group, especially the young Dutch family with their two little boys. I didn’t really know what to expect on this trip, and we were definitely nudged out of our comfort zone, which made the adventure even more exciting! (I found that I was constantly smiling as I paddled down the river!)
The 5 days in the Reserve was the highlight of our trip to Ecuador, and such a wonderful experience for my son and I. It was truly magical! Thank you for offering this once in a lifetime experience.
Warmest regards,
Annie Noonan
September 01 2015, Annie Noonan

We enjoyed our time on the tour. The food was tasty. Diego was exceptional – clearly enjoyed his work – and quite knowledgeable. The accommodations were comfortable and all the tour workers were terrific. Thank you!!
5-day tour, September 2007, Kumar S, Canada

El Cuyabeno nos gustó mucho, la gente en el Lodge y nuestro guía Diego, fueron sin duda lo mejor del viaje, fueron cálidos y muy amistosos, lo que ayuda bastante en lugares a los cuales uno no está acostumbrado. El lugar del lodge nos pareció bien, aunque con tanta lluvia sería bueno tener algún tipo de “fogata”, “chimenea” o algo parecido.
Tour de 5 días, Junio 2007 Verónica Maldonado, Chile

Reise hat gepasst, Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt. Ausrüstung und Organisation war gut. Essen war sehr gut. Raúl, der Koch, immer freundlich und hilfsbereit.
5-Tagestour, May 2007, Martina H., Deutschland

Wir möchten uns noch mal recht herzlich bedanken, für die gelungene Tour im Regenwald. Besonderen Dank und viele Grüsse an Diego (Reiseleiter) und Raúl (Koch).
5-Tagestour, May 2007, Ines und Jens, Deutschland

Vielen Dank für die wunderschönen Erlebnisse im Regenwald mit Magic River Tours. Das Team, die Guides und das Essen waren toll. Besonderen Dank an Jorge Payaguaje (indianischer Guide) und seine Kenntnisse. Alle waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, nett und offen
5-Tagestour, Februar 2007, Olaf, Alexander und Veronika, Detlef und Gisela, Frauke und Torsten, Deutschland

Our jungle experience was unique and extraordinary. In fact, it exceeded our expectations – not only because of the beautiful and beautiful rainforest with its many animals and extensive flora, but because of the staff that accompanied us. Each worked hard and in harmony with each other to ensure a wonderful experience for us. We were all amazed at how orchestrated each camp, dinner, and day on the river was. We feel that with Luis Torres we had Ecuador’s best guide. His enthusiasm and love for the jungle can not be exceeded! Karin, Arturo and Tobias worked very diligently each day. We will have today with memories for the rest of our lives.
8-day tour, March 2006, Vikki, Terry, Betsy and Eddie, USA

Séjour très interessant, en compagnie d’un guide extrěmement instruit: que de bonnes choses. J’espère que cet endroit restera comme ça encore longtemps! A la prochaine!
5-jour tour, 2005, François Fourneau, Belgium

A magical trip, one of the highlights of my life. The time went too fast. We were very well looked after by a very good crew. The food was wonderful. Diego our guide was very knowledgeable and good company to be with. He taught us so much. Paddling was so much better than a motor canoe. It enabled us to see much more wildlife. I would recommend Magic River to anyone who likes this type of trip. Thank you all.
5-day tour, 2005, Bob Foster

It is the sights and sounds and experiences which will stay with us for many years. The more I view our photos and talk about the trip with friends and colleagues, the more I realize how much of the pleasure was the direct result of Magic River Tour’s amazing organizational efforts, and the day-by-day efforts and interest of the guides and assistants you sent along with us…..
Customized 14-day trip, August 2003, Bob and Judy W, USA