Amazon Expedition 5 Day Programme
- Amazon Expedition 5 days $360.00
DAY 1: Our excursion begins in Lago Agrio at 09h30. If you go by plane we will pick you up at the Lago Agrio airport at 09h55. We travel by bus/truck approx. 1 1⁄4 hours we arrive in the Cuyabeno Bridge to have the lunch later we journey down the river to our Lodge (approx. 2 hours). Then our excursion into the rainforest starts, and along the beginning of the river we can observe some species of monkeys and birds. Finally we arrive to the Magic River Ecolodge. Time for a short relax. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a briefing on the upcoming activities for the next few days and about the area. and later an night walk around the Lodge.
DAY 2:After an early breakfast we start our journey because the brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest’s thriving activity. We trek into the rainforest with our Naturalist guide who shares their wealth of knowledge. We also have the opportunity to learn about how life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Botanic information emphasizes the use of the medicinal plants, which has been taught by the local ancestors for generations. We also find some species of amphibians, butterflies, centipedes and millipedes, snakes, birds, monkeys or any footprints of mammals in the trail. Return to the lodge. Lunch. Later we navigate along the Cuyabeno River to turn around the Kapok Island trying to find species of monkeys. We also have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink dolphins (Inia geof-frensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the amazing river scenery. Before dinner we venture into the forest to find species of insects, spiders, tarantulas, snakes or colorful frogs. The night world of the Amazon is perfect for viewing small species and enjoying the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.
DAY 3: An early activity permits us to enjoy the nature with a good chance to watch some monkeys and birds. After breakfast we follow the “taricaya” that means turtle trail to visit the Seoqueya Community, where some local families of the Sionas Indigenous group live. A member of the family shows us how they prepare the yuca bread which is called “Cassave” and our guide explains local traditions and cultures from the past to the present. Return to the lodge. After lunch, we always have time to relax and to enjoy the place. In the afternoon we go out with our motor canoe upstream to visit the Laguna Grande where we navigate in the amazing lake and admire the flooded forest by black water or Igapo, considered an ecosystem of the rainforest, dominated by the famous Macrolobium trees which are homes of Epiphytes plants and bird, there is time to swimming in the lake while we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. Before we return to the lodge we venture downstream to search for Caimans (alligator family)and fishing bats.
Day 4: Full day in the Laguna Grande Lake
In the morning we take a longer walk on a small path through primary forest in the “Laguna Grande” lake (3-4 hours). Our guide will provide information about this amazing ecosystem and explain different types of plants. Later we have the lunch into the rainforest. We will visit one more time the “Laguna Grande” Lake to make different activities like swim, paddling and watch pink dolphins. We take the motor canoe back to our lodge searching caimans or snakes.
In the lodge later of dinner we have a farewell cocktail.
DAY 5: The last early activity is a short canoe excursion to enjoy the sunrise over the jungle. This is a good opportunity for bird watching. It permits us to create the last memory of this wonderful place. After breakfast you have time to prepare your luggage for the trip back. We navigate upstream to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge. Box lunch. Our bus/pick up takes us back to Lago Agrio, arriving at approx. 14h30 either to catch the Bus or the plane back to Quito.
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Our prices include:
- All terrestrial and fluvial transfers from and back to Lago Agrio
- Licensed bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
- Full catering
- State of the art canoeing and camping equipment (water protection bags, rubber boots, rain ponchos, life jackets, sleeping pads, tents)
- Daily guided excursion according to tour itinerary
- Safe bottled water for drinking and all cooking
- Accommodation in tents
- Rustic huts and Magic River Ecolodge according to tour
- Airport and hotel transfers in Lago Agrio on first and last day of the tour.
*except breakfast on first day and dinner on last day
Our prices do not include:
- Transfer Quito-Lago Agrio-Quito
- Accommodation in Lago Agrio
- Alcoholic drinks
- Indigenous community fee $6.00 per person
Maximum group size: 10
Minimum group size: 4