Protected nature reserve since 26 July 1979.

One of the principle objectives of the Cuyabeno Reserve is ongoing conservation of the Amazonian ecosystem; the most complex ecosystem in the world. This reserve is a complex network of rivers, lagoons, and floating forest. Cuyabeno is characterized by its biodiversity and symbiosis between the species inhabiting the area. The Reserve‚Äôs geomorphology is a consequence of the rivers carrying sediment and materials from the Andes, principally by the Aguarico River. The huge volume of water cascading down from the mountains naturally maintains high water levels ensuring that the river is navigable all year round. In the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve there are more than 10 monkey species, 500 bird spices, and an incredible record of 307 species of trees per hectare. There are two seasons, dry and rainy. The entrance is by fluvial (river) transport and is offered by the local communities with the coordination of the lodge and a highly trained, accredited guide. Area 603.380 or 2,329.70 Altitude (above sea level) 200- 280 meters or 660-920 feet Climate Tropical forest


We are committed with creating minimum environmental impact from our operations. Our solar energy system consumes no electricity from the power grid and is efficient enough to provide the lighting throughout the lodge. We encourage our guests to use natural oil lamps in place of flashlights. Waste, both organic and inorganic, are bagged and taken out of the reserve regularly. Our biodigestors further allow us to minimalize the impact of water pollution by utilizing natural enzymes and bacteria to treat all wastewater. Our belief in true eco-tourism is intended to make your stay as comfortable as possible while, at the same time, preserving Cuyabeno for everyone who wishes to enjoy its beauty.

Cuyabeno Canoe Trips

A small walk will take you to the primary forest, the highlight of Cuyabeno. You will be amazed by the density and variety of the local flora and fauna. The amazing plant and animal diversity can also be accessed by a canoe trip around the lake where you can see exotic trees and plants like orchids, bromeliads, gardenias and several species of bids ranging from hoatzins, macaws, and toucans to cormorants, tangaras, and Anhingas, kingfishers. Reptile life thrives in the reserve, species such as yellow-spotted Amazon turtles, caimans, anacondas, and a wide variety of snake species. With a little bit of patience, you may also be able to spot the uniquely evolved pink river dolphins, considered to be amongst the most intelligent animals and possessing a well-known affinity for freshwater Amazon Jungle rivers.

Tour includes

  • Accomodation in doble and 1 single rooms
  • Excursions with naturalist guide English speaking
  • 3 meals a day, drinking water
  • Transfer Lago Agrio/Cuyabeno Reserve/Lago Agrio
  • Rain Ponchos and rubber boots

Does not includes

  • Siona Comunity fee USD 10,00 per person
  • Transportation Quito Lago Agrio Quito
  • Drinks, Tips

Prices for the tours

  • 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 300.00$
  • 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS 350.00$