Min. 4 passengers US $ 590 Per Person
Location: Lower part of Cuyabeno Reserve (Down the Aguarico River – Iripari Lake
DAY 1. –Our tour begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2hours). After, we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico River and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. (2-½ hours approx.) Finally we arrive in Nicky Amazon Lodge. We have time for a short relax or just lay back in the hammock. In the evening we go for a walk through the surrounding. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.
DAY 2. – After breakfast, we navigate Cuyabeno downstream observing a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more or just enjoy the sunset in the rainforest. We reach the Aguarico River (white waters) we continue down the river (approx. 2 ½ hours) to our second campsite at the Zancudococha Lake. Along the way, we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis). In the evening we navigate and enjoy the wonderful sunset in the lake. After dinner another captivating lectures about this area. The second campsite located at Zancudococha, largest lake of standing water in the Amazon Basin. Zancudo is soncora “, which for the Siona-Secoya languages means “lagoon of small fish” but are called “co” mestizo ear which sounded somewhat like mosquito.
DAY 3. – 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. 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. We return to our campsite for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we navigate in the lake to enjoy the flooded forest (Igapo) we try our luck at Piranha fishing at the Zancudococha Lagoon. A relaxed dinner is enjoyed at our campsite. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family).
DAY 4. – Early activity in the morning. After breakfast our canoe driving back to Aguarico River and we navigate upstream approx. 3 hours. We continue downstream the Aguarico River to the confluence of rivers at the Amazon headwaters. We navigate deep in remote jungle along Lagartococha river accessing the flooded area where we discover some lagoons connected by Black water Rivers, where you admire a different ecosystems which exists in the flood forest or varzea region. After the box lunch we enjoy swimming in the Delfin Cocha lake while observing some freshwater pink dolphins (Inia Geofrensis ) swimming close to us. We return to Kichwa Community of Zancudo on the Aguarico riverside where we have the third campsite. Dinner. Relax
DAY 5. – After breakfast, we navigate upstream Aguarico River. Box lunch. In the way we stop at riverside villages of local communities to see their handicrafts. Finally we return to Nicky Amazon Lodge. Dinner. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insects and with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs.
DAY 6. – The last early activity a walk into the primary forest permits to take the last remember of this wonderful place. After breakfast you prepare your luggage for your trip back. We navigate along Cuyabeno River towards to the Aguarico River until Tierras Orientales. After Box lunch our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio, arriving in 15h30 approx. Departure flight/bus to Quito
Trip Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito; Kichwa Community Fee USD 3,50, Additional beverages and extra meals in Lago Agrio, Tips.
According to our tours, we start from Lago Agrio so you have two ways to go from Quito:
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