Adventure in the rainforest

Canyoning Tour to the Rainforest in Ecuador

We will go canyoning, caving and rafting. And you will also visit a Shuar community in the middle of the rainforest. This will be the adventure of your life, let us know, if you want to join: info@arutamecotours.com

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Galapagos Cruises on the M/S “The Beagle” 2017

Cruise/Galapagos Islands/Ecuador

A sunny good morning from Cuenca! We have the available dates and prices for the North Western Islands cruise with the M/S “The Beagle”! The cruise starts on Baltra Island and stops at Genovesa Island, Santiago Island, Isabela Island before heading back to Baltra Island. More info’s on the Itinerary you can find here http://beaglecruise.com/north-western-islands/

The Beagle is a 105 fet. ship that fits 14 passengers in 7 double cabins with private bathrooms.
Visit the website to learn more about the setup of the ship!

The available dates are:

June 13th – June 20th : $2550 per Person
June 27th – July 04th: $2550 per Person
July 11th – July 18th: $2750 per Person
July 25th – August 1st: $2750 per Person
August 8th – August 15th: $ 3050 per Person
August 22nd – August 29th; $3050 per Person
September 5th – September 12th: $2950 per Person

These prices do not include flights, the National Park Card $ 20 per Person or the entrance fee to the park $ 100 per Person.

Contact our office also for the availability and prices of other boats!

Cruise on the Xavier III Yacht

Cruise on the Xavier III Yacht

Xavier Deck Xavier IIIXavier III is a spacious Galapagos Cruise Boat for 16 guests – there’s plenty of room to relax in the bar, dining room, or back deck of the yacht with beautiful views. At the same time, it’s not so large that you won’t make plenty of friends!

The Xavier III carries a team of seven crewmembers and one naturalist guide well-versed in the local wildlife, vegetation and geology and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service.

Snorkelling equipment and beach towels included at no extra charge. Wetsuits available for rent. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

Write us for Last Minute Offers! Just let us know how many days you want to go and when.

Napo Birding Tour (5 days)

Napo Birding Tour (5 days)

MG_6933-300x200 MG_6205-200x300First day: A short flight will take you from Quito to the jungle town of Coca. At the Coca airport our staff will take you to the Orellana port, the gateway to the pristine lands of the Ecuadorian Amazon. From there, a motorized canoe will take us down the Napo River 2 hours until reaching the Napo Wildlife Center welcome station on the banks of the Napo River. From here you will be transferred to smaller paddle-canoes to go up the Añangu Creek to the Napo Wildlife Center ecolodge, located on the banks of Anangu Lake. Along the way you will discover the region’s diversity and different bird species such as hoatzins, kingfishers, and herons.

Second-fourth day: For three days or more (you have the option to extend your days at the lodge) you will have the opportunity to explore the great diversity of birds of the western Amazon jungle. The Ecuadorian Amazon is considered one of the top birdwatching places in the world with more than 500 bird species. Early in the morning we will visit the Canopy Observation Tower to see the avifauna of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Get a stunning close-up view of flocks of birds that wander past and through the Canopy tower: oropendolas, tanagers, euphonias, aracaris, cotingas, flycatchers, purpletufts, parrots and macaws glow are seen dropping from the trees in search of fruits and seeds. The forest trails are also a great opportunity to admire the wilderness of the Amazon jungle, with good chances to see different bird species such as antbirds, toucans, woodcreepers, tinamous, the black-necked red cotinga and the vocally-striking screaming piha. Visit the parrot clay licks where hundreds of parrots, macaws and parakeets gather to obtain the minerals contained in the soil that help them to digest the seeds and fruits they feed with. Enjoy the canoe rides on the Anangu Lake and along the creeks and rivers that surround the lodge accompanied by different birds such as silvered and plumbeous antbirds, herons, the point-tailed palmcreeper, orange-crested manakin and river birds as the yellow-billed tern, the capped heron and the collared plover. Also, the islands in the Napo River are home to a variety of birds including the black-and-white antbird, the olive-spotted hummingbird and different species of spinetails. Apart from the varied avifauna you will probably see several monkey species and the giant river otter, a species unique to the Amazon Basin.

The welcoming area of the Napo Wildlife Center, where the local community lives, is also rich in fauna and flora. Here you may find other bird species such as the rufous-headed woodpecker, swallow-winged puffbird and the turquoise and magpie tanagers.

Fifth day: On this last day we’ll head back to the jungle town of Coca to return to Quito.

Price per person: $2699 (private room) $1799 (double or triple)

The program includes:

  • Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Lodging, all meals, excursions as specified, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca Airport.
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides.
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park.
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots.

The program does not include:

  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

Yasuní Sumak Huasi (5 days)

Yasuní Sumak Huasi (5 days)

SumakHuasi8 SumakHuasi7First day: The Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge is located on the banks of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The trip will start from the town of Coca in a comfortable motorized canoe, with the trip downriver taking about two hours, with a box lunch included. During the trip you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shorebird species, as well as beautiful landscapes. Arriving at the Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge, visitors will be welcomed with a traditional drink and a meal before being shown to their cabins. In the afternoon, we will take a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset before dinner.

Second day: After enjoying breakfast we will depart by boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that will bring you face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the season and weather conditions. We will end the morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “Kuri Muyu” run by the women of the community to learn about Kichwa crafts and traditions. We will return for lunch in the lodge before taking a walk to climb up the observation tower to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Finally, we will return by motorized canoe to the hotel for dinner.

Third day: After breakfast, we will visit the community projects, and learn about the Kichwa worldview. We will take on the walk on the Mama Cuna road for an excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic to Yasuní and then return for lunch at the lodge. At the Añangu stream, you will board a canoe and head downstream to see alligators and listen to the sounds of nature. We will return to the hotel by motorized canoe for dinner.

Fourth day: You will climb up the observation tower to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Returning to the hotel, you will choose to camp or spend the rest of the day exploring or relaxing in the cabin.

Fifth day: We will get up at 4:30 am to experience one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture: making wayusa tea. Meanwhile, listen to Kichwa songs and peacefully meditate. Then we will head back for breakfast before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca.

Price per person: $908 (private room) $783 (double) or $698 (triple)

If you would like to stay longer than 5 days, it is $119 per day per person for each additional day.

The program includes:

  • Lodging, all meals, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca Airport
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots

The program does not include:

  • Air ticket from Quito to Coca and vice versa, priced at around $206.00 (subject to change)
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

Flight information: The following are the flights that will get you to and from Coca, NOT included in the tour prices and paid separately ahead of time:

QUITO – COCA

Flight No. 56

Departure Time: 09:10 (please be one hour earlier)

Arrival Time: 09:45

COCA – QUITO

Flight No. 57

Departure Time: 11:15

Arrival Time: 11:45

Yasuní Sumak Kausay (4 days)

Yasuní Sumak Kausay (4 days)

Sumak-Kausay4 Sumak-Kausay6First day: The Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge is located on the banks of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The trip will leave downriver from the town of Coca in comfortable motorized canoes, which will take about two hours. As you eat your box lunch, you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shorebird species. Arriving at the Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge, visitors will be welcomed with a traditional drink and meal at the lodge before being shown to their cabins. In the afternoon, we will take a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset before returning for dinner.

Second day: We will have breakfast and depart by boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parakeets and macaws), depending on the seasons and weather conditions. We will end the morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “Kuri Muyu” run by the women of the community to learn about Kichwa crafts and traditions, before returning to the lodge for lunch. Then, we will climb up the observation tower to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths in the jungle canopy. We will return to the hotel by motorized canoe for a traditional dinner.

Third day: After breakfast, we will visit the community projects, and learn about the Kichwa worldview. We will take a walk on the Mama Cuna road for an excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic to Yasuní and then return for lunch at the lodge. At the Añangu stream, you will board a canoe and head downstream to see alligators and listen to the sounds of nature. We will return to hotel by motorized canoe for dinner.

Fourth day: We will get up at 4:30 am to experience one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture: making wayusa tea while listening to Kichwa songs and peacefully meditating. Aftewards, we return for breakfast before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca.

Price per person: $789 (private room) $730 (double) or $630 (triple)

The program includes:

  • Lodging, all meals, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca Airport
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park.
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots

The program does not include:

  • Air ticket from Quito to Coca and vice versa, priced at around $206.00 (subject to change)
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

Flight information: The following are the flights that will get you to and from Coca, NOT included in the tour prices and paid separately ahead of time:

QUITO – COCA

Flight No. 56

Departure Time: 09:10 (please be one hour earlier)

Arrival Time: 09:45

COCA – QUITO

Flight No. 57

Departure Time: 11:15

Arrival Time: 11:45

Yasuní Yaku Kausay (3 days)

Yasuní Yaku Kausay (3 days)

Yaku-Kausay7 Yaku-Kausay6First day: The Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge is located on the banks of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuní National Park. The journey will begin from the town of Coca on motorized canoes, which will travel two hours downriver –refreshments provided! You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes. Upon arriving at the Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge, visitors will be welcomed with a traditional drink and taken to their cabins. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a short walk down to the Napo riverbank to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beach. Afterwards, we will return for dinner and relaxation.

Second day: We will have breakfast and depart by boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that will bring you face to face with some 11 species of parrots (including parakeets and macaws), depending on season and weather conditions. We will end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here you will have the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, as well as their crafts and traditions. We will return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, we will walk towards the Añangu stream to visit wetlands, upland forest and seasonally-flooded forest, and board a canoe to head downriver to see alligators and listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. We will return to the hotel by motorized canoe and have a traditional dinner.

Third day: (Optional) We will get up at 4:30 am to experience one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture: making wayusa to energize the body and listening to the kichwa songs while peacefully meditating. Finally, we will return for breakfast before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca.

Price per person: $676 (private room) $548 (double) or $456 (triple)

The program includes:

  • Lodging, all meals, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca airport
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park.
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots

The program does not include:

  • Air ticket from Quito to Coca and vice versa, priced at around $206.00 (subject to change)
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

 

Flight information: The following are the flights that will get you to and from Coca, NOT included in the tour prices and paid separately ahead of time:

QUITO – COCA

Flight No. 56

Departure Time: 09:10 (please be one hour earlier)

Arrival Time: 09:45

COCA – QUITO

Flight No. 57

Departure Time: 11:15

Arrival Time: 11:45

Napo Extended Stay (5 days)

Napo Extended Stay (5 days)

IMG_4876-300x200 MG_6532-300x188First day: After a 30-minute flight, you will reach the Coca airport, located in the Amazon basin. From this jungle town you will be be taken by private motorized canoes down the Amazon’s major tributary, the Napo River. During the trip you will be provided with a box lunch and you will have the chance to see many different bird species. After a 2-hour trip along the Napo River, we will get to the Napo Wildlife Center welcome area, where the natives of the Kichwa Anangu community live. From there, we will take a peaceful dugout-canoe along a narrow creek to the Napo Wildlife Center, located on the banks of the Anangu Lake, home to different fish species, caimans and the endemic giant otters.

Second day: On the second day you will have an early breakfast at the lodge restaurant and then visit the Canopy Tower, about 30 minutes away from the lodge. This 36-meter platform offers you a great opportunity to see colorful birds such as macaws and toucans, or spider and howler monkeys that feed on the fruits found on nearby trees. After our visit to the Canopy Tower we will have lunch at the lodge restaurant. In the afternoon, after resting at the lodge, we will hike through a marvelous terra firma forest. You will be amazed by the beautiful flora on the trail: vines, ancient trees, orchids, bromeliads are among those that stand out in this natural garden. We will also explore the waters of the surrounding creeks where you might run into a giant otter family.

Third day: Early in the morning we will get up to visit one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. At the first parrot clay lick, you will see hundreds of parrots such as the Amazon-mealy, the blue-headed parrot, parakeets and macaws feeding on the minerals the soil contains. After, we will spend time with the local people of the Kichwa Anangu community, learning about their daily activities and ancestral traditions, and lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Interpretative Center where women of the community will welcome you with dances and typical rituals and drinks such as “chicha”. Late in the afternoon, the lodge will welcome you with some drinks and dinner.

Fourth day: In the morning we will explore the Amazon jungle trails to search for wildlife species such as monkeys, birds, rare insects, reptiles and mammals. The Yasuní National Park is one of the most diverse areas in the world, so you never know which jungle creature will show up! Afterward, we will go back to the lodge to have lunch and rest. In the afternoon, we will explore the creeks that surround the Napo River to see caiman, turtles, fish or the endemic giant otters, a species unique to the Amazon Basin. Late in the afternoon back at the lodge, our staff members will show a video about the Napo Wildlife Center and the Kichwa Añangu community’s origins.

Fifth day: On your last day at the lodge our staff members will prepare a special farewell breakfast early in the morning. Then, you will go back the way you came to the hotel: a paddle-canoe ride to the NWC welcome area followed by navigating the Napo River to reach the jungle town of Coca.

Price per person: $2699 (private room) $1799 (double or triple)

The program includes:

  • Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Lodging, all meals, excursions as specified, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca Airport.
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides.
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park.
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots.

The program does not include:

  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

Napo Premium Tour (4 days)

Napo Premium Tour (4 days)

Tour/Rainforest/EcuadorFirst day: Departing from Quito, a 30-minute flight will take you to the jungle town of Coca. There, you will receive a warm welcome and be taken to the Francisco de Orellana Port. At the port you will ride a motorized canoe down the Napo River, the major tributary of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers and herons and the incredible views of the Amazon jungle will open before your eyes. After a box lunch and a two-hour ride along the Napo River, we will arrive at the NWC’s dock entrance where we will continue on to the lodge in paddle-canoes. This peaceful dugout canoe ride down a narrow stream will lead us to the Añangu Lake. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive at the Napo Wildlife Center (NWC) where our staff will welcome you with drinks and show you around the lodge and then to your rooms.

Tour to the Rainforest in EcuadorSecond day: Early on the second day, you will get to experience one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. It takes about an hour to get to the first parrot clay lick, and once there, it will take just a few minutes for the birds to show up. It is a colorful spectacle: about 11 species of birds such as parrots, macaws and parakeets visit the clay licks every day to feed on the minerals that are concentrated in the soil. Later on, we will hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Añangu community and learn about their daily lives and ancestral customs. Then, we will go back to the creek and hike for 30 minutes through a terra firma forest to reach the second parrot clay lick, where you can watch the parrots, parakeets and macaws as you eat a delicious lunch. Late in the afternoon we will arrive back at the Napo Wildlife Center to rest.

Third day: Breakfast will be served at the NWC restaurant early in the morning. After that, we will depart to the Canopy Observation Tower, a high platform with amazing views of the jungle. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the jungle floor will pass right by you. Flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue-and-yellow macaws and large toucans fly past in the early mornings and afternoons. In the afternoon, after lunch in the NWC, we will walk a terra firma trail to discover lizards, different species of monkeys (such as the endemic golden mantle tamarin monkey), rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! We will also take you to explore Añangu Lake and the streams that are home to different species of fish and mammals such as the giant otter.

Fourth day: On our fourth and last day, we will depart after an early breakfast to Coca city, riding a paddle-canoe to the docking area and then embarking on a motorized canoe to the jungle town. During this last excursion the creek may reveal new sights of rare bird species and monkeys, and a giant otter might just show up to say good-bye!

Price per person: $2234 (private room) $960 (double or triple)

The program includes:

  • Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Lodging, all meals, excursions as specified, purified water, river transportation and local shuttle to and from the Coca Airport.
  • Community and bilingual naturalist guides.
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park.
  • Impermeable ponchos and rubber boots.

The program does not include:

  • Beverages
  • Tips

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

  • Passport or Ecuadorian I.D.
  • Suitcase or backpack
  • Knapsack for daily excursions
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • Cotton t-shirts and some long-sleeve shirts
  • 1 pair of socks for every day in the jungle.
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • 1 light sweater or jacket
  • Hat or cap
  • Swimsuit (if you would like to swim)
  • Sunglasses, with retainer
  • 1 pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • Batteries
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Small lantern (mining-type head gear is recommended)
  • Sandals for use at the lodge.
  • Extra cash and small change for the bar and souvenirs.

NOTE: There is a 20 kg per person limit on the airplane. If your baggage exceeds this limit, you will be charged by the airline.

Siona Lodge

Siona Lodge

Cuyabeno3 Siona LodgeThe Siona Lodge has a privileged location directly on the Laguna Grande in the Cuyabeno Reserve, allowing for views of impressive sunsets across the large freshwater lake and some rare opportunities to view wildlife.

First day: The pick-up is at the airport in Lago Agrio at 9:50 am or at 9 am at the Hotel Maito Landia, and then you will be transferred to the Cuyabeno Bridge, the entrance of the Cuyabeno Nature Reserve. On the way you will have a box-lunch. From there you will go by motorized canoe for about 2 hours to get to the Siona Lodge at the Laguna Grande. If you are lucky you’ll see monkeys, toucans, parrots, and definitely the great vegetation of the Amazon rainforest. Upon arrival to the Siona Lodge the crew will welcome you. In the evening you can go on your first excursion to observe reptiles and amphibians, after which dinner will be ready.

Second day: After breakfast you will go on a jungle hike for about 3 to 5 hours and see the abundant flora, different eco-systems and medicinal plants. After lunch you will go “eco-fishing”, or catch and release fishing. Look out for pink dolphins around the lagoon and enjoy the sunset in the middle of the lagoon — swimming encouraged, but not required! At night you will have dinner.

Third day: After breakfast, you head out to Puerto Bolivar, the center of the indigenous Siona community. On your canoe trip down the river you can admire the fauna along the shore of the river Cuyabeno. In the community you will learn more about the customs and traditions and will have the opportunity watch the preparation of casave (yucca flat bread) and can taste it as well! After that you will visit a shaman in typical attire in his house and can watch a presentation of his healing rituals. In the afternoon you will paddle with canoes in the lake to look out for the wide variety of birds. After dinner you go on a night trip to watch out for caimans.

Fourth day: You have to get up really early to do some birdwatching before breakfast, as this is the time when the birds are very active. You return to the lodge for breakfast and packing up your things, and then you go back to the bridge by canoe and then with car back to Lago Agrio where the tour ends. OR If you stay on for a fifth day, then instead you will bird-watch in Canangueno Lagoon, reached by indian paddle canoe, and go on another forest hike.

Fifth day: You have to get up really early to do some birdwatching before breakfast, as this is the time when the birds are very active. You will return to the lodge for breakfast and packing up your things, and then go back to the bridge by canoe and with car back to Lago Agrio, where the tour will end.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change because of climate or suggestions of the guide. The observation of birds and animals in general depends on weather conditions.

Price for the 4-day trip: $320 per person

Price for the 5-day trip: $380 per person

The program includes:

  • Accommodation in a cabaña
  • Transportation from/to Lago Agrio
  • Activities with a bilingual naturalist guide
  • Meals and drinks as listed above
  • Rain poncho, boots, life jackets
The program does not include:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Transport from and back to Quito ($40 p.p.)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Single supplement
  • Siona Secoya community visit ($8 p.p.)

Start of tour for the 4-day trip: Every Tuesday and Friday at 9 am in front of Hotel Maito Landia in Lago Agrio or at the airport until 10 am.
Start of tour for the 5-day trip: Every Monday and Thursday at 9 am in front of Hotel Maito Landia in Lago Agrio or at the airport until 10 am.

End of the Tour: On the last day of your tour you get back to Lago Agrio around 2 pm. The transport can drop you off at the Terminal Lago Agrio, at the airport, or in the center.


Important items to bring to the jungle:

* Sunglasses

* Flashlights

* Swimsuits

* Sunscreen

* Mosquito repellant

* Water bottle

* Waterproof bag, in case you have expensive equipment