LODGES IN CUYABENO 

Wildlife near you and best price guarantee.

JAMU LODGE

From $295.00 P.P

READ MORE

NICKY AMAZON LODGE

From $260.00 P.P

READ MORE

TAPIR LODGE

From $720.00 P.P

READ MORE

DOLPHIN LODGE

From $240.00 P.P

READ MORE

SIONA LODGE

From $360.00 P.P

READ MORE

PIRANHA LODGE

From $230.00 P.P

READ MORE

CAIMAN LODGE

From $280.00 P.P

READ MORE

TUCAN LODGE

From $340.00 P.P

READ MORE

CUYABENO LODGE

From $320.00 P.P

READ MORE

CUYABENO RIVER

From $360.00 P.P

READ MORE

Cultural aspects

The territory currently occupied by the reserve has had a human presence for a long time. Formerly the basin of the Aguarico river was inhabited by the "encabellados". The Spanish chroniclers gave this name to these people who wore long, highly decorated hair.
The Sionas and Secoyas who today live within the reserve descend from the ancient encabellados who lived in different areas. The Sionas lived further north, in the area between the Aguarico and Putumayo rivers, on the border between Ecuador and Colombia.
The Secoyas, on the other hand, inhabited the banks of the Napo on the Peruvian side; in 1940 they migrated to the banks of the Aguarico River, pressured by the rubber industry. The Cofan occupied, and still do, the upper basins of the Aguarico and San Miguel rivers. The current inhabitants of the Cofán de Sábalo community came down the rivers and in 1972 they settled in the central part of the reserve.
There are also several Kichwa communities, especially along the Aguarico River, in the area known as Playas de Cuyabeno -where it meets the Aguarico- and in the Zancudo area, at the eastern end of the reserve.

Geography

The reserve is located in the northern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon and includes the hydrographic basins of three important rivers: the Cuyabeno to the northwest, the Lagartococha to the east (which in turn borders with Peru) and the Aguarico that runs through the Cuyabeno RPF. from west to east.
Although the terra firme moist forest is the most abundant ecosystem in the reserve (and in the Amazon in general), it is the flooded ecosystems adjacent to the Cuyabeno and Lagartococha rivers that distinguish this protected area from others in the eastern region.
To learn more about the geography of this reserve and understand the dynamics of these forests, it is necessary to become familiar with the two types of rivers that exist in the Amazon and are also present in the reserve: whitewater and blackwater. Those of white waters originate in the mountain range and, as they descend towards the lowlands, they drag a large quantity of sediments that give the water a yellowish-tan color, like that of the Aguarico. The areas temporarily flooded by this water are called varzéas and are rich in sediments, so they are preferred for agriculture. In contrast, blackwater rivers are born in the same forest and their color is dark due to the presence of certain substances from the decomposition of plant material that falls into their waters. An example is the Cuyabeno and Lagartococha rivers.
The areas flooded by these rivers, known as igapós, can remain flooded for several months each year.

MORE OPTIONS IN AMAZON JUNGLE

travel choice 2022

travel choice 2023

travel choice 2019

travel choice 2018

travel choice 2015