NICKY AMAZON LODGE

Nicky Amazon Lodge is located close to Laguna Grande in the upper part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. The lodge was built keeping the traditional Indigenous style of the amazon jungle, lovely huts so-called cabañas with thatched roofs. The lodge offers 15 ample and comfort rooms with double, triple, quadruple, or familiar accommodation including single or matrimonial beds, all with mosquito nets to keep you safe from biting insects during your rest. All furnished rooms have a private bathroom with hot water showers and flushing toilets. The fire safety devices, and rocedures are covered by this eco-lodge. All huts have balcony areas to relax and observe nature; go to the bed with the nocturnal sounds of the rainforest and early morning wake up with the singing of the birds, a quite experience.
Nicky Amazon Lodge gives the opportunity to treat yourself to a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday lifestyle and relax in a natural environment deep in the Amazon Rainforest, with all comfort, warmth, and the best service. The entire staff of  the lodge is ready to make enable a safe and pleasant stay. Delicious and nutritious meals with gourmet menus prepared by professional chefs, a mix of national and international cuisine using healthy and local products such as yucca or cassave too.
Additionally, catering for vegetarians or vegans. Purified drinking water is always available in the lodge as well as coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. And for the activities some snacks are provided too. The bar offers some drinks and exotic cocktails.
Naturalist Bilingual speaking Guides are specialized in Biology and ecotourism and are excited to share their knowledge with the visitors; their experience will make possible to discover the shy animals in the dense green of the rainforest. Their motto is “do the best for the costumer and giving him an unforgettable experience during his stay”
Sustainable tourism. 
- A responsible tourism is a key point in our corporate philosophy. Local involvement with the communities is an essential part of our tourist operation in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, our range of excursions has allowed us work together with Kichwas, Sionas, and Secoyas community’s.
We constantly provide training to our guides on topics such as security and first aid and more technical talks such as biology, ornithology, environmental  education, among others. Additional we involve to the local staff about environmental education and promote them to keep their traditional customs that their ancestors have taught them throughout generations. Thus, inspiring their interest of personal and professional  improvement career. 
We know the local participation is a great support to reach our goal and to continue providing more work in this area through tourism also taking care the nature through a socially responsible activity.
Our long excursions deep in the jungle exploring the lower part of Cuyabeno Reserve and the border with Peru allows us to visit remote communities, becoming the only way of transportation traveling long distances so we can take donations to small local schools. We always care of the quality of food products; we always look for healthier. Some of them are local products, thus we help to the local economy.
Envirnmental Policy. 
– We have developed an Environmental Policy, which we must respect as much as possible, providing a sustained commitment to local communities and the environment to ensure we have a positive effect. It is about "giving something back".
✓ We take care of our natural resources’ through monitored process constantly. The solid and liquid waste disposal and the water treatment environmental uses biodigesters and filtration systems. 
✓ Our latest achievement in the regular excursions, we have started the using of eco-friendly motors reducing CO2 pollution and lower noise levels. Additional our canoes were made by local communities using fiber material.
✓ We offer more activities such as hiking, paddling canoe and paddleboard to take care the environment and adds value to your experience in the nature.
✓ We encourage to reduce the use of bottles and plastic bags at the lodge with the staff as well as with our visitors and we ask the use of rechargeable batteries with our devices is very important for us.
✓ Our compost system allows us to manage the organic waste at the lodge. We appreciate all the living biodiversity through our activities while we walk in the forest or while exploring rivers and lagoons, which also allows us to learn how to protect it because this is the way we leave our best footprint in nature that is everyone's commitment

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amazing experience
Get away from the normal sounds of the city in a natural environment during a tour of 3, 4, 5 days in the Amazon, which includes spacious and comfortable cabins; each one includes a hot water shower and private bathroom, as well as delicious food prepared by a very professional chef.
Enjoy our tours in the Amazon
The cabins have been built in the way that the local communities do. The cabins have balconies and sitting areas to enjoy the surroundings, and on the balcony you can enjoy a pleasant rest listening to the wonderful sounds of birds and insects during the day and night.
Our personalized service adapts to your desires and needs, making activities, food and lodging to make your stay at Nicky Amazon Lodge a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Our staff is very well trained in all areas to make your stay fun and relaxed while enjoying our Ecuadorian jungle.

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of the Nicky Lodge experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Restaurant

 ​offers meals with elaborate gourmet menus by professional chefs, a mix of national cuisine and international catering service for vegetarians or vegans are available provision if required

Environment

Respect for the environment through commitment to the human and natural environment A responsible tourism operation with natural and human resources, which are fragile and sensitive to being affected

Electricity

Electricity is provided by solar panels.
Electricity is provided from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for lighting and to recharge the batteries (110 AC).

Boots & Ponchos

Rubber boots (only up to # 43)

Water

including purified bottled water

Activities

 Learn about the different ecosystems and their balance in the rainforest. Take night walks to observe insects, spiders, snakes, amphibians and listen to nocturnal animals.

Coffee Station

Purified drinking water is always available at the hostel, as well as coffee, hot chocolate or tea. And some snacks 

 ​HIGLIGHTS:
• Early activities in the morning to observe many species of birds
• Observe the Amazon’s Pink and grey dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis & Sotalia Fluviatilis)
• Hike into the rainforest and learn about the medicinal and practical uses of the plants
.• Go on night walks to observe insects, spiders, snakes, amphibians and listen to nocturnal animals
• Learn about the different ecosystems and their balance in the rainforest
• Visit a Siona Family to share their customs and traditions
• Explore Laguna Grande and the flooded forest (macrolobium)
• Navigate in search of Caimans (Alligators)• Paddling silently in a dugout canoe to enjoy the sounds of the jungle
• Relax in a natural and spectacular place
• Learn more during captivating lectures given by our Naturalist Bilingual Guides
• Enjoy an amazing experience deep in the Amazon rainforest.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1 

The journey begins at “El Puente' 11h00, the main access to the Cuyabeno Wildlife
Reserve and our last stop with the civilization. We continue in a motorized canoe
downstream for about 2 hours until we reach the Nicky Amazon Lodge. With a little luck
we’ll be able to observe the first monkey and bird species along the way. The Cuyabeno
river is extremely narrow in this region and allows you to experience wildlife up close. A
welcome cocktail waiting for your arrival at the lodge. Later you will have time to rest and
go on your first exploratory activity in the surrounding area. After dinner, we’ll explore the
lodge's surroundings to look for nocturnal animals such as insects, spiders, snakes and
frogs, a live which becomes active when the sun sets. 

DAY 2 

Early in the morning we’ll explore the area looking for monkeys and birds in the awakening
tropical rainforest. Return for Breakfast. After we’ll have an interesting activity, we will visit our
Indigenous Siona community to share their daily life in the Amazon Basin. we’ll have a
demonstration on how to make ‘Cassave’, the typical manioc bread of the region. Additional we’ll
learn about the local customs and traditions of their past and present culture. Return for the lunch. In
the afternoon we’ll travel by motorized canoe upstream to reach the Laguna Grande. As we explore
the lagoon, we’ll learn about the 'Igapó', the ecosystem of the flooded forest and dominated by giant
macrolobium trees which provide habitat for epiphytes and some species of birds such as
cormorants. After exploring the lagoon, we can swim in the calm waters while watching the
spectacular sunset of the Amazon region.
Later we’ll continue our adventure observing the nocturnal fauna of the river landscape with some
species of bats and looking for caimans before returning to the lodge. Dinner

DAY 3 

Optional morning excursion includes a short trip by canoe, taking advantage of the early
morning hours we’ll observe the animals during your morning activities and to say goodbye to the
jungle keeping in our minds the best pictures of the spectacular place. After breakfast 07h30 at the
lodge you will have time to pack your luggage for the return journey at 08hh00. We provide a box
lunch for the trip. The ride takes you upstream back to the civilization at 'El Puente de Cuyabeno at
10h00. Where a tourist bus will take you back to directly to Quito or maybe you want to catch 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1

The journey begins at “El Puente' 10h00, the main access to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and our last stop with the civilization. We continue in a motorized canoe downstream for about 2 hours until we reach the Nicky Amazon Lodge. With a little luck we’ll be able to observe the first monkey and bird species along the way. The Cuyabeno river is extremely narrow in this region and allows you to experience wildlife up close. A welcome cocktail waiting for your arrival at the lodge.
Later you will have time to rest and go on your first exploratory activity in the surrounding area. After dinner your bilingual guide will inform you about the activities for the following days.

DAY 2

Early in the morning we’ll explore the area looking for monkeys and birds in the awakening tropical rainforest. Return for Breakfast. Some time to relax before we’ll walk through the rainforest and our guide will share all his knowledge and experiences. We’ll learn how the most diverse life forms can coexist in the nature and survive side by side within a delicate balance. We may spot colorful butterflies, frogs and listen some birds as we learn more about the great variety of flora. Return to the lodge for lunch. After we have short time to rest enjoying the nature, swimming, play soccer or just a pleasant nap.
In the afternoon we’ll take a trip by paddle canoe down the Cuyabeno River taking us through the dense jungle landscape. We’ll observe the wildlife found on the riverbanks, including monkeys, macaws, toucans and sloths. We’ll have a good chance to see the pink river dolphins in the impressive river landscape. After dinner, we’ll explore the lodge's surroundings to look for nocturnal animals such as insects, spiders, snakes and frogs, a live which becomes active when the sun sets.

DAY 3

After breakfast, we’ll have an interesting activity we will visit our Indigenous Siona community to share their daily life in the Amazon Basin. we’ll have a demonstration on how to make ‘Cassave’, the typical manioc bread of the region. Additional we’ll learn about the local customs and traditions of their past and present culture. Return for the lunch. In the afternoon we’ll travel by motorized canoe upstream to reach the Laguna Grande. As we explore the lagoon, we’ll learn about the 'Igapó', the ecosystem of the flooded forest and dominated by giant macrolobium trees which provide habitat for epiphytes and some species of birds such as cormorants. After exploring the lagoon, we can swim in the calm waters while watching the spectacular sunset of the Amazon region.

Later we’ll continue our adventure observing the nocturnal fauna of the river landscape with some species of bats and looking for caimans before returning to the lodge. Dinner. 

DAY 4

Optional morning excursion includes a short trip by canoe, taking advantage of the early morning hours we’ll observe the animals during your morning activities and to say goodbye to the jungle keeping in our minds the best pictures of the spectacular place. After breakfast 07h30 at the lodge you will have time to pack your luggage for the return journey at 08hh00. We provide a box lunch for the trip. The ride takes you upstream back to the civilization at 'El Puente de Cuyabeno at 10h00.

Where a tourist bus will take you back to directly to Quito or maybe you want to catch a public bus back to Lago Agrio at approximately 13h00h and from there you will return to Quito.

STANDARD ROOM

The cabins have balcony areas to relax and observe nature; in the morning you wake up with the songs of birds and monkeys. and at night you fall asleep with the nocturnal sounds of the jungle. 

•​6 large cabins
•​Private bathrooms with hot water showers
• Balcony
• ​Single and double beds all with mosquito nets

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON

PROGRAM DOUBLE SINGLE
3D/2N             $270
    $378
4D/3N             $330
    $462
5D/4N             $370
    $518
7D/6N             $890
    $1246 

FAQ

What is included in the programs?
  • Transport by motor canoe from El Puente de Cuyabeno to the lodge, during the excursions and from the lodge to El Puente de Cuyabeno
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rubber boots (only up to # 43)
What is not included in the tour?
  • Transfer from/to Quito
  • Tips and bar expenses.
  • Extra meals and drinks.
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Rubber boots (size larger than #43).
  • Personal equipment: flashlight, water poncho. 
What to bring?
  • ORIGINAL PASSPORT
  • Dry fast clothing is recommended.
  • Long-sleeved shirt or blouse and long pants for the hikes into the rainforest.
  • T-shirts & shorts.
  • 4 pairs of socks.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Sandals or sneakers.
  • Light wind-breaker and sweater or fleece (for the early morning and night activities.)
  • Bathing suit and personal towel for swimming.
  • Sun cap or hat and sun block.
  • Sunglasses with a strap.
  • One small day pack (waterproof.)
  • Insect repellent.
  • Headlamp or flashlight.
  • Personal water bottle or canteen.
  • Personal first aid kit (personal travel medicines.)
  • Camera.
  • Binoculars (10×42 are better.)
  • Notebook.
  • Plastic bags (zip lock bags are the best to protect money, cameras, phones, binoculars, medicines and documents.)
  • Wet wipes.
  • Books to read.
Children and Special notes:
  • For children under 4 years and 11 months, a 100% discount on the tour rate is applied upon presentation of their passport.
  • Important to consider: Children must travel accompanied by their parents and under their full responsibility, taking into account all the risks involved in this type of excursion.

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