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 Kichwa 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.

NICKY AMAZON LODGE

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 

The journey begins at “El Puente' 11h00, the main entrance to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and our last moment with the civilization. We continue by motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno river for about 2 and a half hours until we reach the Nicky Amazon Lodge. With a little luck we’ll be able to observe monkeys and bird species along the way. The Cuyabeno river is narrow in the upper part and this 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 activity enjoying the surroundings. Before dinner we will go on a night walk to watch for different species of insects, spiders, tree frogs and others. After dinner your bilingual guide will tell you about the activities for the following days.

DAY 2 

In the morning we’ll explore the area looking for monkeys and bird species in the tropical rainforest. Return for Breakfast. Some time to relax and then we will walk through the rainforest and our guide will share all his knowledge and experiences of the rainforest. We’ll learn how the most diverse forms can coexist and survive in nature and side by side within a delicate balance. We may spot colorful butterflies, frogs and listen to some bird songs as we learn more about the great variety of flora of the Area. Return to the lodge for lunch. After we have short time to rest and enjoy nature, we can swimm, play soccer or just take a nap. In the afternoon we’ll take a trip by 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 pink river dolphins in the impressive river landscape. Before dinner, after dusk, we’ll explore the lodge's surroundings to look for nocturnal animals such as insects, spiders, snakes and frogs.

DAY 3 

Optional morning excursion includes a short trip by canoe. We will look around and try to find species of monkeys and birds and maybe sloths on the way in the sorroundings of this spectacular place. After breakfast you will have time to pack your luggage for the return journey. We provide a box lunch for the trip back. The ride takes you upstream back to the Cuyabeno bridge 'El Puente de Cuyabeno at 10h30. Where a tourist bus will take you back directly to Quito.

Note: Transportation Quito - Cuyabeno - Quito. (It is not included and has an extra cost of $30 per person and per way)

NICKY AMAZON LODGE

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1

The journey begins at “El Puente' 11h00, the main entrance to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and our last moment with the civilization. We continue by motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno river for about 2 and a half hours until we reach the Nicky Amazon Lodge. With a little luck we’ll be able to observe monkeys and bird species along the way. The Cuyabeno river is narrow in the upper part and this 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 activity enjoying the surroundings. Before dinner we will go on a night walk to watch for different species of insects, spiders, tree frogs and others. After dinner your bilingual guide will tell you about the activities for the following days.

DAY 2

In the morning, we’ll explore the area looking for monkeys and bird species in the tropical rainforest. Return for Breakfast. Some time to relax and then we will walk through the rainforest and our guide will share all his knowledge and experiences of the rainforest. We’ll learn how the most diverse forms can coexist and survive in nature and side by side within a delicate balance. We may spot colorful butterflies, frogs and listen to some bird songs as we learn more about the great variety of flora of the Area. Return to the lodge for lunch. After we have short time to rest and enjoy nature, we can swimm, play soccer or just take a nap. In the afternoon we’ll take a trip by 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 pink river dolphins in the impressive river landscape. Before dinner, after dusk, we’ll explore the lodge's surroundings to look for nocturnal animals such as insects, spiders, snakes and frogs.

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 lunch. In the afternoon we’ll travel by motorized canoe up the Cuyabeno River 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 we will look for caimans on the way down to the Lodge. Dinner

DAY 4

Optional morning excursion includes a short trip by canoe. We will look around and try to find species of monkeys and birds and maybe sloths on the way in the sorroundings of this spectacular place. After breakfast you will have time to pack your luggage for the return journey. We provide a box lunch for the trip back. The ride takes you upstream back to the Cuyabeno bridge 'El Puente de Cuyabeno at 10h30. Where a tourist bus will take you back directly to Quito.

Note: Transportation Quito - Cuyabeno - Quito. (It is not included and has an extra cost of $30 per person and per way)

STANDARD ROOM

In Nicky Amazon Lodge 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
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS $270
$378
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS $330
$462
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS $370
$518
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS $890
$1246 

FAQ

What is included in the programs?

   THE TOUR INCLUDES: 

  • Canoe transportation from Puente de Cuyabeno - Nicky Amazon Lodge - Puente de Cuyabeno
  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom  
  • All meals according to the program (The tour starts with the lunch of the first day and finish with the breakfast of the last day)
  • Free water, tea & coffee.
  • Excursions and activities according to itinerary 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rubber boots (only up to # 48) 
  • water poncho
What is not included in the tour?

   NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation Quito - Puente de Cuyabeno - Quito
  • Visit to indigenous Community - entrance fee $10.00 per person
  • Other alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.


During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.


Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!


  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain
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.
  • For families traveling with children, it is recommended that they take into account a private tour with a guide and canoe, so the service will be more personalized and parents will be able to manage the activities according to their interest. The important thing for us is that Every family enjoys their trip better.
How to Reach the Cuyabeno Reserve From Quito??
  • Regarding the TRANSPORT transport from Quito to Cuyabeno Reserve, the lodges are offering a semi-private bus for tourists.
  • The bus costs 30 usd each way, and departs everyday from Quito at night (23:00 PM) to Cuyabeno bridge on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • all the guides arrive on Cuyabeno bridge with their canoes for meeting clients and start the trip**
  • The bus return departs from Cuyabeno Bridge around 11:00 am after the tour. The guide of the lodge will leave you in this meeting please on time for the trip back to Quito.
  • The cost is $30 usd for the ride to Quito, and operate on the following days : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

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