TUCAN LODGE

Tucán Lodge is a cozy accommodation located in one of the most beautiful places in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Cuyabeno Fauna Production Reserve. We have capacity for 30 people distributed in comfortable rooms and suites with private bathrooms and hot water. We offer nature excursions, cultural activities, relaxation and yoga areas so you can enjoy an unforgettable experience, which will help you connect with nature through the exotic landscapes, fauna and flora that the Cuyabeno reserve has.

They will be able to live new experiences, disconnect with the world and wish to have a complete Amazon experience through knowledge of the flora, fauna and culture. Our main objective is for our guests to have an unforgettable experience of connection with the environment. Cuyabeno is our home and with us you will learn a lot about nature.

IOur Cuyabeno tours have the perfect balance between nature and culture, offering enriching experiences, moments of peace and the encounter with oneself. Led by our naturalist guides, we will take you to beautiful places where you will enjoy dreamlike landscapes, learn about the animals and plants that live in the reserve, and we will explain to you how important it is to preserve these natural sites. Among the activities we offer: walks, night explorations, rides in traditional rowing canoes, observation of birds, reptiles, insects, mammals, etc., teaching medicinal plants, visits to the community of the Siona ethnic group, artisanal production of chocolate and coffee, bathing in the Laguna Grande and much more. Experience Authentic Cuyabeno!

SERVICES

Staff

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

Hot Shower

Our suites, rooms and dormitories have a private bathroom with a hot shower, mosquito nets and a balcony.

Experienced Guides

Our guides will teach you everything about Cuyabeno. Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation.

Common areas

Enjoy hammocks by the river, yoga and relaxation areas, star observatory, board games and much more.

Cafe and Bar.

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and drinks available

Room Cleaning.

Our staff will be in charge of always keeping all our rooms clean.

Meal


We offer our customers delicious typical Amazonian dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options.

Boots

raincoat, rubber boots
and life jacketst

 PROGRAM SHARED ROOMS WITH 4 BEDS

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

FROM $260  P.P

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DAY 1 

To reach our meeting point you have to travel the night before to "El Puente Cuyabeno", which is the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. If you go from Quito on a bus it's about 9 hours away. The adventure begins at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down the river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons looking for more wild life, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will do a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the amazon rainforest, every evening the naturalist guide will give different lectures like the “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

DAY 2 

In the morning after breakfast you will take a hike of about 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, insects, birds, etc. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. After 2 hours of rest you will prepare and tast coffee and chocolate in a traditional way. Before dark you will explore the streams in a traditional rowing canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset in the river and if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge gets ready for the night walk. Dinner. This night you will have the opportunity to know and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon.

DAY 3 

Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and to enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and have time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back exploring the Cuyabeno river for 2 hours in search of more fauna until the entrance of the reserve (11am), where you can take your transport back home. End of the tour.Lodge services: In your free time at the lodge - mornings, nights or between activities you can enjoy the reading area, hammocks area by the river, our yoga place, our Amazonian spa or massages (40 min/$20). “Check availability before the visit”

PROGRAM SHARED ROOMS WITH 4 BEDS

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

FROM $ 290 P.P

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DAY 1 

To reach our meeting point you have to travel the night before to "El Puente Cuyabeno", which is the entrance of the Cuyabeno reserve. If you go from Quito on a bus it's about 9 hours away. The adventure begins at 11:00 AM at the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve, with a canoe trip down the river to our lodge (3 hours exploring the river looking for monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons looking for more wild life, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will do a canoe expedition in search of caimans. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the amazon rainforest, every evening your naturalist guide will give different lectures like the “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

DAY 2 

In the morning after breakfast you will do a hike of about 4 hours in the primary forest accompanied by the naturalist guide who will explain about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc. Lunch at the camp and time for relax. In the afternoon you will explore the streams in a traditional rowing canoe to enjoy the uniqueness of nature. You will enjoy the sunset in the river and if conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins. Return to lodge gets ready for the night walk. Dinner. This night you will have the opportunity to know and taste the different traditional drinks of the Amazon

DAY 3 

Enjoy a visit to the Siona Community, where you can see the preparation of their traditional bread, Casabe, and the naturalist guide will explain about the customs and traditions, in other words, the culture of the native people. Quench your hunger with a Box Lunch. Straight after lunch, we will visit the Shaman, who will talk to you about the ceremonies in the jungle. Besides, you will be able to ask questions Return to camp. After a long day. And it is time for Dinner. Conclude your day with an exciting night walk.

DAY 4 

Early in the morning you will explore the river in search of birds and to enjoy the sunrise. After this activity you will return to the camp, have breakfast and have time to organize your luggage. Then you will take the canoe back exploring the Cuyabeno river for 2 hours in search of more fauna until the entrance of the reserve, where you can take your transport back home. End of the tour.

RATES IN ROOMS WITH 4 SHARED BEDS 

$​260

per person

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TOUR

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$​290

per person

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS TOUR

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$​340

per person

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS TOUR 

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FAQ

What is included in the programs?

Welcome Coctail.
• Meals & drinks (vegetarian or vegan meals possible) & drinks: water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
• Fully guided program with licensed, bilingual naturalist guide (english and spanish)
• Canoe explorations.
• Accommodation (as selected)
• Excursion gear (raincoat, rubber boots  and life jackets).

What is not included in the tour?

• Transport (Quito - Cuyabeno - Quito)
• Drinks from the bar
• $10 p.p. contribution to the Siona community (if part of itinerary)
• Meals before and after the tour.

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 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
Important Notes and Children policies:
  • Children 0-2 Years old free
  • Children 3 - 12 Years Old 50% Discount
  • Single Room Supplement 40% +
What facilities are there in the room?
  •    Enjoy Comfortable Rooms and Suites with Private Bathroom and Hot Water.