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 t hat 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.

Our 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

TUCAN LODGE

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 

The meeting point is "El Puente Cuyabeno", which is the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve. 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 in search of monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time to relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons in search of more wildlife, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will go on a canoe expedition in search of alligators. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the Amazon rainforest, every night the naturalist guide will give different talks such as “Culture and communities, flora, fauna and conservation”.

DAY 2 

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

DAY 3 

Early in the morning you will explore the river for birds and 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 transportation back home. End of the tour.

Lodge Services: In your free time at the lodge - mornings, evenings or between activities you can enjoy the reading area, hammock area next to the river, our yoga place, our Amazonian spa or massages (40 min/$20). “Check availability before visiting”

Note: Transportation Quito - Cuyabeno - Quito. (It is not included and has an extra cost of $30 per person each way, Round Trip $60)

TUCAN LODGE

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1 

The meeting point is "El Puente Cuyabeno", which is the entrance to the Cuyabeno reserve. 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 in search of monkeys, birds, etc.). Lunch and time to relax. In the afternoon you will explore the river and lagoons in search of more wildlife, swim and enjoy the sunset. At night you will go on a canoe expedition in search of alligators. Dinner. For all our guests interested in knowing more about the Amazon rainforest, every night the naturalist guide will give different talks such as “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 for birds and 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 transportation back home. End of the tour.

Lodge Services: In your free time at the lodge - mornings, evenings or between activities you can enjoy the reading area, hammock area next to the river, our yoga place, our Amazonian spa or massages (40 min/$20). “Check availability before visiting”

Note: Transportation Quito - Cuyabeno - Quito. (It is not included and has an extra cost of $30 per person each way, Round Trip $60)

SHARED ROOM 6 BEDS

The Lodge accommodates up to 24 people in two guest huts; divided into 3 cabins and 4 cabins. 
Each hut houses 2 – 4 people in double or triple bedrooms (as required) each with its private bathroom and shower.

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON

PROGRAM SHARED 6 BEDS
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS $​260
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS $​290
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS $​340

FAQ

What is included in the programs?

   THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Canoe transportation from Puente de Cuyabeno - Tucan Lodge - Puente de Cuyabeno
  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom  
  • Welcome Coctail. 
  • 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.
  • Canoe explorations.
  • Rubber boots (only up to size # 43) 
  • 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 (if part of itinerary)
  • 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 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.
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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