Nicky Amazon Lodge is located in the Cuyabeno National Park, exactly on the lower part of the Aguarico River. The cabins are built in the traditional Indian style of the jungle. You can find the description our Cuyabeno Loop 4 days/3 nights itinerary underneath. ItineraryIncludedNot IncludedPrice DAY 1: There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to LagoAgrio“ by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in LagoAgrio at 09:30h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach LagoAgrio in time for the tour. Travelling by bus is 8 hours. Our adventure begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours), where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. (3 hours aprox. ). Arrival in Kichwa Camp. We have a short walk in the surrounding and visit the bird watching tower. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture. DAY 2: Early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. We navigate downstream to observe the enchanting salt lick (exposed clay bank) where colourful Parrots and Parakeets feed on the clay to draw the toxins from their bodies. Return to the Lodge.After breakfast, we trek into primary rainforest with our Naturalist guide.Our native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and we learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance.After Lunch we navigate upstream Cuyabeno River to enjoy the beautiful nature and always looking for anything and we try our luck at in the black waters area where live Piranha a singular fish. After 2 ½ hours we reach the new Nicky Amazon Lodge.After Dinner we go out on a venturous night walk to observe the different species of insects and frogs or even snakes. DAY 3: An early activity permits us to enjoy the nature with a good chance to watch some monkeys and birds. After breakfast we follow the “taricaya” that means turtle trail to visit the Seoqueya Community, where some local families of the Sionas Indigenous group live. A member of the family shows us how they prepare the yuca bread which is called “Cassave” and our guide explains local traditions and cultures from the past to the present. After, we navigate downstream to visit the shaman house where he teaches us the ancient healing traditions and his way of life using the mystic practice of natural medicine. Return to the lodge. After lunch, we always have time to relax and to enjoy the place. In the afternoon we go out with our motor canoe upstream to visit the Laguna Grande where we navigate in the amazing lake and admire the flooded forest by black water or Igapo, considered an ecosystem of the rainforest, dominated by the famous Macrolobium trees which are homes of Epiphytes plants and bird, there is time to swimming in the lake while we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. Before we return to the lodge we venture downstream to search for Caimans (alligator family)and fishing bats. DAY 4: The last early activity is a short canoe excursion to enjoy the sunrise over the jungle. This is a good opportunity for bird watching. It permits us to create the last memory of this wonderful place. After breakfast you have time to prepare your luggage for the trip back. We navigate upstream to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge. Box lunch. Our bus/pick up takes us back to Lago Agrio, arriving at approx. 14h30 either to catch the Bus or the plane back to Quito. -Roundtrip transport to Lago Agrio (by car & motor canoe) – Ministry of Tourism Licensed bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-Tourism – Comfortable accommodation at Nicky Amazon Lodge, double, triple & familiar rooms with private bathroom – If you want single accommodation is provided with a charge of 75% extra – High quality camping equipment, tents & bedding for long excursions – Personal equipment: rubber boots and lifejackets – Three nutritious meals daily, including purified bottled water, soft drinks such us tea, coffee & hot chocolate available all day, snacks for the activities. -Catering for vegetarians and passengers with dietary restrictions – Don’t forget bring your rain poncho! -Round-trip transportation between Quito and Lago Agrio – Additional beverages – Extra meals in Lago Agrio before and after trip – US $ 3.5 Dollars to be paid to the siona family visited. $ 3,50 Bird watching tower – We recommend to bring with you change, because all your extra tickets for casave, will need to be separately. – Tips. 4 Days – 3 Nights – $450 p.p. Book your flight ticket with us (Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito) for $200 p.p. Private bus transportation on the night before departure (Quito-Lago Agrio) can be arranged for $20 p.p. (depending on availability). Public transport (between Lago Agrio and Quito) costs $12.