Nicky Lodge has designed the extreme adventure tours for 7 days. With these excursions we have the opportunity to camp in the different places deep in the Cuyabeno Reserve. The tour goes to upper and lower parts of the reserve, navigating along the Cuyabeno & Aguarico rivers until the border with Peru and exploration in the Lagartococha Lakes. We work together with native communities, renting their opened huts (rustic cabins without walls made of local and ecological materials), letting you enjoy nature and the surroundings all the time. We provide always: Tents, bedding, mosquito nets, mattress with sheets and blankets, additional equipment such us: lifejackets, rain ponchos, and rubber boots. This kind of adventurous trip involves that toilet and showers will be shared.

With a simple accommodation but with all camping equipment of high quality and in excellent condition,

Enjoy your ultimate challenge with Nicky Lodge Amazon Explorations.

DAY 1: Our tour begins at 09:30 in Lago Agrio. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours) and have lunch afterwards. After we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico River and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. ( 2 ½ hours aprox. ) Finally we arrive in Nicky Amazon Lodge. We have time for a short relax or just lay back in the hammock. In the evening we go for a walk through the surrounding. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.

DAY 2: After breakfast, we make an early start travelling by motorized canoe to go along the Aguarico River deeper into dense jungle to our second campsite located on the entrance of Zancudococha community. After reaching our second campsite we put up our tents. In the evening we will go for a night walk enjoying the sounds of the jungle. Dinner.

DAY 3: After breakfast we continue downstream the Aguarico river to reach the confluence with the Lagartococha river. We head to our camp site situated deep in remote jungle along Lagartococha river accessing the flooded area where we discover some lagoons connected by Black water Rivers, where you admire a different ecosystem which exists in the flooded forest or varzea region, with a good chance visit the Imuya lake. Box lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy swimming in the Delfin Cocha lake while observing some freshwater pink dolphins (Inia Geofrensis ) swimming close to us. We put up our tents at our third campsite. Dinner.

DAY 4: Early activity before our breakfast. We explore with a full excursion, by motor canoe upstream Lagartococha River; it is the limit border with Peru. After breakfast our naturalist guide takes us to a different ecosystem, Terra Firme forest, where we hike into pristine primary rainforest. We continue our excursion by motor canoe that ends in a remote Secoya Community where Peruvian and Ecuadorian indigenous live together. Box Lunch. While the local guide show us their customs which their ancestors have taught throughout generations, a secoya woman offers us the bread of the jungle a traditional preparation with yucca. Later we return to our campsite. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family).

DAY 5: Early in the morning we enjoy birdwatching. After breakfast we start our way back down the Lagartococha river. Box lunch. In the afternoon we navigate back Aguarico River, where we reach zancudococha campsite, we can play soccer with local children or just enjoy the sunset in the jungle. Dinner.

DAY 6: After breakfast, we navigate upstream Aguarico River. Box lunch. In the way we stop at riverside villages from the Cofan local community to see their handicrafts. Finally we return to Nicky Amazon Lodge. Relax time. Dinner. Optional night walk.

DAY 7: The last early activity a walk in primary forest permits to take the last remember of this wonderful place. After breakfast you prepare your luggage for your trip back. We navigate along Cuyabeno River towards to the Aguarico River until Tierras Orientales. After Box lunch our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio, arriving in 15h00 aprox. End of our services. Departure flight/bus to Quito.

– Transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio
– Cuyabeno National Park entrance fee (free)
– (Tourism Ministry Licensed) bilingual naturalist guides trained in biology and Eco-tourism
– Camping equipment: tents, bedding for long expeditions
– All the activities and excursions
– Three nutricious meals per day
– Catering for vegetarians
– Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and purified water (available all day)
– Rubber boots and life jackets

– Transportation from/to Lago Agrio (Bus-Airfair)
– Entrance to the Kichwa community visit ($4)
– Rain coat
– Tips for guide
– Additional beverages
– Extra meals in Lago Agrio before and after trip

Rate 2017.

7 Days – 6 Nights – $720 p.p.

Rate 2018.

7 Days – 6 Nights – $730 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.

For this tour we advise to bring the following equipment:

– ORIGINAL PASSPORT
– Long-sleeved cotton shirts
– Cotton socks
– Shorts
– Sandals or confortable shoes
– Light wind-breaker and sweater
– First aid kit
– Toilet kit (biodegradable shampoo)
– Swimming suit and personal towel
– Hat or cap
– Sunglasses with a strap
– Bottle or canteen for the water
– One small daypack ( waterproof )
– Insect repellent
– Sun block
– Plastic bags ( zip lock )
– Camera with spare batteries (special long excursions)
– Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries
– Binoculars (10×40 are better)
– Notebook
– Swiss Army Knife (optional )
– Wet wipes
– Books to read