Price: $610,-

Our 6 day programs that goes to Zancudo Cocha is based at Nicky Amazon Lodge, which 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 6 days/5 nights itinerary underneath.

DAY 1: We begin our adventure in Lago Agrio where our flight arrives at 09:30. From Lago Agrio we travel by bus to Tierras Orientales (the jungle gateway) where we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico River to our lodge. Our naturalist bilingual guide will give us a captivating lecture about the rainforest. After dinner, we take an adventurous night walk, where it is possible to view nocturnal animals and giant insects.

DAY 2: After breakfast, we navigate Cuyabeno downstream observing a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more or just enjoy the sunset in the rainforest. We reach the Aguarico River (whitewaters) we continue down the river (aprox. 2 1⁄2 hours) to our second campsite at the Zancudococha lake. Along the way, we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis). In the evening we navigate and enjoy the wonderful sunset in the lake. After dinner another captivating lectures about this area.

*The second camp site located at Zancudococha, largest lake of standing water in the Amazon Basin.

DAY 3: After breakfast, our native and naturalist guides take us to a different ecosystem (Terra Firme forest), where they explain the difference between this area and the locations we have observed previously. 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. We return to our campsite for lunch. Later in the afternoon, we navigate in the lake to enjoy the flooded forest (Igapo) we try our luck at Piranha fishing at the Zancudococha Lagoon. A relaxed dinner is enjoyed at our campsite. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family).

DAY 4: Early activity in the morning. After breakfast our canoe driving back to Aguarico River andwe navigate upstream aprox. 3 hours. we continue downstream the Aguarico river to the confluence of rivers at the Amazon headwaters. We navigate 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 ecosystems which exists in the flood forest or varzea region. After the box lunch we enjoy swimming in the Delfin Cocha lake while observing some freshwater pink dolphins (Inia Geofrensis ) swimming close to us. We return to Kichwa Community of Zancudo on the Aguarico riverside where we have the third campsite. Dinner. Relax.

DAY 5: After breakfast, we navigate upstream Aguarico River. Box lunch. In the way we stop at riverside villages of local communities to see their handicrafts. Finally we return to Nicky Amazon Lodge. Dinner. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insects and with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs.

DAY 6: The last early activity a walk into the 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 at 15h00 aprox. 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-Air fair)
– 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.

6 Days – 5 Nights – $610 p.p.

Rate 2018.

6 Days – 5 Nights – $630 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.