Price: $320,- The extended 5 day program 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 5 days/4 nights itinerary underneath. ItineraryIncludedNot IncludedPrice DAY 1: Our tour begins at 09h30am. We travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours aprox.).Lunch. After we start our canoe journey down the Aguarico River and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to our Lodge. ( 2 ½ – 3 hours aprox. ) Finally we arrive in Nicky Amazon Lodge there always is time for a short relax and introduce to the area. In the evening we go for a welcome hike around the Lodge. After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a briefing on the upcoming activities during the next few days. DAY 2: Early morning a canoe excursion because the brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek into primary rainforest with our Naturalist guide who shares their wealth of knowledge, showing us the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforests flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and, good chance to learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Some species of amphibians, butterflies, centipedes and millipedes, snakes, birds, monkeys or any footprints of mammals in the trail. After lunch we always have a relax time to enjoy the place or just lay back in the hammock, we go out with our canoe to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to try to find some species of monkeys or dolphins; we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insects and with a bit of luck species of snakes or colorful frogs. DAY 3: Starting early in the morning we spend the whole day exploring. After early breakfast 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. We navigate the Cuyabeno River until the end of its black waters, along the way, we observe many species of birds, monkeys and other. After, we visit a kichwa family of the local community, where our hostess explains their traditions from the past to the present, such as how they prepare “the jungle bread”. We return to the lodge. After lunch, you always have a short relax time. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Cuyabeno River, we also try our luck at Piranha ecological fishing and admire a view of the surrounding rainforest, we observe a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more or just enjoy the sunset in the rainforest. After dinner, we venture out on night navigation to search for Caimans (alligator family), fishing bats and nocturnal birds. DAY 4: For the lovers of the nature our additional day starts with an early activity by paddling canoe to enjoy the sound of the jungle. After breakfast we hike into the primary forest in to learn more about the flora and fauna. Lunch. In the afternoon, we paddle by dugout canoe to enjoy the sounds of the nature observe some species of birds and monkeys. We return to the lodge before we admire the spectacular sunset in the rainforest. After dinner we have a last night. DAY 5: The last early activity a walk into the primary forest permits to take the last memory 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 15h30 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-Airfair) – Entrance to the Kichwa community visit ($4) – Rain coat – Tips for guide – Additional beverages – Extra meals in Lago Agrio before and after trip 5 Days – 4 Nights – $320 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.