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Ecuadorian Amazon - Samona Camp


Cost: $ 435 AUD
Flights: no flights included (local return flights ex Quito only $ 180)
Duration: 4 days
Departure: daily
Location: Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve - Amazon, Ecuador

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Tour Description

The Ecuadorian rain forest is one of the most complex biological communities in the world with its immense reserve of genetic diversity. Here live hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, mammals, insects and an enormous number of plants and trees found no other place in the world. This jungle is crisscrossed by peaceful, abundant rivers and charming lakes, making it the perfect place for an incredible excursion.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lago Agrio (L, D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lago Agrio (supplementary charge), in Amazonia. Private transport is arranged for you from the airport to Cuyabeno Reserve, El Puente (approx. 2 hrs). Then you will board a boat and sail along the Cuyabeno River. Keep your eyes open, you can see many birds, butterflies or you can just listen to monkey sounds. Our destination is Laguna Grande, the biggest lagoon in the reserve, close to where you will be accommodated in Samona Camp (tourist level accomodation), which can be upgraded to higher quality accomodation, please see below for more details.

Day 2 - Cuyabeno Reserve (B, L, D)
Thanks to the cabins, partly open to the outdoors, you can be woken up by the bird´s singing. If you get up early enough you may see dolphins swimming in the lagoon at dawn. After breakfast you set out for a hike in the jungle, accompanied by English and Spanish speaking guides who will show you local plants and animals. You may see various frogs, insects, snakes, tapirs or armadillos. A midday siesta in a hammock follows the lunch, before starting a canoe ride to Igapo. Enjoy the lush green vegetation and its fauna. Return back and dinner.

Day 3 - Cuyabeno Reserve (B, L, D)
You start the day with a hike to the jungle for birds´ observation. You will see many orchids, curative herbs and from the fauna among others capybaras, ocelots and armadillos´ burrows. Another, smaller lake will be visited after lunch. You can go piranha fishing, listen to the sounds of macaws and caciques or try to spot an anaconda sleeping on a tree branch. One more excursion waits for you after dinner: caymans´ red eye spotting.

Day 4 - Lago Agrio - departure (B)
You will be driven to Lago Agrio after breakfast, for your back flight to Quito (any domestic flight can be booked on request). End of our services. (The programme can be extended by one day.)

Package Inclusions

All services, transfers and excursions detailed on the programme; Local English speaking guide; 3 Nights accommodation in Samona Camp; Double rooms with bathroom; Meals detailed on the program (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Canoe trips; Taxes.

(B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)

Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)

Package Exclusions

Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Flight tickets (can be booked on request); Entrance Fee 20 USD.

Supplements

Single supplement – contact us for details

Extended your stay by 1 day

Upgrade to higher quality accommodation - Cuyabeno Lodge Resort - $ 250 AUD

Upgrade to "First class" resort Tapir Lodge - $ 510 AUD

Bus Quito - Amazon, 8 hrs. - $ 220 AUD

Return flight ticket Quito - Amazon – Quito - $ 180 AUD

Note

The price is subject to availability.


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