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Nicky Lodge

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Overview

Dracaena wants to offer the finest exploration in the Rainforest with the Nicky Amazon Lodge. It is located on the Cuyabeno River (lower part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve), with 7 cabins built in the traditional Indian style of the jungle.  Each hut has 2 rooms that can be single, double and triple accommodation, twins or matrimonial beds with mosquito nets to keep you safe from biting insects. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers. All cabins have an area where you will be able to relax in the hammocks or sitting to observe some species of birds and monkeys or to enjoy nature early in the morning or to listen to the nocturnal songs of the Amazon.

Itinerary 5 days:

DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio “ by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio 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. (2 ½   hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.

DAY 2.- Early morning a canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek into primary Rainforest accompanied by our native and Naturalist guides. After lunch we paddle by traditional dug-out canoe, enabling us to enjoy the sounds of the jungle….from the smallest insect to the fierce sounding Howler monkeys. Bird watching, observing wildlife and being overwhelmed by breathtaking scenery. After Dinner we go out on a venturous night walk to observe the different species of insects and frogs or even snakes.

DAY 3.- Early in the morning we awake up to enjoy the sound of the jungle and for bird watching and to admire some species of birds such us: macaws, toucans, parrots, caciques, hoatzins and more.  After breakfast, we trek into primary rainforest with our Naturalist and native guides who will explain us about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After Lunch we navigate along the Cuyabeno River to enjoy the beautiful nature and always looking for anything. Optional night walk.

DAY 4.- Starting 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 pristine primary rainforest. 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. Lunch. In the afternoon, we travel to visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower. Here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest. From the tower we can observe a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After we navigate along the Cuyabeno River, 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 out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 5.- After breakfast, we visit to the Kichwa Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico river to Tierras Orientales, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 16h00 aprox. Return to Quito by bus or plane.

Itinerary 4 days:

DAY 1.- There are two direct ways of travelling from Quito to Lago Agrio  by plane or bus: If you travel by plane, you will arrive in Lago Agrio at 09:h00 am. If you travel by bus, you must leave Quito a day in advance in order to reach Lago Agrio 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. ( 2 ½   hours aprox. ) After dinner our naturalist bilingual guide gives us a captivating lecture.

DAY 2.- Early morning canoe excursion, the brisk morning hours are the best time  to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, we trek in primary rainforest with our Naturalist and native guides who will explain us about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After Lunch we go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to try to find species of monkeys or dolphins. After dinner we venture in the forest to find species of insects and with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs.

DAY 3.- Starting 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 pristine primary rainforest. 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. Lunch. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Cuyabeno River where we have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. We visit the Kichwa Birdwatching Tower; here above the canopy we see a breathtaking view of the surrounding rainforest and observing a variety of species; including Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, and many more. After dinner, we venture out on a night excursion to search for Caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

DAY 4.- After breakfast, we navigate along the Cuyabeno river towards to the Kichwa Indian Community where our naturalist guide explains the culture and traditions of the native people from the past to the present and then we travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Tierras Orientales, from where our bus/truck will take us to Lago Agrio 15h00 aprox. Departure flight/bus to Quito.

What’s Included:

  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until lunch on day 4 or 5
  • Tea / Coffee and Filtered Water
  • Accommodation Double/Triple or Matrimonial cabin
  • Transportation from Lago Agrio to the Nicky Lodge and back to Lago Agrio
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber boots

What’s Not Included:

  • Transport from Quito to Lago Agrio and back – return flights approx. $190 US – bus is between $10 US – $15US
  • $3 US Contribution to Community Visit
  • $3 US Contribution to Shaman Visit
  • Alcoholic / Soft drinks
  • TIPS

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light Jacket / Raincoat
  • Flash Lights (Preferable LED for the night walk and caiman spotting activities)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Water Bottle
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • 2 or more Long trousers
  • 2 or more ( not jeans ) Shorts, 2 or more ( quick drying material )
  • T-shirts, 3 or more
  • Cotton socks, a pair per day
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Toiletries ( biodegradable shampoo and soap )
  • Binoculars ( optional )
  • Original Passport & copy
  • Zip-lock bags to keep clothes / equipment dry

Costs:

  • $280 US per person 4 days 3 nights
  • $320 US per person 5 days 4 nights
  • Ask about camping options from 6 to 8 days 🙂

Additional information

Options

4 days 3 nights, 5 days 4 nights