Frequently Asked Questions

You can visit the Amazon at any time of the year. There is a dry season from December to February, this is a time when we don’t have much Rain, and because of this, the Cuyabeno River (Our main River for navigation) decreases from around 5 meters deep to 1 meter deep. During the dry and rainy season there are many animals to see! Ask our experts about the best time to visit for your interests, preferred activities and the types of animals you would most like to spot! For avid birdwatchers, make sure to ask about our bird-watching tours, designed for the best chance to see as many species as possible!

People travelling alone can easily join on of our groups and stay in shared accommodation, (a great chance to meet others) but if you want a single accommodation you will need to pay an extra. Don’t hesitate to ask us about different accommodation arrangements.

During high season ( June-July-August-September) we recommend booking in advance, for the rest of the year you can book any time within 1 week before but it depends on the season. Also, we recommend that you book in advance if you want to design a personalised trip so that we can prepare everything you need.

We recommend bringing repellents high in DEET for the night and day walks, at the laguna grande in the afternoon, but when you are on the bus/pick up, canoe, and lodge products containing DEET are not necessary. However, if you have strong reactions to bites, we recommend that you wear repellent, especially for little ones

Precaution against yellow fever is recommended especially for the adventures and long tours. Before departure, visit your doctor to get the most up to date health information. Don’t sleep with the mosquito net open or in an accommodation that allows mosquitoes to get in, close your mosquito nets. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. If you have significant allergies or chronic medical problems, wear a medical alert bracelet and bring your own medicines.

Before coming to Ecuador, please get travel insurance.

If you want you can bring only a color copy of your passport and a color copy of your stamp from when you arrived in Ecuador, that’s what they will want to see at the checkpoints found in some places in Ecuador. When travelling around Ecuador, please take your original passport.

In General

  • Backpack/suitcase/day backpack
  • Rain/wind clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • Warm clothes (warm sweatshirt, fleecejacket for the Highlands trekking and mountain climbing are necessary)
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekkingboots, rubberboots (Ecuador Galapagos travels provides til Nr. 44 ), good socks for the trekkings, tennisshoes.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (protectionsfactor 30 or more), hat to protect from the sun
  • Medicina personal
  • Swimsuit
  • Pasaporte
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Film and foto equipment (Highland 200 ASA, Jungle 400 ASA, Galapagos 100 ASA)
  • Binoculares
  • A good head lamp or torch, knife
  • Enough plastic bags where you should pack all your clothes to protect them from the humidity and rain in the Jungle and during the Trekking Tour.
  • We recommend waterproof bags.

 

Jungle

  • Shirts and T-Shirts (cotton preferible)
  • Shorts and Long Pants (No Jeans!!!)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Rubberboots (Ecuador Galapagos Travels provide til Nr. 44 )
  • Rain Poncho
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Binoculares
  • Foto Gear, Films (400 ASA)
  • Swimsuit
  • Bottle for water
  • Personal first aid kit

QUITO – CUYABENO – QUITO ROUTE

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: CARCELÉN / QUITUMBE TERMINALS

  • Transportation to Lago Agrio
  • Bus companies: Esmeraldas, Baños, Occidental and Loja.
  • PRECIO: The bus ticket costs USD 25 round trip from Quito.
  • Buses depart at every hour during the day.
  • Travel Time: 12 hours approximately
  • Recommendations: Travel by night (departure 11pm)
  • The buses follow the Quito-Puerto-El Carmen route, so they can drop off passengers at the bridge over the Cuyabeno River or from the terminal, it is about $3 USD in a taxi to Hotel D’mario for pick up at 9 am for your Cuyabeno program.

 

SHARED TOURIST BUS

S&S TRANSPORTES

Departures:  Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • DEPARTURE FROM BLUE HOUSE HOSTEL

Direction:  Mariscal Foch y Av. Leonidas Plaza

Hour of departure: 23:00

  • DEPARTURE FROM SECRET GARDEN

Direction:  Quito Antepara E4-60 y Los Rios 170136

Hour of departure: 23:30

PRICE:  USD 30 per route and per adult and USD 25 per child

The buses follow the Quito-Cuyabeno route, time of arrival at Cuyabeno Bridge 9:00 – 10:00 AM


PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

CUYABENO LODGE

  • 1 – 3 PAX USD 180 per route
  • 4 – 7 PAX USD 300 per route
  • 7+ PAX USD 350 per route

 

PATRICIO SOLANO // S&S Transportes

PRICE:  1-3 PAX USD 220 per route

FLIGHTS

International Airport Mariscal Sucre:

Route: UIO-COCA-UIO

Providers: AEROREGIONAL / LATAM

AEROREGIONAL

Price: USD 200- 260 approximately

Every day at 09:30 a.m., except Sunday

QUITO-COCA
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
7A 841 Quito-Coca 09h30 10h05 Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thrusday-Friday-Saturday Operating
COCA-QUITO
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
7A 840 Coca-Quito 10h30 11h05 Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thrusday-Friday-Saturday Operating

LATAM

Price: USD 80 approximately

Every day at 09:13 a.m., except Tuesday

QUITO-COCA
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
La1397 Quito-Coca 09h13 09h51 Monday -Wednesday-Thrusday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday Operating
COCA-QUITO
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
LA1396 Coca-Quito 10h31 11h05 Monday -Wednesday-Thrusday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday Operating


QUITO TO EL COCA

They sleep in El Coca.

Next day transportation to Cuyabeno.

Provider: CUYABENO LODGE

Travel time: 3 hours

Price:

  • 1 – 3 PAX $180 per route
  • 4 – 7 PAX $140 per route
  • 7 + PAX $170 per route


QUITO TO LAGO AGRIO

They sleep in Lago Agrio

Transportation to Lago Agrio

Provider: CUYABENO LODGE

  • If they arrive in Lago Agrio on a public bus

Transfer to the D’Mario Hotel

Next day

Departure at 9:00 a.m. to the Cuyabeno Bridge (transportation is included from this point, in case there are at least 2 passengers). Arrival at Cuyabeno Bridge at 11:00

  • If they arrive on a private bus or car:

Pick-up at the hotel where they are staying.

Return to El Coca

They will return to D’ Mario Hotel, where they can take a taxi to the Coca Airport, the cost is US$30 – $40 and the time to travel is 1 hour approximately

WANDERBUS

Wander Pass Express

Departures Monday, Tuesday, Thrusday, Friday, Saturday.

Price: USD 249 per person

Incluido:

  • Departure Quito, visit Cotopaxi and Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Free day in Baños.
  • They get off the bus in Tena.

The quickest way to get from Tena to Cuyabeno is to bus via Loreto which costs $13 – $35 and takes 8-9 hours approximately


GUAYAQUIL – CUYABENO ROUTE

FLIGHTS

International Airport Jose Joaquin de Olmedo

Route: GYE-UIO-OCC

LATAM GYE-UIO-OCC

Price: USD 117-259 approximately

Flights every day except Tuesday

**If you arriving from Galapagos you will take an afternoon flight and will have to sleep in Quito and the morning take your next flight to Coca.

GUAYAQUIL A QUITO
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
LA1362 Guayaquil-Quito 06H10 07H00 Every Day Operating
QUITO A COCA
FLIGHT ROUTE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL FREQUENCY STATUS
LA1397 Quito-Coca 09h13 09h51 Monday -Wednesday-Thrusday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday Operating

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

GUAYAQUIL TERMINAL

  • Transportation to Lago Agrio
  • Bus companies: Baños
  • PRECIO: The bus ticket costs USD 24.15 per route
  • Buses depart 13:50 or 18:30
  • Travel Time: 13 hours approximately

The buses can drop off passengers at the terminal, it is about $3 USD in a taxi to Hotel D’mario for pick up at 9 am for your Cuyabeno program.

If you can't find an answer to your question here, please

Contáctanos

Operado por

Responsible Travel Ecuador

© 2024 Todos los derechos Reservados RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Mapa del Sitio
Este sitio está protegido por reCAPTCHA y aplican Política de privacidad y Términos de servicio de Google
Abrir chat
1
Necesitas ayuda?
Hola, gracias por visitar nuestro sitio web, con gusto te ayudaremos con información sobre los Lodges en Ecuador
Cuéntanos tus inquietudes...