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.
QUITO – CUYABENO – QUITO ROUTE
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: CARCELÉN / QUITUMBE TERMINALS
SHARED TOURIST BUS
Departures: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Direction: Mariscal Foch y Av. Leonidas Plaza
Hour of departure: 23:00
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
PATRICIO SOLANO // S&S Transportes
PRICE: 1-3 PAX USD 220 per route
International Airport Mariscal Sucre:
Providers: AEROREGIONAL / LATAM
Price: USD 200- 260 approximately
Every day at 09:30 a.m., except Sunday
Price: USD 80 approximately
Every day at 09:13 a.m., except Tuesday
QUITO TO EL COCA
They sleep in El Coca.
Next day transportation to Cuyabeno.
Provider: CUYABENO LODGE
Travel time: 3 hours
QUITO TO LAGO AGRIO
They sleep in Lago Agrio
Transportation to Lago Agrio
Provider: CUYABENO LODGE
Transfer to the D’Mario Hotel
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
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
Wander Pass Express
Departures Monday, Tuesday, Thrusday, Friday, Saturday.
Price: USD 249 per person
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
International Airport Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
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.
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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.