DOLPHIN LODGE

Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge is set at the heart of natural attractions, just a couple of minutes' motor canoe ride away from the Cuyabeno lake area and right next to the banks of the Cuyabeno River. From the hammocks at our pier, you may spot freshwater dolphins and enjoy the scenery of the river. Our location guarantees free navigation and access all year around, even in the drier season from December to February. We can offer 4 matrimonial rooms, 1 quadruple room, 3 triple rooms, 4 double rooms with private bathrooms, all rooms with lower beds. Our maximum capacity is 40 guests.
Our commitment to responsible and ecological tourism

Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge follows rigorous ecological standards for protected areas. Accordingly, all sewage is carefully processed and filtered to avoid contaminating water systems and soils, and the lodge obtains its energy exclusively from clean energy through solar panels.

Each room is equipped with solar-powered light and a 110V electric socket. In order to reduce the use of nonrenewable energy resources, we do not use water-heating systems and provide cold water only. All of our refuse material is separated and recycled to the greatest extent possible

We maintain a strong and friendly relationship with members of the indigenous community and support their active involvement in tourism. They receive economic income through their work as paddling aids, motor canoe drivers, kitchen helpers, and camp administrators with us.

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is considered one of the most beautiful reserves in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Cuyabeno has incredible biodiversity. Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge is located in the heart of this natural attraction. Our lodges are located right next to the banks of the Cuyabeno River and a couple of minutes by motor canoe from the Cuyabeno Lake area. Our location guarantees free navigation and access all year round!
Our lodge has a privileged location in front of a natural pool of pink dolphins, you will be able to observe them all the time during your stay with us, during dolphin season.

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of the Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Bar

Enjoy a beer or cocktail. We also have a well-selected wine list that includes wines from Ecuador..

mosquito net 

All cabins are equipped with mosquito nets, placed over the beds to prevent mosquito bites.

Electricity

Throughout the Lodge, 24-hour electricity is provided by a distant, nearly inaudible generator.

Boots & Ponchos

Clean and disinfected bubber boots and rain ponchos are available for all of our guests at the Lodge, free of charge.

Water

Purified, safe drinking water is available at multiple points around the Lodge – there’s no need to bring your own bottled water.

Transport

Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge has transportation from the airport to the lodge.

Communications

In case of emergency, both cellular telephone and radio communications are available from the Lodge. In addition, each of our guides maintains permanent radio contact with the Lodge during all excursions and activities.

PROGRAM

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

 $240 P.P

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DAY 1 

ENTRANCE – CUYABENO:
Meet at 10:30 am PUENTE CUYABENO
Our guide will be waiting for you and we will take a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge, Our guide will explain about the reserve, animals and plants that we will encounter on our journey into the deep jungle.
Lunch
Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset
Dinner
Exciting night walk 

DAY 2 

HIKING DAY – COMMUNITY VISIT:
Breakfast
Morning: three hours hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, especially to know about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc.
Lunch at the camp
afternoon rest and swimming front our lodge and walking for looking animals or medicine plants
Return to camp
Dinner
Go on an exciting night canoe expedition in search of caimans and boas. 

DAY 3 

CUYABENO – LAGO AGRIO – QUITO:
Early morning bird watching
Breakfast
Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to El Puente
Box Lunch
Transfer to El Puente, Return to Quito by public or private bus.

PRO​GRAM

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

 $290 P.P

BOOK NOW
DAY 1 : 

ENTRANCE – CUYABENO:
Meet at 10:30 am Puente Cuyabeno Our guide will be waiting for you.
Canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to our lodge, Our guide will explain about the reserve, animals, and plants that we will encounter on our journey into the deep jungle.
Lunch
Visit the Laguna Grande to swim and enjoy the sunset.
Dinner
Take part in an exciting night walk

DAY 2 

HIKING DAY:
Breakfast
Morning: three-hour hike in the primary forest to learn about flora and fauna, especially to know about medicinal plants, frogs, insects, birds, etc.
Lunch at the camp
You have some time to relax
In the afternoon you can paddle in a traditional canoe on the Lagoons or rivers to explore and enjoy the uniqueness of nature. Where you can swim and enjoy the sunset. If conditions permit, you may be able to see pink dolphins.
Return to lodge
Dinner 

DAY 3 

CUYABENO – LAGO AGRIO – QUITO:
Early morning bird watching
Breakfast
Navigating the Cuyabeno River back to El Puente
Box Lunch
Transfer to El Puente, Return to Quito by public or private bus. 

DAY 4 

ROWING DAY:
Breakfast
Experience in paddle trip to look for animals and enjoy nature with its natural sound
Lunch
Rest, swim in the pool of the dolphins, if the tourists request the community and the shaman they will come to the lodge
Dinner
Exciting night canoe expedition in search of caimans and anacondas

DOUBLE STANDARD ROOM 

We have.
Single, Double, Double and Triple rooms, private bathrooms, hot and cold water in the showers, biodegradable soap, towels, awnings.
Restaurant, lounge, hammock area, bar.

• 1 King size bed
• Private bathroom , hot and cold water in the shower 

PROGRAM PRICE PER PERSON 
3D/2N $240
4D/3N $290
5D/4N $330

FAQ

What is included in the programs?
  • Fluvial transportation el puente - DOLPHIN LODGE- EL PUENTE (CANOE)
  • All meals
  • Water, tea & coffee in all meals
  • Bilingual naturalist guide..
  • Accomodation in double and or triple room with mosquito net and private bathroom , single room supplement.


What is not included in the tour?
  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito $250 USD per person. 
  • Other alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks 
  • meals (breakfast on the first day lunch and dinner on the last day).
  • tips , staff , guide and canoe captain
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.


During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.


Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!

  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain
Children policies:
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old: 30% discount
What facilities are there in the room?

single double , double and triple rooms , private bathrooms , hot and cold water in the showers biodegradable soap towels awnings restaurante, launge hammock area bar.

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