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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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Nicky Amazon Lodge

Nicky Amazon Lodge is located close to Laguna Grande in the upper part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. The lodge was built keeping the traditional Indigenous style of the amazon jungle, lovely huts so-called cabañas with thatched roofs. The lodge offers 15 ample and comfort rooms with double, triple, quadruple, or familiar accommodation including single or matrimonial beds, all with mosquito nets to keep you safe from biting insects during your rest. All furnished rooms have a private bathroom with hot water showers and flushing toilets. The fire safety devices, and rocedures are covered by this eco-lodge. All huts have balcony areas to relax and observe nature; go to the bed with the nocturnal sounds of the rainforest and early morning wake up with the singing of the birds, a quite experience.

Nicky Amazon Lodge gives the opportunity to treat yourself to a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday lifestyle and relax in a natural environment deep in the Amazon Rainforest, with all comfort, warmth, and the best service. The entire staff of  the lodge is ready to make enable a safe and pleasant stay. Delicious and nutritious meals with gourmet menus prepared by professional chefs, a mix of national and international cuisine using healthy and local products such as yucca or cassave too.

Additionally, catering for vegetarians or vegans. Purified drinking water is always available in the lodge as well as coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. And for the activities some snacks are provided too. The bar offers some drinks and exotic cocktails.

Naturalist Bilingual speaking Guides are specialized in Biology and ecotourism and are excited to share their knowledge with the visitors; their experience will make possible to discover the shy animals in the dense green of the rainforest. Their motto is “do the best for the costumer and giving him an unforgettable experience during his stay”

Sustainable tourism. 
- A responsible tourism is a key point in our corporate philosophy. Local involvement with the communities is an essential part of our tourist operation in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, our range of excursions has allowed us work together with Kichwas, Sionas, and Secoyas community’s.
We constantly provide training to our guides on topics such as security and first aid and more technical talks such as biology, ornithology, environmental  education, among others. Additional we involve to the local staff about environmental education and promote them to keep their traditional customs that their ancestors have taught them throughout generations. Thus, inspiring their interest of personal and professional  improvement career. 
We know the local participation is a great support to reach our goal and to continue providing more work in this area through tourism also taking care the nature through a socially responsible activity.
Our long excursions deep in the jungle exploring the lower part of Cuyabeno Reserve and the border with Peru allows us to visit remote communities, becoming the only way of transportation traveling long distances so we can take donations to small local schools. We always care of the quality of food products; we always look for healthier. Some of them are local products, thus we help to the local economy.

Envirnmental Policy. 
– We have developed an Environmental Policy, which we must respect as much as possible, providing a sustained commitment to local communities and the environment to ensure we have a positive effect. It is about "giving something back".
✓ We take care of our natural resources’ through monitored process constantly. The solid and liquid waste disposal and the water treatment environmental uses biodigesters and filtration systems. ✓ Our latest achievement in the regular excursions, we have started the using of eco-friendly motors reducing CO2 pollution and lower noise levels. Additional our canoes were made by local communities using fiber material.
✓ We offer more activities such as hiking, paddling canoe and paddleboard to take care the environment and adds value to your experience in the nature.
✓ We encourage to reduce the use of bottles and plastic bags at the lodge with the staff as well as with our visitors and we ask the use of rechargeable batteries with our devices is very important for us.
✓ Our compost system allows us to manage the organic waste at the lodge. We appreciate all the living biodiversity through our activities while we walk in the forest or while exploring rivers and lagoons, which also allows us to learn how to protect it because this is the way we leave our best footprint in nature that is everyone's commitment

HIGLIGHTS:

  • • Early activities in the morning to observe many species of birds
  • • Observe the Amazon’s Pink and grey dolphins (Inia Geoffrensis & Sotalia Fluviatilis)
  • • Hike into the rainforest and learn about the medicinal and practical uses of the plants.
  • • Go on night walks to observe insects, spiders, snakes, amphibians and listen to nocturnal animals
  • • Learn about the different ecosystems and their balance in the rainforest
  • • Visit a Siona Family to share their customs and traditions
  • • Explore Laguna Grande and the flooded forest (macrolobium)
  • • Navigate in search of Caimans (Alligators)
  • • Paddling silently in a dugout canoe to enjoy the sounds of the jungle
  • • Relax in a natural and spectacular place
  • • Learn more during captivating lectures given by our Naturalist Bilingual Guides
  • • Enjoy an amazing experience deep in the Amazon rainforest.

ITINERARIES:

  • For organized groups of 5 or more participants any day

NB: Please read all routes only as a guideline. All routes and programs are subject to change without notice due to national park regulations, weather conditions, natural events, seasonal changes, or for security reasons. Flexibility is the key to the success of every tour. The safety of our passengers is our main priority

Important to know. 

Level. - You should be in good physical shape so you can enjoy jungle walks of 2-3 hours in a humid tropical climate. However, if you would like to skip the walks and other activities described above
and only want to take part in the canoe trips you can do it of course, perhaps you want to stay at the lodge just resting in the hammock outside, in your room reading or enjoying the nature.
All services not listed as well as private excursions can be arranged upon request and extra cost according to your interests, such as specialized walks, additional canoe trips with a naturalist bilingual guide or local guide from the community (Speaking Spanish).
If you travel with children, we recommend taking a private guide to enjoy the activities with your family at your own pace it will be a nice experience.
Our Speaking English guides or Spanish native guides are part of the staff at the lodge. Other languages German or French speaking guides are available on request in advance and additional cost.

RATES:

2022 NICKY AMAZON LODGE PRICES PER PERSON
  REGULAR DEPARTURES RATES
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS MONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY US$ 360
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS MONDAY, TUESDAY AND FRIDAY US$ 320
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS TUESDAY AND SATURDAY US$ 260

 

INCLUDED:

  • • Transport by motor canoe from El Puente de Cuyabeno to the lodge, during the excursions and from the lodge to El Puente de Cuyabeno;
  • • Naturalist Bilingual guides (English and Spanish) during all excursions.
  • • Accommodation in comfortable rooms with private bathroom with hot water
  • • All meals, vegetarian or vegan food if it could be required, snacks for the activities
  • • Welcome cocktail, purified drinking water, coffee, and tea available every time
  • • Life jackets and rubber boots (up to size 45 - from size 45 on request prior to the tour without additional costs).

DOES NOT INCLUDED:

  • •  Transfer from/to Quito.
  • •  Personal Rain poncho
  • •  Visit to the community U$D 5 per person
  • •  Additional alcoholic drinks
  • •  Single supplement 40% plus
  • • Travel insurance
  • •  Tips and personal expenses

Note: Binoculars service is available at the lodge USD 25 for all trip

 

                                                                                                     

LODGES IN ECUADORIAN AMAZON

LODGES IN YASUNI
An oasis of flora and fauna.
LODGES IN CUYABENO
A wildlife sanctuary
LODGES IN UPPER NAPO
Napo, a natural paradise
CRUISES IN AMAZON
Enter a world few people know.

 

 

OUR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
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The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.

TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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