Travel Blogs from Cuyabeno, Ecuador

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Welcome to the jungle!, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Welcome to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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So I got set for a week in the jungle thinking travelling by night bus would be a good idea, saving a nights accomodation and sleeping through the 8 hour bus journey from Quito to Lago Agrio where I would then have to take another bus for an hour and a 2 ...

Where is my reflection in Cuyabeno?, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Where is my reflection in Cuyabeno?

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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The Cuyabeno Lodge The 10 hour bus ride from Quito to Cuyabeno, Ecuador was rather uneventful. I tried desperately to sleep on this bus but it was very difficult given the seating circumstances. I don't think these buses are designed for people taller ...

Amazon odessy Day 4, Boogely Woogelies, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Amazon odessy Day 4, Boogely Woogelies

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Monday morning started and while the majority of the world was off to sit in an office and play on the internet we were off to play in the amazon river. We paddled off in a canoe exploring another dark recess of the jungle. Don showed us more types of ...

The Amazon Basin, The Amazon Basin, Ecuador travel blog

The Amazon Basin

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... and on. Paul even knew a little doctoring. He told us that there were no malaria-carrying mosquitoes in that particular area of Cuyabeno. Both Ellen and I smiled, thanked him, and popped our anti-malaria pills as fast as you can say ĘShow us more ...

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... foreigners are not exempt from the searches, though women are for some reason! Just before leaving behind Colombia and heading into Ecuador, we take a side trip from the border town of Ipiales, to visit El Santuario de Las Lajas, a church built deep ...

Swimming with pink dolphins, Reserva Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Swimming with pink dolphins

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... friendly interpreter Rob (from the USA) and local lodge administrator. We boarded a wooden motorised canoe for a 2 hour ride down the Cuyabeno River to the Senoma Lodge.   Expecting just a cruise on the river, enjoying the Amazon 'vibe', imagine ...

Amazon odessy Day 2, Beasties, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Amazon odessy Day 2, Beasties

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Saturday morning and were off to see the anaconda a rare treat. Then we took off on foot for a walk through the forest. A native guide joined us from the Quecha indigenous community, Don Silvio and together they showed us how the native people had ...

Amazon odessy Day 3, Creepies, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Amazon odessy Day 3, Creepies

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Sunday morning was a 5:30am start. Just before sunrise we were off to a canopy tower to do some bird watching. The tower went up higher than the trees so we had a great view of the jungle. However that's how it stayed, it started to rain and not a single ...

Spanish lessons English football Ecuadorian baths, Lago Agrio, Ecuador travel blog

Spanish lessons English football Ecuadorian baths

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Our thoroughly entertaining week of Spanish lessons Scorchio! Scorchio! Scorchio! ended this tuesday. The school was excellent, it geared our lessons to the kind of Spanish travellers need. We covered relevant verbs like to need, to travel and to want ...

the amazon rainforest, its quite green, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

the amazon rainforest, its quite green

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Friday morning and we met one of the guides outside the hotel. Diego takes us on 2 hour bus ride to Rio Aguarico, the scenery becomes more and more amazon like with the trees forming a canopy over the road and bushes trying to climb in the windows. The ...

Trek to the Amazon Jungle, La Selva Amazon, Ecuador travel blog

Trek to the Amazon Jungle

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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The last four days have been phenomenal to say the least. Taking the journey out to the Amazon Jungle was everything I expected and more. Being away from cities etc. has allowed me to return to good health, even though I suffered from a 24 hour bout of ...

Jungle adventure - caimans and card games, Bataburo Lodge, Tinguino River, near Coca, Ecuador travel blog

Jungle adventure - caimans and card games

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... route to Coca, via Lago Agrio, which, as we read in the guidebook while passing through town, is the most unstable region in Ecuador due to its proximity to Colombia. All the way, the road followed an oil pipeline - the Oriente (Ecuadorean Amazon) has ...

An Amazon adventure, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

An Amazon adventure

A travel blog entry by edwardmjohnson

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... of Lago Agrio to start our jungle tour. That 8 hour bus ride was followed by another of about 2 hours to get to the Cuyabeno Nature Reserve entrance. There we met for the first time our extremely excitable guide, Juan. After a quick pack lunch we jumped ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by halfcap

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... Coca zum Aguarico, wo wir unseren Guide Paula kennengelernt haben. Von dort dann mit dem Kanu 4 Stunden Flussabwaerts zum Cuyabeno River zu unserer Lodge. Die Lodge selber ist im Baustil der einheimischen Indianer errichtet und besteht aus einem ...

Into the Amazon..., Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Into the Amazon...

A travel blog entry by pauline_callum

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... her around Scotland. After visting a quaint little silversmith village called Taxco, we made our way to Mexico City for our flight to Ecuador. We have been here now for a little over two weeks and are completely enchanted by the country. In Quito we ...

Oriente - Cuyabeno, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Oriente - Cuyabeno

A travel blog entry by 3ttt

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Jednoducha Lodge na rece ...

Toucans and Dragon's Blood, Puerto Francisco de Orellana, Ecuador travel blog

Toucans and Dragon's Blood

A travel blog entry by travelshrew

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We had breakfast early (6am) so that we could get to the canopy tower early....better bird watching.  The short hike was hot and humid, as expected, and the climb to the top of the 100 foot tower even hotter and humider.  The wooden tower was ...

Wild in the Amazon.....!, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Wild in the Amazon.....!

A travel blog entry by jamesnange

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We flew from LA to Quito, Ecuador via Panama. When we arrived into Quito we got a pre paid taxi as Quito's new airport is an hour away from the centre with no direct public transport. The taxi cost $26. Ange slept for the whole taxi ride into Quito and ...

We got fun and games, Cuyabeno Bridge, Ecuador travel blog

We got fun and games

A travel blog entry by interwebme

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We woke up early to the sounds of birds that make a noise like a water drop and the many other surrounding animals. We set for Laguna Grande in our motor canoe. Along the way we saw squirrel monkies. These guys are cool. They live in troups of over 300 ...

Into the jungle, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Into the jungle

A travel blog entry by kellyandemilio

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... buses had just stayed put until the landslide was cleared early the next morning. Our group had a quick lunch at the side of Cuyabeno river. Then we all got into a motorised canoe and headed down the river towards the lodge where we would be staying. ...

The Amazon, Mondana, Ecuador travel blog

The Amazon

A travel blog entry by stepher205

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So, for my last two weeks in Ecuador I decided to spend time in a very different setting: The Amazon rainforest. I arranged some volunteer work with Yachana Lodge, an ecotourism lodge on the Rio Napo that supports projects in the local community. I ...

Amazon Adventures, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Amazon Adventures

A travel blog entry by john_and_jules

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By now, we had only 2 weeks left on our trip so we decided to take one final tour into the Amazon rainforest. After meeting lots of agents, we decided to go with a tour group called Dracena as they had a lodge situated further down the river than the ...

Caiman, Piranhas and HUGE bugs!, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Caiman, Piranhas and HUGE bugs!

A travel blog entry by cweigand

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... the best and safest place to do it), guide obligatory, we decided to head on a five day excursion into the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve or 'Reserva Faunistica Cuyabeno'. The reserve is made up of over 1.4 million acres of pristine jungle environment and ...

Sani Lodge, Amazonia, Amazon Jungle, Ecuador travel blog

Sani Lodge, Amazonia

A travel blog entry by john_and_anna

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... Quito, the last city on our trip, we wanted to organise a trip into the Amazon rainforest that covers the east of Ecuador.   We looked around for the best deal and were delighted to find that a highly recommended jungle lodge, Sani Lodge, offered ...

Welcome to the Jungle!, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle!

A travel blog entry by baptistevericel

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... dans une petite ville frontaliere avec la Colombie qui s appelle Lago Agrio. Son reel interet est sa proximite avec la reserve naturelle de Cuyabeno dans la jungle. Je m apprete a partir donc 4 jours a la rencontre de la faune et de la flore de la jungle ...

The Amazon, tarapoa, Ecuador travel blog

The Amazon

A travel blog entry by chriskate

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... and have had a fantastic time - what a wild, crazy place. We stayed in a place called Samona Lodge which is on the Rio Cuyabeno river in the Cuyabeno nature reserve in the north Oriente, up near the Columbian border. The lodge was pretty basic, ...

En le selva: Part 2, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

En le selva: Part 2

A travel blog entry by lingo83

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... ; We did not realise how close we were to Colombia etc until we got back, but we have covered a lot of ground in Ecuador really.  I think it is my favourite country so far.  It really does have everything; jungle, beaches, mountains and a really ...

The Amazon, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

The Amazon

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

... and wallet stole from his bag.....another pain in the arse! Anyway, a few more hours on the bus and we paid our entrance fee to Cuyabeno National Park and had some lunch before setting off on the final leg of our journey. We caught a 3 hour boat ride down ...

George of the Jungle, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

George of the Jungle

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Up nice and early this morning for brekky but thanks to the jungle howler monkeys we weren't gonna be getting a sleep in anyway We were greeted by a Macaw just sitting around chilling so we played with that for a while which was super cool. ...

Jungle trekking, Cuyabeno, Ecuador travel blog

Jungle trekking

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Started today with a 3 hour jungle trek. We saw 2 different species of monkeys but they weren't that close to us, butterflys, birds, conga ants, frogs and dragon flies, and some other little animals like lizards and stick insects. Our guide said that we ...

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