Route of the river dolphins- Cuyabeno Reserve – 4 days/ 3 nights

$150 por persona, por día ( minimo 2 personas)
$120 por persona, por día ( 4 o mas personas)
This Amazon region is characterized by large expanses of tropical forest where trees such as ceibo, sande and mahogany can easily reach more than 50 meters in height. However, there are areas where water replaces the firm soil, forming large and medium-sized lagoons, and the canoe is the only way…
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the Route of the river dolphins- Cuyabeno Reserve – 4 days/ 3 nights

This Amazon region is characterized by large expanses of tropical forest where trees such as ceibo, sande and mahogany can easily reach more than 50 meters in height. However, there are areas where water replaces the firm soil, forming large and medium-sized lagoons, and the canoe is the only way to move between trees and vegetation. They are the flooded forests of the Amazon, of which a good part is protected within this great reserve. The protected area takes its name from the Cuyabeno River, which in its middle course overflows, originating a complex of 14 lagoons and forming the most extensive wetland in the Ecuadorian Amazon. These flooded forests are the natural habitat of dolphins, manatees, caimans, anacondas and otters, as well as the water guarango, the most unique tree in the reserve. Thanks to its special adaptations, it can grow on the banks of rivers and lagoons, originating a magical and mysterious environment that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

What to bring? Items you will need
  • Shorts
  • A hat
  • Long trousers (not jeans) for walking in the jungle
  • Long sleeved top or light sweater
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Cream
  • Shoes (We supply boots but we suggest bringing a pair of light shoes for walking in the cabanas)
  • A small bottle for carrying water
  • Long pair of socks
  • Light rain coat
  • Torch
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Native Guide
  • All meals, (breakfast lunch, dinner)
  • Water
  • Rubber boots
  • Accommodation – mosquito nets included
  • Motorised canoe
What's not included in this tour Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tips
  • Extra drinks or meals
  1. Day 1 Cocaya river

    From Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) we will take a motorized canoe around 8:30 am to Nuevo Rocafuerte , making a 4-hour journey through the majestic Napo River.

    Arrival at Rocafuerte and lunch.

    After lunch a canoe will wait for us to travel along the Napo River to the mouth of the Aguarico River and the Cocaya River. There we will have the opportunity to observe river dolphins. After admiring the wonderful local flora and fauna we ​​will arrive at the facilities of YACU WARMI Lodge to spend the night.

    Break

    Dinner.

  2. Day 2 Hiking, bird watching

    5am ​​departure by canoe to the lagoon for bird watching.

    7 am. Observation of pink and gray dolphins, which are attracted by a peculiar call made by the tour guides. Once they come near the canoe, we will have the opportunity to feed them.

    Return to the lodge around 8:30 for breakfast.

    10:00 am we go out for a walk through the jungle to visit a macaw saltlick, and to observe monkeys and learn about medicinal plants. Following the trail our knowledgeable guide will show us the techniques used by our ancestors to survive in the jungle.

    Return to the cabin

    2pm Lunch.

    3pm Piranha fishing in the lagoon, everything that we catch will be served for dinner.

    Break

    7pm dinner

    8pm observation of alligators

    If weather permits, we will do a night hike to see luminous insects, nocturnal animals, etc.

  3. Day 3 Lagartococha , Dolphins

    Breakfast

    We will take a canoe to Laguna LAGARTOCOCHA, there we will have the possibility to observe the endemic flora and fauna. It is a place surrounded by other lagoons where we will have the possibility to find dolphins, monkeys, parrots, birds, manatees, snakes, anacondas, etc.

    Once again we will take the canoe back to Rocafuerte, where we will spend the night at a local hotel.

    Dinner

  4. Day 4 Return to Coca

    Early breakfast at 7:00 am, after which we will take a motorized canoe to travel back to Coca.  We will arrive in Coca around noon for lunch.

    End of the tour

Route of the river dolphins- Cuyabeno Reserve – 4 days/ 3 nights

Lodging

Yaku Warmi (Woman of the water), is located in the parish Yasuní, Aguarico canton in Orellana. The Community Tourism Center is managed by families of the Martinica community, who have organized themselves to develop ecotourism projects.

The project has rudimentary cabins, which have beds, mosquito nets and a bathroom.

Lodging details
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