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Cuyabeno Reserve

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Encompassing more than 604,000 hectares of primary rainforest, wild lagoons and rivers, this reserve features an incredible variety of wildlife including anacondas, ocelots, river dolphins, piranha and more than 515 species of birds.
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Caiman and snakes and spiders, oh my! Plus millions of beautiful birds and other insects that will constantly keep you interested in any walk or boat ride in the area. Bring a knowledgeable guide or a wildlife book!

1  Thank MarcusD27
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Cuyabeno is very extensive and since you have to be on the river to get into it, having a guide that has an eagle eye to see the wildlife imperative to appreciate what it has to offer. There are so many different facets of it;...More

Thank moneymoo
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We spent 4 days at Nicky Lodge. We were very well fed and very comfortable the whole time. Jefferson and Diego were fantastic guides. Very knowledgeable, interesting and they insured that we interacted with the environment as well. Well stocked with beer and pop for...More

Thank Myriam M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We saw lots of birds and little monkeys in the trees. You won't see the animals very close, so bring binoculars. You also have the chance to spot pink dolphins. Unfortunately they don't jump, so you will only see their backs. We also saw some...More

Thank DanielS23033
Reviewed 20 July 2018

My son and I stayed for 4 days/3 nights at the Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge and it was terrific. Our guide, Gallo, was unbelievably knowledgeable and went out of his way to find things to show us. We saw all kinds of monkeys, birds, insects, etc....More

Thank GRN130Sue
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It was a great experience.We were able to see a lot of wild life and the weather was pleasant in May

1  Thank MURIELM800
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Cuyabeno reserve has a lot of animals and birds you can spot easily on your trip, we've spotted a lot of monkeys, all kinds of birds, anaconda, boa, sloths, on night walks we saw beautiful tarantulas and a lot of insects, and over all...More

Thank Thea N
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I was considering the Yasuni National Park and I'm so glad I opted for the Cuyabeno region instead. It has as much and more as Yasuni and it's on the equator line which is marked with a little statue in the jungle!!!

1  Thank nordynkaa
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible place surrounded by nature. You can see monkeys passing by while you wash your teeth. Wildness is everywhere. The trip is long but it pays itself.

Thank German R
Reviewed 30 March 2018

on the cuyabeno river on our way to jamu lodge (our accomodation for 2 nights) we saw; cappuccino and squirrel monkeys, sloths, caiman aligators (dwarf and HUGE), small anaconda, tree boa, amazing birds, howler monkeys, tarantulas, lots of frogs, scorpion spiders, vultures and more. fantastic!

2  Thank Sarah M
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Response from BORSBEEKREIZEN | Reviewed this property |
you need to go with the rangers on the tour . The tour you can book directly at Cuyabeno lodge 4-5 nights flight until Lago Agrio then bus during 2 hours and then max 3 hours on long tail boat Cheapest way is all by bus... More
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Response from Olivia S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t worry about it. My husband and I had been travelling 10 months when we got to the reserve so we had our huge back packs. No one minded the boats can fit 7/8 of those huge bags at the front of the boat. A lot of... More
6 August 2017|
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We stayed 3 nights and thought perfect amount of time. 2 nights works too. It took us much time to travel there. It's very remote to get to. We traveled from US. to Quito. Then in the morning flew to Lago Agrio. Then 2.5 hr... More