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Cuyabeno Reserve

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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
+593 2-292-6153
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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.
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“the river” (13 reviews)
“siona lodge” (9 reviews)
“pink dolphins” (17 reviews)
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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador
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"the river"
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"siona lodge"
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"pink dolphins"
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"day tour"
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"all kinds"
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"amazon jungle"
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"dolphin lodge"
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"first night"
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"flora and fauna"
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"bread"
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"whole experience"
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"local community"
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"bucket list"
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"yucca"
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"amazing place"
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"local guide"
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"motorized canoes"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank MURIEL M
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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Amazing to me to jump on the river highway everyday and just drive down and see the most amazing wild life from your canoe. I thought at first I would get bored, but it was exciting and fun and relaxing..

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Great jungle and lot's of wildlife to see! We have seen a lot of different monkeys, dolfins and birds!!

1  Thank PuckvandenBosch
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

If you're traveling to Ecuador, you MUST visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Incredible experience, and saw a ton of wildlife. We chose the Caiman Lodge, and it was a great decision, as the price was extremely affordable and a great value. During our visit we...More

Thank Jaye S
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

From the moment we arrived at the airport the service was outstanding. Very nice and confortable Bungalows. They make me felt in home. Good food friendly staff. 100% Recommend it..

1  Thank Luis Flores F
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Hayden K
18 April 2018|
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Response from jaypoo | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Magic River Tours and loved the non motorized canoe and everything about the trip.. We took a bus from Quito to Nueva Loja and the La Cascada hotel. The bus was fine but we took a taxi back just to save... More
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keys_addiction
24 January 2018|
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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
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lordchaff
6 August 2017|
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Response from Gina M |
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
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