Frequently Asked Question About Cuyabeno
What is the pick-up time at our meeting point in Lago Agrio?
9h30AM - for people arriving by car or bus
11h00 AM - is the latest pick up time for the people arriving by plane *(if you arrive in a different flight make sure to book a night in Lago Agrio and start the next day)
Where is the meeting point?
La Casa de Mi Abuelo Hotel (map located in Lago Agrio City). If you arrive super early by night bus feel free to take a taxi and ring the doorbell, we will open the doors at any time.
Do I need special vaccinations to travel to Cuyabeno?
No vaccinations are required to enter the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve . There have not been any cases of tropical diseases (malaria, yellow fever, cholera) reported in or near the lodge.
Are the jungle tours in Ecuador safe?
You bet they are. Ecuador is one of Latin America’s most stable and safest countries. You’ll be welcomed by its friendly people and always taken care of by attentive staff. After full days of wildlife viewing, rest up at our cabins in our ecolodge, which offer authentic ecuadorian traditional accommodation.
Do you offer English-speaking guides..?
We use knowledgeable, experienced english tour native guides. French, Dutch and German speaking guides can also be arranged for a group of 8 or more persons upon the additional fees.
Is it okay to drink the water?
We provide free bottled water at our restarant. So feel free to refill it when ever you want.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport on my arrival?
Yes, we come to the airport in Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) to pick you up. Outside the Terminal Hall, we will be displaying a play card of Green Forest Ecolodge. The pick up is only available during morning flights.
What time do we get back to Lago Agrio (meeting point) after finishing the tour, and what is the earliest time I can book my return flight from Lago Agrio Airport?
We aim to have guests back in Lago Agrio by 2h30pm. We advise that guests should not book their onward connecting flight before 4pm. Please recall that we cannot be responsible for any delays caused by inclement weather or other factors beyond our control.
Does Green Forest Ecolodge provide On-site Management?
Our on-site management team is there to help visitors get the most from their time with us
What kinds of animals will I see on an amazon jungle tour?
All kinds! You will see the animals you’ve always dreamed of encountering on the amazon rainforest like pink dolphins, all kind of monkeys, caimans, macaws, toucans, many kind of birds, anacondas and so much more.
Are there mosquitoes at the Ecolodge?
You are unlikely to see mosquitoes at the Ecolodge. Insect repellent is advisable to protect against the “no see ums”, especially early in the morning and in the evening.
What clothes should I bring on an amazon jungle tour?
Dress in comfortable, casual attire that you don’t mind getting dirty. We recommend wearing layers. After you’ve booked your cuyabeno tour, we’ll mail a detailed packing list to help you prepare.
Can special diets be accommodated?
With advanced notice, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly meals can easily be arranged. Make sure to inform us when booking your trip.
Tips may be offered to the guides or staff at the lodge, at your own discretion.
Will I have a chance to interact with local people of the communities in the Jungle?
All of our tours in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve provide opportunities to visit local villages and interact with the people. However, if your itinerary does not include these visits, you’ll still gain valuable local insight from your expert guide, a native of the tribes in the jungle.
Can I take my children on an amazon jungle tour?
Of course! We think taking your whole family on an amazon jungle tour is a wonderful way to learn and grow together.
What size are your amazon jungle tour groups?
We specialize in small group travel (about 8-10 people) per native natural guide, but the exact size varies trip to trip. One thing’s for sure: you’ll have plenty of space to listen and participate with our natural native guides.
Do we have hot water?
Our location is in the middle if the jungle, the facilities are not the same as a hostel in the town. We have no hot water , but does not mater the weather is warm enough.
Can I use a credit card to pay?
We accept Visa, MasterCard for your deposit payment of the Cuyabeno Tour. Once you get to our meeting payment the balance is paid by cash only. If you dont have the money we will take you to the closest ATM in the city.
What is the time we will get back to Lago Agrio (end of the tour)?
What is the visit to the Siona Community?
For the Siona community we created community tourism. What we seek with this activity is to generate an income to the families of the communities surrounding our ecolodge. In this way we avoid the hunting of animals by those inhabitants and we preserve the nature.
I need to have the Covid-19 vaccine to enter the Cuyabeno
It is nos necessary, we want to inform you that the lastest update of the Ecuadorian goverment regarding vaccines there is no restriction to enter the Protected Areas of Ecuador such as the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.