Activities in Cuyabeno Ecuador
Dolphin Spotting in the amazon of EcuadorNo matter how many times you see a dolphin in Cuyabeno River and in the lakes around the national park is always a spectacle – you never get bored. The amazon dolphin known as boto or Bufeo or Pink river dolphin are so common here, you’d be unlucky not to spot one. They come in all shades of pink, from a dull gray-pink, to rosy colored pink, to a bright pink like that of the flamingo.
Caiman Spotting in the amazon jungleCaiman spotting in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is for the adventurous lot. You can enjoy the thrilling experience of getting close to crocodiles in their natural setting without disturbing them at all. Green Forest Ecolodge offers crocodile spotting tour in Cuyabeno River and the surrounding lakes. Witness the behaviour of crocodiles in the wild with Green Forest Ecolodge
Jungle WalksThe Amazon's amazing diversity of plants and animals species makes the region of Cuyabeno a must for travelers in search of wildlife. A hike through the rainforest is one of the most intimate ways to discover its riches. Get really close to everything by hiking quietly through the thick jungle forest. Get remote and experience to be authentic, and as always–off the normal tourist beaten path.
Nocturnal SightseeingEnjoy the unique feeling of the nightlife inside the forest, lightened by the stars, exploring the thick forest to spot birds, sloths, snakes and alligators hidden in the sounds of darkness.
Birdwatching in Cuyabeno EcuadorCuyabeno is blessed with an avian population that is nearly 600 species of birds. The Cuyabeno river it makes easier to spot birds, no matter what time of year you choose to visit, you will have the opportunity to easily view hundreds of species. Green Forest Ecolodge give you the chance to see birds that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. Our guests typically enjoy birdwatching in the Cuyabeno in a number of ways – including going on walks, and boat trips. Hoatzines, a prehistoric bird and are easily seen in trees surrounding the lodge. Numerous other species of macaws, parrots and parakeets, as well as toucans, trogons, woodpeckers, herons, storks, birds of prey and hummingbirds, are abundant. You will be amazed by the beauty and diversity of the birds of this region of Ecuador.
Amazon jungle night walksOnce the sun sets in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the rainforest takes on a very different character. During the night the fascinating forest have the chance to inspect insects with incredible, leaf-like camouflage. It’s the best time to find beautiful tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night.The walks during the night in the jungle is the best time to see dozens of animals and insects that are never found during the day.
Visit to the Local CommunityGet to know the lifestyle, traditions, agriculture and social organization of the Siona Community. Siona people will be wearing their own customs in hut-making, hut decorating, dance, language and dress. Some of these villages are also excellent responsible tourism projects, as the money generated from tourism is ploughed back into the communities, enabling them to be self-sufficient and preserving their age-old traditions.
Boat Trips in the Amazon Jungle of EcuadorEnjoy a relaxing cruise of the Cuyabeno River. Get close to birds, caimans and monkeys with our our experienced guides in attendance. Many of the trails are are only accessible by boat, and on the journey you will have the opportunity to observe wildlife along the rivers and lakes in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.
Sunset Views at Cuyabeno National ParkSunsets in the jungle are one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles, and one of the best places to enjoy them is from a boat on the Laguna Grande Lake or Caiman Cocha Lake. Your guide will talk about the different type of trees found it in the lake, birds and mammals (one of them the pink dolphin) as you witness on of the most stunning sunsets in your life in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve.
Kayaking through the Amazon RainforestHear the sounds of the forest and explore the amazon through Cuyabeno River. The Cuyabeno River is the road in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Formed with water that drains from the towering Ecuadorian mountain range. In kayaks up to 2 people, you can watch the scenery and have the closest connection with the river. All it takes to kayak is the kayak itself, a paddle, and a lifejacket. During the easy-going paddling downstream, you might see toucans, hoatzines birds, monkeys, and other wildlife.
Hike to the Ceiba Giant TreesTrees in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest can be pretty impressive. A hike through the rainforests around Green Forest Ecolodge will take you past massive amazon trees that are 120 feet (40 meters) tall. There are plenty of trees that has grown near the Cuyabeno River and the wildlife reserve for hundreds of years. The incredible Ceiba is bound to be one of the largest trees you will ever see. The trails to the tree passes through beautiful, primary rainforest and you may very well see monkeys, birds, and other animals on the way.
Mammal Clay LickDuring the 3-4h hike that we do to El Saladero Trail near the Laguna Grande in Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve there is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, birds, and sometimes if you are lucky the jaguar of the amazon. Chances of spotting them are low but well worth the short hike because we also will have fun during our morning hike.
Techniques and practice bow and arrowHave fun with Sionna`s Community original artifacts and learn techniques to sharpen your aim and hit the targets. Quick introduction to indigenous traditions and way of life. This is a great opportunity to learn and make your own set of bow and arrows. You will also learn a variety of hunting techniques and exercises that will increase your ability to shoot the bow accurately. You will also learn a variety of stalking exercises and other techniques that will prepare you for the hunt. For a better knowledge the hunting is forbidden in Cuyabeno National Park.
Watching Flora & FaunaCuyabeno Wildlife Reserve comes to live with all the animals and different species that represent the wonderful biodiversity of the country. The rainforests and jungles of Cuyabeno contain more than +++ species of mammals. See monkeys swinging from the branches, sloths lounging in the crooks of trees, brightly colored tree frogs, hoatzines, toucans, pink dolphins swimming in the river, herons, aninghas, herons, caimans, countless colorfull butterflies, including blue morpho, and many other species of animals..