4 days
Group Size
Up to 16 passengers
Amazon Ecolodge
ecuador - lower Amazon
Meeting Point
El Coca Airport
You'll need to have medium physical condition for walking into the amazon paths and rivers.
  • Cuyabeno River
  • Laguna Grande
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Siona Secoya Community



Private and comfortable land transportation & motorized canoe 


Based on double occupancy


Bird watching and hiking exploration in the jungle, share time with local indigenous people in the Amazon, night walks to see wildlife.


3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner.


Life jackets and rubber boots


English speaking naturalist guide


Not included


Single Supplement


International & National flights

Airport transfers

National & international flights


Transportation from/to the Cuyabeno Bridge.


Travel & health insurance (mandatory)


Not described in the itinerary


For guides and drivers

Visit to the Shaman


-> Starts

El Coca airport
10:00 midday on day 1

-> Ends

El Coca airport
12:00 noon on day 4


Your adventure begins on Day 1 when your host will meet you at El Coca airport in El Coca city. On the final day your trip will end at El Coca airport. Quito city is around 7 hours from El Coca city (Amazon) and 45 minutes by flight.

To make your own way from Quito airport to and from the accommodation, you have a few options. You can request a private transfer from the host. Please see Optional Extras for prices. You can take a public bus for just $2USD, however, this isn’t overly straight forward as you need to change buses at Quitumbe bus terminal. A metered taxi will cost you between $25-35USD. You can save some money by taking an ‘Aeroservicio’ – a privately operated bus service connecting the airport with the city center. This cost is USD 8.

Day 1

Amazon Ecolodge – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 2

Amazon Ecolodge – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 3

Amazon Ecolodge – Twin or Double
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner

Day 4

Departure Day
Breakfast.    Lunch.    Dinner


What is the food like?

The rustic, airy restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere for dinner with its windows open, allowing the cicadas evening song to circle. An a la carte dinner is served in the restaurant, bringing fine dining to the jungle. Using fresh and sustainable products, our chef prepares meals to delight the tastes of a world traveler while satisfying the appetite of an adventurer!

What is the accommodation like?

Amazon Ecolodge

Lodging at Sacha combines the highest comfort to the traveller with the preservation of the environment and rainforest ambience. All of our cabins, with high thatched roofs and private shaded terraces with hammocks, are constructed with traditional materials and nestle subtly into the lush surroundings.

Each of the 26 the rooms, which include single, double and (upon request) triple accommodations and three family cabins, provides a spacious private bathroom with flushing toilet and hot shower – some even feature floor-to-ceiling windows for an immersive jungle shower experience! All cabins are screened against insects, and contain ceiling fans above two comfortable double beds.

Day 1


Your adventure in the Amazon begins today! The starting point will be “El Puente” the main entrance to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. From here you will take a motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno River for a 2 hour trip to Nicky Amazon Lodge. On your journey through the Cuyabeno River, you will see the wild and natural life of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Once you arrive at the lodge, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail. After settling in, you will go on a night walk to observe animal lives such as insects, spiders, frogs, and more.

To end the day, you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner.

Accomodations: Nicky Lodge.


Day 2


Your day will start early in the morning so you don’t miss the sunrise of the rainforest. After breakfast, you will go on an excursion to the jungle, a guide will be in charge of taking you and give you all the information about the flora and fauna of the place. After this adventure, you will enjoy a delicious local lunch to recover your energy, and then go down the Cuyabeno River to Kapok Island, where it is very likely to see species of monkeys. You will also see the amazing pink freshwater dolphins in the Amazon River. You will also go on a jungle excursion to find insect species, spiders such as tarantulas, snakes and colorful frogs. And finally you will taste delicious local food.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accomodations: Nicky Lodge.


Day 3


On your third day of expedition through jungle lands, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast to go to your first day for the Siona Secoya Community, to get there you will follow a path called “taricaya”, which means the path of the turtles. Once you arrive in the community you will have the opportunity to meet the people of the indigenous Siona people. Then you will go to the shaman’s house (subject to availability) for a cultural meeting. After this great experience, he will return to the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon he will visit the Laguna Grande, where he will witness the beauty of the lake and admire the flooded forest, before returning to the lodge he will go on a walk to observe fishing bats.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accomodations: Nicky Lodge.


Day 4


It is time to say goodbye to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Before leaving, you will go on a canoe excursion to enjoy the tropical jungle, you will be able to observe the birds that flutter at dawn. Then you will return to the lodge to taste your farewell breakfast, then you will go upstream to reach the Cuyabeno Bridge, which is where the tour will end. From here, you can take a bus back to Quito on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

What’s included:
  • Rubber boots, rain ponchos, life jackets.
What do I need to Bring?
  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Fleece top
  • Shirts/t-shirts
  • Pair of short
  • Pairs of long trousers
  • Pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Sport sandals
  • Watch or alarm clock,
  • Quick dry clothing
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof binoculars,
  • Bug spray
  • Sun cream
  • Flashlight
  • Sun Hat
  • Waterproof camera if possible
  • Swimming suit
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Money belt
  • Sunglasses
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, antihistamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking. 
Pre-Post Trip Accommodation

Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) – USD 100 Per Night
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) – USD 100 per Night


Private airport transfer – USD 38 per person

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How much should I tip?

Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

What Do I Do about drinking water?

The tap water in the Amazon is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two.

What’s the weather like?

Year-round temperature average is 82°F (28°C), however nights can be cooler. Since Ecuador is located right on the equator, the country does not experience extreme weather changes aside from a slightly rainier and wetter season. During a visit to the amazon region, in 4 or 5-day visit, you will often see more or less the same amount of rain and sunshine.

The Rainier Season in the Amazon Runs from December to June, with temperatures ranging from 23°C (73°F) to 30°C (86°F) and frequent rains throughout April and May. The Rainy Season has its pros due to the fact that many plants have evolved to fruit and flower during the rainy season – a phenomenon which often attracts birds and primates to the water’s edge and grants visitors the chance to observe them more frequently.

The Drier Season in the Amazon Lasts from July to November, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F), with less rain, though showers are still possible. The Dry Season also offers its own set of benefits, for its during this time that the water gets lower and attracts animals that you won’t often see during the rainy season. Beach nesting birds are everywhere, as there are more beaches present during this time.

Fish also tend to lay their eggs during this period of lower water levels, and as a result you’ll often see them swimming around fervently in the shallows of the rivers. Consequently, birds go on a feeding frenzy with the abundance of fish and you’ll often see all kinds of birds flying or muddling about these riverbanks.

It’s important to note that the Amazon Crocodile (known as Cayman) is much more prevalent during the dry season, and will usually be found nesting while feeding off the abundance of fish.

What vaccinations do I need?

For the Amazon, Yellow Fever and Covid vaccinations are required

What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

What is the currency?

US American Dollars

What is the minimum age for this trip?

8 years old as a minimum age.

price per person:

USD 372.00

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