Family Expeditons

Would you like to travel to the amazon with your whole family? What a great idea!

We love to have children at the lodge, nobody gets as excited as they do. That’s why we offer Family Expeditions, what means a private & customized tour only for your family.

We organize a private canoe and a private guide for your family, so you will be highly flexible on coordinating the program with your guide and you do not depend on any group. The following itinerary is an example, you can customize your program with your guide.

What’s included?

– Fully guided, flexible, private program with knowledgeable bilingual naturalist guide (english and spanish)

– Full transportation by private bus transport and engine canoe from Lago Agrio to Bamboo Lodge and back to Lago Agrio (this transport can be shared)

– Meals & drinks (breakfast, lunch & dinner (vegetarian or vegan meals possible) & drinks: water, coffee, tee, hot chocolate, lemonade/juice)

– Accommodation (matrimonial, twin, triple or family rooms with private bathroom & hot water shower)

– Rain poncho, life jacket & boots for the duration of the tour

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Price: Family friendly – Please ask us

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We don’t publish Prices here, because every family is different. We will be happy to send you a fair and family friendly offer! Please fill out this short form:

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Example itinerary for a 4 days & 3 nights Family Expedition

Day 1

  • 9 am meeting in Lago Agrio, 2 hours ride in a private bus to the Cuyabeno entrance.
  • Lunch at the Cuyabeno Bridge
  • First glimps of the amazing flora and fauna of Cuyabeno during the 2 hours canoe ride down to Bamboo Lodge, your guide will provide information about the amazon rain forest and the Cuyabeno reserve and you get the first chance to spot monkeys, birds, anacondas and much more
  • Arrival at the Lodge at around 3 pm
  • Canoe ride along the river and around the lagoon to look for pink dolphins and other wildlife, swim and enjoy the jungle sunset from the famous Laguna Grande
  • Exciting jungle night walk looking for insects, spiders, frogs & reptiles

Day 2

  • In the morning you go for a 3 to 4 hours jungle day hike with a licensed naturalist guide (bilingual) who will explain about rain forest ecosystems, wildlife and medicinal plants. Even through most of wildlife in Cuyabeno you will spot from the canoe, of course you can always get lucky to see monkeys, deer, wildpigs etc.
  • After lunch and some relax time you go out padding in our extra light canoes, getting the chance to spot more wildlife in silence without the engine noise, for the sunset you you get another chance to enjoy the sunset at the Laguna Grande
  • At night you go caiman spotting by engine canoe: there are 3 different types of caimans in Cuyabeno, the largest one is the back caiman which grows up to 6 meters. You can also get lucky and spot boas & night birds

Day 3

  • After breakfast in the lodge you leave the lodge for a almost full day trip going deeper into the Cuyabeno forest (2 hours by engine canoe) spotting more wildlife until you reach the Siona community
  • Visit the Siona indigenous community where a Siona woman will welcome you and take you to harvest yuca and she will show you the process of making casave (yuca bread) – of course you are welcome to help and try it
  • Lunch provided by Bamboo Lodge at the community
  • One of the Siona Shamans will explain about their shamanic tradition and beliefs
  • Flexible: Swim and sunset at the Laguna Grande, depending on time you get back
  • Dinner at the lodge

Day 4

  • Early birdwatching at 5.30 am, get up early to get the chance to see new bird specious you have not seen yet
  • Breakfast at 8 am in the lodge
  • Departure back to the Cuyabeno entrance at 9.30 am – your last canoe ride on the Cuyabeno river
  • At the Cuyabeno entrance the private bus will wait for you and bring you back to Lago Agrio.
  • Arrival back in Lago Agrio around 2 pm
  • The private bus can drop you directly at the airport, at the bus terminal, or at the meeting point for the private transport to Quito

Important note: The order of activities can change according to weather conditions and organisation purposes.