Bamboo Lodge Cuyabeno
Travel Information & FAQ
How to get to
All tours to Bamboo Lodge start from Lago Agrio.
From there the transport is organized by Bamboo Lodge and included in our tours.
How to get to Lago Agrio?
BY PRIVATE TRANSPORT FROM QUITO
If you are coming from Quito, you can book our private transport which departs from the old town of Quito the night before the tour starts.
Departure from: The pick up point is at the Secret Garden Hostel in the old town of Quito.
When? At 11 pm the evening before your tour starts (Departure days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
Duration: 7 hours (You will get to our meeting point in Lago Agrio in the early morning. There you will have time to have breakfast and relax until the Bamboo Lodge transport picks you up at 9.30am to start your tour to Cuyabeno.)
Price & Payment: $20 per person (one way); Round trip: $40 per person – Payment directly to the driver
Round trip You can also take the private transport from Lago Agrio back to Quito. Departure is at 3 pm from the Airport Lago Agrio and you will get back to Quito around 9.30 pm.
There are direct buses between Lago Agrio and
Quito -7 hours ( from the South Terminal Quitumbe),
Baños – 9 hours,
Guayaquil – 16 hours,
Portoviejo, Loja, Tena, Puyo, Ambato, Riobamba, Cuenca, Machala.
All buses go to the bus terminal Lago Agrio. From there you can take a taxi ($2) to Hotel Arazá. You can get there at any time in the early morning and breakfast is included in your tour. The Bamboo Lodge Transport will pick you up at 9.30am to start your tour to Cuyabeno.
On the last day of your Amazon tour you get back to terminal Lago Agrio around 2.30 pm.
The only direct flight to Lago Agrio departs from Quito, so if you come from another city or country you will have to book a flight to Quito (International Airport Mariscal/Sucre) first.
Here you can find all flight connections between Quito and Lago Agrio:
Please make sure you book a flight that arrives in Lago Agrio in the morning (until 11am). The Bamboo Lodge transport will pick you up directly from the airport. Please send us your flight details.
Please note the additonal charge for the airport pick up is US$60 in total, not per person. If you book the tour for 4 people or more the airport pick up is included.
On the last day of your tour the Bamboo Lodge Transport can drop you off directly at the Airport Lago Agrio around 2.00 pm.
If you travel by car you can leave it at our office or dirve directly until the Cuyabeno bridge (2 hours car ride from Lago Agrio) at 11.30am.
You can park your car save in both places (Cuyabeno bridge or Bamboo Lodge office).
You can also park your car in Lago Agrio and leave with our transport (9.30am).
Some questions you might have
When and where does the amazon tour start and end?
Our Amazon Tours always start from Lago Agrio in the morning at 9.30am.
If you get to Lago Agrio by public bus or by the private transport shuttle from Quito, we pick you up at 9.30am from Hotel Arazá (Breakfast included in your tour). You can get there at any time in the early morning.)
If you come by airplane we pick you directly from the airport Lago Agrio. Please make sure you book a flight arriving until 11am in the morning.
If you get to Lago Agrio the day before, we will pick you up directly from the Hotel/Hostel you booked in Lago Agrio.
Your tour ends on the last tour day back in Lago Agrio around 2.30 pm. The Bamboo Lodge Transport can drop you off at the Airport Lago Agrio, the bus terminal or at the meeting point for the private transport back to Quito.
What do I need to bring to the amazon tour?
Light jacket or rain coat
Long trousers and long sleeve shirt
T-shirts & Shorts
Sandals & comfortable walking shoes
Sunscreen, Sun hat & Sunglasses
Waterproof bag (recommended) or plasitc bag
Water bottle (to refill at the lodge)
Rain ponchos, rubber boots & life jackets will be provided by Bamboo Lodge
Can special diets be accomplished?
Family trips: Can I bring my children?
Is there electricity at the lodge?
Yes, there is. Every room has a small solar panel system so energy should be provided 24h. However, of course energy is limited so we kindly ask our guests to only charge cellphones and cameras during the tour. For emergencys (or very rainy times) we also have a generator at the lodge.
Do you have hot water showers?
Is there Internet at the lodge? Do I get a cellphone connection?
No, there is no Internet connection at Bamboo Lodge. One of the last places, deep in the amazon rainforest, where you are still disconnected. Enjoy:)
There is also no cellphone connection. We have a fix phone line at the lodge for emergency calls.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, you can pay by credit card in advance. Upon arrival in Lago Agrio we do not except credit cards, cash payment is required. There are several cash machines in Lago Agrio (of Banco Pichincha, Banco Guayaquil, Banco Internacional), if you want to avoid traveling with cash.