Discover the Secrets of the Amazon Jungle & Stay in Comfy Lodgings
Welcome to Nicky Amazon Lodge, your home away from home in the heart of the Amazon rainforest! Our multi-day lodging experience offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of the jungle, while enjoying comfortable accommodations and superb hospitality.
Located near Laguna Grande, one of the most beautiful and pristine areas of the Amazon, our lodge is the perfect base for your adventure. During your stay, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the rainforest, discover its flora and fauna, and learn about the culture and traditions of the local communities.
This authentic experience includes comfortable lodging in rustic-style cabins, delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients, and a range of guided activities and excursions, such as jungle walks, birdwatching, canoeing, and visits to an indigenous community. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge and passion for the Amazon with you, making sure you have a safe and memorable experience.
Why Choose This Amazon Rainforest Lodging Experience?
Embark on thrilling jungle adventures with experienced guides who will take you on hikes to explore the depths of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Encounter a diverse range of exotic flora and fauna, including pink river dolphins, colorful birds, playful monkeys, and other incredible creatures that call the Amazon their home
Savor authentic local cuisine prepared by talented chefs using fresh ingredients sourced from the surrounding jungle and nearby communities
Relax and unwind in comfortable accommodations designed to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, with options to suit different group sizes and preferences
Create unforgettable memories as you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and culture of the Amazon rainforest
Feel at ease at this budget-friendly lodging option while enjoying the hospitality of it's experienced and welcoming hosts
|Duration||Double or triple room|
|3 days / 2 nights||USD 260 per person|
|4 days / 3 nights||USD 330 per person|
|5 days / 4 nights||USD 370 per person|
Supplement for a single cabin: 40%
Child (5-11 years) discount: $70-$110 depending on tour length (conditions apply)
|6 days / 5 nights||USD 620 per person|
|7 days / 6 nights||USD 730 per person|
Near Laguna Grande, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
6 Traditional jungle-style cabanas with a front porch with hammocks, and separate rooms. In total there are 15 spacious rooms. Each room features single and/or double beds with mosquito nets and a private bathroom with a shower (no hot water). Single, double, triple, quadruple and quintuple rooms are available.
Availability year round
- 2-night tours start on Tuesdays and Fridays
- 3-night tours start on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
- 4-night tours start on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Special Lagartococha adventures:
- 5-night tours start on Thursdays with a minimum of 4 travelers
- 6-night tours start on Fridays with a minimum of 4 travelers
Excursions group size
Groups of 2 – 12 guests on outings.
The special itineraries for the Lagartococha camping tours require a minimum of 4 travelers.
- Solar electricity (110 AC)
- Electricity from a generator (110 AC) only for a few hours at night
- Rubber boots
- Life vests
- Vegetarian and other special meals upon request
- Private guides, guides in other languages and specialist guides upon request with a surcharge
- Transportation Cuyabeno Bridge (meeting point) – Nicky Amazon Lodge – Cuyabeno Bridge
- Accommodation in the lodge
- All meals during the stay
- Purified water, coffee and tea
- Excursions with a licensed bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
- Use of rubber boots and lifejackets
- Transportation to/from Cuyabeno Bridge
- Additional beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Community contribution ($5 per person)
- Rain poncho
- Any services and activities not previously specified as included
- VAT for Ecuadorian travelers
What to bring
- Identification (passport or ID card)
- Fast-drying slacks
- Long-sleeved shirts of fast-drying materials
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Thongs or sandals
- Good rain jacket or rain poncho
- Long socks for rubber boots
- Hat with a brim
- Bandana to cover the back of your neck from the sun
- Bathing suits
- Sun block (SPF30 or higher)
- Lip balm (SPF30 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Multi-purpose zip-lock bags
- Reusable water bottle
A bilingual English/Spanish certified guide will participate on all excursions.
What You Will See & Do
Activities in the jungle are very weather-dependent. This is the lodge’s standard 4-night program which is always subject to change:
Day 1 – Your journey begins at 11 AM at “El Puente’, the main entrance to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. This will be your last point of contact with civilization as you know it on the trip! You will continue by motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno river for about 2 and a half hours until we reach the Nicky Amazon Lodge. With a little luck we’ll be able to observe monkeys and bird species along the way. The Cuyabeno river is narrow in the upper part so you’ll be able to experience wildlife up close. You will be welcomed at the lodge with a cocktail to celebrate your arrival. Shortly afterwards you will have time to rest before going on your first activity to enjoy the surroundings. Before dinner we will go on a night walk to watch for different species of insects, spiders, tree frogs and others. After dinner your bilingual guide will tell you about the activities for the following days.
Day 2 – Early in the morning before breakfast, we’ll explore the area in search of monkeys and birds in the tropical rainforest. When we return for breakfast you’ll have time to replenish your energy and relax before we go on a walk through the rainforest, during which your bilingual guide will share all his knowledge and experiences. You’ll learn how the most diverse life forms can coexist and survive in nature side by side within a delicate balance. We may spot colorful butterflies, frogs and listen to some birds as we learn more about the great variety of flora.
We’ll return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, you’ll have some time to rest, by way of enjoying the surrounding nature, playing soccer, or just taking a pleasant nap. In the afternoon we’ll take a trip by paddle canoe down the Cuyabeno River taking us through the dense jungle landscape. We’ll observe the wildlife found on the riverbanks, including monkeys, macaws, toucans and sloths. We’ll have a good chance to see the pink river dolphins in the impressive river landscape. After dinner, we’ll explore the lodge’s surroundings to look for nocturnal animals such as insects, spiders, snakes and frogs, all life that becomes active when the sun sets.
Day 3 – After breakfast, today’s immersive activity is a visit to an Indigenous Siona community to share in their daily life in the Amazon Basin. We’ll have a demonstration on how to make ‘Cassave’, the typical manioc bread of the region. We will also learn about the local customs and traditions of their past and present culture, before returning to our own lodging community for lunch.
In the afternoon we’ll travel by motorized canoe up the Cuyabeno River to reach the Laguna Grande. As we explore the lagoon, we’ll learn about the ‘Igapó’, the ecosystem of the flooded forest that is dominated by giant macrolobium trees which provide habitat for epiphytes and some species of birds such as cormorants. After exploring the lagoon, we can swim in the calm waters while watching the spectacular sunset of the Amazon region. Later we’ll continue our adventure observing the nocturnal fauna of the river landscape with some species of bats, and we will also look for caimans on the way down to the Lodge. Once we arrive back at the lodge it’ll be time for dinner.
Day 4 – In the morning we’ll have the opportunity for an additional excursion, either in our canoe or hiking. The choice depends on the weather conditions and the interests of the group. After breakfast, we’ll explore the forest. Our guide will tell you more about the medicinal use of the flora as it has been used by native cultures for generations, and how they could survive in the jungle. We’ll return to our lodging community for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the stunning Cuyabeno River by canoe to enjoy the views of its exceptional scenery, and listen to the sounds of the jungle as we look for exotic local species. This is a once-in-a-lifetime excursion that will leave you with long-lasting memories.
Day 5 – Today you’ll have the option of a morning excursion that includes a short trip by canoe. We will look around and try to find species of monkeys and birds, and maybe sloths in the surroundings of this spectacular place too. After breakfast you will have time to pack your luggage for the return journey. We provide a box lunch for the trip back. The ride takes you upstream back to the Cuyabeno bridge “Puente de Cuyabeno” where you arrive at around 10:30 AM and your jungle tour ends.
We can help you arrange land transportation to Cuyabeno Bridge
Itinerary is subject to change for operational reasons
Ask us about the rates for private guides for tours in other languages or with a specific focus (e.g. birdwatching)
Midland Travel recommends all passengers to have travel insurance that includes personal medical insurance and trip cancellation
If you have any food restrictions, special health requirements or needs, please let us know in advance
Level of difficulty: easy / moderate