tel. (+593) 999000698 e-mail: [email protected] Joaquín Pinto E4-376 y Juan León Mera. La Mariscal. Quito-Ecuador.
CUYABENO DOLPHIN LODGE is set at the heart of natural attractions, just a 20 minute motor canoe ride away from the Cuyabeno lake area and right next to the banks of the Cuyabeno River. From the hammocks at our pier, you may spot freshwater dolphins and enjoy the scenery of the river. Our location guarantees free navigation and access all year around, even in the drier season from December to February. Our maximum capacity is 40 guests.
 

OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE AND ECOLOGICAL TOURISM

Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge follows rigorous ecological standards for protected areas. Accordingly, all sewage is carefully processed and filtered to avoid contaminating water systems and soils, and the lodge obtains its energy exclusively from clean energy through solar panels.

Each room is equipped with solar powered light and an 110V electric socket. In order to reduce the use of nonrenewable energy resources, we do not use water-heating systems and provide cold water only. All of our refuse material is separated and recycled to the greatest extent possible
We maintain a strong and friendly relationship with members of the indigenous community and support their active involvement in tourism. They receive economic income through their work as paddling aids, motor canoe drivers, kitchen helpers and camp administrators with us.

 

Prepare For Your Trip to the Amazon

 

The climate is tropical and humid due to our location at the equator in the Amazon Lowland. The annual temperature averages 25°C (77°F) with a daily minimum temperature of 20°C (68°F) and a maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F). Night temperatures are pleasant and fresh at around 18°C (64.4°F). Humidity ranges from 80 to 100% with an average of 3000 mm of rainfall a year. The area experiences a drier season from December to March and a wetter season from April to July.

We suggest that you wear light cotton, linen or silk clothes. Normally, you just need shorts and a shirt during the day and long trousers and a long sleeved shirt (which also provide very good mosquito protection) for the late evenings. Nights can be cool, especially when it rains, so you should bring a warm sweater. For sun protection, you will need a hat, sunglasses and a high protection sunscreen. Sandals for the canoe and tennis shoes are perfect for the lodge area and at night. You will not need trekking boots. Do not forget to bring your swimwear.

We recommend the basic vaccinations such as tetanus and hepatitis A. Cholera, typhoid and yellow fever are unknown in the region. Malaria prevention is a matter of choice. In this specific area, there is a moderate incidence of malaria. While the more serious form of “malaria tropicana” is very uncommon, all other strains of malaria do exist and are treatable with chloroquine or equivalents.

 

What to Bring:

 

  • Several T-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts for mosquito protection
  • Shorts and long trousers for jungle hikes
  • 1 warm sweater or jacket for colder rainy days
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes, 1 pair of sandals
  • Swimwear / Sun protection (hat or cap, glasses, sunscreen)
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 flashlight per person and some spare batteries
  • 1 day backpack  /  Small amounts of money for handicraft purchases
  • Original Passport or ID
  • Camera, binoculars

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CUYABENO DOLPHIN LODGE OFFERS:

Single, double and matrimonial rooms with private bathrooms all lower beds, comfortable mattresses and mosquito nets.

Biodegradable soap and shampoo.

Spacious dining area.

Hammocks in different chill out areas.

Electricity from solar panels (light and battery recharging for cameras).

Delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine (vegetarian food upon request).

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