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Cuyabeno Lodge

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londonE9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned to the Cuyabeno reserve 17 years after my first visit and the reserve is still such an amazing place. This time my 77yr old mother came too. The staff and guide Gilvert were brilliant. Gilverts knowledge and passion for the wildlife is awe - inspiring. If you want to experience a unique jungle experience this is the place...

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LUIS H, Gerente at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very happy to hear that you came back to visit the Cuyabeno Reserve after 17 years and we also do hope that you are not waiting 17 years more to visit again! We will do our best to continuously improve the service we provide in order for our...

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had an incredible adventure at Cuyabeno Lodge. The rare floodplain forest of Cuyabeno offers a unique opportunity to visit the rainforest by boat. We saw loads of wildlife - many species of monkeys, dolphins, birds, even a sloth. Our guide, Roberto, couldn't have been better. He was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgable. We were all sad to say goodbye to him...

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LUIS H, Gerente at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bonnie, thank you so much for your great comment and for choosing Cuyabeno Lodge! Since 1988 we are operating at the Cuyabeno Reserve right to the Laguna Grande and since the beginning we name ourserlves an eco-friendly Lodge. It is very important for us to respect and protect the wildlife and to offer an unforgettable experience close to nature....

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had read quite a bit about the reserve before arriving and so we know how beautiful the area would be. Cuyabeno had arranged a car from Quito and a hotel in the hot springs at Papalacte. The driver was excellent and the hot springs and the hotel framing them were a surprising luxury at 13000 ft. The staff carried...

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LUIS H, Gerente at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Thank you very much for your comment and your kind words! To hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us is the best reward we can get. We try everything possible to provide a wonderful experience never to be forgotten. The compliments about the staff and the food will definitely be forwarded! Hopefully you will remember the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What an incredible trip. I feel so lucky that I was able to find and partake in this amazing tour. With Gilber as our guid, we saw a magical abundance of animals, from anacondas, to caiman, to banana spider, to river dolphins! The tour is extravagant, and the cuyabeno lodge prides itself on being the first lodge in the area,...

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LUIS H, Gerente at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are glad to hear that you spent great days at our Lodge and that you were able to spot a lot of different animals. It's a huge part of your rainforest adventure and we are happy that Gilver as a guide contributed so much to this experience. I hope...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

(Written as a backpacker) We stayed at the lode for 4 days/3 nights. We had a fantastic time, the lodge was great and the staff were fantastic. The accommodation was really basic and really neat. For the price I feel like we got a really good deal. Our guide, Gilver was absolutely amazing, he seemed to love his job, the...

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LUIS H, Gerente at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your very positive review! We are absolutely happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Lodge. We know that it is most important to have a great, knowledgable guide, so we are only working with competent and committed people who love their jobs and the rainforest. Hopefully one day we can welcome you...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Cuyabeno Lodge has provided me with the most exciting adventure in my life! The guide was great, he was very knowledgeable. Food was amazing with vegetarian options. The lodge was completely eco lodge, with solar panels providing the energy. Since it is owned by two naturalist scientists, the focus is on increasing people's knowledge on environment rather than making money....

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concord, United States
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just back from the Cuyabeno river jungle, a surreally peaceful world with minimal material stimulation. A fantastic trip! Highlight of the trip was our tour guide, Elvis G., to whom this review was dedicated to. His group consist of our two families, including one senior and four kids ranging from 8 to 10. Elvis was attentive to everyone, answering our...

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LUIS H, General Manager at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you too for your great review! Once again we would like to say thank you for your kind comments about Elvis, one of our tour guides. As already mentioned before it is very important, also for us, that you get along well with your guide, that he makes you feel comfortable and at home during your stay....

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We just stayed in this lodge in last few days during 2016 Christmas with another family, totally 9 people in our group. We planned this trip since August 2016. The staff Linda and Karla were very very patient with my millions of questions about rain forest. They answered a lot of my questions through emails. The highlight is our guide...

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LUIS H, General Manager at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your awesome comment! We are more than happy to hear that you spent such a wonderful Christmas at our Lodge. Our office staff as well always tries to be as helpful as possible and is happily answering all questions. Getting along well with your guide is one of the most important things during...

Irvington, New York
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent three nights last week at this excellent ecolodge. I had visited the Cuyabeno Lodge a few years ago and my second visit was as rewarding as the first. We were well taken care of and saw 6 types of monkeys, river dolphins, a sloth and a variety of birds. Our two guides, Veronica and Klever spoke excellent English...

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LUIS H, General Manager at Cuyabeno Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review. We are more than happy that you chose to stay at our Lodge again and that you had a wonderful time. The staff at our Lodge, the guides and also our office staff are committed to providing the best possible care to our visitors. The Cuyabeno Reserve is an excellent place...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Cuyabeno lodge is one of the older lodges in the area and their experience shows. They ran a very nice operation, providing good service and excellent facilities given the remote location. The setup was ecologically sensitive and they seemed to have a good relationship with the indigenous community. The food was a surprising highlight - very well done (outstanding...

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Dear guest, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cuyabeno Lodge. Since 1988 we are operating at the Cuyabeno Reserve right to the Laguna Grande and since the beginning we name ourselves an eco-friendly lodge. It is very important for us to respect and protect the wildlife and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1989, the Cuyabeno Lodge was the first lodge in the park; the owners believed that the rainforest traveler should be accommodated in conditions which would be both in harmony with the surrounding environment and attuned to the needs of the modern visitor. At Neotropic Turis, we, the owners of the Cuyabeno Lodge, are the pioneers in the tourist operation and we built the first Eco friendly lodge in the Cuyabeno National Park. The Cuyabeno Lodge is one of two lodges located right on the lake and one of the few lodges that never gets flooded. We recently built a canopy watch tower and 3 new deluxe rooms. We have 24 hours electricity from solar energy, the only silent electrical motors in the park for excursions and hot showers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cuyabeno Lodge

Address: Av. Los Shyris N36-188 and Naciones Unidas, Edificio Shyris Park Park, Office 608 | 100 Meters South of the Mall "Quicentro Shopping", Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve 17, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Sucumbios Province > Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Hotel Class:3 star — Cuyabeno Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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