Into the Amazon Basin

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Roger and Hilary in front of a 400 year old giant Ceiba Pentandra tropical tree

The Amazon Basin covers roughly 40% of the South American continent. Our four day trip took us into the western edge – our water was draining into the River Napo, prior to the Amazon.

Situated in the Cuyabeno Reserve about 50km west of Lago Agrio and 30km from Columbia, our authentic jungle lodge was a perfect place to explore the rivers and lagoons by motorised canoes, and walk in both the “high” and “low” jungle areas. We saw loads of playful monkeys and giant colourful butterflies, but were disappointed with how few birds.

Also good to be part of an enthusiastic Chilean / German / Canadian / Ecuadorian / Austrian group. Thanks for your company, especially the last night when we put the world to rights.

If you plan to do this Book one of the many tours in Quito before getting a bus out to Lago Agrio. We went with Ecua Traveling (sic) and stayed at Nicky Lodge. This gives access to the true jungle at a cheaper price than many. And our guide Diego was excellent.

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