HOW TO GET TO CUYABENO RESERVE and TAPIR LODGE
Tapir Lodge is located at the heart of the Amazon Jungle, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Getting to Cuyabeno is an adventure and given the complex ecosystem of the Amazon Jungle, a specialized guide is always required.
All of the tours by Tapir Loge will start at Lago Agrio Airport, the meeting point. Our native guide will always meet with you and your party at Lago Agrio, where our driver will pick you up.
Getting to this meeting point will mostly depend on your departing city. Below you may find a guide on how to get to Lago Agrio.
You can get to Lago Agrio either by bus or by plane, we can gladly help you making this arrangements if needed. However it is a must to be at Lago Agrio ready for pick up at 12am on day 1 of the tour.
Make sure you arrive Lago Agrio before 12 AM in the afteroon in order to start the tour on time.
→ How to Get to Tapir Lodge in Cuyabeno from Quito
You can get to Cuyabeno National Park by Plane or by car/bus.
The best way it to take a scheduled flight or shuttle flight to Lago Agrio (meeting point). Travelers on a longer journey rather to take a night bus or a shuttle bus service.
BY PLANE – Tame Airlines offers daily scheduled flights from Quito to Lago Agrio, which departs at 9:10 AM and takes approximately 35 minutes. If you find any issues booking your tickets please contact us, we will gladly help you.
BY CAR:- The bus trip from Quito to Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja) takes approximately 8 hours and the buses depart from Quitumbe bus terminal at the south of the city. If you don’t want to waste a full day travelling there is a lot of options of night buses. There are also shuttle buses from Quito to Lago Agrio, which depart from Mariscal area of the city. We can also arrange private land transportation from your hotel of stay in Quito to Lago Agrio.
→ How to Get to Tapir Lodge in Cuyabeno from Guayaquil
BY PLANE – The only way to get to Cuyabeno National Park from Guayaquil is through Quito Airport. You can take a flight from Guayaquil to Mariscal Sucre Airport (Quito). Flights are carried by LATAM Airlines, Avianca & Tame Airlines. Once you get to Quito, you will have to follow the steps above.
BY CAR – There are different bus options to get from Guayaquil to Lago Agrio(Nueva Loja City). Transportes Baños bus company is the best option. Do take in mind it will take you about 14 hours.