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Sep 14, 2009 - Amazon Jungle - Cuyabeno Reserve

We flew from Quito over to Lago Agrio where we joined our tour group for a two hour minibus drive down to the Aguarico River. From there we transferred to a motor canoe which took us up the river into the Cuyabeno Reserve. We were told that the journey up the river to the camp would take 3 ½ to 4 hours later but due to a few stops along the way it ended up taking about 5 hours in the canoe. By the time we turned off the Aguarico River on to the Cuyabeno River (which is where our camp was located) it was pitch black and the rainforest was...

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Jun 9, 2009 - El Oriente, Beyond Lago Agrio, Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle

“Are you Rosa?”, I ask the first woman who seems to fit the description I had been given (about forty years old, braided hair and round face). “No I’m not”, she says, "that’s her", she says pointing at a pick-up truck taxi that had just arrived. We had just collected our one piece of luggage (Olive and I left most behind in our Quito hotel) from the luggage cart and are in front of the small reception building of Lago Agrio airport. I walk up to the taxi and this time the answer to my question is affirmative. Rosa has to do a bit of...

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Oct 5, 2007 - Cuyabeno: 1 canoe, 1 outboard, 6 tourists and the start of one hell of an adventure

1 canoe, 1 outboard, 6 tourists and the start of one hell of an adventure It all started with an overnight bus from Quito to Cuyabeno in the eastern regions of Ecuador; payment of national park fees, a short boat ride to Cuyabeno Ecolodge, a pair of Wellington boots, a life jacket and a poncho and I'm off on a 12 day adventure cruising down the jungle rivers from Ecuador to Peru. The mode of transport for this epic adventure was a 12 metre long canoe with a 40bhp outboard as propulsion. Seating arrangements were first class, four double...

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EZ Duz it!

Feb 25, 2006 - Creepy Crawlies and Things... The Ecuadorian Amazon

With a strange, new found craving for bugs, spiders and all things creepy crawly, we ventured into the Ecuadorian Amazon for another dose of jungle fever. The Amazon jungle in Ecuador consists of primary and secondary rain forest. Secondary forest has been utilised, and often ravaged, by humans. This destruction is caused partly by forestry, but primarily through oil extraction, with the presence of the oil industry widely evident. Primary forest has, thankfully, not been affected, however no one is certain how long this will remain, with...

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Loges' Go Global

Dec 23, 2005 - Cuyabeno

Vrijdag 23 december - Maandag 26 december Na een ontbijtje begint ons jungleavontuur. Allereerst onze twee medereizigers van het plaatselijke vliegveld afhalen. Dit bleken twee Nederlandse dames, Truus en Jeannine, te zijn. En al snel bleek we alle rampscenario's betreffende onze reisgenoten terzijde konden schuiven (wat een gezelligheid!!). Na een autorit langs talrijke oliedorpjes kwamen we uit bij de Cuyabeno rivier. Hier ontmoetten we Diego, onze gids voor de komende dagen. De spullen worden in de kano overgeladen en we gaan op weg...

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wilschut en de witt

Sep 2, 2005 - 5 Tage Dschungel / 5 jours dans la jungle amazonienne

(Deutsche Fassung am Ende!) Nous voilà tout juste de retour, sains et saufs, après 5 jours dans la jungle amazonienne! Tout s'est évidemment super bien passé, c'était génial! Petit retour en arrière: Lundi: nous sommes arrivés à Lago Agrio après 8h de bus de nuit, pas le meilleur des lits mais la solution la plus pratique pour nous! Lago Agrio, ville pétrolière en bord de l'Amazonie: pour vous aider à vous rendre compte, imaginez une ville du far west américain, c'est à peu près ca mais sans les chevaux (à remplacer par des sortes de jeep)!...

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Emilie & Ben

Jul 28, 2005 - Yasuni National Park

We went for a walk along the side of the river through the jungle. WE saw some pretty butterflies fluttering by!. A little frog (sapo) posed for photos. Ramiro cut down a tree climber - a special one as it turns out / called 'Bejuco de Agua' in Equador (or Canda Guasca in Peruu). When turned upside down, a cut section of the climber dribbles out a very pure water. Very refreshing! We had a brief rest before going off again to find piranas. This time we were successful! Cheche caught a sizable pirana just up stream of our camp. Then we moved...

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Apr 18, 2005 - Cuyabeno Reserve, Ecuador... Starting the Jungle Tour!

Very impressive time keeping by Yat - Iris and I arrived at the travel agency at 6pm on the dot, as arranged. From there, the helpful salesman Enrique was to take us to the bus terminal and help us buy a ticket for the 7pm overnight bus to Cuyabeno. "Well, we could have made it there by ourselves", I thought, but doesnt matter, since we had to pick up our bags from the hostel first anyhow (only around the corner). Turned out lucky we did, as a road going into the Old Town (near the bus station) was closed, due to the political crisis...

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Yat's Big Trip



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