Welcome to Cuyabeno Wildlife Center, 25 years of expertise


Due to heavy rain and recent reports, some routes in Ecuador are closed or experiencing delays. While our operations continue, there may be delays if using the shuttle bus or public bus. We will do our best to accommodate the operation so that your Cuyabeno tour is not affected.

What to Bring to the Amazon

Heading to the Amazon? Don’t forget a thing! Check out our comprehensive checklist of what to bring to the Amazon for an unforgettable adventure. Be prepared for anything with our expertly curated list of essentials.

Checklist Cuyabeno jungle

  • Original passport or color copy
  • Cash
  • Rain Gear
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Drying short sleeve shirts
  • Quick-drying long sleeve t-shirts
  • Long pants made of quick-drying material
  • Sandals or comfortable shoes
  • Swimsuit and personal towel
  • Hat or cap with strap
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Backpack with water protection
  • Insect repellent preferably citronella
  • Sun block
  • Camera / phone for pictures
  • Portable Charger
  • Water refill bottle for your personal use
  • Hand flashlight with spare batteries or recommended rechargeable flashlight LED light 500 lumens
  • Binoculars (10×42) for animal spotting
  • Notebook for animal checklist and information
  • Small blade may be useful in some cases
  • Reading material for your free time
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Where Nature Meets Adventure: Cuyabeno Wildlife Center


This May Come in Handy

Traveling into the depths of the Amazon region is an adventure that requires preparation. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • Before you set out on your journey, make sure you have your passport with you. This will help you navigate any travel restrictions or immigration requirements.
  • The Amazon has a distinct dry season that lasts from December to March. During this time, temperatures remain stable, ranging from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius during the day and cooling down to around 15 degrees Celsius at night.
  • To ensure your health and safety during your trip, it’s essential to take precautions against yellow fever and Malaria. Consult with your doctor before departure to get up-to-date health information, and bring your own medication if necessary. If you have allergies or chronic medical conditions, don’t forget to wear a medical alert bracelet and inform your guide.
  • When you decide to join one of our Cuyabeno tours, kindly let your family and friends know that you will be temporarily disconnected during your time with us. Our remote location means that there won’t be access to Wi-Fi or phone connections. Embrace this opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the beauty of nature and enjoy a peaceful escape from the digital world.
  • Our tour groups are intentionally kept small to minimize our impact on the environment and provide a more personalized experience. This also means that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Amazon.
  • If you’re traveling with children, we welcome families of all ages to join us on our tours. However, we do recommend a minimum age of 5 years old and suggest booking a private tour for added comfort. Our guides will adjust their tours to meet the needs of younger travelers, but please be aware that some trails may be challenging.

Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or embarking on your first trip to the Amazon, we’re committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience that is both safe and sustainable.