Extension: 6033.8 km²
Year of creation: 1.979
Altitude range: 200 – 300 meters
Weather: 25 degrees
Humidity: 85 – 95%
Considered as a wildlife sanctuary with areas of high value of biodiversity conservation. The reserve has the largest tropical lake systems in the country: Cuyabeno and Lagartococha River.
The environment is made of mainland forests, flooded forests, swamps, rivers and lagoons. Tropical forests are known to possess the greatest number of living species. The flora is one of the most diverse on the planet, with more than 12,000 species distributed in different habitats. There are about 1,320 species: 165 mammals, 493 birds, 96 amphibians, 91 reptiles and 475 kinds of fishes. There are 493 species of birds ; 31 are rare, 3 are very rare: common seagull, tui parakeet and violet partridge pigeon.
are a big variety of mammals living in these forests: tigrillos, mate’s head, dantas, armadillos, collar peccary, peccaries, anteaters, water foxes, woolly raposas.
Cuyabeno is home of 10 kinds of primates. Among the most representatives we can mention the leoncillo or also known as pocket monkey, the smallest in the world, the black or yellow-walled, a new record for the fauna of Ecuador. They are also found: chorongos, howler monkeys, varicose veins that are associated in groups of up to 100 individuals.
Also exist acuatic mammals like the pink dolphin, giant otter and manatee. The Lagartococha lake complex is the only site in Ecuador where manatee populations can still be observed.
Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
Yasuní National Park
Limoncocha Biological Reserve
4 to 5 days
This route cross the most important and biodiverse zones of the jungle region. From Cuyabeno river, this adventure explore enviroments full of lagoons, primary forests, flooded jungle, rivers and saltlicks. This journey you will appreciate closely the home of anacondas, piranhas, dolphins, nutrias , caimans, macaws ,mammals and a big quantity of primates .
Waorani native communities
From 5 – 10 – 15 days
Perfect for Ornithologist or biologists, this routes goes across the areas with the most quantity and diversity of birds. The routes start from one to four days around the region. Primary forest, open areas, birds salt licks, lagoons river borders are the main places to observe the incredible variety of this kind animals.