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库亚贝诺亚马逊森林旅馆常见问题解答

 

 

库亚贝诺为何是世界上最棒的亚马逊森林公园?

亚马逊的整个地区里面,大多的国家公园都缺乏狭窄的河流而只可以从最宽广的亚马逊河或是穿越森林的小径来欣赏亚马逊。 靠近安第斯山脉的分水岭上段,河流是狭窄的,不过由于是经过山区,这些河流都不可供运行,湖也不存在。 若您以步行探索亚马逊森林,您将不会看到得太多。望上去是树顶所形 成的罩棚,天空与树叶形成了强烈的对比,让树叶看起来几乎是一片漆黑;而动物都躲在树的顶端,很难看个究竟。若您漫游在亚马逊任何的一道主要河流上,您将很难感受到那种处 在热带森林的感觉,因为河岸离得太远了。

 

至于库亚贝诺,河的两岸靠近,让您感觉真的是置身在森林里;白天,充足的光线从树间 的空隙透射,正好让您以最自然美丽的光欣赏森林里的颗颗树木。换言之,您在库亚贝诺可以见识到森林也可以看到树木!从委内瑞拉直到玻利维亚,没有任何其他在亚马逊地区里的 国家公园可提供这般的森林体验和从水上观赏野生动物的可见度!这也是为什么库亚贝诺亚马逊旅游可称得上是世界最优!

 

There are many lodges. Why would I chose the Cuyabeno Lodge?

The Cuyabeno Lodge:

  • built in 1989, it was the first lodge in the reserve. We had the first choice and and chose the best spot;

  • is 1 of the the very few lodges located on the Laguna Cuyabeno where most of the excursions take place. Most other lodges are 30 - 45 minutes from the lake and for each excursion they have to first travel to the lake;

  • is one of the few lodges providing 24 hour solar energy;

  • With a mobile phone (cell phone) antenna rising from our canopy tower on top of a hill, it has the best reception, which facilitates emergency communication;

  • is located on one of the highest points around the lake and never gets flooded;

  • is the only lodge with a canopy observation tower on the lake;

  • is supported by conservation biologists who pioneered conservation and ecotourism in the reserve and in the country. Having started with tours in 1986 they design the best programs for the park;

  • hires all internal transportation and a variety of other services from the Siona Indians, thus sharing the tourism revenue benefits with the community.

 

 

Why would I use a travel agency service if I can do it all myself?

Nowadays, you can make all your travel arrangements yourself, but it takes time to find your information and organize it, particularly if you don't speak Spanish.

When you are in the country, your time is limited and your individual travel in-country destinations have cost you much more than their mere costs alone. Your air ticket, your vacation time, etc. are all part of the cost of each destination module. If something goes wrong with the coordination of the local transportation you have arranged, you may miss out on an entire element of your trip.

If a travel agent organizes your logistics and hotel, you have the peace of mind, that an organization takes care of your coordination and it doesn't costs you much extra, because the agency gets a commission on reservations. Neotropic Turis / Cuyabeno Lodge, finds your hotels and transportation to suit your specific needs, whether it is $25 or $125 per night hotel, we help you out.

 

Is the Cuyabeno Lodge the same as the Cuyabeno River Lodge?

NO! The Cuyabeno Lodge was built long before any other lodge in the reserve. The Cuyabeno River Lodge is located near the park entrance, at about 2 hours traveling from the Cuyabeno Lakes. The Cuyabeno Lodge is built right on the Cuyabeno Lake shore on a hill overlooking the lake. Moreover, the Cuyabeno Lodge is managed by conservation biologists who know what the Amazon is all about. Of course you have to make your own choice, but if you want to spend most of your time on the most scenic part of the reserve without having to shuttle back and forth all the time, the Cuyabeno Lodge is the place to be.

 

Can we book on line?

Our programs are rather customized and we try to accommodate your exact travel needs. To avoid misunderstandings, we don't offer an online credit card payment option. Just send an email to to make a reservation. For more details visit our reservations page. Prior to departure, visit our office in Quito at this location where you can proceed your payment.

 

Am I allowed to fish in Cuyabeno?

You definitely can. We even organize a fishing excursion as part of our regular program. Of course, Cuyabeno being a nature reserve, all fishing is catch and release. Only the Sionas are allowed to keep their catch for personal use.

For very enthusiastic fishermen/women: as angling is a very serious sport, we do organize fishing expeditions with only fishermen/women on board. It is essential you bring your own fishing gear, as we have no serious fishing equipment in the lodge. The fishing rods we give to our regular clients are make of local wooden poles just like the Sionas use. And they do catch fish, but if you want to seriously fish paiche or bagre or some of the other species that grow well beyond 1 m, you'd better bring along your serious fishing gear!

 

库亚贝诺还是亚苏尼?

亚苏尼原先在厄瓜多尔被选为保护区是因为它是在亚马逊区内,总面积最大的稀少人口寄居地区。不过,这个亚马逊公园主要 是地形崎岖的山区。只有湍急的高原河流,而没有让库亚贝诺闻名的魅力小溪流。至于湖,亚苏尼有两个是位于秘鲁边界附近,但论魅力却不及库亚贝诺的湖系。由于那是山区,排水 肯定比库亚贝诺好得多,品种的多样性也许也比较丰富。不过除非您是热带分类学家,您并不会察觉到有什么分别,而您在库亚贝诺所观赏到的鸟类品种很可能会比在亚苏尼多。唯一 能让您从亚苏尼的生物多样性获益的,就是假设您获准使用雾王搜集鸟类标本,或者砍下树木来搜集生殖在老树干上的附生植物。不过,只有少数的资深科学家会得到这类的批准。若 您是普通旅客或到访科学家,而没能获得这些批准,您肯定会享受库亚贝诺多过于亚苏尼。况且,若要游览亚苏尼的湖,您就得去秘鲁边界一趟,从而到达到湖那里。这会比到库亚贝 诺更费时,更昂贵。

Amazon Rainforest Map

 

是什么让库亚贝诺的亚马逊森林旅馆这么特别?

我们的任务就是让更多人能够接触到森林。库亚贝诺的湖会被选择受到保护而仍然还保留 着它们原有的自然,原因之一就是它们其实可以算是与世隔绝的。要到达旅馆,需乘坐一趟飞机,再行约130公里的路程和乘船约60公里。

 

我们的小木屋是为了我们的贵宾提供实用又舒适的工作空间而设计的。舒适宽大的床,蚊 帐,热水花洒,还有一个小桌子供旅游探险过后做笔记;我们都会一一地为您提供。在库亚贝诺住宿其实是一件乐事。由于自然保护区靠近安第斯山脉,夜幕低垂时,温度也会降到最 舒适;最佳的睡姿,就是躲在被窝底下。

 

我们的旅馆兴建在自然保护区里,我们也自然地很有生态意识。所有小木屋和其他住宿所 采用的木材都不来自于生太敏感地带。甚至,每一份建材都来自离自然保护区很远的地区,还得由货车载到自然保护区边缘,再由独木舟运到旅馆地点。最后的一个阶段尤其艰巨,可 以算是个物流恶梦,我们是特别动用了西奥纳朋友们的纯熟技巧方能大功告成。所有建设小木屋及住宿的人力都是以西奥纳族人为主。我们手艺精湛的木工师傅和其他有技术的员工都 在兴建旅馆的当儿在木工及建筑方面给予他们培训。如此,我们的建筑费用就增加了一倍,不过我们确保了我们的小木屋和住宿替西奥纳族人带来了最大的经济利益。

 

Cuyabeno Ecotourism Place

 

到底有多少鸟类品种被记录了下来?

目前,已有约580鸟类品种被记录下来,而数目一直在上升。我们没有一个官方的记录 表,不过我们有设法维持一个蛮准确的记载。

 

My eyes are good, why would I need binoculars?

The Tropical rainforest is all about the small wildlife and birds that move about the trees. You can't even half appreciate your stay at Cuyabeno if you don't have a pair of binoculars around your neck all the time. You cant see the beautiful colors of the orchids and the hummingbirds, you miss the baby monkey on the back of his mom, you just sit there while you friends are awestruck when a Kingvulture soars by.

 

Well, you will share binox with a friend, you think. Great, so when s/he first spots a bird, you still sit there waiting anxiously until s/he is finished looking. And your friend does not feel relaxed, knowing that you are waiting to get a peak as well! Finally s/he turns over the binox to you. Ahhhh, what a pitty, the bird has just flown away. So do yourself and your friends a favor, rent a pair of binoculars and more than double your jungle experience. It really is worth the $15 (for the entire period) of the rental.

 

库亚贝诺的位置正处于赤道上吗?

是的,库亚贝诺正处于赤道上。我们以通过GoogleEarth查询及确认。赤道就穿过离湖以北的一段距离。

Amazon Rain Forest

 

旅馆是否有电源供应让我们为手机、手提电脑和相机的电池充电?

有的,我们的旅馆有一个太阳能能源系统提供24小时的电源供应。

 

库亚贝诺旅馆得到了生态认证吗?

是的,我们的亚马逊森林旅馆获得雨林联盟(Rain Forest Alliance)的充分认证。

 

若遇到紧急情况有些什么应对措施?

我们旅馆这里能接收手机讯号,可随时与紧急服务联络。在紧急情况下,有好几个地点是 可以让直升机紧急降落的。由于附近有石油工业,所以备有直升机在蛮短的距离内停泊,随时待命。

 

那么昆虫,蚊子和疟疾呢?

蚊子是无所不在的,不过很奇妙的,牠们很少蜂拥而来,且有蚊帐保证您的睡眠将完全不 受影响。不过这不意味着牠们是完全无害的。这些蚊子带有疟疾病毒。您应该向您的医师询问有关适合您的预防药物,我们建议您携带驱虫剂。我们也会尽所能提供蚊帐给所有的床位 。所以,我们这里是有昆虫和蚊子,不过由于旅馆所在是高处,蚊子并不会构成很严重的问题。至于其他的昆虫,牠们其实是很美丽和奇特的!虽然所有的床位都备有蚊帐,不过您最 好还是携带驱蚊剂。请查阅我们的装备清单。大致上,库亚贝诺湖系地区比在以东的其他地区好得多了(例如靠近秘鲁边界便有一个命名为Zancudo Cocha的湖,就是蚊 子湖的意思)。 不过也有许多夜晚,是只有些许昆虫到处飞。所以通常到了夜晚,牠们就以其妙的行动、色彩、奇形怪状和声响吸引我们的注意,成了当晚的娱乐项目之一。不过我 们很少有宾客是为了避开昆虫而退避到小木屋里的。有了蚊帐,昆虫是不会影响您睡得一夜好觉的。

 

还有哪些是必带品吗?

若要查阅此清单,可链接到我们的特别网页。

 

水涨时,旅馆会被水淹没吗?

在库亚贝诺自然保护区内,只有2个旅馆是从来不淹水的。库亚贝诺就是其中的一个。

 

喜欢上了在库亚贝诺亚马逊森林旅馆住宿的候群品种不只是智人一个。

 

我们为何不安装空调或冷气机?

理由很简单,我们根本就不需要这么做。由于库亚贝诺湖靠近安第斯的山脚,夜晚凉得很 。我们的宾客好多时候都喜欢只盖着薄薄的被棉入睡。

 

在旅馆的四处行动方面,会很困难吗?

偶尔我们会接到一些坐轮椅宾客的特别要求。不过库亚贝诺旅馆并没有增设设施方便完全 不能行走的宾客。这是因为旅馆坐落于一座孤立的小山上。我们实在无法提供方便轮椅运行的设施。虽说如此,我们还是竭尽所能让宾客们可在旅馆里通行无阻。旅馆的所有建筑都由 一系列的梯级和小径衔接。由于库亚贝诺湖系位于一个非常平坦的地区(唯有我们的旅馆位置例外,可免受淹水的恶运)我们这里的小径都无需做激烈的攀爬。若有宾客喜欢,我们也 可安排所有的行程都由引擎推动的独木舟乘载,让行动不便的宾客每日只走不超过100米的路。我们的向导也以受过训练为行动不便者提供援助。

 

当地的居民是如何因着亚马逊森林旅馆而受益?

从一开始,"新热带图里斯"(NeotropicTuris)就让西奥纳印第安族人 参与公园的营运。早在1989年,它就为印第安族人开办首期的培训,课程包括了为游客充当向导,和视察与辨认野生动物以及鸟类等等。虽然旅馆有执照经营独木舟生意,但我们 却把所有载送宾客的权益交给了西奥纳族人。况且,所有的探险旅游都是由一位专业向导和一位西奥纳人联合带领的。我们会按货源的充足而定,向西奥纳村里的菜园购买蔬菜。我们 兴建旅馆那时,所有的施工都是由西奥纳人在从别处聘请的熟练员工指导下进行的。劳工费用直接涨了一倍,不过我们意识到为西奥纳族人提供机会的重要性。

 

旅馆有关于生物学的参考书吗?

有的,我们在旅馆备有最好的生物学参考书供您作咨询和参考,包括了"厄瓜多尔鸟类"以 及其他最优质和出名的的野外指南。

 

 

Cuyabeno Lodge / Neotropic Turis Office in Quito, Ecuador:

Shyris Park Building, Av. de los Shyris N36-188 & Av. Naciones Unidas, Office 608, 6th floor.

Phone: (++593) (0)(2) 292 6153

Cell (mobile) phone: (++593) (0)999 80 3395

Map:

Find it on the Quito Map Zoom in, it is a very detailed map!

Email:

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