How to get there

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FUNDECOIPA and has its office in the community Arútam. The community is situated in the Pastaza province of Ecuador. To get there you must take a bus from Quito (or anywhere else in Ecuador) heading to Puyo (the provincial capital of Pastaza). Bus tickets are 5-6 USD and the trip takes about 5-6 hours. From Puyo you need to take a bus going towards Macas. You have to get off the bus on the way to Macas (approximately 1 hour and 30 min from Puyo). Tell the driver to drop you off at kilometer 48 (“kilometro quarenta y ocho”) on the Puyo-Macas road or at Arútam (Bosque Protector Arútam). The community is situated next to the road. There’s a sign with a jaguar on the left side of the road and on the right side you can see the house of the women’s group with a bright red roof. The ride from Puyo to Arútam cost approximately 1.50 USD.

Airport pick-up and transportation to the reserve

We can also arrange airport pick-up in Quito and transportation to the reserve bus or private transport through some of our partners in Quito. The price for airport pick ups and taxi to hostel/hotel is around 15 USD.

The price for transportation to Puyo and the reserve depends on the means of transportation. Prices range from 25 USD to 100 USD. If you take the bus by yourself, the price is 7,50 USD from Quito to the reserve.

Contact us for more information here.

See the area from Google Maps

 The jaguar sign at the entrance to the community

Entrance sign