How to get there


PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM PUYO

From Puyo, you will need to take a Taxi to go from the main bus terminal to the local Bus Terminal Centinela del Oriente Bus company. This will cost you 1 USD. The are 5 Buses to Canelos per day, 6h00 9h30 12.h30 14.30 16h30. The trip from Puyo to Canelos will take you around 1 hour. (USD 1.60) Taxi service Puyo – Canelos around USD 25.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM BANOS OR QUITO

From Banos or Quito Quitumbe Bus Terminal (located in the south of the city) you can take a Bus directly to Puyo. The trip will take you around 1 hour from Banos and 5 hours from Quito to join the city of Puyo.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT FROM QUITO-PUYO-CANELOS

You will have 2 choices with beautiful different landscapes : Choice 1 : drive through the Cotopaxi national Park, Latacunga, Ambato, Banos, Puyo, around 4 hours. Choice 2 : drive through Papapllacta, Baeza, Tena, Puyo around 5 hours. Once you are in Puyo you need to take the main road to Macas, after 26km you will see a direction panel indicating at you left the road to Canelos. Take left and continue for around 16km down the valley until you arrive at the bus station of Canelos (soccer field), place where you will be picked up to join Huella Verde. The trip Puyo – Canelos will take you 45 minutes more. Parking : 1km from the Lodge. In this parking we leave our own Car and you can park yours next to our. As it’s an Indigenous community the place is safe.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORT FROM CUENCA TO CANELOS

Time: 6 hours by vehicle, Bus 9 hours
Transport companies: Oriental Tourism, Sucua, August 16

There are two ways Cuenca – Gualaceo – Limón – Sucúa – Macas
and Cuenca – Mendez  – Sucúa – Macas.
The first path is a unpaved road is ballast from Gualaceo to Limon; in the second path it is via asphalt on 60% from Paute to Mendez.

On the way you can make stop for food in the city of Limon and in the second case Amaluza and Mendez.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORT FROM QUITO WITH PRIVATE DRIVER

We can help you to organize private transportation from Quito, cost is 200 USD (contact us)