Amazon Ecuador Basins | Share Experience in Indigenous Communities!

The Amazon Ecuador is known as the "Lungs of the Planet". It has been declared as one of the seventh natural wonders of the world, because of its beauty, natural and cultural treasure..
The Amazon Ecuador is known as the "Lungs of the Planet". It has been declared as one of the seventh natural wonders of the world, because of its beauty, natural and cultural treasures which guarantee the health of humanity and preserve the climate balance. The Kichwa communities in the Alto Napo, located in the Biosphere Reserve of Sumaco, Napo Galeras in Amazon Ecuador, have organised themselves with the aim of promoting community tourism. They propose an alternative and self-managed program, based on the consensual participation of their members, adequate management of natural resources and renewed esteem of their culture and heritage. They want to guarantee their millennial philosophy of respect to and care for the Pachamama in Amazon Ecuador!
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Services

Included
  • Transportation to Tena to/from indigenous communities
  • Accommodation with local families
  • All meals while on the program
  • All activities with indigenuos families
  • Cultural program (with Kichwa music and dance)
  • Native guides Kichwa – Spanish from the community
  • Crafts making
  • Rubber boots for hikes and life jackets for canoe rides
  • Boiled water available all day
  • Luggage storage in Tena
Excluded
  • Transportation from Quito – Tena – Quito
  • English guide with extra cost per day US $60,00
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Water transportation (in the communities where it is applicable, i.e. Chuva Urku, Rio Blanco and Runa Wasi)
  • Cleaning by a shaman, which are considered sacred rituals in our culture, is optional and has an additional cost of 60 $ per group.
  • Furthermore, it is recommended to give a small tip for the spiritual cleaning that is part of this ceremony.
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Private transport from Quito to Tena and return
  • 3, 5 more day tours in Indigenous Communities

Tour Details :

Departure by car until the community, welcoming, and allocation of the rooms. A short walk around the lodge. Lunch and hike through the primary forest, climbing of the Wasila Mountain. On the way, you will see medicinal plants, butterflies, bromeliads, orchids, small birds and rubber trees. Arrival at an impressive viewpoint on the Napo River and the nearby villages. Temporary tattoo with rainforest seeds, as a symbol of the protection of the environment. Dinner and lodging with the family.
Day 1

After breakfast, we´ll visit of the community’s Bilingual Educational Center, where you will learn the story of bilingual education. Visit to the Educational center’s gardens and interpretation of medicinal plants. Lunch and survival techniques in the forest and traditional traps. Crafts making with rainforest material. Dinner and lodging with the family.
Day 2

Breakfast and departure by car to the blue lagoon and the Jatun Yaku River, where you can swim and see impressive limestones. Lunch, visit to a family crop, harvesting of the manioc and preparation of the chicha, Kichwa traditional drink. The practice of favorite or traditional sport. Dinner and night around the fire, where you will listen to popular tales, stories, and legends of the Amazon.
Day 3

Breakfast and visit to Puerto Misahuallí, monkey watching. Visita of the AKUA CENTER, a center of animal observation and protection. Swim in the Misahuallí River Lunch in Misahuallí Visit to the butterfly farm, and then return to Tena Departure: Everyday minimum of two people The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, regulations or unforeseeable circumstance.

What to bring.

  • Cotton shirts
  • Small backpack (waterproof)
  • Insect repellent
  • Shorts, 2 or more
  • T- Shirts, 3 or more
  • Binoculars
  • Torch (flashlight)
  • Sun block
  • Bathing suit
  • Cotton underwear
  • Original Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Water Canteen
  • Sweater
  • Toiletries
  • Long trousers
  • Cotton socks
  • Comfortable walking sandals
  • Money
Day 4

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