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Amazon Cultures

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Amazon Cultures

Program Overview

leads-to-amazon-riverIn an effort to preserve its traditional way of life and in order to create awareness on conservation of the Amazon Rainforest, indigenous groups like the Huaoranis and Achuar have developed sustainable Eco tourism initiatives and have built ecolodges, to invite people to learn about their culture and discover the amazing Rainforest ecosystem.

These initiatives allow them to preserve their culture and keep their territory free from predatory practices like illegal logging, oil exploration and hunting. Immerse yourself in the local culture while participating with community members in their everyday rituals.

Learn about their ancient knowledge of the Amazon rainforest, slowly accumulated after living in this amazing ecosystem for thousands of years. Learn about the methods developed by these groups to subsist from the Amazon and how their lifestyles are attuned to the ecological realities of their environment, including their spiritual beliefs.

Live an amazing experience, and look at life from a different perspective!

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Kapawi Eco-lodge and reserve | Huaorani Ecolodge

Kapawi Eco-lodge and reserve – Achuar Indigenous nationality

Duration: 4 or 5 day program

Operates: Monday and Friday

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Tour Highlights

  • Bird watching opportunities
  • Self-guided trails, night canoeing and night guided hikes
  • Clay licks visit
  • Swimming & tubing in an Amazon river
  • Visit an Achuar indigenous family to learn about their culture.

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Lodge description

explore-amazonKapawi is one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and culturally sensitive Eco lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon!

Your visit helps the Achuar people in their work to preserve their nearly two million acres of pristine rainforest, accessible only by air—flying in small planes over an unbroken green expanse of rainforest, a truly amazing adventure not everyone has a chance to experience.

In addition to consistently receiving high praise for its gracious hospitality, creature comforts, excellent cuisine, and complete menu of activities. Kapawi is also an award winning Eco lodge noted for its ecological design and sensitivity, and for its rich biodiversity.

Located in the territorial lands of an indigenous nation (6,000 people in 64 communities) still living as they have for generations and in intimate harmony with nature, Kapawi provides guests a range and depth of cultural experiences.

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Huaorani Ecolodge – Quehuerio’ono community

Duration: 4, 5, and 6 day program

Operates: Set departures. Please contact us for specific operating dates.

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Tour highlights

  • Introduction to the rainforest with naturalist and Huaorani guides.
  • Meet the Huaoranis and learn about their culture.
  • Night guided hikes.
  • Camping at the Nenquepare campsite.

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Lodge description

Stay in an eco-lodge situated at the headwaters of the Amazon and run by the Huaorani, one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth, first contacted by the outside world only 55 years ago.

Start this amazing experience by crossing the Andes region on a 4 hours’ drive until getting to Shell from where you will board a small plane that will take you on a 1 hour flight adventure over the impressive Amazon forest, leaving behind the last signs of “civilization”.

In the Quehueriono community you will be introduced to an Amazing Culture of friendly, happy and courageous People. Learn about their fight against oil exploration and illegal logging; explore the amazing biodiversity of the Rainforest. A great experience you will always remember.

Ready to get started? Contact us to book your trip.

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