The Huaorani ecolodge started operation in 2008 and offers a very personal experience with both rainforest nature and the infamous Huaorani tribe.
The Huaorani are a timeless people – their origins are unknown and language has no relation to any other know language. For thousands of years they have made the lush Ecuadorian rainforest their home and now they are embracing eco-tourism as an opportunity for small groups of tourists to get to know their culture and traditions whilst supporting the community.
The lodge is built in an area of pristine virgin rainforest boasting a great diversity of wildlife and plant species – tours are accompanied by both a native Huaorani guide as well as a local naturalist guide to translate who together explain the wonders of the forest to guests.
PAST CLIENTS FEEDBACK
"At the Huaorani Ecolodge, I got a good sense of life in the Amazon. While the comfortable Huaorani-style cabins provided unexpected indulgence in the rainforest, I was able to experience many aspects of Huaorani culture and lifestyle. From walking in the forest searching for peccaries and learning to use a blowgun, to identifying edible fruits hanging off the trunks of forest trees, traveling up and down rivers in a dugout canoe poled by native guides, eating yucca and palm fruits, and enjoying the nightly serenades of frogs and cicadas, I learned both the art and the science of the jungle." (Abigail Rome, USA)
The Huaorani Lodge was built small to accommodate only 10 people per visit – it was designed to be intimate, harmonious and ecologically sustainable whilst not impacting negatively on the Huaorani villagers.
Accommodation is provided in 5 comfortable double (or twin) cabins built in the traditional Huaorani style with thatched roof, mosquito netting, private bathroom with shower and flush-toilet, porch with comfy chairs, 24-hour electricity provided via solar panels, as well as environmentally-friendly soap and shampoo.
The restaurant provides nutritionally balanced meals hygienically prepared by the local chef, and fruit / tea / coffee / safe drinking water are on hand throughout each day.
Guests can also enjoy the bar providing beer, wine and soft drinks, and a hammock house overlooking the Shiripuno River.
- Cabins: twin / double
- Private bathroom: yes
- Showers: yes
- Mosquito nets: netting surrounds each hut
- Electricity: Yes, solar-powered
- Boots / Rain ponchos: Yes
ACCESS/TRANSPORTThe tour starts and finishes in Quito.
Transport route varies between the 4 and 5 day trips. Both start with a 5 hour bus ride down the Andes to the town of Shell followed by a small plane journey into the deep Amazon. The 4day trip makes the same return journey, whilst the 5-day trip continues onto Coca before flying back in a regular plane.
Transport costs amount to $250 per person (subject to change). One-way flight from Coca to Quito costs approx $90. A supplement may be charged for departures outside of the regular set days.
|2013 PRICES PER PERSON
4 days (Mon-Thu)
5 day (Thu-Mon)
- Accommodation based on twin/double share
- All meals
- Activities as listed in itinerary
- Local Huaorani guide + bilingual naturalist guide
- Use of rain poncho / boots / umbrella
- Bio-degradable soap and shampoo
- Transportation ($250 per person on regular trip start days plus optional $90 flight Coca to Quito on final day)
- Entrance fee to Huaorani territory ($20 per person)
- Single supplement
- Drinks from the bar
- Rubber boots larger than size 10UK / 10.5USA / 44EURO
- Tips and other personal expenses
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