|What is this?|
|What is this?|
This special tour is designed for adventurous travellers who want to explore deep into the Ecuadorian primary jungle, to be in real contact with nature and totally disconnected from civilization. Most of the accommodation is in tents in small communities which allows you to learn first-hand about the way of life and traditions of the Huaorani tribe.
It is an active tour which includes many treks to explore the jungle with the help of our native guide, and hopefully if we are very lucky we can see the Jaguar in its natural habitat - this trip is arguably the best area to spot this beautiful beast in comparison with other rainforest lodges.
- DEEP AMAZON EXPLORATION
- WILDLIFE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS
- CANOE RIVERS AND LAGOONS IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
- HIKING INTO UNTOUCHED PRIMARY FOREST
- HAVE THE CHANCE TO VIEW GIANT OTTERS AND PINK DOLPHINS
- PARROTS CLAY LICK
- ENCOUNTER WITH HUAORANIS
- AMAZON LOCAL LIVING
- DISCOVER MEDICINAL PLANTS
- FOLLOW THE TRACKS OF JAGUARS
ABOUT THE HUAORANI TRIBE - The Huaorani are an indigenous group native to a small section of the Ecuador's Amazonian rainforest. They number only about 3000 individuals but speak a language unrelated to any other on the planet. The Huaorani are extraordinarily spiritual, and make no distinction between the physical and spiritual.
They also used to be one of the fiercest tribes in recorded history. They were Ecuador's last indigenous tribe to receive contact from the outside world (occurring in 1956), and up to five of their smaller communities still defy all outside contact and continue to live in inaccessible deep jungle as they have for hundreds of years. Many other Huaorani communities have been considerably affected by oil companies and missionaries, but this adventure expedition helps to promote cultural identity and ecotourism as a sustainable alternative for all the small villages we visit.
Note: accommodations on this tour are basic in tents, and conditions are rustic – this is part of the charm of the tour.
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Note: This tour starts and finishes in the city of Coca
|Jaguar Tracks Itinerary|
|1||Road Transportation to Shell and flight to the Huaorani Territory - Early in the morning we will be transferred by car to the airport in Shell, and then take a flight of about 1 hour to Bohanamo in the Huaorani territory, here we will be welcomed by one of the most remote tribes of the Amazon region, we will organize our campsite and later we will visit the chief of this community.||LD|
|2||Animals Clay lick and piranha fishing - Today is a very important highlight of this expedition because our local guide will lead a hike into the virgin forest; this trail will take us to the Animal clay lick, and where with some luck we could view wild pigs, howler monkeys, macaws, and jaguar tracks. Along the trail we will also learn about many different species of medicinal plants that are very important in the daily life of the Huaoranies. In the afternoon, we will learn about the arts of blowgun hunting and then try to catch piranhas in the nearby river.||BLD|
|3||Anaconda Lagoon, Bameno - After a very healthy breakfast we will take a motorized canoe for 2 hours down the Cononaco River, then we will go through the primary forest for a short walk till we reach an amazing lagoon, here we paddle a small boat to try finding the anacondas. In the afternoon we go back up the river to Bameno for lunch and visit Kempery the legendary shaman and leader of the Huaoranies. Later we canoe up the river to the Bohanamo Huaorani Community, at night we will go for a night hike exploration.||BLD|
|4||Jaguar tracks - Today we will hike though the virgin jungle with the Huaorani warriors and learn more about their survival skills, along the way we will have the chance to view wildlife and also follow the jaguar tracks, according to the Huaoranies this amazing cat walks on this trails. In the late afternoon we will search for caimans.||BLD|
Flight back to Shell - After breakfast we will take a plane to Shell, then transfer by car back to Quito. On the way is optional to stop in Baņos to see the most impressive waterfalls of Ecuador.
IMPORTANT NOTES- River water levels and weather conditions may lead to variations in the itinerary. When you enter Yasuni National Park you may be asked to show proof of vaccinations (Yellow fever, Hepatitis B and Tetanus) as well as Malarial medications.
* A pre-tour briefing is held with your guide the night before the trip in a Quito hotel. Your sales person will provide details of this.
Past Clients Feedback
“This was truly the trip of a lifetime. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this adventure. Our guide, was awesome - he taught us so much about Ecuador and its rich diversity. I am already recommending this trip to everyone I know. Keep up the great work!” (Guillermo Garcia, USA)
“My wife and I had the good fortune to travel with Christian as our guide and interpreter for the most incredible days in Ecuador. His knowledge of the area, coupled with his willingness to meet our special requests made for a wonderful experience. Both transportation and lodging accommodations were excellent, and the food was enjoyable. The special viewing of tropical birds and a rare glimpse of monkeys in the wild along with hikes in the forest made the trip unique for us. We came away from our vacation with fond memories, great photographs, and an appreciation for the wonderful people of Ecuador and their beautiful country.” (Gary and Stacey Bawtinhimer, USA)
AVAILABILITY: This tour is available throughout the year - ask our sales team for group departure dates.
GROUP SIZE: Minimum = 2, Maximum = 8, Average = 4.
MINIMUM AGE: 12 years.
Prices (per person)
|2017 PRICE (per person)|
|Group Departure||$1,975||Request this Tour|
|Private Departure (Min. 2 people)||$2,520||Request this Tour|
Activities: Canoeing on the Cononaco River, Visiting the Yasuni National Park, Hiking, Visiting the native Huaorani communities, Piranha fishing, Wildlife spotting, Night hikes
Accommodation based in double occupancy: 4 nights in comfortable camping in Yasuni National Park
Transportation: Comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe, dugout canoe. Airfare Shell - Bohanamo round trip
Meals Included: 5 Breakfast, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
Out-door gear: Dry bags, life jackets, dugout canoe with outboard motor, rubber boots, Eureka tents, air mattresses, bathroom tent, portable toilet, social kitchen
Trip Leader: Certified EPL expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides
- My Own Room & Tent supplement $310
- International flights
- Airport transfers to/from Quito airport
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Required immunizations (mandatory)
- Meals not described in the itinerary
- Personal expenses & Tips