Huaorani are one of the most fascinating tribes of the Ecuadorian Amazon. What anthropologists find really intriguing about this tribe of warriors is that their language is isolated and unique unlike all the other native languages of the Amazon basin which are connected by a common root.
The territory surrounding the Huaorani experience is threatened by oil exploration and illegal logging practices. This special ecotourism expedition into the Amazon helps to protect their lands by securing an alternative source of income.
Meeting in Tena at around 1pm, transport to Misahualli Napo Huts. Discovering Misahualli from its beach, swimming in the River Napo. You’ll also ride a canoa inside a beautiful and peaceful Lagoon to observe monkeys and birds…
After breakfast we will go to Gareno Lodge (approx. 1.5h with truck). From Gareno Lodge the activities are, jungle hikes, discovering medicinal and jungle flora, swim into the river, bird and wildlife watching…
Walking through the jungle and by the road to meet with the first Huaorani Tribe “Gareno”.
The Huaorani, Waorani or Waodani, also known as the Waos, are indigenous peoples of the Amazonian Region of Ecuador (Napo, Orellana and Pastaza Provinces) who have marked differences from other ethnic groups in Ecuador. The alternate name, Auca, is used by the neighboring Quechua Indians, and commonly adopted by Spanish-speakers as well. Auca – awqa in Quechua – means “enemy”.
There are roughly 4,000 inhabitants and they speak the Huaorani language, which is not known to be related to any other language. Their ancestral lands are located between the Curaray and Napo rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) south of El Coca. In the past, the Huaorani protected their culture and lands from both indigenous enemies and settlers.
After Breakfast, you’ll walk to a second Huaorani tribe, where you’ll pass 1 night sleeping inside the community school with mattresses and mosquito nets. From this tribe, you’ll go on the river by canoa, experience fishing and see how the Huaoranis live, share the Chica (important to accept, and try to drink it even you don’t like, it’s an ancestral tradition to receive people).
On Day 5
After the breakfast, return to Tena from the village “28” by bus (2hours) for the people of the 5 Days/4 Nights, the others go deeper to meet another tribe by canoa and walking into the rainforest.
Price per Person (min 2 people) :
– 4D/3N $ 365 with native guide in spanish ($500 with english guide)
– 5D/4N $ 425 with native guide in spanish ($575 with english guide)
– Pick up from in Tena Terminal
– Spanish/English speaking companion
– Indigenous guide
– Meals in the Gareno lodge and Huaorani Tribe
– Accommodation in the lodge for 2 people
– Tents for camping
– Huaorani guides & experiences
– Canoes and excursions
– Meals the first day in Misahualli
– Entrance of the Huaorani (20$)
– Bus back to Tena (2.50$)
– Soft or alcoholic drinks
– Personal expenses, tips, etc
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