Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights

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$906.00USD

The award winning Huaorani Ecolodge is situated at the headwaters of the Amazon and run by the Huaorani, one of the most isolated ethnic group on earth.

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  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
 Huaorani Ecolodge - 5 Days/4 Nights
View Map Owned by the Huaoraini people and exclusively operated by TropicEco

Owned by the Huaoraini people and exclusively operated by TropicEco, the Huaorani lodge is one of the worlds best examples of community based sustainable tourism.

A truly remote, safe Amazon experience that also involves interaction with one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth.

Travelers to eastern Ecuador have the rare chance of experiencing the excitement and biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest while learning about living and surviving in the jungle during stays at the Huaorani Ecolodge. This award winning lodge is located deep in the territory of the Huaorani people; in the wildest, most remote parts of the Amazonian rainforests of eastern Ecuador.

Fly over the rainforest to a remote grass airstrip

The trip to the Huaorani Ecolodge is an adventure unto itself. It starts with a fantastic overland journey past snow covered volcanoes, and then down through lush cloudforests near the town of Baños. Once you reach the Amazonian lowlands at the town of Shell, you board a small aircraft for the flight over the rainforest to the grass airstrip at the Huaorani village of Quehueri'ono. Your Huaorani guide then takes you downriver in a traditional dugout canoe through remote rainforests to the Huaorani Ecolodge.

Stay with the Huaorani community:

  • Meet with the local Huaorani community
  • Go on rainforest hikes with Huaorani guides who will show you rainforest wildlife and provide rare insights into their way of life.
  • See how the Huaorani people live in harmony with their rainforest surroundings through spear and blowgun demonstrations (no animals will be killed), how they build fires in the wet Amazon rainforest without the benefit of matches, and other skills that help them survive in the jungle.


Your stay at this remote (yet safe) lodge ends with a memorable trip in a comfortable river kayak. On the voyage downriver, you have a good chance of seeing monkeys, toucans, macaws, and other Amazonian wildlife as you float by the green walls of the rainforest. On the way back to the world outside of the jungle, you will have a chance to see the damage that oil exploration has done to the forest and Huaorani hunting grounds as you will drive along miles of oil pipelines.

A once in a lifetime experience:

A trip to the Huaorani Ecolodge is a once in a lifetime, life-changing experience where you get the chance to learn about survival in the Amazon directly from one of the most remote Amazonian cultures on Earth. The Huaorani will teach you how to use a blowgun, climb trees, decorate your face with red achiote, and point out exotic wildlife on a two day trip down the wild Shiripuno River.

During your stay, an indigenous leader will also tell you about the tribe's fight against oil exploration, and with luck, you may even meet Moi Enomenga, a conservation hero honored by National Geographic and the Buffett Foundation. The Huaorani are high energy, fun-loving people and they welcome you to immerse yourself in their culture and customs. Visit, learn, act, share, and inspire!

    As a result of an innovative community based tourism project, the Huaorani Lodge was created to allow the Huaorani to earn an income while maintaining control of their territory and lifestyle:

  • The Huaorani Ecolodge opened in August 2007 and provides accommodations for 10 people.
  • Accommodation at the Huaorani Ecolodge is comfortable, safe, and secure and consists of five Huaorani-style, palm-thatched cabins named after the Huao communities along the Shiripuno River.

  • All cabins are made with local wood and fitted with luxury, modern tents. Each cabin has a pair of twin beds, a private bathroom equipped with a shower and flush toilet, and a porch with comfortable chairs. Guests are provided with environmentally-friendly soaps and shampoos.
  • To minimize negative impacts on the area, wood for the cabins comes from trees selected by a forest engineer in consultation with the Huaorani community.
  • Huaorani were involved in the construction of the ecolodge and are the main employees. Produce is bought locally, there are plans to create a laundry service in Quehueri'ono to increase local employment; and biodegradable products are used in housekeeping services as well as in the bathrooms.
  • Lighting comes from solar panels, and they also power the shortwave radio, refrigerator, and water pump. A bio-filter renders all waste products either recyclable or harmless before being discharged into the river.
Services and Amenities

  • Electricity 24 hours a day by solar panels
  • Relaxing hammocks
  • Porch with comfortable chairs
  • Private bathroom
  • Lightly stocked bar
  • Environmentally friendly soaps and shampoo
Activities

Hikes in remote, Amazon rainforest led by local, highly competent Hauorani guides. Wildlife viewing that may include rare rainforest frogs, toucans, macaws, monkeys, and possible visit to a Harpy Eagle nest. Learning survival skills and other aspects of authentic Amazonian jungle cultures from Hauorani hosts. Boat ride down a remote Amazonian river.