AMAZON EXPLORER CAMPSITE
Our Camp Site
The AMAZON EXPLORER Campsite, located in the heart of YASUNI National Park on the Tiputini river, has been created to explore the most remote areas of the national park and to provide different alternatives of traveling to the Amazon rain forest. Tailor make your trip to have the Amazon at your fingertips and discover the immense diversity of wildlife here in any way imaginable. The campsite is located along the junction of two rives surrounded by pristine forest trails. Here lies 10 safari style tents along the river, one dining room, solar panels, shared toilets, expedition kayaks for lake exploration, adventure paddle boards, motor canoes for river explorations and transportation.
YASUNI the most diverse National Park of the planet
According to scientific studies, Yasuní National Park area morphed into this wonderful, diverse wildlife refuge due to the climate and geographical history of the region. These changes caused the species to divide and converge multiples times to create the plurality of variations around today.
Yasuni National Park is home to 150 species of amphibians, 121 reptile species, 382 known fish species, 596 species of birds, 300 mammal species, 117 bat species, and over 100,000 insect species. In 1989 Yasuní National Park was made a World Biosphere Reserve as part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program. Wildlife in Yasuni National Park includes jaguars, caimans, toucans, macaws, monkeys, turtles, marmosets, and many, many more.
Our Dining room
Self-Sustainable Community Project
The community of Mandari Panga began in 1980 when a group of families that move to settle on the left bank of the Tiputini river, just outside of the boundaries of what is now the Yasuni National Park, which was officially formed in 1989. All of the founders initially formed an association to administer their territory as common lands The community of Mandari Panga, named for a native plant with leaves that extend across the ground, is the original settlement and still manages its lands communally. The community is administered by a General Assembly, the highest authority to deal with issues of commune orga- nization, development, improvements (construction and improvement of the communal house, communal dining room, education, mingas of cleaning of the neighborhood roads and Sports fields) and project management. All actions and decisions are approved by the general assembly.
Plant a tree and be part of the conservation efforts: ALIVE YASUNI
This project is meant to contribute directly to the Mandari Panga community. We have created a reforestation project in part of the territory that was originally farmed. Now the community has dedicated itself to protecting, preserving and maintaining a part of the pristine forest reserve as a way of contributing with future generations and with the rich diversity of the national park.
All visitors have the opportunity to visit the community and learn about the rich culture of the local people and their traditions. There will be a short walking tour to learn about the local farming and special plants utilized here. Following is when we arrive to the community reserve to plant a tree provided by the locals. The trees we will use are native from the rain forest and can tower the canopy to reach an age of over 400 to 500 years when they are mature. This will allow the precious flora and fauna to come back and thrive in this forest once again. We hope to achieve more reserves based in the education of conservation to protect this heritage for future generations to come.