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Huaorani Warriors Expedition Yasuni Deep Amazon 7 days

Price per Person
$ 2999
Service Level
Comfort Camping
Travel Style
Unique Expedition
Activity Level
Level 3 Itinerary Day 3
Group Size
Max. 8 Avg. 6
Minimum Age
18 years
Start / Finish
Quito, Ecuador
Year Round
Wildlife Hiking Caoning Cultural

Experience a jungle expedition like no other! Live alongside the Huaorani tribe and have the Amazon Basin at your fingertips. This is the perfect excursion for nature lovers, jungle explorers and wildlife watchers who would like to experience the untouched Amazon in the most unique way possible. You will discover Ecuador's Amazon in the Yasuni National Park, world famous for its tremendous biodiversity and its authentic indigenous cultures which are still very much alive. On this trip, while canoeing down rivers and lagoons, you will feel as if the animals are following you. You will see displays of parrots, toucans, macaws, king fishers, herons flying across the river; as well as, curious giant otters who will approach the canoe to have a look. Witness many different types of monkeys jumping through the forest, and have an opportunity to spot jaguars, the supreme predators of the jungle. The Huaorani native people will share their history and we will learn about their rich connection with Mother Nature.


"Unique Experiences:"

  • Real encounters with wildlife
  • Get inmerse into the Huaorani Culture


Day 1: Quito

Day 1: Quito
Day 1: Quito
Meet your AJ trip leader and group at 6:00pm.  

Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America - declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano.

Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. ADVENTURE JOURNEYS can help you to organize a day trip (please request in advance). In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 18:00 hours. At this time we will discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.

Accommodation:  Dann Carlton or similar
Meals : In-flight

Day 2: Enter the Huaorani Territory

Day 2: Enter the Huaorani Territory
Day 2: Enter the Huaorani Territory
We travel early in the morning by car to the airport in Shell, then take a 1 hour flight to Bohanamo in the Huaorani territory. Here, be welcomed by one of the most remote tribes of the Amazon region. First we will organize our campsite, and later we will visit the chief of this community.

Accommodation:  Camping
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Animal Clay Lick

Day 3: Animal Clay Lick
Day 3: Animal Clay Lick
Today is a very important highlight of this expedition because our Huaorani guide will lead a hike into the virgin forest, this trail will take us to the animal clay lick, and with some luck, we can spot wild pigs, howler monkeys, macaws, and jaguar tracks. Along the trail, we will also learn about many different varieties of medicinal plants that are important in the daily life of the Huaoranies. In the afternoon, we will learn about the ancient art of blowgun hunting and then try to catch piranhas in the nearby river.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Anaconda Lagoon

Day 4: Anaconda Lagoon
Day 4: Anaconda Lagoon
After breakfast cruise 2 hours down the Cononaco River in a motor canoe until we reach a section where will take a short walk through the primary forest until we reach a secluded lagoon. Here, we paddle a small vessel to search for anacondas. In the afternoon, we travel back up the river to Bameno for lunch and visit Kempery, the legendary shaman and leader of the Huaoranies. Afterwards, we canoe up the river to the Bohanamo Huaorani Community; at night we will go for a night hike exploration.

Accommodation:  Camping
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Jaguar Tracks

Day 5: Jaguar Tracks
Day 5: Jaguar Tracks
Venture on a hike though the virgin jungle with the Huaorani warriors and learn about their survival skills. Along the way, have the chance to view wildlife and follow the jaguar tracks. In the late afternoon we will search for caimans.

Accommodation:  Camping
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Back to Shell

Day 6: Back to Shell
Day 6: Back to Shell
After breakfast we will take a plane back to Shell, from where we will return by car to Quito. It is optional to stop in Baños to see some of the most impressive waterfalls of Ecuador.

Accommodation: Dann Carlton or similar 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Departure Day

Day 7: Departure Day
Today our trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "buen viaje"!
Meals : Breakfast
  • 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: 2 nights in first class hotel in Quito, 4 nights in comfortable camping in Yasuni National Park
  • Transportation: Comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe, dugout canoe. Airfare Shell - Bohanamo round trip
  • Meals Included: 6 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 AJ 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
  • Passport,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Airline tickets,
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money),
  • Pocket knife,
  • Fleece top,
  • 4 shirts/t-shirts,
  • 1 pair of short,
  • 2 pairs of long trousers,
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants,
  • Sport sandals,
  • Toiletries (biodegradable),
  • Watch or alarm clock,
  • Quick dry clothing,
  • Rain coat,
  • Rain pants,
  • Waterproof binoculars,
  • Bug spray,
  • Sun cream,
  • Flashlight,
  • Sun Hat,
  • Waterproof camera if possible,
  • Swimming suit,
  • Waterproof back pack,
  • Water bottle,
  • Tennis shoes,
  • Hiking shoes,
  • Money belt,
  • Sunglasses,
  • First-aid kit(should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
  • Dry bag for all your belongings



It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.


1 hour flight each way (Shell - Bohanamo).


4 hours driving each way from Quito to Shell.


From 1 to 2 hours per day.


All year


Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Pastaza provinces


Yasuni National Park, Huaorani Territory 


220m (700 ft)


Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF - Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF


All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are traveling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.


Traveling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.

Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free people are very welcome in our trip, our guides are always ready to coordinate with chefs and restaurants for substitute meals for them, as Ecuador is very well known for its great diversity of gastronomy.


All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed from the Tourism University to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid respondents. They all have approved several extra training courses for kayaking, rafting, biking and horse riding, besides this they all are Ecuadorian and have a fantastic personality. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips.
In some locations and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service and make sure we practice sustainable tourism involving local indigenous people in our operation.

In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required


Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF - Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF.


Dry bags, rubber boots, tents (EUREKA & HANNAN) air mattresses, portable bathroom and social kitchen tent.


Moderate to Challenging. This program is located in an undeveloped remote area, the canoeing is not difficult because the Cononaco River is slow with no rapids. The hiking is in irregular terrain that sometimes can be muddy and wet.


Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon rain forest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.


Please inform AJ of any existing medical conditions (i.e. pregnancy, diabetes, etc). Yellow fever, Hepatitis B vaccination and Malaria Medication are mandatory for this trip. We strongly recommend to ensure that routine immunizations such as tetanus and diphtheria are up to date and to consider Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations. Please ask your doctor for advice.


We bring the majority of our food, including drinking water, from the city of Quito. Our staff freshly prepares gourmet meals for you. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, yogurt, granola, fresh fruits, cereal, bread, marmalade, butter and fresh coffee or tea. Picnic includes ham and chesses sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, fresh and fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits, soda and juices. Dinner includes fresh salads and soups, pop-corn, pasta, beef, chicken, fish, rice, potatoes, yucca, beans, vegetables, to drink soda, soda, juice, beer, water, and wine.


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      Republica, E7-03 y Eloy Alfaro Oficina 307 
      Pichincha - Quito - Ecuador 

      Galapagos Office. - Pampas Coloradas, Isabelas 678 and Petrel streets  
      Santa Cruz Island - Ecuador
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