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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
Season
Year Round
Activities
Wildlife Hiking Caoning Cultural

With the HUAORANI EXPEDITION trip, you will have the Amazon Basin at your fingertips. It is the perfect adventure for nature lovers, jungle explorers and wildlife watchers who would like to experience the untouched Amazon. 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. Many different types of monkeys will be jumping on the trees and there will be chances to spot jaguars, the master cat 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

ico1DEEP AMAZON EXPLORATION

ico1WILDLIFE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS

ico1CANOE RIVERS AND LAGOONS IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

ico1HIKING INTO UNTOUCHED PRIMARY FOREST

ico1HAVE THE CHANCE TO VIEW GIANT OTTERS AND PINK DOLPHINS

ico1PARROTS CLAY LICK

ico1ENCOUNTER WITH HUAORANIS

ico1AMAZON LOCAL LIVING

ico1DISCOVER MEDICINAL PLANTS

ico1FOLLOW THE TRACKS OF JAGUARS

Day 1: Quito

Day 1: Quito
Day 1: Quito
ARRIVAL IN QUITO CITY


Welcome to Quito! The biggest, best-preserved colonial city of America was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and the second most important city of the old Inca Empire.
Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the town of Quito and the surrounding area. Adventure Journeys can help you to organize a day trip.
In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel for a welcome briefing and there will be plenty of time to discuss details and answer any questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an informational and acclimation day.

Accommodation:  Mercure Hotel or similar

Day 2: Flight to Bohanamo

Day 2: Flight to Bohanamo
Day 2: Flight to Bohanamo
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 welcome 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.

Accommodation:  Camping 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Expedition Begins

Day 3: Expedition Begins
Day 3: Expedition Begins
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.

Accommodation: Camping 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Bameno

Day 4: Bameno
Day 4: Bameno
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.

Accommodation:  Camping 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: The Heart of Jungle

Day 5: The Heart of Jungle
Day 5: The Heart of Jungle
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..

Accommodation:  Camping 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Back to Shell

Day 6: Back to Shell
Day 6: Back to Shell
FLIGHT BACK TO SHELL

After breakfast we will take a plane to Shell, then we will be transfered by car back to Quito. On the way, it is optional to stop in Baños to see the most impressive waterfalls of Ecuador.

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel or similar visit website
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Departure Day

Day 7: Departure Day
END OF SERVICES

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 EPL expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides


      NOT INCLUDED

  • 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
  • SMILE


REMEMBER: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TRAVEL 'LIGHT' !

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER

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.


FLIGHT TIME

1 hour flight each way (Shell - Bohanamo).


DRIVING TIME

4 hours driving each way from Quito to Shell.


CANOEING TIME

From 1 to 2 hours per day.


SEASON


All year


PROVINCE

Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Pastaza provinces


TERRITORY

Yasuni National Park, Huaorani Territory 


ALTITUDE

220m (700 ft)


AVG. TEMP.

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


ACCOMODATION

All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling 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.


MEALS

Most of meals while in lodges are gourmet and buffets, for picnics we include, bread, cheeses, jam, tuna, salads, fruit, soda, beer.


YOUR TRIP LEADERS AND GUIDES

All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips. In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the EPL trip leader service are required.


WEATHER TEMPERATURES

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


ADVENTURE GEAR

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


DIFFICULTY LEVEL

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, and the hiking is in irregular terrain sometimes muddy and wet.


SUSTAINABLE ECO-TOURISM

Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest 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.




HEALTH INFORMATION

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.




MEALS

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.




YOUR TRIP LEADERS AND GUIDES

All EPL guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips.
In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.

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