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The Waorani Community Tour

The Waorani Community Tour Packages
Country: Ecuador
City: Rainforest
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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The Waorani Community - Their traditions and culture

DAY 1: FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO THE INCREDIBLE WAORANI TERRITORY

This day you will fly to Coca this flight will take you 35 minutes approximately. When you arrive at Coca, one of the most prosperous towns in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, our Waorani guide will be waiting for you to travel along the Auca road, learning about the contrast between the oil companies and the pristine way of life of the Waoranis.

After a two hours drive, you will reach the Shiripuno River, where your adventure begins.

Here you will board a motorized dugout canoe and travel along the magic jungle, in the afternoon you will arrive at Penty’s property, close to Neoneno, where you will prepare your campsite and then you will have time to enjoy the river, swimming, you can hike around the campsite or you can rest. Return to the campsite where you will dinner and overnight. (B.BL.D)

DAY 2: THE AMAZING WILDLIFE OF THE RAINFOREST

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will have your first encounter with the Waoranis, you will visit the community of Neoneno, where they will give you the welcome to their territory, and also you will spend some time experiencing their daily activities with each family learning how to plant, harvest, make handicrafts, prepare the meals and the secrets of their medicinal plants. You will spend time learning about survival in the Amazon jungle, where our guides will show you how to use spears and blowguns.

After this visit, you will continue with your trip to Caruheno located 5 or 6 hours approximately away from here, in this place the Shiripuno river joins the Cononaco chico river where it is possible to see the amazing Amazon pink dolphins.

Box lunch on route, along the way you will have a chance to spot wildlife like macaws, parrots, monkeys, and if you are lucky tapir, capybaras, and giant otters. In the afternoon you will arrive to Caruheno where you will prepare your campsite. Dinner and overnight. (B.BL.D)

DAYS 3 & 4: CARUHENO

Those days you will have the full time to enjoy of the jungle in Caruheno. You can hike through the magic primary forest accompanied by Caruhe, where you will enjoy a scenic view of the Amazon Basin at 310 meters above sea level, the Waorani and naturalist guide will tell you about the wide diversity of wildlife in the rainforest, along this hike you will have the opportunity to see macaws, toucans, monkeys, caimans, and others, also you can know about the medicinal plants that local people use in their daily life.

Return to the campsite to enjoy of delicious lunch and in the afternoon you can learn about how to fish for piranha, catfish and many other species, also you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the river. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

In Caruheno you will find only one native house built in a Waorani traditional style where Caruhe lives with his wife, there you will have direct contact with the costumes of this native community and you will learn how the people of this tribe used to live hunting, and using the plants and products that the forest provides them to live, here you will know how they used to get fire and learn about the ceramic that they made to cook their food, this is one of the most fantastic experiences that you will live sharing with the Waorani. (B.BL.D)

DAY 5: CARUHERO - PENTY´S CAMPSITE

After an early breakfast, you will continue with your trip, you will return to the area of Penty’s house where you will prepare the campsite. You will travel by dugout canoe Upstream for six hours approximately, along the way you can enjoy the landscape and the amazing wildlife. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Penty’s campsite area where you will dinner and overnight.

(B.BL.D)

DAY 6: RETURNING TO COCA

Early in the morning after breakfast you will continue with your journey back to Coca city and then to Quito, on tour you can continue enjoying of the incredible wildlife. Box lunch on route and in the afternoon you will arrive at Coca airport in order to catch your flight back to Quito.

(B.BL.D)

END THE SERVICES

A NOTE ON THE ORDER OF THE ITINERARY:

Itinerary subject to change based on local conditions. It could be flexible according to the client’s interests.

B- Breakfast; L-Lunch; BL- Box Lunch; D-Dinner

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