The Wildlife Achuar Trip - Galapagos Center Expeditions - Amazon rainforest
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Discover a different lifestyle, experience an ancient culture and travel in to the past of the Amazon rainforest. Learn about unique life forms Witness an untouched ecosystem.
Note: Daily operations are available with groups of 2 passengers or more.
Once at Shell, guests will be received by our Achuar representatives and will be assisted for the flight. The plane will rise over the immaculate pristine jungle, on a 50-minute flight, arriving at the landing strip of the local Sharamentsa community, where they will be welcomed by the Achuar guides.
Lunch at Achuar Lodge.
Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to relax, unpack and get a feel for the surroundings.
In the afternoon, we will have a quiet activity where guests can walk along one of the River beaches. Here, our guides will give guests an introductory orientation session with information about the rainforest and the Achuar culture, while enjoying a beautiful sunset.
At night after dinner, we will explore Pastaza river in search of nocturnal animals such as monkeys, alligators and birds. All this coupled with a fantastic starry sky.
Early morning: Our guides will escort guests on a 30-minute boat ride to reach one of the best natural attractions, the Clay lick, where guests will see different species of parrots, macaws, and parrots such as the Cobalt-Winged Parakeet, Chestnut- Fronted Macaw and Yellow Crowned Amazon.
After breakfast guests can take a walk, approximately 2 hours with stops, where they will learn about medicinal plants of the area and tropical forest ecology.
Lunch at the Communitary tourism Center of Sharamentsa. Time to rest. Afternoon: guests will be able to explore Pastaza river in a traditional balsa, while looking at the local wildlife such as the pink river dolphin. As the river is quite calm, swimming is completely safe. After dinner: guests can partake in a spectacular night walk, observing the many kinds of insects and amphibians that are found around the lodge.
Early in the morning we are going to participate in “Guayusada” ceremony and dreams interpretation. Later, guests will have the opportunity to finding and spotting the great variety of birds that the southeast rainforest of Ecuador offers like Hoatzin, Aninga, Speckled Chachalaca, White Eared Jacamar, Cocoi Heron, Neotropical Cormorant, and the Great Egret.
Breakfast and departure for a full day activities: our guides will escort guests along the Tsenkush o Kawau trail and visit Guanchanza waterfall, which in English means “golden parrot”. During this time guests can learn about the forest and its benefits for the Achuar people. Our guides will also teach guests about Achuar hunting techniques and Arutam the spirit of the forest.
Picnic lunch in the forest. After lunch: guests will visit one of the Achuar communities that is located close to the lodge. This is one of our most popular activities offered in this reserve, because of the significant cultural contribution to the Achuar people. Guests will have a chance to live together a community and its members and purchase some traditional handicrafts. Return to the lodge followed by dinner.
After Traditional Typical dinner: cultural activities (legends in hammock house, traditional greetings around a campfire) Guests will also be able to learn the art of Achuar face painting and how it relates to their different activities.
In the morning, our guides will bring guests to specific points near the hotel, in order to locate various species of birds. Breakfast and preparation for departure.
In the last few hours before departure from the Achuar territory, guests can participate in a blowgun contest to demonstrate who is the best hunter, among the guides and guests.
Fly back to Shell (included).
Return to Quito along the same route as the arrival.