Culture, heritage, & adventure!

Antoine’s word over this tour

Simply authentic! This expedition across the Huaorani territory will be an unforgettable and enriching experience full of encounters with the Amazonian people in their home, the forest.

This adventure unfolds in Yasuní National Park, where you will live like a nomad. Camping on the shores of the Shiripuno river, you will be constantly on the move while discovering the lush richness of this protected reserve. Additionally, you will experience authentic encounters with one of the most mysterious Amazonian indigenous communities: the Huaoranis.

Undertake this fantastic adventure and experience authentic encounters full of culture, heritage and adventure!

Physical Difficulty

Culture and Visits

Nature and Activities

Recommended for

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
Quito > Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) > Yasuní National Park Shiripuno river) Amazon Rainforest (Bameno Community) Amazon Rainforest (Anaconda Lake) Amazon Rainforest (Bameno Community)
Day 5Day 6Day 7
Amazon Rainforest (Cononaco River) Amazon Rainforest (Cononaco River) Amazon Rainforest (Shiripuno river) > Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) > Quito

Tour highlights :

– Completely private tour in the heart of Amazon Rainforest
– Private English-speaking native guide.
– Discovery of the Bameno Huaorani indigenous community
– 7 days in the deep amazon Rainforest
– Hikes very day


Valid prices until December, 2023


Explore in more detail :

Day by day :

Day 1 : Quito > Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) > Amazon Rainforest (Shiripuno River)

You will depart early from your hotel and transfer to Francisco de Orellana. By land: This will be a long transfer ( approximately 7 hours) / Flight: 30 minute flight. After that, a 2-hour transfer to the port where you will embark on your adventure.

Day 2 : Amazon Rainforest (Yasuní National Park )

You will navigate along the Shiripuno river. You will explore the deep Amazon, rich wildlife will be observable. Then you can have a time of sharing with the families in the Bameno Community.

Day 3 : Amazon Rainforest (Yasuní National Park )

You will continue your adventure. Notably, you will discover the charming Anaconda lake. If you wish, you can take part in a nocturnal hike.

Day 4 : Amazon Rainforest (Yasuní National Park)

This will be a hike-day. In order to get to a “saladero” a 4-5hour hike will be necessary. You will observe wild boars, tapirs, and deer swallowing clay. Then return to your cabin for a well-deserved rest.

Day 5 : Amazon Rainforest (Yasuní National Park)

You will set sail along the Cononaco river, along the way you will observe several species of emblematic Amazonian birds. Take part in a fishing activity! At sunset you will set your tent on the river shores to spend the night.

Day 6 : Amazon Rainforest (Yasuní National Park)

You will continue your navigation along the Cononaco river. In the afternoon you can take part in a canoe expedition in search of wildlife. Prepare your headlamps, you will leave for a nocturnal walk to observe tarantulas, snakes and other reptiles.

Day 7 : Amazon Rainforest > Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) > Quito

Last expedition along the Shiripuno river. You will continue to observe lots of animal species. Transfer to Francisco de Orellana on time to take your flight.

B: Breakfast
L: Luch
D: Dinner


Amazon Rainforest (transfer): for the transfer to the village of Francisco de Orellana > private transport with an English-speaking driver (4×2 vehicle type, or another depending on the group size) your guide will be also your driver.

Amazon Rainforest (activities): private local guide during the expeditions.

Required level

Physical: a good physical condition is required

Technical: no technical level is required


Clothing :

-1 or 2 light walking trousers
-1 or 2 warm walking trousers
-2 Fleece jackets
-1 breathable warm jacket (gore tex type)
-1 waterproof jacket (type kway)
– light t-shirts
– hike shoes
– casual shoes
-1 pair of gloves for high altitude walks
-1 warm hat for high altitude walks
– beach clothing -if necessary-
– cap

Additional :

– water bottle – sunglasses
– solar cream
– hiking bag (between 25 to 45L)
– hike sticks
– camera
– binoculars
– duvet between 0C et -15C (when nights in a refuge or tent are planned)
– headlamp (for nights in tents or shelters)

the nights in camp will be very simple but comfortable. You will benefit from a waterproof mattress, tent, sleeping, and mosquito nets. The meals will be simple but hearty, based on local products.

– Transfers and visits times are indicative.
– Foresee between $ 5 and $ 30 per meal not included, per person.
– Tips: we recommend between $ 10 and $ 20 per worked day for a guide, and between $ 5 and $ 10 per worked day for a driver.