Sample itinerary by 8 days & 7 nights 1,440,oo usd per person

Occupying an area of 30.000 km2 with a population of about 2,800 individuals, surrounded by the Yasuni National Park, the largest protected park of Ecuador, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1979, inhabit the "Huaorani" or the "People", called " The Aucas" by civilization, and also inhabit the "Tagaeris" - "Taromenanes" or "red leg".

The latter are one of the few indigenous cultures or tribes not contacted yet by civilizations that are currently in Ecuador and are part of our intangible cultural heritage, with protection, care and respect of all the neighboring societies.

The Huaorani currently inhabit in what are today provinces of Napo, Pastaza and Orellana. Although the first Huaoranis were nomadic, now have been forced to set their limits within the Yasuni National Park and its protected zone.


Among the Napo River to the north and the south Curaray, along rivers Yasuni, Shiripuno, Cononaco and minor tributaries in an area of 678,220 hectares, the Huaorani territory. The Huaorani or Huaorani are native Amerindian people* who lives northwest of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Defended their territory of the settlement and other indigenous cultures, they were pursued by oil companies in the last century.

Called "Auca" by miscegenation (white people) speak "wao Terero" which is a unique language. There are communities like Taromenanes and Tagaeri and living in voluntary isolation, refusing all contact with humanity, always moving continuously in areas untouched. They live exclusively of what nature provides them, feeding on hunting and fishing, cultivating cassava and banana, are expert hunters, draw up their spears and blowguns, also a neurotoxin called "curare" to use his darts.

Today, they struggle to survive, to oil exploitation, especially by pollution and loss of their territories, and this entails the invasion of settlers.

The Bameno community in riverbank Cononaco, the Huaorani are fully convinced that well-managed tourism will help to solve, in part, the current problems, living in their jungle "ome" as they call it, free of all attack on their culture and territory.


Day 01. - Arrival to Coca by airplane or bus, and transfer by road to the river, navigating Shiripuno to reach our first camp on Gemeneweno Clan. In the evening take a night walk to observe insects, rodents, mammals.

Day 02. - After breakfast we continue to enjoy the tour of the river Shiripuno where we observe flora and fauna (monkeys, alligators, parrots, etc.). Where later Cononaco reach the river until you reach the Huaorani community of Bameno. We will camp in the population. Cultural interaction with families Huaorani.

Day 03. - Hiking in the jungle, we will observe a group of Huaorani warriors who amaze us with their skill and abilities in the use of natural resources. Visit a lick of parrots and macaws, clay is an important part in your diet. Return to our camp. Huaorani cultural interaction, legends with the last civilized in the world.

Day 04. - Cultural interaction in the forest with the Huaorani warriors, day for hunting, gun making and eating (cotton yarn), traditional herbal medicine. Night fishing and boating to observe alligators, nocturnal birds, mammals, etc.

Day 05. - Breakfast. Cultural interaction in the jungle where we will learn about the Huaorani hunting system. We will return by the Cononaco river, along the river we will be able to see many species of mammals. Lunch. Huaorani cultural presentation: Huaorani dance. Dinner and rest.

Day 06. - Breakfast. Cultural interaction in the community, dance and handicraft exhibition. , arriving at Cononaco Chico (Clan Karue) where we will enjoy the last night of adventure. We will visit the parrot salting place and tour the lagoon to see caimans, reptiles and nocturnal birds.

Cononaco Chico is located at the limit of the Intangible Zone where the uncontacted people live: Tagairis and Taromenanes. We will listen to stories and legends told by Karue and his family.

Day 07. - We continue our journey back to Puerto Shiripuno in the way we will observe both species of birds and animals, parrots, (monkeys, dolphins, alligators), Transfer to the hotel in Coca. Dinner.

Day 08. - Breakfast - Transfer to the airport - Departure to Quito (10:00 am).

  • We guarantee the operation with a minimum of 2 passengers registered.
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  • Rates available begining and ending the tour in Coca's city.

During the navigations through the rivers and tours through the interior of the forest, the traditions and culture of this fascinating ethnic group are explained, their lifestyle, they will learn the secrets of "curare" and how to hunt in the Amazon jungle with blowguns. This is an opportunity that we offer to those who love nature and want to live with an ancestral Amazonian community that refuses to disappear in the face of the threat of a globalized world, living in harmony with nature.

RATE: 2,880.00 USD min. 2 paxs


Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito, river and land transportation (private), field equipment, complete meals, naturalist guide in english language, activities with the Huaorani warriors, cultural coexistence, rubber boots, purified water, transfer and hotel in Coca City.


Personal equipment , rain poncho - torch (flashlight) - binoculars - prescription medicines, Huaorani community entrance - 60,oo usd , land transportation from Quito or other cities to and from Coca's city.


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