Huaorani Eco Lodge, Ecuador

The Huaoroni people live in one of the most biologically intense places on the planet – the Amazon’s Yasuni National Park. And now you can join them.

If you’d like your luxury, tailor-made vacation to Ecuador to take a very different turn from the norm, plan to visit Huaorani Ecolodge. Here you won’t just be staying in a part of the Amazon Rainforest that is considered one of the most wildlife-rich and diverse places in the world, you’ll actually be living amongst the Huaorani Tribe. Thought to be the Earth’s most isolated ethnic group, the Huaorani were only contacted 55 years ago. But today you can hunt with them through untouched rainforest, watch them collect fruit from towering trees, use a blow-pipe, trek through the forest to see tropical birds, monkeys and reptiles, take canoe expeditions along the Shiripuno River, visit their communities and meet their village elders…

At Huaorani Ecolodge your vacation becomes a proper adventure.

Huaorani Ecolodge, at a glance

  • Simple but comfortable ecolodge deep in the Amazonian Rainforest within the renowned Yasuni National Park
  • Four hours’ drive and a 45 minute flight from Quito
  • Choice of just five individual jungle cabins powered 24 hours a day by solar panels
  • Traditionally built from sustainable materials, with charming thatched roofs
  • Each has an en suite bathroom
  • Rustic, simple décor and comfortable furnishings
  • Delicious food that is both fresh and expertly cooked, using many natural rainforest ingredients

For leisure and pleasure

  • Unique base for exploring the head waters of the Shiripuno River and surrounding rainforest
  • Expect to see jaguars, monkeys, reptiles including anaconda, harpy eagles and a huge array of indigenous birds
  • Learn to use a blowpipe and hunt in the traditional way with Huaorani tribesmen
  • Listen to the myths, legends and modern day challenges faced by the isolated Huaorani people
  • Understand their age-old customs
  • Visit local markets and villages and talk with the headmen
  • Victoria was incredibly easy to chat to, quick to gauge our requirements and produced a fab itinerary. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable.

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    EP, Kenya, 2014