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Huaorani Ecolodge

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you are interested in indigenous cultures, medicinal plants, and/or environmental preservation, this trip is for you. The Huaorani people have lived for thousands of years in the Western Ecuadorian rainforest. This tour allowed me to visit the people & learn about their lifestyle. I saw kind, attentive, gentle parenting. I met people who are finely attuned to their environment....

3Thank CSF61
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We had an amazing guide named Louis. Make sure you ask for him before you start your trip. The place is in the middle of the jungle in a very remote area. Do NOT expect any real world comforts. Its quite rough but quite enjoyable at the same time. Adventure junkies will be disappointed as its all very laid back....

Thank GlobalSwagger
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I am going to write this not so much as a review as as a highly detailed description of what you are going to encounter, as we felt a little apprehensive all the way through and none of the descriptions really did it for us. Firstly, we were told that our baggage limit was 10lb/5Kg for an eight day trip....

22Thank TimothyNathan38
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The visit at Ecolodge was the highlight of my trip to South America! The guides are the best and the huaoranis are so friendly. I especially enjoyed the way we got "educated" in the complexity of the clash between huaorani people, civilication, education and worst of all - the olie industry. It's most definely a visit worth!!

2Thank Maja S
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Reviewed 25 September 2015

All I can say is WOW! Never in a million years did I imagine myself in the Amazon learning from a primitive culture. This was a last minute trip as I had a few days in Quito before starting my teaching job on the Galapagos Islands. Upon being picked up at my hotel, Roberto our guide made me feel welcomed...

6Thank jjtheadventurer
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We wanted to not fly so our journey was super intense.. 2 hour drive from coca, and then 6 hours in a narrow , motorized canoe up river , with a quick stop for bathroom and snack and the very very rustic camp site we would stay in on our last night. We arrived in one piece and unpacked in...

7Thank Annie10023
Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Just back from the lodge where we (Jim, Lynda and Charlotte) had the most amazing time. Walking jungle trails at night, riding in dugout canoes to the sound only of the wildlife, seeing the giant sabre trees, more birds than I can describe and the constant smiles of our Hourani hosts. Unbelievable food. Fantastic time and thanks to our guides...

2Thank Jim R
fort collins
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I visited the lodge at the end of March and absolutely loved it! First, I was impressed with what a great job the travel agency did with communication before the trip. They were happy to answer my questions promptly by email and phone. Javier, the English-speaking guide who was with us for the entire trip (to and from Quito) was...

6Thank Laura R
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Average is perhaps not the right way to describe this as it is a unique experience and In general we enjoyed this trip - but as noted by other reviewers there are some things that potential travellers should be aware of. Accommodations are basic but comfortable - a few issues with availability of water and everything is run from solar...

9Thank Buckeylisttravels
tropiceco, Manager at Huaorani Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are always sad when something we do affects the extraordinary cultural journey with the Huaorani in the Amazon headwaters. We fully agree with you, this is no average experience but a unique oppoprtunity to visit the Huaorani Eco Warriors. We are thankful to all of our guests who come, enjoy, learn and get involved with this important...

Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Wow what a great experience this was! Completely back to basics. It started taking a six man plane (including pilot) to the amazon. Just to confirm - weight limit is restricted so if you are backpacking you need to leave your bigger backpacks behind, either at your hotel or the tour operators office. The accommodation is relatively basic compared to...

1Thank TurtleTravellerUk

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in an eco-lodge situated at the headwaters of the Amazon and run by the Huaorani, one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth: first contacted by the outside world only 55 years ago, they speak a language that is unrelated to any other. You’ll learn to use a blowgun, hear their leader relate the tribe’s fight against oil exploration, and take a two-day meander down the Shiripuno River in kayaks, watching for tropical birds and monkeys.Highly Commended -The Virgin Holidays Responsible Travel Award 2009 and 2010Best Company in Innovation 2010 - LATATrips of a Lifetime award by Travel & Leisure 2010Best Sustainable Tourism Project 2008 and 2009 - LATABest Adventure Travel Companies on Earth by National Geographic 2009 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Huaorani Ecolodge

Address: Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range: RM645 - RM859 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Huaorani Ecolodge Hotel Yasuni National Park
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“All the rooms are good rooms, and are assigned before you arrive. There are only 5 lodges, with the first and fifth a bit more apart from the middle ones. The 5th one is nearest the dining lodge and hammock hut.”
LorrieHess, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“number 1- 5”
221annaw, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are very basic. Enjoy the deep quiet and sounds of the rain forest.”
marymV2187HX, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We had cabin 4, which was fine. The only other guests there had lodge 5, which they charmingly referred to as 'le cabin d'amour'. It was closer to the river and the trees. They had some interesting evening guests which the staff helped guide on their way. Just remember to check your shoes, shake your clothes and check your bed. Or use another cabin,”
Jejova, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We liked our cabin farthest from the dining room.”
CdnTraveller24, 23 May 2011 | Read review
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