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Located in the Amazon rainforest, Huaorani Ecolodge is one of the most remote in Ecuador, and a fantastic base from where to spend time with one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth.
The lodge is owned by the indigenous Huaorani people, and is a great example of community based sustainable tourism, and the perfect place to see the Amazon than through the eyes of the people who live there. Guests can learn what it means to have a rainforest as a home, and the constant fight the Huaorani people have to preserve it.
Huaorani Ecolodge consists of cabins which can accommodate up to ten people, made with traditional materials sourced from the forest. Each cabin is fitted with a modern luxury tent, and has a pair of twin beds and a private bathroom with environmentally friendly soap and shampoo. The social areas include porches with comfortable chairs and hammocks.
The surrounding area is perfect for activities such as trekking in the remote Amazonian rainforest with local guides and multiple opportunities for wildlife viewing including rare rainforest frogs, toucans, monkeys and much more. Guests can also take a boat down a remote Amazonian river, and partake in a 'toxic tour' which gives an introduction to how the oil industry has impacted the Huaorani lands, including a visit to the border between the Huaorani territory that already occupied by the petroleum companies.
Huaorani Ecolodge is only accessed by traditional dug-out canoe along a river through remote rainforests - one of the most spectacular arrivals imaginable.
Will, Original Traveller