Wilderness Basecamp

Huaorani Ecolodge

Amazon, Ecuador

Prices From: $130 per person per day

Huaorani Ecolodge is small. It has been designed to be intimate, harmonious and environmentally sustainable way to share time with the Huaorani and experience the richness of their natural environment, while creating the least possible impact on the surroundings. To that end the lodge provides accommodation for a maximum of ten people housed in five comfortable, traditionally built, palm thatched cabins. Four to nine day packages offer a tremendous amount of opportunities for adventure and learning. If relaxation is your thing, then a hammock is your answer for tranquil riverside reading and a siesta in the Casa des Hamacas, or go for a swim in the Shiripuno River.

Huaorani Ecolodge is situated in terra firma rainforest (forest that is never flooded) an hour’s walk from the community of Quehueri’ono, in the northwestern part of the territory. You are in a comfortable and secure setting consisting of five Huaorani-style, palm-thatched cabins named after the Huaorani communities along the Shiripuno River, constructed of local wood, within which are fitted modern large tents. All cabins have a pair oftwin beds, a private bathroom equipped with a shower and flush toilet, and a porch with comfortable chairs.

The dining area is part of a complex of rooms and the whole area is covered with traditional Huaorani-style palm thatching. Other structures include an employees’ dormitory, an Administrator’s house,two storage buildings and, perhaps most importantly, casa de las hamacas(Hammock House) on the edge of the Shiripuno River for those few occasions when you are not engaged in activities away from the Lodge.


Region: South America

Shiripuno River


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Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

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General Information

What we strive for is that visitors will, through the unique experience of seeing the rainforest through the eyes of the people who live here, gain insights that will make you new allies in our common struggle to defend the rainforest.

The Huaorani Territory encompasses an exceptionally ecologically-diverse area and a unique culture, but this area and other parts of the Amazon are under threat of being forever lost to outside influences. With community-based eco-programs such as this one, we inspire visitors to protect and conserve this fragile region through sustainable use for future generations.

Cancellation Policies

If cancellation is received before 120 days prior to the excursion date the first deposit will be forfeited as a cancellation fee.

If cancellation is received between 59 or less days prior to the excursion date: 100% of the full cost.

Some different cancellation fees may apply for some Galapagos cruises.