Misahualli – Lower Amazon

$75 per person per day (minimum of 2 people only)
$65 per person per day (for 3+ persons)
Tour specially designed to live a closer experience with the communities. In this sector, local people have supplemented their income through small tourism projects. Activities such as canoeing, visiting families, ancestral games, observing wildlife, tubing and jungle treks make this destination an ideal place for people who want to get…
  • Activity Level Moderate
All about the Misahualli – Lower Amazon

Tour specially designed to live a closer experience with the communities. In this sector, local people have supplemented their income through small tourism projects. Activities such as canoeing, visiting families, ancestral games, observing wildlife, tubing and jungle treks make this destination an ideal place for people who want to get involved in sustainable community tourism.

You can stay in rustic cabins, camp out in the forest or stay with a local family in the community.

What to bring? Items you will need
  • Swimwear (for walking in the waterfalls)
  • Shorts
  • A hat
  • Long trousers (not jeans) for walking in the jungle
  • Long sleeved top or light sweater
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Cream
  • Shoes (We supply boots but we suggest bringing a pair of light shoes for walking in the cabanas)
  • A small bottle for carrying water
  • Torch
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Native Guide
  • All meals, (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Water
  • Rubber boots
  • Accommodation – mosquito nets included
  • Transport
What's not included in this tour Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tips
  • Extra drinks
  1. Day 1 Start

    • 9:00 am- We leave from Tena and we go to Puerto Misahualli
      We will begin our adventure by taking a traditional canoe to Paikawe Lagoon. Its name in the Waorani language means Oropendola, which is a very common Amazonian bird species. At the lagoon, we will have the chance to observe birds, caimans, Hoatzin (prehistoric birds), pikes (Amazonian fish) and 2 species of monkeys (spider monkeys and black monkeys with white faces also known as tamarin). Then we will hike for 1 hour in the jungle along a marshy and dry path. The guide will tell you about medicinal plants and the abundance of nature that surrounds the place. We will see a giant tree called ceibo, which is 300 years old.
      After our trip in the jungle and lagoon, we will go to the community of Shiripuno. There, the women from the organisation will show us a traditional dance and how they make chicha, a traditional Kichwa drink.
    • 2.00pm: Return to MIsahualli to see the capuchin monkeys
      Traditional lunch (tilapia and chontacuro maito)
    • 4.30pm: We will go to the community of Puni Bocana, located 20 minutes from MIsahualli, where the canoe will be waiting to take us down to our accomodation in the Kichwa community called “El mirador”.
    • 7:00 pm: dinner

  2. Day 2 Camping

    • 7.30am: Breakfast
    • 9.30am: We leave the community by motorised or traditional canoe and go along the River Arajuno. From there, we will walk along a path for three hours that will take us to where we will camp. Along the way, local guides will demonstrate and share their knowledge about medicinal plants.
      In the afternoon you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Huanu River.
      Fishing.
    • 19.00pm: Dinner.
    • 21.00pm: Bonfire

  3. Day 3 Trekking in the jungle

    • 7.00am Breakfast
    • 9.00am: We leave our camp to go and observe the trees and nature in the surrounding area. The guide will show you how our ancestors used traps to capture animals for family subsistence.
      Return to our camp.
    • 13.00hs Lunch
    • 14.00hs Return to the community once more
    • 7.00pm Dinner and rest

  4. Day 4 Cultural activities, intercultural exchange

    • 7.00 Breakfast
    • 8.30am We visit Kichwa families to see how handicrafts are made and visit vegetable gardens and local cultivations.
    • 1.00PM lunch
    • 2.30pm We return by motorised canoe to the port of Puni Bocana.
    • 3.30pm Return to Tena.

Misahualli – Lower Amazon

Lodging

Rustic housing, in rudimentary cabins located in the Mirador community.

To get there we must take a canoe from the port of Puní Bocana.

Basic shared  room conditions with beds with mosquito nets. Outside bathroom without electricity, with candles. Hammocks.

Camping is possible. From the community we cross the river on a canoe and hike a 3 hour trail that will take us to the camp site. We provide all the camping equipment

Depending on the weather conditions, instead of camping we can spend the 3 nights in the community.

Lodging details
Rustic house Mirador Community
Rustic house
hammocks Mirador Community
hammocks
Camping Mirador Community
Camping
Cooking Camping
Cooking
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