Our family recently spent about two weeks exploring the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. We had a spectacular time exploring the regions of the Rainforest in the Pastaza and Napo provinces.
We stayed with an indigenous family in a bamboo hut, at a lodge with monkeys on our private balcony, and at a bed n breakfast in one of the bigger cities of the Amazon outskirts. The experiences were diverse, complete, and spectacular!
We went net fishing, canoeing in the rainforest, swimming in the rivers, swinging through the canopy, and hiking through rainforest reserves complete with native animals. We tried rainforest grubs, lemon ants, and many other traditional Amazon foods.
Photos of our Family Stay in the indigenous community of Campococha in the Napo Province:
Making chica from Yuca
Living in the Amazon Rainforest
Panning for Gold in the Amazon
Our family stay hosts in the Amazon Rainforest
Maito de Pollo- traditional food
Learning to make Maito
Bamboo Cabin and Mosquito Nets
Net fishing with the indigenous people
Matio de Tilapia
Chontacuro- giant Amazon grubs
Picking Guaba Fruit
Swimming in the Amazon Rainforest
Cooking with the indigenous
Mashing yuca for Chica liqour
Hammocks on our Rainforest Hut
Traditional Bamboo hut in the Amazon Rainforest
Learing the art of Poison Dart Hunting
Using Machetes to harvest yuca
Geting native face painting
Our car and the indigenous kids of the Amazon
Photos of the Yana Cocha Animal Rescue Center in Puyo:
Cayman and Turtle
Photos of Amazon Rainforest Hikes:
In the final moments, we were lucky enough to catch a butterfly!
A butterfly like that mimics the patterns of the tiger.
The sun is waaayyy up there somewhere!
Trek along carefully in the Rainforest, look all you like, but please don’t touch!
It loooks like an ordinary spruce bush, but in the indigenous community this plant is used to cure toddlers who haven’t take their first steps by the age of 2. The children are soaked in a bath with the herb and are miraculously cured of their mysterious ailment.
Not the Blue Morpho Butterfly, but it’s cousin the Owl Eyes Moth.
Poisonous Amazon Flower
200 year old Sable Tree
Waterfall near Indichuris
Indichuris Amazon Swing
Indichuris Amazon Adventure Swing
Hammocks at Indichuris
Magma at Indichuris Ruins
Carved tree snake at Indichuris Ruins
Photos from Puerto Misahualli, Napo Province:
Woman fo the Guarnti Tribe
Meeting a Guarani Tribal Woman
The hanging bridge of Puerto Misahualli
Puerto Misahualli, Ecuador
Monkey Beach in Puerto Misahualli
Floating Restaurant in Puerto Misahualli
Capuchin monkeys live in a and around the village of Puerto Mishualli