Amazon Rainforest: 4 Days Shuar Community (Palora)

Tour from Palora to Quito, Ecuador

About this activity

Your visit directly supports the reforestation of cleared areas and the educational project of the community

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Day 1

Transfer by public bus

A member of the Shuar community will collect you in Quito. The journey time to Tawasap from Quito is about 7 hours.

Day 1 - 4

4 day program

Day 1 When you arrive in the Shuar community you will be greeted with the traditional welcome of the Shuar, consisting of dances and rhythms. You will get to know the community, exchanging culture with them to learn more about their lives in the middle of the jungle. In the museum of the village place you can find an exhibition of ceramics, as well as web products and seeds.

Day 2 After breakfast, join in with Shuar sports like javelin, athletics and ceremonial fights. Afterwards, visit the botanical garden and the giant trees. Tzamarenda will teach you about the medicinal plants that they use for ointments, oils and teas. The ointments are often used for skin irregularities such as age spots, allergic reactions and sunburn. The oils are used for massages an a variety of natural remedies. At the end of the day, you will visit a nursery that has set up a reforestation project of the rainforest.

Day 3 Today, you'll learn more about the culture of the Shuar, listening to their ancient stories and traditional, instrumental music. Tzamarenda shows the self healing and cleansing rituals and leads energetic treatment with medicinal plants. Massages are possible with natural oils.

Day 4 In the morning you will go on a hike to the sacred waterfalls, where Tzamarenda performs a ceremonial cleansing ritual.

Day 4

Transfer by public bus

Continue on with your travel plans after breakfast.

Arts & Culture
History & Architecture
Wildlife & Nature