SHIRIPUNO LODGE

We have the advantage of being able to offer you exclusive itineraries in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shiripuno Lodge enjoys the privilege of being located in the core of the 16.820 km2 of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Ethnic Reserve). The Yasuni is situated at a unique biographical position, the crossroads of the Andes (Andean foothills), the Western Amazon, and the Equator; where the diversity of amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant species reach their global maximum.
Shiripuno Lodge organize and maintain tourist activities inside their Reserve and through this responsible tourism help sponsor the development of the Community. Shiripuno Lodge is constantly training and creating job opportunities for the Waorani People, as well as supporting them with transportation, medicine and educational materials.

RESTAURANT:
During your stay at Shiripuno Lodge, you will be delighted by our cuisine. Three set menus daily, freshly baked bread, tropical fruit juices and a perfect balance between Ecuadorian and international food that ill make you feel at home. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be accommodated given prior notice at the time of booking.

ACTIVITIES:
Natural History Hikes
Birdwatching Walks
Amphibian & Reptile Walks
Mammal Walks
Birdwatching Float
Sunrise Canoe Float
Sunset Canoe Float
Full Moon Canoe Float
Night Walks
Nature Photography
Swimming
Visit to the Waorani community

VISITOR GUIDELINES:
Our plans described below have been designed based on many years of experience in the Yasuni. These order and exact details of the activities may be modified depending on weather and other environmental factors beyond our control. We encourage our visitors to experience and explore the Yasuni Wilderness with a minimal environmental impact, following our guidelines below.
Silence in the forest at all times
No handling of wildlife
Birding Playback is limited to 3 tries per species/location
Music is personal
Stay on the trails
No flash to be used on Birds and Mammals.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Pristine Forest for miles around
Orchid Garden
Wildflower Garden
Forest Clay licks
Forest Swamps
Oxbow Lakes
Moriche palm Swamps
100mt high natural viewpoint
Exclusive Amazon beaches
Remote location, away from oil activities
30 km of well-maintained and managed trails
No other tourist facilities around
No Speed boats or barges

REINFOREST OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES:

Bird Watching

Wildlife Photography

Nature Explorations

Educational Programs

PROGRAM

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1:

A Box Lunch will be served at this point. We will then navigate 65 km (approx 4 hrs depending on water level) downstream by motorized canoe to reach Shiripuno Lodge. It will be our first experience of the wide diversity of wildlife of the Amazonian Rainforest.
Dinner and lodging at Shiripuno Lodge. 

DAY 2: 

Breakfast. We will navigate a short distance in a canoe to start our morning hike (3-4 hrs.) In pristine Rainforest along the Mirador Trail, we will introduce you to
millions of reasons to preserve the Rainforest for future generations.
The Waorani and the Naturalist guides will provide you with information and explanations about the biodiversity of the Rainforest, and the medicinal plants used by the indigenous people.
Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we will drive down the Shiripuno River in canoe observing riverside wildlife.
Dinner and lodging at the lodge..

DAY 3:

Before breakfast, we will descend the Shiripuno River listening to and watching the Rainforest and its inhabitants waking up. Breakfast. We will then explore a different type of forest and increase our chances of finding more animals.
Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we will take the motor canoe and visit one of the small oxbow lakes where it is possible to see different species of plants and animals such as the bizarre and unique bird, Hoatzins. On our return, we will experience the Rainforest at night searching for nocturnal riverside fauna.
Dinner and lodging at the lodge. 

DAY 4:

After breakfast, navigate upstream to the Waorani Community; early canoe rides are great to surprises animals crossing the river such as Capybaras, Tapir or resting Caimans; birds such as Macaws and Toucans also can be seen from the canoe.
At the Waorani Community you will see the effects of cultural expose by which are living all the different indigenous groups in the Amazon.
The Waorani still keep most of their traditions such as: hunting with blowguns and poisoned darts, their unique language Wao Terero, the knowledge of the Rainforest and oral traditions.

Responsible tourism brings revenues to all the families at different levels by selling handicrafts, canoe drivers, native guides, housekeeping, kitchen assistants and others activities. Lunch. We’ll continue the navigation upstream to the bridge where we are going to take the bus back to Coca (arrival at 16:30 approx.).

PROGRAM

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

BOOK NOW
DAY 1:

A Box Lunch will be served at this point. We will then navigate 65 km (approx 4 hrs depending on water level) downstream by motorized canoe to reach Shiripuno Lodge. It will be our first experience of the wide diversity of wildlife of the Amazonian Rainforest.
Dinner and lodging at Shiripuno Lodge. 

DAY 2:

Breakfast. We will navigate a short distance in a canoe to start our morning hike (3-4 hrs.) In pristine Rainforest along the Mirador Trail, we will introduce you to
millions of reasons to preserve the Rainforest for future generations.
The Waorani and the Naturalist guides will provide you with information and explanations about the biodiversity of the Rainforest, and the medicinal plants used by the indigenous people.
Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we will drive down the Shiripuno River in canoe observing riverside wildlife.
Dinner and lodging at the lodge. 

DAY 3;

Antes del desayuno, descenderemos por el río Shiripuno escuchando y observando el despertar de la Selva Tropical y sus habitantes. Desayuno. Luego exploraremos un tipo diferente de bosque y aumentaremos nuestras posibilidades de encontrar más animales.
Almuerzo en el albergue. Por la tarde tomaremos la canoa a motor y visitaremos uno de los pequeños lagos donde es posible ver diferentes especies de plantas y animales, como el extraño y único pájaro Hoatzins. A nuestro regreso, experimentaremos la Selva Tropical de noche en busca de fauna ribereña nocturna.
Cena y alojamiento en el albergue. 

DAY 4:

Breakfas We will visit a Forest Clay Lick. This is a location within the forest where mammals and birds with a plant-based diet come to consume mineral-rich water and clay.
Lunch at the lodge. A walk to a regular Blue-and-Yellow Macaw roosting site.
Dinner and lodging at the lodge. 

DAY 5:

After breakfast, we will navigate upstream to the Waorani Community. Early canoe rides are great to surprise animals crossing the river such as Capybara, Tapir, or resting Caimans. Birds such as Macaws and Toucans can also be seen from the canoe.
In the Waorani Community, you will see the effects of the modern world while seeing how the Waorani still retain most of their traditions such as hunting with blowguns and poisoned darts, the knowledge of the Rainforest, and their language Wao Terero. Responsible tourism brings revenue to the communities, by selling handicrafts, employing canoe drivers, native guides, housekeeping and kitchen assistants, and other activities.
We will continue the navigation upstream to the bridge, having lunch on the way, before taking the bus back to Coca (arrival at 16:30 approx.). 

DOUBLE CABINS

Accommodation in double tents with private bathroom at lodging facilities 

PROGRAM DOUBLE/TRIPLE
 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHT $940
5​ DAYS /  4 NIGHT $1170
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHT $1670

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON

FAQ

What is included in the programs?

    INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in double tents with private bathroom at lodging facilities
  • All meals according to program
  • Naturalist Guide (English-Spanish)
  • Excursions in the forest  
  • Entrance fee 
What is not included in the tour?

   DOES NOT INCLUDE 

  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito $256 USD per person. 
  • Beverages, tips, and other non-specified requirements (Laundry and internet)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic
  • Rubber Boots
  • Rain Poncho
  • Tips
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.

During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.

Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!

  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain

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