The Sapara are an ancient people, which have lived in what is now the Ecuadorian Amazon for millennia. During that time, they have developed an inseparable relationship with the land on which they live that directly defines their identity. Their knowledge of their environment (and thus themselves) through their language, stories, songs, and culture was recognized by UNESCO in 2001 as intangible cultural heritage.
The Sapara believe that everything has a spirit and in the spirit world that they access through dreams, they see the Earth, rivers, trees, and everything as human beings just like them. They understand that they are not superior, nor are they owners of the land or the forest; they are equals to all other life.
Transfer from the airport to Inraki
From Inraki lodge we will drive to the touristic town of Baños, famous for it’s adventure sports and wellness retreats. Once we arrive to town you will be on your own and decide the multiple activities such as, visit the waterfalls, practice canyoning or just relax and receive a massage. Lodging will be at Hotel Sangay. B/D
After breakfast we will drive to Shell where our plane will be waiting for us to take us above the amazon rainforest. tFrom Shell there is a short 30 minute flight to the community of Llanchamacocha. A We will have a welcome from the community there and receive a cleaning ritual. Prepare our body and spirit for the next few days. B/L/D
We wake up in the jungle and share our dreams to learn from their meaning. Today we receive a bath with medicinal plants and a cleaning of tobacco and and ashes. B/L/D
We will go down the River Conambo and camp on the beach. Day of river and fishing. B/L/D
Interpretation of dreams, bathing in the river, and rest. We learn from the worldview Sapara. Men tell us how to make baskets. Ancestral ceremony. B/L/D
We will say goodbye and leave the community. Before leaving, we will have the Opportunity to buy handicrafts. Again we will take the airplane to Shell where our Van will be waiting for us to take us back to Inraki Lodge. B/L/D
We will say goodbye to Ecuador. We will take you to the airport to take your flight back to Quito. B
Effort: Easy to moderate
Activities: Healing ceremonies and cleansings with medicinal plants. Amazon Jungle experience
Lodging: Inraki Lodge / Sangay Hotel & Naku Sapara community
Price per person: $1.895 (Based on group of 5 travellers)