Shiripuno River, Ecuadorian Amazon
Huaorani Ecolodge lies on the banks of the Shiripuno River, deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest renowned for its huge diversity of wildlife. Owned by the ancient Huaorani tribe, this award-winning luxury boutique lodge provides the opportunity to immerse you in the Huaorani culture and customs as well as learning about survival in the Amazon.
Offering warm hospitality, mouthwatering cuisine and a host of unique activities, Huaorani Ecolodge will appeal to nature lovers seeking an authentic, once-in-a-lifetime jungle adventure in a remote and enchanting setting.
The lodge provides five traditionally built thatched cabins designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. Interiors are cosy and rustic and come with a deck, the perfect spot for relaxing on as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle.
There are endless adventures to be had and you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish. Meet the local Huaorani community, go on guided hikes for an insight in local life, learn how to use a blowgun or climb trees. After a busy morning, cool off in the river or laze in a hammock by the side of the river.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Galapagos into a greater Ecuador & The Galapagos holiday. Take a look at Nature and Wildlife in Ecuador and The Galapagos as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Huaorani Ecolodge Information
- Location and getting there:
The lodge is accessed by a scenic drive overland from Quito to Shell Airfield followed by a 35-minute flight to the Huaorani community of Quehueri’ ono in the Ecuadorian Amazon. From there, guests are then taken down the river in a dugout canoe to the lodge.
It accommodates up to 10 people in 5 comfortable cabins with twin/double beds, a private bathroom with shower and flush toilet, and a deck with comfortable chairs.
Main cabin with bar and restaurant
These include guided nature walks, night hikes, camping, learning hunting techniques or how to use a blowgun, swim in the river, meet the local community, or visit a local market.
Children are welcome but due to the remote location and style of the ecolodge, it is better suited to families with older children. A third bed can be added to a cabin.