This kayak expedition into the heart of Huaorani territory is a unique and meaningful way to explore the depths of the Amazon. As we paddle down the winding Shiripuno River, you’ll get wild and undisturbed views of jungle wildlife. We also camp with a Huaorani community to get a glimpse of their ancient culture and learn about their traditions and rituals. As we continue our downriver journey, we reach a jungle lodge, where we explore a lake system and other inland natural attractions. The Huaorani made first contact with the outside world in the 1950’s, and have recently begun incorporating ecotourism as a way to support their families without logging or otherwise harming their precious environment. During our Huaorani cultural exchange, we may learn to shoot a blowgun, throw a spear, forage edible fruits and medicinal plants, weave tree fibers, and more.