Huaorani Ecolodge
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Huaorani Ecolodge

Coca - Ecuador
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Award winning Huaorani Ecolodge is settled deep in primary rain forest, operated by Huaorani villagers and among the most isolated ethnic villages in the world. A life changing experience where guests will interact with locals, learning how to climb trees, use a blowgun, and be part of a 2-day journey down the Shiripuno river. Endless discoveries among exotic wildlife can be observed, monkeys, tropical birds among other species can be spotted down the Shiripuno river in dugout canoes or kayaks. Huaorani Ecolodge, a small and secluded group of villagers hosting up to 10 guests in Eco-sensitive bungalows. Every aspect of the lodge’s construction was thoroughly evaluated, ensuring a highly sustainable project. Local villagers were fully involved in the project and are currently the predominant staff members. Thatched roofs, wooden cabins among other building materials were all personally handpicked by locals, its location was built at a desired distance by neighboring communities

Itineraries & Rates 2024

rates are per person in usd, unless otherwise stated

Inclusions & Exclusions

Accommodation in lodge &/or campsite
All meals, water, coffee & tea
All activities as listed
Native & bilingual guide
Aquatic transportation (entering lodge in dugout canoe)
Camping equipment & gear
Use of lodge &/or campsite facilities

Land transport (Quito – Shell / Lodge – Coca) or (Quito-Coca-Quito), transfer (hotel-airport-hotel)
Air transport (Shell – Lodge / Coca – Quito) or (Quito-Coca-Quito)
Huaorani territory entrance fee & shell tax ($25.10)
Bar consumptions
Private guide or optional services
Aquatic activity (kayaking)
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)

Huaorani Ecolodge Features

Huaorani Ecolodge Features

Huaorani with blowgun

The Huaorani’s

A once completely isolated indigenous ethnic group that over the years have begun to be integrated and involved with society by means of Eco tourism. The Huaorani people live deep in the Ecuadorian rain forest, full of beliefs and culture they now welcome small groups of guests at a time to explore their land and traditions in an incredible and engaging journey.

The Lodge

Huaorani Ecolodge, provides accommodations in a style harmonious with the surrounding environment and the Huaorani culture. The lodge is cozy, providing accommodation for a maximum of ten people housed in five comfortable, traditionally built, palms thatched cabins. The dining area has a lightly stocked bar. The whole area is covered with traditional Huaorani-style palm thatching and comfortably seats everyone.


The well-constructed and comfortable Huaorani Adventure Campsite, provides basic accommodations with the surrounding environment and the Huaorani culture. The accommodation consists of tents set on four individual raised platforms, one meter above the ground. Each tent protects you from the mosquitos but is open to the fresh air and the sounds of the forest, for an authentic adventure camping experience. The campsite has no electricity and candles provide light. A generator is turned on once a day to pump water from the river. Please bring your cameras charged and a good flashlight.

Authentic Experience

Please keep in mind 4 and 5 day programs are shifted towards the end of the program to a different location for a more engaging experience, the last night accommodation will be in a campsite with tents.

Huaorani Ecolodge Details

LAND (Quito – Shell)

Transport: Vehicle or minibus
Schedule: 06:00 – 11:00
Pick up point: Hotel
Travel time: 5 Hours
Includes: Pickup, breakfast, viewpoint stops
Transport rate: $250 per person (includes AIR)

Land transport to shell is optional, using the lodge shuttle is highly recommended. Services include Hotel pickup, scenic stops, breakfast & reaching the airport on time. Guests reaching Shell on their own are not eligible for a lower rate as the transport service is offered as a whole.

AIR (Shell – Lodge)

Transport: 3 Private small aircraft’s
Flight time: 30 Minutes per way
Planes capacity: 3 & 5 guests
Departing days: 7 Days a week
Luggage allowance: 10 Pounds
Transport rate: $250 per person (includes LAND)

Air transport to Huoarani Ecolodge is mandatory, private aircraft’s transport guest to the lodge. Given the rain forest’s unpredictable weather conditions, flight delays can occur. Please have at least a day in between with your international flight to avoid inconveniences.

LAND (Campsite – Coca)

Departs: After morning activity
Transport: Vehicle or minibus
Travel time: 2 Hours
Dropoff: Coca airport

AIR (Coca – Quito)

Transport: Commercial airline
Flight time: 40 Minute flight
Cost: $112 per person
Route: Coca – Quito

BUS (Quito – Coca – Quito)

Bus terminal: Quitumbe (south)
Travel time: Approximately 8 hours
Bus frequency: Every 2 to 3 hours
Bus fare: Approximately $10 per person
Pick up time: Approx 11:00 am
Luggage restriction: None
Pick up point: La mision hotel

FLIGHT (Quito – Coca – Quito)

Departs from: Quito only
Flight time: 40 Minutes
Commercial airlines: Tame-aerogal
Ticket fare:
$180 (subject to change)
Departure time: Aprox 10:00am (subject to change)
Luggage restriction: 20 Kilos – 44 Pounds
Pick up point: Airport upon arrival


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