This unique jungle trip will open your eyes to life in the Amazon, not as a tourist but as a guest. Over 5 days you will have the opportunity to visit a Cofán/ A’í community and spend time with Cofán/ A’í Master Shaman, Don Avelino Quenama. Traveling into the Amazon, you are invited to stay in the community and experience day to day life with the Shaman and his family.
The lifestyle of the Cofán community is aligned with the principles of “buen vivir” or the “good living”. Exemplified by living the simple life, one that is not defined by things to posses; but emphasizes the connection from within to the Great Mystery. A connection that can be found living close with Pachamama; and honoring this Earth as a living being.
In addition to daily life, you will have the opportunity to explore the healing powers of Yage, also known as Ayahuasca. Yage is a visionary power plant used by the A’í Cofán community for many generations to connect with the Great Mystery. Don Avelino will lead the group to a shamanic state of consciousness in ceremony with this ancient plant medicine; opening the door to deep healing.
This trip is made possible, only through the relationship built between Shaman Don Avelino and his apprentice Wind Malin Disse, Anthropologist. For many years Wind has traveled into the jungle to study with and live with Don Avelino. Wind has been granted permission to bring others into this sacred space and close community.
Accommodation will be in the village. This will be a rustic setting, sleeping on a floor mat. There is space to hang hammocks if you choose to bring one. Mosquito nets are not provided but are highly recommended.
The food will be prepared with love directly by the wife of Don Avelino. You will meet his sons, daughters and grandchildren where you have the opportunity to enjoy living together and exploring together.
7:00 Breakfast at Casa Kiliku
8:00 Travel from Casa Kiliku to territory of the A’í – Cofán, and finally to Pisurí, the community of the Shaman Don Avelino.
13:00* Lunch in Lago Agrio.
17:00* Arrive and settle in