A Men's Journey into the Amazon

Kapawi Ecuador

Pachamama Alliance
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6 reviews
Nov 3 - 14, 2022
Group size: 8 - 14
A Men's Journey into the Amazon
Kapawi Ecuador

Pachamama Alliance
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Nov 3 - 14, 2022
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip




The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient prophecy of the Amazon that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths - that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine... The prophecy says that the potential would eventually arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity.

                                            - Indigenous Prophecy


Accept the invitation of our indigenous

Partners and journey with us to their ancestral 

rainforest home.

The Achuar and Sapara are inviting you to stand

beside them and explore their world.

They will welcome you into their villages and homes 

and be our guides as we venture 

Into a world that is still as it was created.

Through  rainforest hikes,river trips in dugout canoes, 

and participating in sacred shamanic ceremonies, you 

will come to know them as brothers as they guide 

you into the heart of  Pachamama. 

All My Relations…

The Achuar and Sapara have a proverb or prayer that is included in many rituals and is a deep part of their worldview: “Mitakuye Oyasin” or “All My Relations.” Not limited to their communities, it can be found in many indigenous cultures around the globe. It is an ancient concept, timeless and deep, with no known beginning or traceable chronology. It is an idea that forms a lens through which these people see the world, see each other, and see both the past and the future. 

“All My Relations” embodies the idea that we are all connected by unbreakable bonds as tightly interconnected as a mother with her baby when it is within her womb. We are family, bound to humanity as a whole as well as to the Earth, the plants and animals that share it with us, and to the stars and other heavenly bodies in the universe.

“Mitakuye Oyasin,”  is an invitation to you from our brothers, to experience the serenity and awe that can come from one’s deep sense of belonging to life itself.

A New Dream

“The world is as you dream it,” an Amazonian shaman once told John Perkins, the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.  

Our alliance with The Achuar and the Sapara was founded when the Achuar and Schuar reached out, through dreaming, to unite the best of two worlds and create a new dream for the planet.

Consider the Men’s Journey into the Amazon as an invitation to perceive the world from a place of wonder.  An initiation to join with the Achuar and Sapara to create a new dream for the world, and for your place in it

Your Guides

 Each Journey is skillfully curated by trained leaders and expert guides on the ground.

Our Journey Leaders have experience as a Journey participant and have gone through extensive leadership training to effectively hold a safe and dynamic space for you on your Journey.

  • Our Ecuadorian guides have been guiding for decades and are dedicated to supporting the rainforest and Indigenous people. Their knowledge, understanding, trust, and relationships are an invaluable part of the Journeys experience.

What’s included

  • All meals
    Starting with dinner on the first day of your journey and ending with breakfast on the last day of your journey.
  • Transportation
    In-country transportation including charted buses and planes.
  • Lodging
    Mostly communal lodging while in the rainforest.
  • Equipment
    You will be provided a pair of rubber boots, bedding, mosquito netting and other equipment in the rainforest.
  • Guides
    Experienced Ecuadorian & Indigenous Guides for translation,
  • International Flights
    International flights to and from Quito
  • Taxi
    Taxi ride to and from Quito airport
  • Extra Lodging
    Early or Late arrival lodging
  • Personal Spending
    Gratuity for your local indigenous and Ecuadorian guides, bus driver, shamanic experiences, souvenirs and other personal purchases.


Day 1
Amazonian Immersion with the Achuar and Sápara

 Group meets at 5 pm at the historic Quito hotel, Cultura Manor, for a welcome and orientation followed by a group dinner together. Accommodations at Cultura Manor. 

Your Organizer

Pachamama Alliance
6 reviews
Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with Indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.


We had an extraordinary experience! Truly the trip of a lifetime. It was remarkable to get to visit the remote villages of the Indigenous people and actually participate in their sacred ceremonies! The Rain Forest was magnificent! Our two guides, Estephania and Juan Fernando, were exceptional! We loved our travel group. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food was delicious. Well worth the price!!
By Avi E for Rainforest Immersion April 2022 - ($3,895) on 17 May, 2022
A trip of a lifetime and for a life as well. It was so well planned with exceptional guides I can’t imagine how it could have been better. Even my fellow travelers were outstanding.
By Brad S for Rainforest Immersion April 2022 - ($3,895) on 10 May, 2022
An adventure in the Amazon. A Journey of mind and spirit. Awakening to a higher consciousness through an experience of the heart. Connecting with the living wisdom of the forest through being welcomed by the communities of the Sapara and the Achuar.
By Mark F for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 29 Dec, 2021
The trip was amazing! The opportunity to share in the Sapara and Achuar communities even for a moment was such an honor. The guides took amazing care of us. We were well fed, staying healthy was paramount. These communities are living and working to save the Amazon, their way of life, and in turn all of humanity as they fully recognize our interconnectedness. It is a trip that truly emphasized that our presence made a positive impact and we were made to feel welcome everywhere we went. Being able to partake in cleansing ceremonies and to sit still and quiet in the jungle, such a rare experience. I completely recommend this journey if there is a calling to be a part of something bigger than yourself!
By Marie C for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 29 Dec, 2021
It was life changing. One of the best journeys I've ever taken, and I've taken many. Amazing place, amazing people, amazing food, amazing trip. I would recommend to anyone with an adventurous spirit, an open heart and an open mind. Truly magnificent!
By Fonda O for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 28 Dec, 2021
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