Cultural exchange & Communty life expedition 2 days

Tena, Ecuador

Akangau Jungle Expeditions
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11 reviews
Jun 20 - 21, 2022
Group size: 1 - 5
Cultural exchange & Communty life expedition 2 days
Tena, Ecuador

Akangau Jungle Expeditions
  • Facebook verified
11 reviews

Jun 20 - 21, 2022
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

This tour is designed to experience up close the life of the locals in the Amazon.  The people living here support themselves through local, sustainable tourism and offer a variety of activities such as canoeing, playing ancestral games, observing wildlife, jungle treks and getting to know the local families.  This tour is ideal for those interested in supporting sustainable community tourism and stepping off the beaten path. 

What’s included

  • Guide
  • All meals
  • Rubber boots
  • Pure water
  • Accommodation
    in Rustic cabaña
  • Transport
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Entrance
    animal rescue Center $5 per person
  • Tips

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Day 1
Ahuano tour- Napo river & Arajuno River


The tour begins at 8:30 am from the Akangau Jungle Expeditions office in Tena.  Travel by bus to the Punta region then by motorized canoe along the Napo River and explore different areas along the way.

The first stop is a guided tour in the jungle to an ancient Ceibo tree, believed to be more than 200 years old!  The guide will also point out various plants, fruits and trees along the way.  After the hike, continue down the river to visit a local Kichwa indigenous family.  They will give a tour of their cacao farm then teach you how to make chocolate!

For the adventurous at heart, continue the next leg of the journey by floating down the river in an inner tube, which is considered a mild, class I aquatic sport.    This activity is optional and continuing by canoe is also available.

However you go, the next stop is to the animal rescue center, AmaZOOnico.  Learn how they rehabilitate, reintroduce and care for animals that have been victims of illegal trafficking.  Not all animals can be reintroduced but those who can, are set loose in a nearby protected forest called Selva Viva.

The next stop along the Napo River tour is to visit another local family and spend time at the Caiman Lake.  Also, we learn about indigenous weapons, tools and traps, some of which are still being used by the people today.

We will visit by canoe the monkeys island. who live in their natural state.

The final stop on today’s adventure is to the Kichwa village called El Mirador.   Here, settle into the eco-cabins, relax and take in the incredible jungle surroundings before joining at the dining area for dinner.   After dinner, we can light a campfire or take a night walk.

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Akangau Jungle Expeditions
11 reviews
Akangau Jungle Expeditions is a tour operator located in Tena, amazon region, Ecuador .We offers authentic jungle tours steeped in the culture, heritage and traditions of his people.Tour options include one-day and multi-day jungle tours, rafting and canoe trips, fishing expeditions, shaman ritual experiences, homestays in Kichwa communities, wildlife viewing, visits to the primary rainforest, giant ancient ceibo trees, or to nearby waterfalls, lagoons or caves.


Had a great time, our guide Moskito shared his infectious passion for an amazing place we will definitely be coming back to!!
By Alessio M for 3 days Upper and Lower amazon - Pungara Lodge on Sep 19, 2023
Wonderful. Thank you for showing us around your beautiful country.
By Sian B for Tour Snake 3 days / 2 nights CUYABENO on May 29, 2023
We enjoyed very much this trip. Our guide Wilson was great and you could easily see how passionate he is about the jungle. We had many activities and explored the area by foot and by canoe. The lodge it's very nice, clean, well maintained, with beautifull flowers and exceptional food. Also the staff was very helpfull and professional. I truly recomend 😊
By Sanda Elena C for Yarina Ecolodge 4 days / 3 nights on May 27, 2023
Great day tours with a great guide, lodge very nice. Amazing food. Great experience overall.
By Iliya T for Bamboo Lodge 4 days / 3 night on May 23, 2023
The best part of this tour was the lagoon and walk around monkey island which lasted less than 1 hour. Too much time was spent at the village — an attempt at cultural preservation still in development. Lunch at a local restaurant in Misahualli was very good. The tour ended after lunch—less than a full day as described.
By Kate M for Misahualli 1 day tour on May 14, 2023
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