Heartfire Journeys Women’s Trip to the Amazon

Kapawi Ecolodge

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Pachamama Alliance
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Jan 18 - 29, 2023
Group size: 12 - 15
Heartfire Journeys Women’s Trip to the Amazon
Kapawi Ecolodge

Pachamama Alliance
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Jan 18 - 29, 2023
Group size: 12 - 15

About this trip

Join us for a very special women’s journey to the heart of our planet, the Ecuadorian rainforest. We travel here at the invitation of the indigenous Achuar people, in support of their goals to protect their ancient culture and keep their forests intact for future generations.


Our visit will focus on the groundbreaking Ikiama Nukuri program (Achuar for “Women Keepers of the Forest,” a project of the Pachamama Alliance formerly known as Jungle Mamas). This program has not only greatly improved community health and birthing practices but has also become a platform for women of an entire culture to find their voice. We'll hear directly from women whose lives have benefited from Ikiama Nukuri, and talk with their local health promoters to understand the challenges faced in expanding this program in a highly patriarchal culture.


We’ll have the rare opportunity to participate in these women’s daily lives, learning about their unique culture through hands-on village activities, from visiting their sacred gardens to making pottery and creating beautiful baskets.


This journey will immerse you in the spiritual dimension of life, and offer new perspectives through exploring the sacred traditions and cosmological vision of the Achuar people, whose lives are shaped by their dreams and their intimate connection with the natural world.


Testimonials:

"Heartfire Journeys puts together spectacular trips that cannot be had through many other travel options. The richness of the cultural experience is better than I could have imagined. That coupled with the knowledge that everything will be taken care of, make a very relaxing AND engaging experience. I know that if there was a problem at any time, Patricia and her team would be there to help. I did not worry about my safety at any time. Not worrying about safety or the next part of the journey allowed me to be present at every moment."  - Terri Y, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


"All the tour guides were outstanding! Loved the planes, loved the canoes, loved the villages, Loved everything."  - Polly F, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


"I love your trips. You provide experiences of incredible depth and personal interaction with our hosts and their communities. I feel as though I have had an intimate view into and connection with another person’s world and culture."  - Frances F, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


"Every experience was packed with new sensations: the best of gracious cultures in the city and rain forest, physical environments like none I had previously experienced both in the Andes and the rain forest, a real time education about the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, and intensely feeling the fragility of the earth. I feel privileged to have met and spent time with individuals who are changing the world." - Jan P, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


Testimonials

"Heartfire Journeys puts together spectacular trips that cannot be had through many other travel options. The richness of the cultural experience is better than I could have imagined. That coupled with the knowledge that everything will be taken care of, make a very relaxing AND engaging experience. I know that if there was a problem at any time, Patricia and her team would be there to help. I did not worry about my safety at any time. Not worrying about safety or the next part of the journey allowed me to be present at every moment."  - Terri Y, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


"All the tour guides were outstanding! Loved the planes, loved the canoes, loved the villages, Loved everything."  - Polly F, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021

"I love your trips. You provide experiences of incredible depth and personal interaction with our hosts and their communities. I feel as though I have had an intimate view into and connection with another person’s world and culture."  - Frances F, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021


"Every experience was packed with new sensations: the best of gracious cultures in the city and rain forest, physical environments like none I had previously experienced both in the Andes and the rain forest, a real time education about the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, and intensely feeling the fragility of the earth. I feel privileged to have met and spent time with individuals who are changing the world." - Jan P, Women's Journey to the Amazon Rainforest, October 2021

Your Trip Leader

Patricia Andersson, founder of Heartfire Journeys, is partnering with Pachamama to create this unique trip. Over the last 12 years, Patricia has taken groups of adventurous women travelers on journeys throughout the developing world, connecting with the women in the countries we visit and the local nonprofits that serve them. Through these meetings we deepen our understanding of different cultures and explore our shared sisterhood. We challenge what we think we know, emerging with a shift in perspective that shrinks our sense of the world by expanding the global family of which we are a part. Find out more at www.heartfirejourneys.net

What’s included

  • All meals
    Starting with breakfast on Day 2 of your journey and ending with breakfast on the last day.
  • Transportation
    In-country transportation including charted buses and planes.
  • Lodging
    Small boutique hotels, and 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 Indigenous and Ecuadorian guides for translation
  • International Flights
    International flights to and from Quito
  • Taxi
    Taxi ride to and from Quito airport
  • Extra Lodging
    Early arrival or late departure lodging
  • Personal Spending
    Gratuity for your local indigenous and Ecuadorian guides and bus driver, shamanic experiences, souvenirs and other personal purchases.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Quito

Book your flight into Quito to arrive at any point today, with our accommodations at the beautiful Cultura Manor available after 3pm. No meals included.

Your Organizer


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Pachamama Alliance
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.