Rainforest Journey to Sapara and Achuar Territories with Anita and Kit

Kapawi Ecolodge

Pachamama Alliance
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6 reviews
Aug 17 - 28, 2022
Group size: 10 - 15
Rainforest Journey to Sapara and Achuar Territories with Anita and Kit
Kapawi Ecolodge

Pachamama Alliance
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Aug 17 - 28, 2022
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

  A Pachamama Journey offers the rare privilege to have a profound immersion with intact Indigenous people. You will be invited into their ancestral culture, providing direct experience to learn from an uninterrupted lineage of wisdom amongst the vibrant forest. This remote environment becomes curiously familiar as it awakens an ancient memory, stored in our very DNA, of a natural and harmonious way of living and being.

You will be welcomed at Indigenous-owned lodges and villages that offer the unique opportunity to engage in intimate conversations and activities such as interpretive rainforest hikes, river trips in canoes and kayaks, cultural practices and traditions, and shamanic ceremonies.

Your Guides

Dr. Anita Sanchez and Dr. Kit Tennis have led journeys into the Amazon rainforest since 2012. They are long-time volunteers in many roles for the Pachamama Alliance, and Anita joyfully serves on the Board of Directors.  They each also bring 40 years of experience as trainers, consultants and managers in the non-profit, government and business world in the U.S. and across the globe.  Their love of the people and the lands of Ecuador began when they brought their two sons, aged 16 and 11, on their first, life-changing journey to the rainforest fourteen years ago, and has grown deeper every year since.  

Anita and Kit are joined on this trip by their dear Ecuadoran friend, Cristina Serrano, who has been guiding people into the forest for 25 years and is deeply loved by the communities we visit.  Together, they bring long experience, a practice of caring and light-hearted group guidance, and joy for the adventures of diving into the rich cultures and transformative immersion in the rainforest.

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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