Petroglyphs and Shuar Community (2 days)

tours/amazon region/Ecuador Tour to the Rainforest in EcuadorFirst day: We will meet at 9 am at the Arutam Ecotours office in Cuenca and start our journey to Morona Santiago in el oriente soon after. Our arrival at our hotel in Limón is scheduled around noon. Afterwards we will have a good lunch and explore the small town for a while. We will then depart to a site with ancient petroglyphs and produce fresh sugarcane juice ourselves. After this activity you can take a refreshing swim in the river and have fun going tubing. In the evening, we will go back to Limón where you will be served your dinner.

Tour to the Rainforest in Ecuador

Second and last day: After a hearty breakfast, we will drive to a small Shuar community in the middle of the rainforest. We will walk on an enchanted rainforest trail to reach a waterfall, which the Shuar still use for their mysterious rituals. This walk in the jungle will be followed by a traditional meal prepared by the Shuar. We can also organize a traditional Shuar performance with typical dances with an extra fee for the community. After our good-byes, we will return to the hotel and prepare our trip back to Cuenca, which we will reach in the late afternoon.

Price per person: $190 Small group
Tour time: 9 am to around 6 pm
Service: On request

The program includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in a hotel

  • Transportation, activities and meals as listed above

  • Rubber boots

  • Spanish and English or German speaking guide

The program does not include:

  • Drinks

  • Tips

  • Single supplement

  • Personal expenses

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

Limón is situated in the Amazon Rainforest so the weather is usually nice and warm, but you have to be prepared for light to heavy rains. Bring mainly light clothes and a few warmer ones for the evenings or when it starts raining. We recommend you pack  the following for your trip:

  • Outdoor shoes
  • Rain poncho
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream (a high factor is recommended)
  • Lip balm (a high factor is recommended)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars (if possible)
  • Bathing suit
  • Small daypack
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Light cotton pants
  • Long-sleeved light cotton shirts
  • Shorts
  • Comfortable shoes and/or sandals for Limón
  • Extra pairs of socks
  • Passport (always take a copy as well)