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Comunidad Shiripuno

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A bit touristy, but interesting

They are totally set up to entertain tourists, and you don't really see "the community" other than... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2015
SMLBill
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Huddleston, Virginia
Boring...not much to see...

boring, unless you wander around near the homes where the local live...the girls are dancing with... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2015
lostnyctraveler
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New York
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6 days ago
“A unique opportunity run by a women's Cooperative reimagining ways to connect ancestral knowledge with modern tourism”
24 May 2017
“Touristic and Artificial Community”
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Se encuentra en la orilla oeste del Rio Napo y a 2 km de Puerto Misahualli., Tena 150150, Ecuador
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+593 98 420 8041
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stayed 2 days in this "community" Pros - Women from the community are friendly and it is very interesting to talk with them - The acitivities i did there were all interesting (activities in the village, tubing, animal health center...) - Even if it...More

1  Thank CyrilMaraboO
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was not a pleasant experience. When we arrived in Misahualli, we were pressed to go on a one day tour for 75 dollars per person. When we said we would think about it because it seemed a little bit too much money, the owner...More

4  Thank Sylvaine S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a place to visit if you want to experience what its truly like for indigenous communities to be creating a space within this period of modernization. They offer many different activities and opportunities to get to know the community and its history whether...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

First: you can walk... The tour about 30dls for the boat has nonsense if you can go by yourself walking 15 minutes. Also the tour doesn't include activities with the community. When arriving to the community, they ask you money for everything!! For taking pictures,...More

2  Thank Marco A
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of an organised tour so cannot vouch for individual experiences however I really liked it. I understand it is quite touristy in one way but we were incredibly well taken care of, excellent food, very basic accommodation and we took a...More

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Comunidad Shiripuno in Ecuador is an authentic and still attached to their roots tribal community. We were kindly received and very nice treated by the Shaman and the population in General. What a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

It was not a pleasant experience. When we arrived in Misahualli, we were pressed to go on a one day tour for 75 dollars per person. When we said we would think about it because it seemed a little bit too much money, the owner...More

4  Thank Sylvaine S
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Visited the Quichua community project twice - one time looking at local customs and dance display, the other looking at the process of making chocolate from the cocoa bean to finished product. Very well done, lovely people and good to know that money spent is...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 17 January 2015

They are totally set up to entertain tourists, and you don't really see "the community" other than the folks who come out to do the demonstrations. However, it is very interesting to see how they prepare the local Yuca drink, make pottery & pan for...More

Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

boring, unless you wander around near the homes where the local live...the girls are dancing with the beat of the drum....touristy...

2  Thank lostnyctraveler
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We spent a day at the community as part of an excursion from the Hamadryade Lodge. We learned about a lot of the natural remedies (and tried some), made chocolate, harvested Yuca and then replanted it, watched the traditional dance, etc. While it is not...More

Thank Blaw10
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stayed 2 days in this "community" Pros - Women from the community are friendly and it is very interesting to talk with them - The acitivities i did there were all interesting (activities in the village, tubing, animal health center...) - Even if it...More

1  Thank CyrilMaraboO
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