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Parque Etnobotanico Omaere

Paseo Turistico del Rio Puyo | Del Malecon Cruzando El Puente Peatonal, Puyo 160150, Ecuador
+593 98 525 0864
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Garden tour

I was met by the American botanist Chris who has been building the gardens with his wife over the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
TKM66
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wish we had more time there

Spent some time with owner. Very knowledgeable and fascinating. Wish we had time to go back for... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
MicheleARW
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Ogallala, Nebraska
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I was met by the American botanist Chris who has been building the gardens with his wife over the last 27 years or so. As it was a quiet afternoon I got a personal tour for $5 which lasted over 3 hours. I learned about...More

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Chris C, Director General at Parque Etnobotanico Omaere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad you enjoyed the visit. We now have a big metal sign in front of our entrance ... plus we are right before the only suspension bridge on the Paseo Turístico. Happy trails.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Spent some time with owner. Very knowledgeable and fascinating. Wish we had time to go back for longer tour

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Chris C, Director General at Parque Etnobotanico Omaere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Come back whenever you like. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were given a tour by the American biologist owner. He and his indiginous wife planted the park which looks just like natural jungle. He talked about the uses the indigenous people's make of plants especially for natural medicine. Also act how we can all...More

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Chris C, Director General at Parque Etnobotanico Omaere, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad you had a good time. (One little thing: I am coordinator and our foundation is the owner.)

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This park along the river Puyo is one you need to check out, Normally not open on Mondays, there were two English speakers who were in the area that he opened up for, I stumbled into the area soon after and he allowed me to...More

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We spent almost the whole morning there, because it was so interesting. Chris and his volunteers explained us everything about the waorani and shuar cultures especially about their medicinal plants which we all saw on a walk through the forest. Really worth it if interested...More

Thank Jérôme S
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is an unmissable place in Puyo, the owners are a very intereating couple from San Francisco and Shuar Community. She is like a dictionary talking and showing medicinal plants. The place is like a natural laboratory with hundreds or maybe thousand etnomedicinal trees. It's super...More

1  Thank ajeffsu
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Visiting the Parque Etnobotanico Omaere was my first little jungle experience. The have a lot of different plants there and its really nice to listen to the guide, while your walking around. A tour usually takes about 1,5 hours. Afterwards you have the possibility to...More

Thank Maximilian W
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

This was a highlight of our time in Puyo. Chris has been here for over 25-years and oversaw the regeneration of his 18-hectares from grazing land back to a wonderful slice of jungle packed with medicinal and culinary plants. We learnt a huge amount about...More

Thank BristolCharles
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

I was expecting to see jungle animals here. Something like mokeys. But all that is here is flowers and birds singing. That actually is also very nice!

Thank John W
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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We are very interested in rainforest revegetation, flora & fauna in general as well as ethnobotany so we thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Chris. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Shuar people and their relationship with their forest environment and he is keen to...More

Thank Helen N
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