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Dana Point, California
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This was won of the best travel experiences I've ever had. It was rugged, real, well-organized, informative and relaxing. The Huaorani people are humble, gracious and knowledgeable - and their cause and way of life reminds you of the humanity that is being lost in the developed world. From the moment our FANTASTIC ecuadoran guide Roberto picked us up for...

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Our guide Roberto picked us up at our hotel in Quito and as we traveled through the mountains, he gave us the history of the Huaroni people and their company's 20 year relationship with this indigenous tribe. This helped to prepare us for first an exciting flight where we landed on a runway in the midst of the rainforest and...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Our visit to the Huaorani lodge was very exciting. We had the privelig to visit the ecolodge the Huaorani villages this January, To look over the amazone rainforest from the air was overwhelming and the flight with the small airoplane kind of an adventure. So was the canoetour in the river including birdwatching and fishing big game. The accomadations were...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 29 January 2014

A friend and I stayed at Huao Lodge in early January '14 with six other people. We found the "vintage" 5 seater airplane trip there a bit nerve-wracking and were puzzled by the 10 lb luggage weight limit that had been imposed - but no one seemed to respect. But we got along with the minimum change of clothes just...

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Barneveld, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Our visit to the Huaorani Ecolodge and communities was a privilege. We felt the tour was designed to show us how very unique and fragile the Huarorani way of life is--so close to the devastation caused by the oil companies. The hope is, of course, that eco-tourism will provide an alternative. I cannot say enough about our local guide. Learning...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was the highlight of my trip to South America in November 2013. It was fascinating to see how the tribe would have lived and have been adapting to the outside world since they were contacted in the 1950s. It was a privilege to be there as well as being an adventure. Both our guides were excellent and all the...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2014

First, the positive: The Huaorani people are exceptionally warm, welcoming and eager to teach people about their culture and welcome them into their way of life. The rain forest was absolutely stunning. The devastation in the edges of the reserve where the oil companies have made in-roads was even more stunning. We went on this trip as a three-generation family....

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tropiceco, Manager at Huaorani Ecolodge, responded to this review

We do appreciate and thank you for your detailed review and feedback. We take all such responses to heart and make it our job to raise the bar whenever possible based on guest comments and suggestions. We have already met as a team and will continue to in order to address and remedy each of the issues you experienced on...

Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 December 2013

What to say - this was an excellent visit, I echo the other reviewers. The experience starts with an amazing flight into the jungle and then canoe to the lodge. The tribal people who run this lodge are friendly and professional. The cabins are good quality, the guides excellent, and the food plentiful and good quality. The local communities are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We spent 3 days with the Huaorani Ecolodge in November 2013 and had the most incredible time. We had two totally outstanding guides, Eweme our Huaorani guide and Roberto our Spanish speaking guide (hello!), as well as a team of canoers, cooks and helpers. The guides were very knowledgeable, looked after us brilliantly and were great company. Although the jungle...

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Huntsville, Utah
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Our trip to the Huaoroni Ecolodge was just amazing! I have lived with and studied indigenous people of five continents and no trip was better than this one. Javier and Domingo were our guides and they were so helpful and knew so much. The food was sooooo good! Learned a lot about the wonderful Huaoroni people and the place where...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in an eco-lodge situated at the headwaters of the Amazon and run by the Huaorani, one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth: first contacted by the outside world only 55 years ago, they speak a language that is unrelated to any other. You’ll learn to use a blowgun, hear their leader relate the tribe’s fight against oil exploration, and take a two-day meander down the Shiripuno River in kayaks, watching for tropical birds and monkeys.Highly Commended -The Virgin Holidays Responsible Travel Award 2009 and 2010Best Company in Innovation 2010 - LATATrips of a Lifetime award by Travel & Leisure 2010Best Sustainable Tourism Project 2008 and 2009 - LATABest Adventure Travel Companies on Earth by National Geographic 2009 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Huaorani Ecolodge

Address: Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range: $196 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Huaorani Ecolodge Hotel Yasuni National Park
Huaorani Ecolodge Ecuador/Yasuni National Park
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“All the rooms are good rooms, and are assigned before you arrive. There are only 5 lodges, with the first and fifth a bit more apart from the middle ones. The 5th one is nearest the dining lodge and hammock hut.”
 of 5 bubbles LorrieHess, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“number 1- 5”
 of 5 bubbles 221annaw, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms are very basic. Enjoy the deep quiet and sounds of the rain forest.”
 of 5 bubbles marymV2187HX, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We had cabin 4, which was fine. The only other guests there had lodge 5, which they charmingly referred to as 'le cabin d'amour'. It was closer to the river and the trees. They had some interesting evening guests which the staff helped guide on their way. Just remember to check your shoes, shake your clothes and check your bed. Or use another cabin,”
 of 5 bubbles Jejova, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We liked our cabin farthest from the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles CdnTraveller24, 23 May 2011 | Read review
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