Escape Deep Into The Amazon Jungle!
This March, MM owner Mark Gunlogson went with his 9 year old daughter, Ellie, down to visit our staff in Ecuador and see how we can make our South American experiences more enjoyable for our trekkers and climbers. After an incredible experience deep in the Amazon with the remote Huaorani people, he found the perfect solution!
Arrive at your remote lodge by canoe. Mark Gunlogson photo
Join us for our Huaorani Jungle Adventure, and you too can enjoy this unique experience with one of the world’s most remote people (five Huaorani communities still have rejected all contact with the outside world!) Begin your trip with a river canoe ride to the Ecolodge. Mountain Madness is excited to be partnering with the Huaorani Ecolodge, as your stay and contributions by purchasing their spectacular handicrafts helps to sustain the community. It is also a wonderful way to interact with the local people and make cross-culture friendships!
Making friends with the Huaorani. Mark Gunlogson photo
This five day itinerary is a perfect way to bring the family down to join you for a true jungle experience after your Ecuador summit climb or trek. You will learn from your nature guide how to shoot a blow gun, identify many different kinds of plant and animal life in the jungle, and survive on just the land. Cool off in the freshwater river, share a bowl of chucula with the locals (a sweet drink made of ripe bananas), and explore the forest at night with a nocturnal animal viewing.
Learning how to use a blowgun. Mark Gunlogson photo
Call us now to find out how to visit ths amazing culture and enjoy your vacation in this fascinating corner of the Amazon.