Ecuador: Amazon Bameno Community
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Ecuador In A Most Authentic And Unique Way. The Bameno Community Tour Offers A Way To Experience The Huaorani Tribe.
If you love adventure, wildlife, nature, and rich indigenous culture, visit Huaorani in their ancestral homeland, now called the Intangible Zone. The Huaroani came into contact with Western cultures only in the late 1950’s. The Huaorani are proud warriors and guardians of the Amazon rainforest.
More than a tour, your experience with the Huaorani in the Intangible Zone will be the trip of a lifetime.
With your Huaorani guide, explore three Huaorani communities: Bameno, Boanamo and Wema.
Observe wildlife (including monkeys, tapirs, wild boar, thousands of species of birds, and much more) that can only be found in the most remote regions of the Amazon.
Immerse yourself in a culture of proud people, fighting as their fathers did to preserve an ancient way of life, fighting to live free, to live Huaorani.
Learn to make Huaorani spears and blowguns, and practice throwing spears and blowing darts into targets (made from fallen palm trees; hunting animals is strictly prohibited).