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// OCTOBER 2016
Unspoiled Beauty

In general (Smile & Say Hello, Keep in touch, Don’t be afraid, Eat local food, Take many photos)

 

Money

The best solution for exchanging money in Ecuador (when planning a trip to Ecuadorian Amazonia) is the ATM if you are prepared, of course, to pay the required commission.
Credit cards are used in all the hotels.

Keep in mind that the official currency of Ecuador is the USD

 

Transports

We flew from Quito (capital of Ecuador) to Coca (capital of Orellana Province- Ecuadorian Amazonia) and from then on, since our excursion was organised, we were transferred to our accommodation (Sacha Lodge) with mini bus, motor boat and dugout kayak consecutively.

 

Sights

Our activities in Ecuadorian Amazonia were organized to perfection by the people running the excellent accommodation Sacha Lodge, which hosted us during our staying there.
With local guards we managed to have a taste of the amazing Rain Forest of the area with its unique biodiversity.

We visited landmarks of the area like Kapok Observation Tower (Constructed around an ancient gigantic Kapok tree, the 135 ft observation platform, offers an amazing 360 degrees view to the surrounding areas), Canopy Walkway (a 275mt long bridge, with 120mt height, one of only a few rigid, self-standing, suspension canopy walkways in the world, above forest floor) The Butterfly House and a famous Parrot Lick (an exposed clay riverbank where brightly coloured parrots of several different species gather in the early morning and feed) near Yasuni Park.
We also had the chance to become acquainted with the people of the tribe Kichua (one of the 200 hundred native groups who live there) and learn about their traditions and daily life too. We absolutely recommend all the above and believe that should be prior in your “must do” list, when you are in Ecuadorian Amazonia.

 

Μentality

There are many indigenous peoples in Ecuadorian Amazonia who have a variety of cultures, languages and traditions. There are also two uncontacted tribes who live within the borders of the Yasuní National Park, where their rights – including the right to be left alone – are protected by Ecuador’s constitution.

These tribes are the Taromenane and the Tagaeri. Unfortunately, the more than 200 hundred native groups and the life they have known for thousands of years are in danger due to deforestation, oil drilling within the Yasuni Park and insufficient management of their natural resources.

Since we had the chance to meet members of the Kichua tribe, we saw the problems with our own eyes. We think that Amazonia is still a sanctuary of civilizations that shouldn’t be left abandoned and condemned to die and disappear. As real travellers, we felt obliged to document our experience and to create awareness through mytravellingdays.com

Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4
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Population: 16.882.505
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Country: Ecuador
Date: 2016
Route: Αmazonia Εcuador
Cities: Amazonia Coca, Amazonia Ecuador
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty:
Population: 16.882.505
Rating:
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