Day 3: Tour Description Discovery
Napo River Boat and Sunrise Cultural Tour
Indian Ritual Tour
Motorized Canoe Tours
Monkey's Beach Misahualli
Indigenous Museum of traps
After breakfast, we will hike to the Napo River. We will cross a small river using the traditional Kichwa method. Across the river we will visit the Museum of Indigenous Traps - a community center that preserves the ancestral knowledge of the region and educates visitors about Kichwa and other Indigenous Amazonian cultures, featuring displays of pottery from the Kichwa Culture, one of the first forest pre-Columbian residents of the Napo River basin. This is also a good place to shop local handicrafts made from rainforest materials.
Observation of animals such as alligator, boas, toucans, parrots, monkeys, jaguars, turtles, anaconda, and so much more. We will wear our lifejackets to continue navigating to the indigenous community “Sustainable Project - Organized by Kichwa women".
Along the river banks, you observe the panning for gold done by Kichwa families . Gold panning is a major source of income to mantain Amazonian communities, these skills are past down from generation to generation. “The power of knowledge is commonly held in the community, by its people, its children,its youngers and seniors. It is the water and the life of its inhabitants and holds its secrets, and this is why for the Kichwa, water represents the pure life.”
Visit to an Amazonian Community
Shaman Indigenous Ritual, Typical Dances, Music, Singers
We will continue on to the Interpretation Center, managed by women from the community. They will show you Kichwa culture, crafts, songs, language, ceremonial dance, traditional costume, the traditional uses of natural resources, and how to make cassava beer.
After lunch they will perform an ancient interpretation of The Sacred Stone, as experienced through Shaman visions and ayahuasca, used to purify and energize the body and the mind.
Amazonian Dawn Watching
we will buy handicrafts made by the young people of the community, we will enjoy a delicious Box Lunch, We will end the trip with a visit to Monkey Beach.We will take motorized canoes back to the lodge where dinner and a fire will be waiting.