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Yasuni Biosphere Reserve a United Nations Reserve, which boasts the highest concentration of floral and faunal species anywhere in the world. …

Yasuni Biosphere Reserve a United Nations Reserve, which boasts the highest concentration of floral and faunal species anywhere in the world.
Its biodiversity is due to unique geographic and climate conditions during the Pleistocene era, which rendered the area with warmer temperatures than surrounding regions.
Its moderate temperatures allowed plant and animal life to flourish, and Yasuní became a hotspot of biodiversity and
animal migration, which greatly contributed to the propagationof the rest of the Amazon Basin. Yasuní is one of the few places on the planet distinguished as a Pleistocene RefugeArea — an area in which numerous species survived extinction during periods of dramatic climate change.

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  • 1. ... gateway into Yasuni’s wilderness
  • 2. Shiripuno Lodge
  • 3. ... gateway into Yasuni’s wilderness
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  • 22. Shiripuno Lodge.. gateway to the finest wildlife ofthe Yasuni Biosphere Reserve...
  • 23. Shiripuno Lodge is a new tourist facility in the Ecuador- ian Amazon. Its remote location in the pristine tropical rain- forest provides an extraordinary opportunity for a lifetime experience in the Amazon Rainforest. Shiripuno Lodge sits within the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve a United Nations Reserve, which boasts the highest concen- tration of floral and faunal species anywhere in the world. Its biodiversity is due to unique geographic and climate conditions during the Pleistocene era, which rendered the area with warmer temperatures than surrounding regions. Its moderate temperatures allowed plant and animal life to I flourish, and Yasuní became a hotspot of biodiversity and animal migration, which greatly contributed to the propaga- tion of the rest of the Amazon Basin. Yasuní is one of the few places on the planet distinguished as a Pleistocene Ref- uge Area — an area in which numerous species survived f you’ve dreamed of exploring the extinction during periods of dramatic climate change. wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Shiripuno Lodge is located along the Shiripuno River, within the Huaorani Reserve; the community of Neoneno has a legal agreement with Shiripuno if you’ve longed to experience firsthand the spec- Tour Operator to run tourist activities inside the Huaorani Reserve. Shiripuno Lodge had created job opportunities for the Huaorani People and also provides free transportation tacular sights, sounds and scents of the world’s to all the community members, medicine on emergencies and educational materials for the local school most diverse ecosystem, we invite you to join us! The Lodge, with its comfortable, clean, environmentally harmonious accommodations and dedicated staff, will be your home base for unforgettable expeditions. ACTIVITIES ◊ N a t u r a l H i s t o r y H i k e s ◊ B i r d w a t c h i n g ◊ C a t h & R e a l e s e F i s h i n g ◊ N i g h t W a l k s ◊ C a i m a n S e a r c h i n g ◊ C o m m u n i t y V i s i t LODGING Our cabins, furnished with both single and double beds, accommodate up to three people in one room. All rooms have private bathrooms and hammocks. No electric- ity is available; all light is by candle, creating a perfect harmony with the sights and sounds of the rainforest. RESTAURANT During your stay at Shiripu- no Amazon Lodge, you will be delighted by our cuisine. Three set menus daily, fresh baked bread, tropical fruit juices and a perfect balance between Ecuadorian and in- ternational food make you feel at home. Vegetarian or other dietary meals are pro- vided upon request.Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 24. MAGIC CANOPY 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS D A Y 0 1 : Quito-Coca by airplane, from Coca We’ll travel south by small pick-up or by bus to Shiripu- no Bridge (approx. 3 hrs). Lunch. Then we’ll take the motorized canoe down- stream, to reach the Shiripuno Lodge, which is at 210 meters.a.s.l. The ride will take approximately 4 hours and it offers a great chance to get introduced to the wide di- versity of wildlife in the rainforest. Dinner and W e have always wanted to visit the Amazon Rainforest; lodging. Shiripuno Lodge and staff have exceed our expecta-tions in every way. We were taken care of so well !. The food was DAY 02: Breakfast. We’ll take a hike (3-4 hrs.) inamazing and we were never hungry. The boat rides were exciting the primary forest on the magic canopy trail, whereand fun. In the jungle we learnt so much and enjoy seeing the mon- we will enjoy a scenic view of the Amazon Basin at 310keys and all the different plants. Thank you to Shiripuno Lodge who m.a.s.l. The Huaorani and the naturalist guides will give ex-made this experience so wonderful. Jenn & Darsey (Canada) planations about the biodiversity of the rainforest and the medicinal plants that local people use. This hike re- quires good physical condition. Lunch. In the after- noon piranha fishing in the Shiripuno River. Dinner and lodging. DAY 03: Breakfast. Then we’ll go to the oxbow lake where it is possible to see different kinds of plants and animals. Lunch. In the afternoon we will take the motor canoe and make an excur- sion into one of the small rivers where it is pos- sible to see different species of birds, especially the bizarre looking Hoatzin. Dinner. Night excur- sion to get into to the night life of the forest and to look for Caiman. Lodging. D A Y 0 4 : After breakfast, navigate upstream to the Huaorani Community (Neoneno), where you will have the oppor- tunity to learn about their traditions and customs. Lunch. We’ll continue the navigation up- stream to the bridge where we are going to take the bus back to Coca (arrival at 17:30 approx.). Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 25. SALADERO 5DAYS / 4 NIGHTS D A Y 0 1 : Quito-Coca by airplane, from Coca We’ll travel south by small pick-up or by bus to Shiripuno Bridge (approx. 3 hrs). Lunch. Then we’ll take the motorized canoe downstream, T to reach the Shiripuno Lodge, which is at 210 his is an amazing place. I only stayed two nights but I meters.a.s.l. The ride will take approximately wish I was longer. We hike to the clay lick which I high- 4 hours and it offers a great chance to get in-ly recommended. The parakeet came by hundreds to feed on the troduced to the wide diversity of wildlife in theclay. Fishing at the Laguna and caiman watching at night was also rainforest. Dinner and lodging.great. This lodge is lovely; relaxing on the hammocks and enjoyingthe fabolous food. This lodge has a lot of character from the colorful D A Y 0 2 : Breakfast. We’ll take a hike (3-4 hrs.)hammocks to the tree frogs I love this place. Ashley Hoffman (Law- in the primary forest on the magic canopy trail,renceville, USA). where we will enjoy a scenic view of the Ama- zon Basin at 310 m.a.s.l. The Huaorani and the naturalist guides will give explanations about the biodiversity of the rainforest and the me- dicinal plants that local people use. This hike requires good physical condition. Lunch. In t h e a f t e r n o o n p i r a n h a fi s h i n g o n t h e S h i r i p u n o River. Dinner and lodging. DAY 03: Birdwatching (05:45 optional) Break- fast. We’ll take a hike on the el saladero trail w h e r e s o m e t i m e s t h e r e i s a c h a n c e t o fi n d t h e animals licking minerals and admire the rich- ness of plants and trees along the way. Box lunch. In the afternoon we will hike back to the campsite. Night excursions to get into the night life of the forest and to try to see Caiman. Dinner and lodging. DAY 04: Breakfast. Then we’ll go to the ox- bow lake where it is possible to see different species of plants and animals. Lunch. In the afternoon we will take the motorized canoe and go to one of the small rivers where is pos- sible to see many different species of birds, especially the bizarre looking Hoatzin. Dinner and Lodging. D A Y 0 5 : After breakfast navigation to the Huaorani Community (Neoneno), where you will have the opportunity to learn about their traditions and customs. Lunch. And then we continue navigation upstream to the bridge where we will take the bus back to Coca (ar- rival at 17:30 aprox.).Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 26. SHIRIPUNO’S ADVENTURE 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS DAY 01: Quito-Coca by airplane. From Coca, we will travel south by small pick-up or bus to Shiripuno Bridge (approx. 3 hours). Box Lunch. We will take a motorized canoe downstream to our campsite. The ride will take approximately 4 hours and you will be introduced to the wide diversity of wildlife in the rainforest, including macaws, toucans, monkeys, caimans and others. Dinner and lodging in tents. DAY 02: Breakfast. We will take a 3 to 4 hour hike through the primary forest on the Misterioso Trail, which has a scenic view of the Amazon Basin at 310 meters above sea level. The Huaorani and naturalist guides will share their knowledge on the biodiver- sity of the rainforest and the medicinal plants that local people use. This hike requires that you be in good physical condition. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will go piranha fishing on the oxbow lake. Dinner and lodging in tents. DAY 03: Breakfast. We take an easy hike to the El Misterioso Trail, where we are probably to find sev- eral species of primates. Lunch. Travel downstream T his trip was truely a life to our next campsite. Dinner. We will take a night changing experience. hike. Lodging in tents.My dad and I just love Ecuador ...the people, culture,food, rainforest D A Y 0 4 : Breakfast. We will hike on the El Saladeroand of course our terrific guides. The Trail, where we are likely to encounter animals atShiripuno Lodge is beatifull and ex- the Forest Salt Lick as well as diverse plants andceed our expectations. We will be trees. Lunch. Travel downstream to our next camp-back every chance we get. Thank site. Dinner. We will canoe at night to look for cai- mans. Lodging in tents.you for making this such a won-derful experience. Summer Dootey(Texas,USA) DAY 05: Breakfast. We take our final hike in the forest to view more wildlife. Lunch. In the afternoon, we return by motorized canoe to our first campsite or to the Lodge for our final night. Dinner and lodg- ing. DAY 06: Breakfast. We will travel to the Huaorani Community of Ñeoñeno, where you can learn about the traditions and customs of its people. Lunch. We continue upstream to the bridge where we will board the bus back to Coca (arrival at approx. 16:30). Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 27. SHIRIPUNO BIRDING 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS D A Y 0 1 : Quito-Coca by airplane, from Coca We’ll travel south by small pick-up or by bus to Shiripuno Bridge (approx. 3 hrs). Box Lunch. Then we’ll take the motorized canoe downstream, to reach our campsite. The ride will take approximately 4 hours and birds such as: Blue-and-Yellow Macaws, Scarlet Macaw, White- throated Toucan, Black-capped Donacobious, Orange- backed Troupial, Common Piping Guan, Magpie Tana- ger and others. Dinner and lodging . DAY 02: Breakfast. We’ll wander in the primary forest A n amazing time in an amazing place. trail net work behind the lodge and look for Army Ants Thanks to all the team for showing and Specialist such as Lunulated Antbird, White-plumedsharing the one of the world’s great natural site. To us Antbird, Sooty Antbird; and give some visits to the dif-the food was fantastic. Accommodations more than ferent territories of the rare Wing-banded Antbird, Un- dulated Antshrike, Pearly Antshrike, Yellow-billed Ja-confortable and excellent guides able to show and camar; there will be time to observe Striped Manakin,explain more than I expected. Sthephen Chambers Golden-headed Manakin. Lunch. In the afternoon: Visit to the Oxbow Lake. Search for the White-lored Antpitta, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Green-and-rufous Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Crake. Dinner and lodging D A Y 0 3 : Breakfast. We’ll walk to the Mirador View will give us species from the canopy such as Brown Ja- camar, Yellow-billed Nunbird, Yellow-bellied Tanager, Purple Honeycreeper, Spangled Cotinga, Black-tailed Tityra, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Paradise Tana- ger and others. Along this trail, mixed flocks with Red- billed Scythebill, Rufous-tailed Antwren, Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper; There are territories of Coraya Wren, Ochre-striped Antpitta, Ash-throated Gnateater, Cinnamon Neopipo, Yellow-browed Antbird. Lekking site of Blue-backed Manakin, White-crowned Manakin. DAY 04: Breakfast. Our next birding trail will be “El Misterioso Trail” a good birding trail with a lot of mixed flock with Yasuni Antwren, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Rio Suno Antwren, Ruddy Foliage-gleaner; territories for Thrush-like Antpitta, Ringed Antpitta, Banded Antbird, and others, it will keep us busy the entire day as we add more species to our list. Lunch in the forest. D A Y 0 5 : Breakfast. Birding along “Skucth Trail” and try for the Salvin’s Curassow, Ocellated Woodcreeper, Spotted Puffbird, Black-necked Cotinga, Grayish Mourner, Long-winged Antwren and others. Lunch in the lodge. In the afternoon check for some of the vicinity species we have missed. DAY 06: Breakfast and birding along the river to get to the El Saladero trail and it leads to the forest clay lick, where sometimes there is a chance to find the Scarlet Ma- caw, Orange-cheeked Parrot, Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet. Lunch in the Forest. DAY 07: After breakfast navigation to the Huaorani Community of Neoneno, where you will have the opportunity to learn about their traditions and customs. Lunch. And then we continue navigation upstream to the bridge where we will take the bus back to Coca (arrival at 16:30 approx.). Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 28. What to bring? Shiripuno Lodge could suggest you to bring only items that you are going to use in the forest; Truly there is not reason to carry all your larger suitcase. Keep in mind the fol- lowing items: PERSONAL ITEMS • L o n g T r o u s e r s • L o n g S l e e v e s • W i n d J a c k e t • C a p o r H a t • T - S h i r t s • S h o r t s • S o c k s • R a i n c o a t • S u n g l a s s e s • B a t h i n g S u i t • Insect Repellent (“Old Woodsman” re- comended • P e r s o n a l F i r s t A i d K i t • Z i p - l o c k B a g s f o r w e t c l o t h s • S o a p & S h a m p o o ( B i o d e g r a d a b l e ) TECHNICAL ITEMS • C a m e r a w i t h E x t r a M e m o r y C a r d • Spare Camera Batteries and charger • F l a s h l i g h t w i t h S p a r e B a t t e r i e s • B i n o c u l a r s ( 8 X 3 2 o r 1 0 X 4 2 ) • N o t e b o o k a n d P e n c i l O ur trip to Shiripuno Lodge was amazing and makes us COMMUNITY ITEMS ( Optional: for the community children) want to stay longer and come back. All the staff were • 5 0 P a g e s N o t e b o o k s • C r a y o n s welcoming and despite language differences each staff member • P e n c i l were helpful and responsive to the many questions we had. We real- • M a r k e r s ly like the setting of this lodge and the community that is built here. • R u l e r s The number of guests, activities, schedules and food were the right • T o o t h B r u s h a n d • Tooth Pastemix for the type of trip we planned. Staying at Shiripuno Lodge wasan excellent choice to end our Ecuador Trip. Anna Iwaki & JasonMateljak Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer
  • 29. How do I to get to Shiripuno Lodge? In a 30 minutes flight from Quito to Coca ( F r a n c i s c o d e O r e l l a n a ) , o r a n 8 h o u r s n i g h t Bus ride from Quito. Our staff will meet you in Coca at the Hotel Auca or at the Airport. We start our trip at 10:30 AM. We will drive you along the Auca Road for 2:30 hours to the Shiripuno River. Downstream on the Shiripuno River for 4 hours to reach Shiripu- no Lodge W hat an experince! One month in the Am- Do I need personal documents? azon! Thanks a lot for everything, it was great. Special thanks to Fernando for his stories and T h e E c u a d o r i a n G o v e r n m e n t h a d c r e a t e d t h e I n t a n g i b l e Z o n e t h a t s p a n s n e a r l y 3 , 0 0 0 square miles (758,051 hectares) is de- guiding. An enormous amount of birds, mammals and signed to protect the core territory of a more. Matthiys (Netherlands) Huaorani family group known as the Taga- eri and Taromenane, the last two known groups of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in Ecuador. You need to bring the following docu- ments: • O r i g i n a l P a s s p o r t • Copy of Passport • Vaccine Card: Yellow Fever Vaccine Hepatitis A, B Vaccines Is there Volunteering Opportunities? T h e S h i r i p u n o R e s e a r c h C e n t e r V o l u n t e e r i n g P r o g r a m s c o n s i s t s o f 3 a n d 8 w e e k s in the forest with a whole series of activities and work assignments. Our Goals: - To provide fundamental information to scientists based of field observations - To create educational material for local schools - To keep track of 20 km of trails - To download photos from Trap-Cameras - To create 50 km of trails - To built a volunteers facilities - To built a scientists facilities - To build a data base online!!!Nature . BirdiNg . PhotograPhy . CamPiNg . VoluNteer