A traveler’s experience with the Sarayaku village. Great insight to the community and beautiful images.
We decided to have just one more jungle adventure before leaving the Amazon. JH had his heart set on finding Sarayaku (Sarayacu), an indigenous community somewhere in the Amazon in Ecuador. We were inspired by this video we saw about the delegation from Sarayaku to the COP21 climate summit in Paris.
The problem is we had no idea where Sarayaku is or how to get there. Even though I really wanted to go too I was secretly a bit over the jungle for now – the heat, the insect bites, sleeping on the floor, lack of privacy, toilets and showers. My superficial self was looking forward to being clean and comfortable. Ah well, it could wait. If we could find it we’d go.
We were told we’d have to go south to Puyo, another jungle town, as the starting point. Puyo was much more pleasant than expected. It’s a bit…
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