Comunidad Shiripuno
Comunidad Shiripuno
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Mike G
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, PA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Great immersive experience learning about the community and the women’s project. We visited the chakra and saw native plants growing, harvested cacao, wrapped our fish in leaves for cooking lunch, made chocolate, saw the local dance and tried the blowgun! Soledad was a great hostess.
Written 17 November 2023
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Coastal31699031997
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a place to visit if you want to experience what its truly like for indigenous communities to be creating a space within this period of modernization. They offer many different activities and opportunities to get to know the community and its history whether through dance, craft or a nights stay in their cabanas. They prepare the most amazing food and will share with you their knowledge of the local plants and of their culture and history. There is a large sacred rock in the middle of the community with a fascinating history that is contested between the history of the community and some scientists who came to study the rock and say it is a meteor.
A stay in this community will inspire and inform you. Don't miss it on your trip to Ecuador.
Written 6 November 2018
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Marco A
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
First: you can walk... The tour about 30dls for the boat has nonsense if you can go by yourself walking 15 minutes. Also the tour doesn't include activities with the community.

When arriving to the community, they ask you money for everything!! For taking pictures, to hear the story of a rock, to see them dancing or to see them prepare chicha.

Prices are: 10dls for dancing, chicha and the story.

15dls each one, to walk on the plantations and speak with the community

1 dls for pictures.

They have tucans without wings, monkeys 🐒 trapped or with strings. So it's a community that take advantage of the nature to make money...
Written 24 May 2017
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Rob T
Chelmsford, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We visited as part of an organised tour so cannot vouch for individual experiences however I really liked it. I understand it is quite touristy in one way but we were incredibly well taken care of, excellent food, very basic accommodation and we took a tour into the national park with them, which I'm not sure is normally involved, but was very informative and the tubing down the river afterwards was brilliant
Everyone was so friendly and the food was great
Written 4 October 2016
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Culinary-Consultants
Ferrara, Italy3,745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The Comunidad Shiripuno in Ecuador is an authentic and still attached to their roots tribal community. We were kindly received and very nice treated by the Shaman and the population in General. What a wonderful experience.
Written 19 February 2016
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Sylvaine S
Itteville, France3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
It was not a pleasant experience.
When we arrived in Misahualli, we were pressed to go on a one day tour for 75 dollars per person. When we said we would think about it because it seemed a little bit too much money, the owner left, not pleased with us and did not let the community that we were coming. We were also told that to cross the rio Napo, it would cost 10 dollars each by boat...
When we arrived, the room was unclean. There was still toothpaste from others in the sink. It smelled of dust as if the room has not been swept in ages. The beds had nylon sheets which made us sweat all night.
When we decided to leave on the next morning and told the man in charge, he told us he didn't have the taxi number and we would have to walk back to the village with our heavy backpacks.
It was not at all like we thought it would be.
Written 13 January 2016
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Sue S
Brecon, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
Visited the Quichua community project twice - one time looking at local customs and dance display, the other looking at the process of making chocolate from the cocoa bean to finished product. Very well done, lovely people and good to know that money spent is directly supporting the women of the community.
Written 2 July 2015
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SMLBill
Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
They are totally set up to entertain tourists, and you don't really see "the community" other than the folks who come out to do the demonstrations. However, it is very interesting to see how they prepare the local Yuca drink, make pottery & pan for gold. It is also fun to try hitting the owl with a blow dart. The gift shop has some nice, not overly expensive souvenirs.
Written 17 January 2015
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lostnyctraveler
New York City, NY259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
boring, unless you wander around near the homes where the local live...the girls are dancing with the beat of the drum....touristy...
Written 2 January 2015
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Blaw10
Fort Lauderdale, FL339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
We spent a day at the community as part of an excursion from the Hamadryade Lodge. We learned about a lot of the natural remedies (and tried some), made chocolate, harvested Yuca and then replanted it, watched the traditional dance, etc. While it is not an authentic village, it did't feel touristy. Also, the lunch (consisting of the traditional tilapia, rice, yuca, etc.) was fantastic- it was probably te best fish we ate in Ecuador.
Written 2 September 2014
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