Comunidad Shiripuno, Tena

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  • First surprise once at the Teorumi Agency: the prices are double what we thought. We came here because the internet site of the Community (available in french) had put us stars in my eyes (prices, activities with the community, trips by canoe...). We discovered at our expense that this site is more about being updated, which suits well the boss. On-site, farewell the authenticity: the site is completely out of the village of Shiripuno, everything is provided for large groups coming through tour operators. Most of the time we meet between tourists, while some women of the association come make animations totally staged for us. This probably helps this community to "make live" ancestral traditions that would otherwise be lost but the price is really overkill: $ 70 per person for a day and a night on the spot. Fortunately we went to go to the village where we could meet the locals and even share a nice day for the village Festival. Another black spot, the lack of organization. As I said earlier, everything seems made for groups and arrived at two we kinda felt like a hair in the soup. I said that we had come to a day or two with the community and a two days of hiking in the jungle. We did not have clear information about the programme of our days and feel that we didn't know who was coming to take care of us... Everything is decided out of the blue! Finally last appearance for those who come for the nature. Shiripuno certainly isn't the right place to discover the treasures of the Amazon. Area Misahualli and surrounding is populated for a long time, has an airport for a few years already, so is simply empty of wild animals. The only animals we've seen are: monkeys treated in a centre and placed on an island which is passed tourists by boat, and caimans living in a lagoon because we just give them meat every day... Then you will see beautiful plants and hear some birds, but it stops there. If we had known we would have been further, on the lower part of the rio Napo, because it seems that wildlife is better preserved. Hoping that this review is useful to other travellers!
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  • Visit a community indigenous for the first time I found an experience hard to forget. Although the place has prepared simply to welcome tourists, constructions denote organized labor performed by the inhabitants of the place, in pursuit of an entry for the survival of the community. The women, who are the most visible face, receive visitors dressed in their traditional costumes, explain their customs and turn the visit into an enriching experience.
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  • 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 co...  more »
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