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Highlights of Jaguar tracks tour

  • Number of Days

    5 days / 4 nights.
  • Visits

    Amazon Rainforest.
  • Activities

    Wildlife watching, Trekking, Indigenous community experience, Camping.
  • Private tour

    Private or group tour.
  • Dates

    Choose your own flexible travel dates.
  • Prices From

    $1795 Per Person!

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Jaguar tracks tour

A unique tribal experience deep in the ecuadorian jungle

Our Jaguar Tracks tour is designed especially for adventurous travelers who want to explore deep into the Ecuadorian primary jungle, be in contact with nature, and feel totally disconnected from modern life. One of the highlights of this trip is the rare chance to camp with the famous Huaorani tribe, and share unique experiences with them.

  • Try to spot diverse wildlife including giant otters, pink dolphins, caiman alligators, snakes, monkeys, and colorful bird species.
  • Immerse yourself in the Huaorani tribe community, learning about their fascinating way of life & traditions, and meeting the local shaman healer.
  • Hike into untouched primary rainforest forest in mega-diverse Yasuni National Park.
  • Discover how the Huaorani use blowguns to hunt, and try it out for yourself.
  • Fish for piranha and search for anaconda snakes in the black water lagoon.
  • Jaguars do prowl this area of forest, so with luck, you may see one, although it is quite rare. If not, then hopefully your guide can find jaguar tracks in the mud.
  • Learn about rainforest medicinal plants and how they are used today in the community.

Jaguar tracks tour


  • Number of passengersPrice Per Person
  • 2 Passengers$2395
  • 4 Passengers$1795


  • DAY 1 Early land transfer to the town of Shell, followed by a small plane flight (1 hour) to Bohanamo. Meet the Huaorani tribe, set-up camp, and introduction to the chief.
  • DAY 2 Morning forest hike to the animal clay lick where fauna often gathers to eat the minerals. You will also learn about medicinal uses for rainforest plants. In the afternoon learn how to hunt with a blowgun, and fish for piranha.
  • DAY 3 Short hike to a lagoon to search for anaconda snakes. Afternoon visit to Kempery, the Huaorani shaman medicine man. Night walk to observe nocturnal species, and appreciate the sounds as the jungle comes alive.
  • DAY 4 Morning hike through the primary forest with a Huaorani warrior to learn survival skills, spot wildlife, and hopefully find tracks left by a jaguar. In the evening we search for caiman alligators.
  • DAY 5 After breakfast we return to Shell in a small aircraft, and to Quito by land.


* A minimum of 2 people are required to run this tour, with minimum age 12

Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications


  • Transportation:
    • Private and comfortable land transportation
    • Motorized canoe
    • Dugout canoe
    • Airfare: Shell / Bohanamo round trip in light aircraft
  • Accommodation: Based on double occupancy:
    • 4 nights camping in Yasuni National Park
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities:
    • Kayaking on Pañayacu River and Pañacocha lagoon
    • Visiting the Yasuni National Park, Animals clay lick (Saladero) and the native Huaorani communities
    • Piranha fishing
    • Night hikes
  • Gear:
    • Dry bags
    • Life jackets
    • Rubber boots
    • Eureka tents
    • Air mattresses
    • Bathroom tent
    • Portable toilet
    • Social kitchen
  • Trip Leader: Certified EPL expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader and local guide


  • My Own Room & Tent supplement ($310 extra)
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers to/from Quito airport
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Required immunizations (mandatory)
  • Personal expenses & Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year, with a minimum of 4 passengers.

About this itinerary

  • This is a very active and adventurous trip, with basic accommodation in tents or hammocks – this is part of the charm of this trip.
  • Campsites may have no toilets and no electricity.
  • River water levels and weather conditions may lead to variations in the itinerary.
  • When you enter Yasuni National Park you may be asked to show proof of vaccinations (Yellow fever, Hepatitis B and Tetanus) as well as Malarial medications.
  • A minimum of 4 people are required to run this tour, with minimum age 12.
ABOUT THE HUAORANI TRIBE The Huaorani are an indigenous group native to a small section of the Ecuador's Amazonian rainforest. They number only about 3000 individuals but speak a language unrelated to any other on the planet. The Huaorani are extraordinarily spiritual, and make no distinction between the physical and spiritual. They also used to be one of the fiercest tribes in recorded history. They were Ecuador's last indigenous tribe to receive contact from the outside world (occurring in 1956), and up to five of their smaller communities still defy all outside contact and continue to live in inaccessible deep jungle as they have for hundreds of years. Many other Huaorani communities have been considerably affected by oil companies and missionaries, but this adventure expedition helps to promote cultural identity and ecotourism as a sustainable alternative for all the small villages we visit.

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