Ecuador – Waorani Tribe Amazon Photo Expedition 2020
01 April 2020 – 07 April 2020
The Waorani people exude a mystique that few tribes on earth possess – they live in an area that is a biological treasure trove, close to the Equator and in arguably the most biodiverse place on Earth; this is a tough place to live, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon where survival is difficult and where only the most proficient hunters persist. The Waorani are remarkably skilled hunters and have a warlike reputation based on their willingness to fight off intruders and retain the land that is rightfully theirs, and they have for a large portion of the 21st century remained relatively untouched by the outside world. There has been a large shift in the latter half of the 21st century after the discovery of oil in the Oriente area of Ecuador, and people that were previously “uncontacted” have received a significant amount of pressure to “westernize” as various organizations vie for the toxic “black gold” that lies beneath the surface of the earth. Some bands of Waorani still cling to an existence that is in many ways still traditional, and it is in one incredibly special area that we intend to showcase these special peoples as they go about their lives in the deep jungle.
Join ORYX Photo Tours on a cultural adventure of a lifetime as we gain access to a remote piece of rainforest inhabited by the mystical Waorani people, observing them as they go about their daily lives, and get to soak in all the rainforest magic that comes with it!
Why this Photo Tour is for You
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The Waorani tribe of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, fauna & flora of the Amazon Rainforest