Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki

Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki

Centro Ecoturismo Comunitario Kamak Maki
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Kamak Maki community ecotourism Center is a community project with the goal of preserving ancestral knowledge of the region and educating people about the Kichwa culture and other cultures of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The name, Kamak Maki, in the native language Kichwa means the power of hands working together. The project is located in the community of Chichicorumi.
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Seaghán Ó
Imbabura Province, Ecuador15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Agree w/ previous reviewers. Skip boat, save for souvenirs. I had no idea it was $30 for the five minutes it took from Misahualli to Manuya first and then from that visit, back to Kamak Maki. It looks isolated when you see settlements on the Rio Napo, but they're all backed with roads out of eyesight; taxis can be.procured at much savings. That being said, kids might love the barge, so consider the appeal of getting here.

The tour takes roughly an hour. You pay more as a foreigner, and more than the prices in the dated photo on this page. We were assigned to a guide, but after a few introduction to flora, he stalked off and we were under a new guide's care. In telling us about the powers of the famed ayahuasca, he mentioned that he conducts clients on a different path to botanical wisdom, too. He, like people generally in this region, no English, so be sure you have somebody to translate for your party. I felt less cheerful when I witnessed the plight of the creatures kept at the zoo, who looked rather ragged. But, not judging by standards of another continent, at least some care eases their predicaments in this ecologically fragile, and debt-poor nation.

The museum was well-described by our host. Stones shaped like body parts of healing, intricate animal traps, weapons, and art illustrate the Kichwa-speaking culture which they defended against the Huaroni. I'd have liked more context on the indigenous group who occupied this land, but, as our guide had to meet another disembarked passle of visitors, instead we had a rapid overview of the bean's complex production with the inevitable sample followed by sale of raw cacao

The exit through the gift store reveals typical bracelets, magnets, wood and ceramic craft, and lots of key chains. Plus cures for what may ail you, such as a sinus drop which replicated sniffing a bbq meat rub. I wish they had a written brochure about the facilities for eating there, sleeping in cabins, and learning more about their life.
I didn't hear about any of this until perusing a nearly-decade-old travel guide.

Written December 26, 2023
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Jenny
Pichincha Province, Ecuador6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In my country, Ecuador, there are excellent tourist sites, but on one occasion we went with my coworkers for a walk to the Ecuadorian Oriente, we arrived at the Shell parish in Pastaza, we visited the Dique, it is a river that is used as a spa, there are slides, soccer fields, Etc. It is one of the tourist places of the place.

We stay in a hostel located on the way to the city of Tena, when we arrive we visit the Caverns of Jumandi, inside the caverns there is underground wáter.

Then we go to Puerto Misahualli, in the central park there are the capuchin monkeys, there are natives who offer to photograph you With a boa, there is also the aquatic anaconda raised in captivity, to travel the majestic Napo River, there are canoes that take to the different communities, for example we visit the Ayllu Yaguarina community, when navigating the waters of the Napo River we can observe abundant fauna and flora, there is a mini zoo in it there are turtles, boas kills horse, guatusa, tigrillos, monkeys among others, our Amazon is a charming place visited by national and foreign tourists, I recommend that you know our Ecuadorian Oriente.
Written October 3, 2020
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Alex
Quito, Ecuador5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
so cheerful native peoples , a lot of animals and birds , natural medicines. Little museum of their culture. But you can go there not by canoe , for 30 usd , by taxi from Misahualli it will be 5 usd :)
Written June 7, 2016
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AnythingsFeazable
Brenham, TX74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
Save yourself the money of the outrageous boat cost to get here. Take a taxi, bus, or drive. $2 pp was well worth what we learned. Quite interesting and the guide was able to set each trap, something I could not do with out prior knowledge. For sure don't expect a museum of Europe or the USA, but do enjoy what they have.
Written October 19, 2015
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