Rafting with the Homies

Yesterday we went rafting down the Jatunyacu River which means giant river in Quechua. Everybody had an incredible time. Many of us were scared at first, but we quickly discovered that rafting is very fun. We all ended up jumping in the river (some involuntarily). We played a bunch of great rafting games, and all […]


Life Changing Experience in Ecuador

Here’s a Yasuni blog post courtesy of Ivana F: It has been 8 full days that I have been in Ecuador, and these 8 days has changed my life completely. It has opened my eyes to so many different issues going on that includes the Amazon Rainforest. It really surprises me that all of the […]

In the Jungle… The Mighty Jungle!

Monkeys and tree frogs and caymens, oh my! The past couple days at The Shiripuno Lodge have been nothing short of incredible. Isabelle named a baby. Alec hit his target with a blowgun on the first shot. Renee loved practicing her Spanish with the natives. Dylan climbed a tree, Waorani style. Layla stalked wild boar. […]

Shiripuno, here we come!

Arriving in Coca early gave us some time to look around town. It’s really interesting to see such a developed town seemingly in the middle of the jungle. There are lots of people all around, though very few tourists. Our hotel is very cool with nice rooms and a backyard with tortoises, capybaras (the largest […]

Sustaining the Amazon Final Post

Greetings from Banos de Agua Santa! Today marks our final full day of the Sustaining the Amazon program. Yesterday was action packed with biking the Ruta de las Cascadas, volunteering at a local literacy foundation, and a night tour up to Bellavista, the lookout point over Banos and the Tungurahua Volcano. Today, we will spend […]