Amazonas Ecuador 1999

While exploring Ecuador I met couple of other travelers at Banos. We decided to travel together for an while to visit the Amazon base on Ecuador. 

The trip was 4 days at the jungle, but before that we had to travel 12 hours by bus to get to the starting point.

 

We were lucky to have good guides who new remote areas and were able to teach few jungle survival tricks. 

After bus ride, truck ride and few military checkpoints we got to our destination river. Flora was amazing. 

 

Every now and then we had to jump off and push the boat forward

 

Papa Negro, of of our guides

 

Time for a bath on river with piranas

 

Fishing for food 

 

Eating bamboo tree

 

Drinking from liana 

 

Climbing to the huge tree (well we did not get too high)

 

Our group

 

And every now and then fooling around :)

 

Candlelight dinner

 

During the night it was time to take the bad spirits away from the body

 

Great hunter. I managed to catch a huge caiman with my bare hands!

 

Bonfire on the last night in the jungle. 

Amazonas Ecuador 1999

 

Back to the civilization with all that canned food. Dirty, but very happy! 

 

Survival trip for police and military checkpoints: It's good to ask a photo of the officers. They love it and it makes the whole process very smooth.