We work together with indigenous and native communities around the different natural regions located in remote and pristine areas that have a serious and strong commitment on conservation both natural and cultural. Together with them we have opened this territories for the exploration and healing potential that each culture has to offer. With eco tourism programs
Each one of our partners have unique characteristics and infrastructure that you can choose to enjoy your time with us. Each territory has natural adventures, ancestral knowledge to learn and ancient medicine to share.
We encourage sharing your own experiences and helps us grow as a global community of conscious beings forming new alliances and finding new ways of thriving together.
We have different options for different tastes, budgets and needs.
OYACACHI – WATER ELEMENT
Set in the best preserved natural area of the country the Cayambe Coca Reserve, Oyacachi is home to the Andean Kichwas of Oyacachi, a tribe that has an interesting combination of amazonic and highland cultural influences reflected on their own dialect of kichwa.
Located in the canton El Chaco, in the province of Napo, the rural community of Oyacachi has maintained its identity since colonial times thanks to its geographical location and now struggles through ecotourism against the threats of progress and emigration.
“Oyacachi is a community that, being remote, avoided colonial control and could develop in relative autonomy in the colonial period and after it,” says Simeón Floyd, professor of anthropology at the San Francisco University of Quito.
Also known as Tierra de Agua because of the variety of lagoons, Oyacachi is located in the middle of the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, between the Amazon and the Ecuadorian Sierra.
Its indigenous population seeks to take advantage of the large number of lagoons, rivers, trails and animals around it to become a sustainable community and, with it, offer a future to the youngest, while guaranteeing their own identity.
They preserve and area of 64 000 hectares of paramo and subtropical forests. Surrounded by native Andean forests, waterfalls, and lakes. They consider themselves guardians of water since most of the water reserves that feed the main cities of the northern highlands come from their land.
Probably one of the most powerful hot springs in the Ecuadorian Andes, They extract it below the land of the Cayambe and the Antisana volcano and the temperature is between 38 to 42 degrees Celsius. The yellowish color is because it contains iron, sulfur, calcium and magnesium. Bathing on this medicinal waters provides a deep healing experience.
People of Oyacachi are willing to share their ancestral knowledge of natural medicine with plants combined with alternative therapies to offer the visitor a deep relaxing healing experience.
- Forest bathing in pristine native Andean forests
- Power hikes to sacred waterfalls, ancient sacred sites
- Relaxing baths in the hot springs
- Obsidian mine, harvesting your own crystal
- Body work Massage
- Sweat lodge with local medicinal herbs
- Handcrafts and woodcarving workshops
- Wildlife naturalist and ancestral cultural hikes
- Local gastronomy
- Therapeutic and psychological support of the experience