Author: Patsy Smith
Date of Trip: November 2016
I discovered a very unique Amazon Lodge, Sinchi Warmi Amazon Lodge, this past week in Misahualli, Ecuador. The lodge is ran by an indigenous Quichua family. They offer all kinds of trips, events, demonstrations and presentations. I was able to see indigenous healing ceremonies, music and dance. They have presentations and hikes to tell about medicinal herbs or see how chocolate is grown and prepared and then each person is treated with a chocolate mask.
There is fishing with cane poles, canoeing, tubing, visit to an outdoor indigenous museum and cruising the river in motorized canoes.
The people there were amazing and I had some wonderful food I had never tasted before like fried white chocolate seeds. On my first tour I had gotten bitten by fire ants and my legs were driving me crazy with the itching. One of the women treated my legs with coffee leaves and the itching stopped for the entire night. It was a great visit and I’m looking forward to when I can go back again.