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Nov. 21~ Dec. 1: (11 days) ~ Ecuador

November 21 @ 7:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

$2000 – $2700

About this trip

Embark on a jungle adventure at our wilderness camp in the upper Ecuadorian Amazon. Nestled within a Kichwa family homestead, our nature sanctuary, reached after a casual one hour walk, offers stunning views of Napo-Galeras mountain. The location is amazing for nature discovery! We visit caves and waterfalls, crystal clear river and streams and explore the might rainforest and its marvelous plants and birds. The Napo-Galeras isolated limestone massif, teeming with endemic plants, sits proudly on the equator, offering a truly unique experience.


Sign on before June 15th for an Early Bird Discount:

Returning participants: $2,200. Early Bird: $2,000
First time participants: $2,700. Early Bird: $2,500

Min participants: 4 Max participants: 12


At the Heart of Botanical Diversity

Located at the heart of Botanical Diversity, our retreats are accessed after a 4-hour drive from Quito and a scenic one-hour forest walk. Within this Indigenous-owned reserve, discover sacred sites like caves, waterfalls, and crystal-clear creeks amidst lush tropical plants. The area is considered through botanical studies to be the epicenter for botanical diversity, this will leave any plant enthusiast with a much deeper perspective on the this most wondrous subject. 

Guided by

Jonathon Miller Weisberger: Ethnobotanist, Rainforest Guide and Author of Rainforest Medicine – Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon. Is on board as the retreat facilitator as well as coordinator. His presence brings this to a whole another level, to open up a broader vision of life and the rainforest. 

Benjamin Mamallacta Alvarado: Kichwa educator, Ethnobotanist and seed conservationist, is on board as your rainforest guide, ornithologist and storyteller. Benjamin is ancestral steward of Pusuno River, (full day trek from the camp well be visiting at Urku Mayan). Benjamin and his family offer the Ungi ethnobotanical nursery in Tena, where they produce thousands of heirloom fruit, nut and ethnobotanical wonders. 

Walter Grefa Chongo: Kichwa chef and rainforest guide from inner Archidona. Walter will be our chef and companion on the journey. He is also a remarkable jungle guide, story teller, body painter an ally on these wilderness sojourns. 

Also present will be community elders and some local guides: The aromatic plant baths and energy limpias are offered to us by our caring Kichwa village elders to cleanse your aura and strengthen your soul. Rainforest walks through caves and down river sides past waterfalls and through towering rainforest canopies are led by a local Kichwa guide to awaken your perspectives and make your body strong. 

Ceremonial Itinerary

With sunrise renewals were we vomit at 4 am with alkaline rich rainforest medicinal emetics, and two transformative all-night healing ceremonies, we delve deep into the realms of the soul, emerging renewed on every level. 

Dieta protocol required

To prepare your body and mind for this sacred journey, we provide a comprehensive Dieta Protocol, guiding you through the necessary steps for eligibility to join our retreat. The Dieta Protocol is there to orient you in the basic precepts that guide one to more efficaciously embrace the magic of this extraordinary adventure. Click Here to read the Rainforest Medicine Dieta Protocol, acceptance of which will be required for participation

To Learn more about my work in the region read: 

Conservation Adventures at the Epicenter of Botanical Diversity…


November 21 @ 7:00 am
December 1 @ 5:00 pm
$2000 – $2700


Napo-Galeras National Park
Napo Province, Upper Amazon Ecuador


Rainforest Medicine Council
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