Advice on expedition matters such as personal equipment and skills, inoculations, insurance and travel.
Jungle training weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in Northumberland during May 2018.
Note: Accommodation for Friday night not covered, plus donation required towards Saturday’s evening meal
Travel clinic advice day in either Northumberland or Sheffield to discuss options for onward travel and further tourism opportunities in Ecuador outside of the venture. You might wish to visit volcanoes like Cotopaxi, or go downhill mountain biking, walk at high altitude on the Ingapirca trek, or visit Inca ruins, craft markets such as Otavalo, the Devil’s Nose railway or cities such as Cuenca and Quito. (If requested we may guide you on these activities for an additional fee).
10 days on expedition in the company of experienced leaders
Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals
4 nights’ accommodation in hostels at Quito and Macas
7 day stay in Shuar community village with guided Jungle trek including 4 days spent out camping in the rainforest. This will include learning about the Shuar culture and customs, jungle skills (including use of machete) and traditional skills as well as identification of flora and fauna.It may also be possible to try basket weaving and learn how to set traps. The stay will conclude with a traditional dance evening and also may include a visit to a Shaman if he is not on his travels.
You will be provided with a Hennessey Hammock, a group water filter and personal filter bottles
Medical safety cover will be provided by our Advanced Wilderness Medicine trained staff.
Group Medical kit
Sat phone hire
In country travel from Quito and return to Quito, by public bus and taxi
Flights from UK to and from Quito
Anti-malarial prophylaxis, personal inoculations and personal travel Insurance
Personal clothing and equipment
Mosquito net (for times when hammock not used)
Snacks/drinks outside of main meals
Any additional tourist activities in country outside of the venture