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Ecuador and Amazon Trip with Rainforest Alliance \ Photos

Swimming in Pastaza River in Achuar community
Our plane at Shell - to Kapawi
En route to Kapawai Lodge
Landing strip in Achuar community
Views from Kapawi
Exploring sand bar while our motor gets fixed
fresh tracks
Stick-bug from first night-hike
Crab spider
On our way to a clay lick near the lodge
Our Achuar guide, Simon
Simon shows us the workings from a Dragon Blood tree
Looking up the tree
Sunset near Achuar community - campsite
Candle light dinner
Getting my face painted by Simon
Our awesome Huaorani guide, Eme, and travel-mate, Eric
Eme shows us how to call a toucan
Trekking near Shiripuno River
Trying the blowdart
A bit of night wildlife
Eric gets his book "Savages" signed by Moi
Spending the evening with Moi
Caiman -- tiny guy
Visiting the Huaorani community
Greeting the locals
Eme shows me the poison they put on arrows when hunting
Campsite near Huaorani lodge
Waterfall - a 30 min. hike from campsite
Eme shows us how to climb a tree like a Huaorani
I give it the ol' college try
Meeting Moi's mom and sister
Sunset on the Napo River
Breakfast time at Napo Lodge
Tower at Napo Lodge -- great for wildlife viewing
Eric searches for howlers
Countless colbalt-winged parakeets at clay lick
Charming children at Kichwa community near Napo Lodge
Lagoon near Sani Lodge
Fishing for piranhas at Sani
Full moon at Sani -- it was stunning
Feet following a run-in with an ant hill.  ITCHY!
Wildlife surrounding Sani is amazing and right on top of you
About a 1/2 dozen bats -- look closely
Sunset from Sani Lodge
A relaxing evening with our guide, Freddy
Travel-mate, Kate, celebrates her 30th at Sani
The whole gang
lizard during night hike
African palm plantation - 20,000 hectares near Secoya
Oil infrastructures passes behind our Secoya guide
Our wonderful Secoya guide, Fausto
Hiking near Secoya lodge
Kate and Fausto catch-up
Secoya Lodge
Cabanas at Secoya Lodge
Good folks from lodges, RA, USAID and operators
In route to Old Town, Quito
Crafts at Otavalo Market
Quito\'s Basilica
Inside the Basilica
View from the top of the basilica
At the Presidential Palace
Getting an insider\'s look at the palace
Daniel and me hanging out at the Presidential Palace
At the Equator. Look Mom, I did it!

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