Videos tagged with "amazon"
Lodge in the Amazon Rainforest [03:10]
Welcome to Yacuma Lodge, a beautiful place created for those who love the Amazon Rainforest. Through these pages we want to share with you the wonders offered by the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and invite you to enjoy an unforgettable journey. ¿How was it born? Yacuma Ecolodge is a joint ecotourism initiative of the rainforest Indigenous Kichwa Community of Chontayacu and Pamir Travels Group in Ecuador. It was founded in 1995 and since that the Ecolodge provides employment opportunities through nature-based tourism, a much-needed economic alternative to lodging. The goal at the outset of the Yacuma project was to create a viable ecotourism lodge that is wholly owned and operated by local Ecuadorian managers and staff. To accomplish this, Pamir trained villagers in a broad range of activities, including house keeping, food preparation and tours guiding. Today, 15 families receive regular direct economic benefits from employment and management of the ecolodge. They also receive indirect benefits from the sale of crafts that are made in a sustainable manner.
Amazon Upstream Jungle, Ecuador .mpg [14:28]
Visiting jungle area on upstream Amazon, we learned about life and culture of the local people. Recorded with a Canon in 2012.
High Andes to Low Amazon, Ecuador .mpg [12:43]
From Quito in Andes Highland down to Amazon Lowland in Ecuador, the scenic route is beautiful all the way. Recorded in 2012.
Amazon Adventure [20:02]
During our 8 Day Ecuador Tour we spent three days at a Resort on the Napo River in the Amazon jungle. We were transported to the resort by large motorized canoes. The resort was beautiful and located on a bluff overlooking the Napo River. During our time there we were given several opportunities to explore the jungle and what it had to offer. We spent some time with a Quechua Indian family that lived on an island in the Napo River. We all enjoyed our time at and around the resort.
Piranha Fishing In The Amazon [04:56]
While backpacking in Ecuador in 2008 we spent some time deep in the amazon jungle where we tried piranha fishing.