Go beyond eco-tourism with a transformative travel immersion to the Amazon Rainforest.
In 1995, a call issued forth from the heart of the natural world was heard thousands of miles away by a small group of people in the modern world. That summer, in a remote village in the rainforest, these two worlds came together, and the Pachamama Alliance was born. Since then, we have been in partnership with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin of the Ecuadorian Amazon, enabling a profound and unique connection between two worlds.
Our indigenous partners have invited us to visit and learn from them so that we may carry their wisdom and message home and share their dream of a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Join the Pachamama Alliance on a life-changing journey to the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
Download our free E-guide series, by New York Times bestselling author and Pachamama Alliance Co-Founder John Perkins, as our gift. You’ll discover the magical secrets of the Amazon and get more information related to our immersive journeys:
Discover the Amazon, Discover Yourself
Meet your fellow journeyers in the highlands of Ecuador and prepare to venture into the unknown. In the next 24 hours, we will descend through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and traverse through the cloud forest and Pastaza River Canyon. It is here that we will prepare to fly into the heart of the natural world.
Where we are heading cannot be reached by road or boat, so we will take to the sky for a breathtaking plane ride with views of lush, virgin rainforest as far as the eye can see. Breathe deeply—the air in this region is more oxygenated than any you’ve ever breathed before. Welcome to the lungs of the planet.
As we descend into this pristine paradise, meet its keepers—an ancient lineage untouched by conquest, their warrior spirit still intact. These are not warriors of destruction, but the fiercely loving protectors of the forest and its inhabitants. Experience firsthand a people who are immersed in nature, connected to something deeper than what the rational mind can perceive.
We are invited to participate firsthand in the daily traditions and sacred ceremonies that have maintained these cultures for thousands of years. This may vary from ceramic making, blowgun practice, or work in the gardens, to waterfall purifications and ancient shamanic ceremonies. The indigenous people of this region are masters at reading dreams, and offer us pre-dawn dream sharing rituals where the spiritual and physical, night and day, magically converge.
Learn from the native people how they live interdependently with the forest and work with its plants for food, medicine, and shelter. When the spirit of nature is maintained in its healthy, thriving state, the Achuar people say that Arutam—the power of the forest—is alive. To be in the presence of a forest whose spirit is intact is a uniquely visceral and enlivening experience. A place exotic and far from the familiar begins to surprisingly feel like home. An ancient memory of nature-based living, stored in our very DNA, becomes awakened. You begin to feel, remember, and experience life through every sense. Your deepest self emerges, the one you’ve been waiting and yearning for.
Every journey is unique. Each group has its own special bond. There is a deep sense of magic and wonder in the rainforest that reveals itself in mysterious ways to journeyers. We invite you to join us on this one-of-a-kind immersion into the heart of the world.
“The Rainforest trip was THE most liberating experience I have ever had in my entire life. I’m free. This journey changed my life completely.”Trea Yip, Business owner and philanthropist, Dallas, TX
“This is the journey of a lifetime, one I will repeat. I have been on many learning journeys throughout my life. I feel as if they were all leading to this one. It was awesome, in the highest sense of that word. I was awed, humbled, inspired and embraced by the experience.”Cherie Clark, Troy, NY
“I can’t think of an experience that would parallel my trip with the Pachamama Alliance. It is simultaneously entertaining, relaxing, and transformational. Furthermore, the trip is structured and led in such a way that I never had to think about what I was going to do next, which really allowed me to be in the present with those around me.”Eric Lanigan, St. Louis, MO
The experience is thoughtfully curated, making your time as seamless as possible—freeing you to focus fully on the transformative experience. Join us one one of these unforgettable immersions.
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Pachamama Alliance Co-founder and New York Times best-selling author John Perkins, shares the most important and relevant indigenous wisdom he has gathered over the past 40 years. Having spent decades studying with shamans around the world, John has come to understand how indigenous wisdom can be the key to creating a thriving and fulfilling future for the planet.
Download these three mini-ebooks today and step into the heart of the forest with us.
When you travel with us on this experiential learning adventure, you’ll benefit from 20 years of familiarity with the land, culture, traditions and people. Our itineraries are thoughtfully organized and skillfully curated, making your time in Ecuador as seamless as possible and freeing you to focus fully on the experience.
A $500 deposit per person is required to hold a reservation. In the event you cancel:
Pachamama Journeys reserves the right to cancel a scheduled journey at any time. In the event that your journey is cancelled, your full payment will be refunded to you.
We're here to answer your questions and support your Journey. Ariel markets and coordinates traveler’s participation in Pachamama’s journeys to the rainforest of Ecuador.