Shuar Community Project


The Shuar people are an Amazon  pre-Inca ethnic group that avoided both Spanish and Inca coquest and were once some of the most fierce warriors in the Amazon. This ethnic group is spread out into different communities in Morana Santiago, Pastaza, Orellana and Sucumbios provinces. For People who want to experience the amazon in a more authentic fashion and live like the locals this is an excellent oppertunity.


Visitors are welcome to spend a day, a week, or even longer with the  Shuar people to learn about the community, culture, history, agriculture, medicinal plants and food in the Amazon.

Sample volunteer activities include:

  • Working on the farm, planting and harvesting cacao, bananas, and other crops; gathering firewood
  • Help preparing traditional dishes
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Build cabins or make walking trails at the moment they need help replacing a roof
  • Make handicrafts
  • Help the kids with homework and teach the family members English
  • Use skill you have to help there lives better

In addition every time the Shuar receive a visitor We will plant at least one tree to preserve the forest for future generations.

There is a small contribution that you make to the community of $15 per day just to cover your food and accommodation while you are there, however for longer stays we can negotiate a lower contribution.

Find out more!

  • If you have any questions or would like to participate in this project, contact Carpedm at sales.carpedm@gmail.com