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The lodging in Arútam is with private Shuar families. You will be offered either single or double room depending on the size and composition of the group. Rooms are simple but clean and equipped with beds and mattresses.


Living conditions are basic, but guests have access to toilet and shower facilities. During free time, visitors may overlook the jungle from hammocks Guests may also enjoy sport activities, a cold beer in our small bar while enjoying the scenic view of Andean Cordilleras and Sangay volcano.

When staying in the community, tourists will eat together with villagers. The meals are traditional Shuar meals combined with rice or pasta (vegetarian meals can be provided). The stable diet is fish, meat, eggs, manioc, plantain, sweet yam (potato like root crop), vegetables, chili, meat and rice or noodles. Another stable part of the diet is the chicha or nijiamanch (in Shuar). Chicha is a lightly alcoholic and starchy traditional drink, consisting of primarily boiled and fermented manioc. Moreover, tourists are also invited to try other typical Shuar dishes, depending on the season.