Simiatug is one of the largest towns of the Bolivar province. Tucked away in the gorgeous mountain ranges it seems to have been forgotten by tourists. Simiatug is one of the few towns in Ecuador of its size that is almost entirely made up out of indigenous people. Their traditional culture, homes and clothing make Simiatug a great place to get an understanding of the Andean way of life.

The colourful market is being held every Wednesday and attracts people from the entire region. It is one of the best kept secrets of the Ecuadorean Andes.


Situated an hour South-East of Tena, Sinchipura is an idyllic 30 people strong community sitting beside the River Napo deep in the Amazon jungle. Away from any town, cars and general noise the place is a model of how people live with the environment that they are given.

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