Mirador Indichuris: A place of relaxation with exceptional views of the rainforest, hammocks to enjoy the vista, and a tall swing that sends guests soaring over the river Pastaza. The compound also features some small caves, a restaurant, and a gift shop.
La Comunidad Kotacocha: This indigenous community permits visitors to tour its premises, admire and purchase local handicrafts, and hang out with wild animal pets (monkeys, parrots, and snakes). Also on offer is a 45-minute canoe ride.
La Cascada Hola Vida: A moderately easy hike of 30-45 minutes takes you to this beautiful, 25-meter waterfall with a natural swimming pool at its base.
La Cascada Arco Iris: Easily accessible at just 12 kilometers from the Finca, this 15-meter waterfall features a large natural swimming pool at its base.
Parque Etnobotánico Omaere: A medicinal plant center where you can learn about the healing plants of the Amazon with guided tours of varying lengths and prices.
Sacha Warmi Muskuy: At only 2.5 kilometers away, this medicinal plant education center is a close neighbor of Finca Heimatlos. The center’s goal is to “help indigenous peoples and organizations in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the revitalization of their cultural systems, especially relating to health and traditional medicine, with the aim of improving the current wellbeing of peoples in the Amazon. This promotes and supports the intercultural dialogue with the health, education, and environment systems, together with other public institutions in Ecuador.”
Paseo de Los Monos: Since 2007, this wildlife shelter has been serving as a refuge for wild animals in the province of Pastaza. From the mission statement: “In our sanctuary, we harbor more than 200 animals who became orphaned or badly injured due to illegal trafficking. We give shelter to many specimens which include primates, procyonids, reptiles, felines, parrots and other large and medium-sized mammals.”
Cavernas de Jumandy: At 120 kilometers distance from Finca Heimatlos, these spectacular caves require a slightly longer trip. Once there, you can enjoy an hour-long guided tour. The caves contain water, which means that at some point of your exploration, you might need to swim. Please be aware that parts of the caves are very restrictive and not ideal for people with claustrophobia or obesity. Children under 10 are not allowed.