After building trust with a local Shuar village, Ancient Origins returned once again to explore the Tayos caves in Ecuador. While the search for hidden cave entrances continues, our recent expedition also demonstrated that the secrets of the area may go beyond the caves and tales of Father Crespi and his mysterious treasures.
The journey to the village where our host Luis lives near the Pastaza River is not an easy one – but it sure is exciting for those who crave the adventure that accompanies steep, slippery slopes, a “bridge of danger” (a thin tree trunk and another piece of wood placed beside it), and outcroppings of jagged rocks in the Amazonian jungle.
Our small group was comprised of Ancient Origins’ team members John and Alicia, and archaeology enthusiasts and AO Premium members Wendy and Scott. We arrived to the village with a few bumps and bruises, but altogether ready to begin the search for cave entrances and whatever else may arise.
Scott, John and Wendy break from hiking to snap a photo in the rainforest.
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