The Community Ecotourism Center Kamak Maki started on August 20, 1982. We are a non-profit entity that functions legally in Ecuador under the CODENPE No. 394 since May 7, 2008. In 2010, we initiated a project specifically focusing on sustainable community tourism with FENAKIN MIES, an Ecuadorian organization who helps to fund our projects and mission.
Kamak Maki is a community project that was born with the idea to develop an interactive center of the Kichwa culture with respect to its history, myths, beliefs, ancestral knowledge, and relation to the environment. We believe that Kamak Maki is a space that promotes co-existence and co-living in the Amazon jungle through community-based tourism, without altering social ties nor inherent value of the community and its practices. We hope to demonstrate that the conservation of culture is not static and that with planning and adequate control, ancestral knowledge can be remembered in the long term. Currently, the center is working through the investigation and recuperation of natural and cultural resources to educate its visitors about the importance of cultural preservation.
The guides and workers of Kamak Maki are members of the community of Chichicorumi and are dedicated to the project and to providing an unforgettable experience for each visitor. We count on a team of qualified native guides to carry out a responsible and safe tourism project.