In the rain forest on our tour, our guides caught fish with a spear. They just put on goggles and a snorkel, jumped in to the river and looked for the fishes under trees lying in the river. It didn’t take them long to catch the lunch or dinner. Meanwhile the fire got ready, so the fish got cleaned and then into the pot with water from the river and vegetables. 10 minutes later: fish soup. Or fried fish. And rice of course.
This is a popular place from where to see the rainforest. The village is at the end of the road from Napo, and the village itself is placed around the square, where dozens of tour providers have their shops. It is no problem to find a tour to the rainforest; they all have standard-tours, of 1, 2 or 3 days, where you more or less see the same things.
We wanted to go further in to the rainforest, and have a longer trip. This proved a little harder. We first had to find a guide that provided that kind of trip, and then we had to negotiate the price, since we only were the two of us. Normally the price is based on a bigger group. In the end we managed to get a good deal and had 6 wonderful days in the rainforest, floating down the river on a raft, visiting indigenous families and hiking in the rainforest.
Jatun Sacha, a biological station and rainforest reserve is located near Misahuallí.
Apart from touring the rainforest, there isn’t much to do in this village. At the river beach you can relax or take a swim.