2017 Journey Winner, Caitlin Gwen
In 2017, Caitlin Gwen won our annual Pachamama Journey Giveaway. She recorded this video to tell you about the incredible experience she had on her trip to the Amazon rainforest.
Pachamama Alliance is hosting our Annual Journey Giveaway where we give away a trip to the Sacred Headwaters region of the Amazon rainforest. For every $50 you donate to Pachamama Alliance between June 22, 2019 and July 31, 2019, you will automatically receive one entry to win.*
*Airfare not included. Rules, terms and conditions apply. See rules below.
- For every $50 donated between June 22, 2019 and July 31, 2019, you will automatically receive one entry to win a Pachamama Journey to the Amazon rainforest. Donations must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2019 to be eligible.
- Eligible donations are for new donations only, on or after June 22, 2019. Previously established gifts—such as recurring monthly and pledged gifts—are not eligible.
- Entries are unlimited
- Airfare is not included
- Winner will be notified via phone or email on August 9, 2019. Winner must accept or decline their prize within 5 business days or another winner will be selected. Trip must be completed by the end of 2020.
- Employees of the Pachamama Alliance and members of their immediate family are not eligible to win. Immediate family includes: spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
- Terms and conditions apply
Learn More About the Trip
Learn more about Pachamama Journeys and see upcoming Pachamama Journey itineraries.
An Area Critical to the Earth's Climate
The Sacred Headwaters region of the Amazon rainforest contains the highest levels of biodiversity in the entire Amazon basin—perhaps in the whole world, and is known as the Heart of the World by our indigenous partners. Travelers to this region frequently see Pink River Dolphins, Macaws, Toucans, Capybara, and a wide variety of plants—many of which are used medicinally by the indigenous people of the region.
The Amazon rainforest also plays a critical role in helping to regulate the Earth’s climate by sequestering carbon and producing oxygen on a massive scale. Despite its globally recognized ecological value, the Sacred Headwaters, and its indigenous stewards, are under threat from oil and other extractive industries.
Medicine for the Modern World
Our indigenous partners live interdependently with the forest and work with its plants for food, medicine, and shelter. When the spirit of nature is maintained in its healthy, thriving state, the Achuar people say that Arutam—the power of the forest—is alive. Our partners have invited us to journey to the rainforest and learn from them so that we may carry their wisdom and message home and share their dream of a thriving, just, and sustainable world.
Your Drawing Entries Support the Protection of the Rainforest
Your donation not only enters you to win a chance to visit the Amazon, but also supports our work to protect this critical area. In partnership with other organizations and our indigenous partners, we are working to secure permanent protection of this region.