Chocolate, culture and activities in the Peruvian Amazonia

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  Chocolate, Culture and Activities in the Peruvian Amazonia

4 days/ 4 nights

This wonderful trip all around chocolate, will give you the opportunity to discover the San Martin region in Northern Peru through its people, through traditional customs, but also through the beautiful and unique nature in this region. You will dive into the culture through workshops and traditional activities, which will make your stay in Northern Peru just very special.

  • Private transfer and private English – speaking guide for your perfect travel confort.
  • Learn how to make paper, using the pulp of banana trees.
  • Make your own basic bowl shape with indigenous women.
  • Visit an Island that produces six hectares of organic cacao.
  • Learn how to ferment and dry the cacao bean ready to make chocolate.
  • Workshop with an association of family, farmers and friends.

We provide our tour plans as an example for you to get inspired and an idea of how your travel in northern Peru could look like.

Once you have your trip in mind, we are happy to create with you your dream trip according to the length of your stay. We suggest you interesting sites to visit, nice places to stay, how to get there and if you should choose a guide to travel with you in order to discover a more confidential side of Peru.

Contact us today at info@phimavoyages.com or through our contact form. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Itinerary

  Chocolate, Culture and Activities in the Peruvian Amazonia

4 days/ 4 nights

This wonderful trip all around chocolate will give you the opportunity to discover the San Martin region in Northern Peru through its people, through traditional customs, but also through the beautiful and unique nature in this region. You will dive into the culture through workshops and traditional activities, which will make your stay in Northern Peru just very special.

Riverfront Chazuta

In the district of Chazuta and San Roque de Cumbaza

Experience traditions of the local indigenous Lamista and Chazutino cultures, courses in ceramics, chumbe weaving and ecological paper. Taste the most amazing energetic chocolate, learn how it is made. Journey by boat over the River Huallaga passing native communities along the way. Visit the ‘Cacao Island’ beach, swim in the ‘Jumanchi Springs,’ fresh pools and small waterfalls surrounded by untouched rainforest, picnic in nature.

Journey to the village of San Roque and stay in an Eco lodge next to the River Cumbaza. Workshop at ‘Agroindustria Warmi’ an association of family farmers and friends, with common objectives to expand ‘organic’ agriculture.

young ceramist in Chazuta Amazonia Northern Peru

Chazuta is located 41 kilometres from Tarapoto city; it is the entrance to the lower Huallaga river and in the center of two conservation areas: The Cordillera Azul National Park and the Cerro Escalera Regional Conservation area. The Chazutinos possess a dynamic culture expressing themselves artistically through its ceramics.

The district of San Roque de Cumbaza is seated in the buffer zone area ‘Cordillera Escalera’ Regional Conservation, a short 40-minute drive from Tarapoto. Forty one percent of its population is made up of native Quechua Lamista.

What you will do and see

  • Journey down the Huallaga River, visit an island that produces 6 hectars of organic cacao.
  • ‘Jumanchi Springs’ a short walk (45 mins) to ‘Las Pozas Del Yacuruna’ swim in fresh pools and small waterfalls.
  • Visit the cacao fields of ‘Rio Bosque Magico’ Heribertos family farm, learn about Agroforestry and how to make the most amazing energetic chocolate.
  • Hotel ‘Center Cultural’ owned by sculptor ‘Joicy V Barter,’ a magical space with magnificent wooden creations, gallery and coffee shop.
  • Quechua Lamista village of Chunchiwi- (45 min walk) workshops in Chumbe belts or basket weaving
  • Workshop at ‘Agroindustria Warmi’ an association of family farmers and friends
  • Stay at Chirapa Manta Eco Lodge, relax in hammocks looking over the River Cumbaza

Day 1 –  Artisanal Courses

08:00 Pick up from airport and transfer to Chazuta.

09:30 Arrival at the hotel ‘Center Cultural Joicy V Barter’, a magical space with magnificent wooden sculptures scattered throughout the hotel. Sculptor Joice V Barter studied in the capital of Lima and her work is inspired by her upbringing in Chazuta’s forest.

10:00 Coffee break.

10:30 Spend the morning with a group of indigenous women; have fun making your own basic bowl shape.

breakfast at the homestay in Chazuta

12:30 Organic lunch at ‘Rio Bosque Magico’ using the products grown on their own grounds, traditional dishes such as Nina Juane (chicken, egg dish cooked in a leaf), Majambo soup (family of the cacao bean) and Pescado a la hoja (fish cooked in a leaf) etc.

14:00 Learn how to make paper in this workshop using the pulp of Banana trees, normally cut and wasted after the banana fruit is ready; coconut is also used.

15:00 Continue to make your ceramic bowl or rest in the ‘Center Cultural Joicy V Bartra’ and spend time in the art gallery.

18:00 Dinner at the hotel, overnight stay.

Day 2 – River Huallaga Journey by boat

08:00 Breakfast.

08:45 Trip down the Huallaga River passing native communities along the way. Visit an island that produces 6 hectars of organic cacao.

10:00 Explore the cacao plantations (brief explanation of the cacao island farm and learn about cacao production,) relax on the island beach.

Chocolate production Chazuta

 

10:30 Coconut break.

11:30 Journeying further down river to ‘Jumanchi Springs’. A short walk (45 mins) to ‘Las Pozas Del Yacuruna’ and swim in fresh pools and small waterfalls.

12:30 Lunch in nature.

15:00 Journey back to Chazuta.

18:00 Dinner at Rio Bosque Magico, overnight stay.

Day  3 – Chocolate Route

8-9:00 Breakfast.

9:30 Cacao fields of ‘Rio Bosque Magico’ Heribertos family farm (half an hour walk,) learn about agroforestry and harvest the cacao using machetes (optional).

Responsible rural tourism

11:00 Learn about the different stages in cacao production and participate in the labour process, how to ferment and dry the cacao beans ready to make chocolate.

12:30 Amazing lunch using this organic, super food.

14:00 Mishky Cacao chocolate factory and museums.

16:00 Journey to San Roque de Cumbaza, overnight stay in Chirapa Manta Eco Lodge.

Day 4 – Visit the home of a Quechua Lamista family

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Chunchiwi is a one hour walk from the village of San Roque. Visit the home of Petrona where you can learn how to make a traditional Lamista Chumbe belt, used by the natives as an all-purpose rope.

In the morning Chazuta, Amazonie

11:30 Walk back to the village, swim in the River Cumbaza and refresh after your walk.

13:00 Lunch in the village, local and traditional foods, Aillith is famous for her vegetarian ceviche.

14:00 Workshop at ‘Agroindustria Warmi’ an association of family farmers and friends, with common objectives: to expand ‘organic’ agriculture in the village, reduce poverty through maximum profit, and promote artisanal-farmed products and to create a more sustainable village as a whole.

18:00 Dinner at Chirapa Manta Eco Lodge, overnight stay.

 


We provide our tour plans as an example for you to get inspired and an idea of how your travel in northern Peru could look like.

Once you have your trip in mind, we are happy to create with you your dream trip according to the length of your stay. We suggest you interesting sites to visit, nice places to stay, how to get there and if you should choose a guide to travel with you in order to discover a more confidential side of Peru.

Contact us today at info@phimavoyages.com or through our contact form. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

Budget

  Chocolate, Culture and Activities in the Peruvian Amazonia

4 days/ 4 nights

We provide our tour plans as an example for you to get inspired and an idea of how your travel in northern Peru could look like.

Once you have your trip in mind, we are happy to create with you your dream trip according to the length of your stay. We suggest you interesting sites to visit, nice places to stay, how to get there and if you should choose a guide to travel with you in order to discover a more confidential side of Peru.

Contact us today at info@phimavoyages.com or through our contact form. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

The Program Includes

  • English-speaking guide and local tour conductor (Spanish)
  • Private transfer Mini- Van
  • Entrance fees
  • 3 Breakfast
  • 3 Dinners
  • 1 Coffee break
  • Ecological water between the trips
  • Personal assistance 24h/24

Not included

  • Regional flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airport  or visa taxes
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Additional nights for flight cancellations
  • Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Booking Confirmation of International flights
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
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