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The village of San Roque De Cumbaza is a 45-minute drive from the city of Tarapoto.  We can send a motor-taxi to pick you up from your hotel or the airport.

Hiking Trip 1 - Avinacion indigenous Kechwa village and waterfall Maraysillo.

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We will begin your journey in the village of San Roque De Cumbaza. From there a 40 minutes drive to the village of Avinacion, with views of the Cordillera Escalera and passing native communities along the way.  One hour walk to this magical waterfall with a local guide from the village of Aviacion. 

Cultural Immersion experience - an opportunity to know what it is like in a small Peruvian indigenous community, which has maintained ancient traditions.  Lunch in the village, local dishes prepared with foods collected from local farms.  Choice of a 2-hour walk back to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza or drive - a lovely walk with amazing views.

Hiking Trip 2 - Sculpture Trail and Añaquiwi clear river springs.

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Hike to the clear river springs of Añakiwi, a magical place surrounded by friendly jungle forests, where you can hear the many sounds of birds and Blue Morpho butterflies passing by.  Picnic lunch in nature and time to swim and relax by the river.  The path is quite steep so you would have to be of a certain fitness to do this trail.  After relaxing by the river we can walk up towards the viewpoints of the Cordillera Escalera national park, Passing by Sachaqa Centro De Arte and sculpture trail along the way back.  

Hiking Trip 3 - Spend time relaxing and swimming at Huacamaillo Waterfall.

Huacamaillo

Short 20 minute drive to the village of San Antonio from Tarapoto.  One and half hour walk to Huacamaillo Waterfall.  Crossing over the river three times - bring plastic shoes.   Time for relaxing by the waterfall and picnic lunch in nature. If you would like to visit local healer Don Alberto along the way let us know and we will arrange a meeting with him to discuss the medicine plants in his garden.

Hiking Trip 4 - Ceramics in the indigenous village of Chunchiwi

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1 -hour walk to the village of Chunchiwi from San Roque De Cumbaza. Where you will visit the home of Petrona and learn to make a ceramic pot with clay collected locally.  A unique opportunity to spend time in a local indigenous village, surrounded by views of the Cordillera Escalera national park.

Creative Tour 1 - Learn to paint using pigments found in Amazonian rivers - great for families!

Found Pigment Painting

Spend time by the River Cumbaza looking for natural pigments with pigment painter Trina Brammah.  Enjoy swimming in the river, secluded in nature.  A short walk to Sachaqa Centro De Arte where you will learn how to make the pigments into paint.

Creative Tour 2 - Avinacion indigenous Kechwa village learn how to weave a chumbe belt.

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45 minutes drive to the village of Avinacion from San Roque De Cumbaza.  learn how to make a traditional chumbe belt, used as an all-purpose tool for carrying heavy loads from the farm.  Such as; bananas, baskets of fruits, coffee or cacao beans and firewood.  If you were to be stuck on a mountain the chumbe can come in handy if you need a rope for climbing.  They are used around trousers as a mark of cultural pride. There are various symbols woven into the belt with various symbolism of myths and legends etc.

Cultural Immersion experience - an opportunity to know what it is like in a small Peruvian indigenous community, which has maintained ancient traditions.  Lunch in the village, local dishes prepared with foods collected from local farms.  Choice of a 2-hour walk back to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza or drive - a lovely walk with amazing views.