You will be visiting an indigenous village and learning ancient crafts. The Kechwa Lamista people continue their traditions, passed down for many generations.
We can learn how to make natural pigments with British born artist Trina Brammah.
Visit nature spots where you can feel inspired by nature.
Accommodation - You can choose between Sachaqa Centro De Arte and Depura Selva Hostel' Sachaqa is based a short walk from the village center. Experience en eco-arts community situated in the forest. If jungle life may be a little overwhelming for you, enjoy your stay in comfortable hostel Depura Selva, where you can sleep in the village.
Sachaqa Centro De Arte, private house
Depura Selva Hostel in the village of San Roque.
Where to eat? Our accommodation provides a kitchen if you would like to prepare your own food. We can take you to the vegetable market and supermarket before we leave Tarapoto. 40-minutes from San Roque.
There are many local restaurants we can recommend in the village, which commonly serve typical white rice, chicken/fish and bean dishes. There are vegetarian options but not many - a vegetarian ceviche served with coconut is my favorite.
If you would like us to include food in your package, please let us know.
Day 1: Settle into your lodgings.
Introduction to the village of San Roque and tour of the village, to get to know the best local shops and river beaches.
Day 2: ceramics in the Kechwa Lamista community
1-hour walk to the Indigenous village of Chunchiwi, course in the preparation of clay ready to make your ceramic bowl. Petrona is very welcoming and friendly.
Collect natural pigments on the way back, there are some amazing oranges and yellows.
After lunch, we can swim in the river and collect more pigments by the river.
Day 3; Learn how to make found pigments into paint
After breakfast, we can make our way to the studio to prepare the pigments ready to make paint. If you would like to have a go at painting please bring a sketchbook or you can have a go at stretching your own canvas.
Day 4: Indigenous villages and chumbe weaving
Drive in a 4x4 truck to Chiricyacu - there is an association of chumbe weavers who can teach you this ancient craft. It is hard to explain the importance of the chumbe, which is a type of belt that every Kechwa Lamista family will own. If you are on the farm and you need to carry bananas, or you are hiking through the rainforest and you need help to climb the mountain. If your trousers need a lift - the chumbe is a multi-purpose jungle tool. You will see its use over all of Peru. Lunch in the village. Walk back to San Roque, a lovely walk downhill passing native communities and views of the Cordillera Escalera national park.
Day 5: Relax by the River Cumbaza
On your last day, you can enjoy our river beaches, before your journey back to Tarapoto.
Anakiwi clear river springs - picnic in nature.
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Any combination of the above tour.
Home of Petrona, ancient indigenous ceramics, learn how to make earth into paint and waterfall Huacamaillo.
Day 1: Ceramics with Indigenous artisan - 1-hour walk to the Indigenous village of Chunchiwi. Course in the preparation of clay ready to make your ceramic bowl. Collect pigments for painting in the river, on the way back.
Day 2; Painting with found pigments- In the studio to prepare the pigments ready to make paint. If you would like to have a go at painting please bring a sketchbook or you can have a go at stretching your own canvas.
Day 3: Huacamaillo Waterfall - After breakfast pack up your bags ready. We will journey 30 minutes by motor taxi to San Antonio. Where you will walk 2 hours to waterfall Huacamaillo. bring rubber shoes for crossing the river. picnic in nature.
Your bags will meet you on the way back to Tarapoto.
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