Asociacion Nugkui: Peru Adventure Tour: Native Culture, Native Craft, Native Camp

Peru Adventure Tour: Native Culture, Native Craft, Native Camp

Amazonas, Peru

Asociacion Nugkui

Non-profit organization

3 days/2 nights
From$95 USDper person

Asociacion Nugkui is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower Peru’s most vulnerable population by developing local economies through agriculture, education, and training.

Tour Highlights

  • Live with native community members while helping to ensure the continuity of their traditions.
  • Discover the secrets of the Amazon Rainforest and explore its exotic fruits, cocoa fields, and waterfalls.
  • Experience authentic indigenous cuisine.

Tour revenue supports guides, accommodations, and craftsmans in the local community.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    8 AM

  • Duration

    3 days/2 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages

    Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    2 to 10

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Waterproof jacket, Sunscreen lotion, Mosquito repellent, Trekking shoes, Light clothes and rain clothes to protect from mosquitoes, Pharmacy kit, Vest, Spare clothing (due to rain), Sleeping bag, Swimmingsuit, Towel, a biodegradable soap (if you want to bathe),, Lamp, Toilet paper, Medications in case of a food disease

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Day 1:
Travel by car to Puerto Imacita, the main port in Imaza. Once at Imacita, enjoy a local breakfast and recharge in preparation to visit a native community.

From the port of Imacita, embark on small “peque” (a boat), and travel via the Marañón river for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the remote community of Chipe. Upon your arrival, Awajún residents will accompany you on your tour while teaching you more about their customs and traditions. Residents will welcome you into their rustic homes where you will be served a typical lunch of fish, plantains and yucca.

Following your lunch, the Awajún women will gladly demonstrate their handicrafts. If you so desire, you will have the opportunity to purchase necklaces made from natural seeds, ceramics, and cloths.

Participate in a friendly volleyball match with local ladies in the early evening and by nightfall, visit the native community of San Mateo. A bamboo bed will be arranged for you as your nightly accommodation.

Day 2:
The following morning, enjoy an early breakfast and embark on a 2 kilometer walk to a nearby viewpoint where the town center, the Marañón River and the exquisite jungle landscape are entirely visible. Weather permitting, inhabitants will demonstrate a typical Awajún dance and even invite you to join.

Continue your adventure till you reach the ancient caves that were formerly home to Awajún ancestors. Finally travel to "La fuente de Pusanga," located in the town center, and return to the Chipe community.

Upon your arrival, Awajún women will await you with a typical lunch after which you will return to the community of San Mateo. There you will partake in a craftsmanship course taught by one of the oldest Awajún women presently alive. After the course, visit a native Cacao farm and sample fresh fruits.

By nightfall, you will have the opportunity to cook yucca, plantain and Suri (a type of local worm).

Day 3:
At 4:30AM the following morning, embark on your journey back to the capital District and conclude the tour.

Tour Start Address

Chiriaco- Imaza, Bagua Province, Amazonas, Peru

How To Get There

You can be picked up at your hotel or at the bus terminal. You also have the option of meeting with the org at Av. Principal S/NS / N. in front of the school TUPAC AMARU Chiriaco- Imaza. Bagua Province, AMAZONAS- PERU.

The address where the tour begins is 2 hours and 30 minutes from Bagua Chica (city or main tourist attraction), where you can get to the bus terminal. Buses run from 6 in the morning until 9 at night.

The tour location's exact coordinates are -5.1632759,-78.2882874

More About Asociacion Nugkui

Mission

To promote inclusive and sustainable tourism and to work in harmony with local populations and the surrounding environment.

Main Programs

  • Microcredito: It consists of promoting the agricultural activities through financing such as micro-credit loans to increase food production, nutrition, trade, and family income.

  • Sustainable tourism

  • Imparting young people with skills for the management of associations, cooperatives, and agricultural/artisanal companies.

  • Cooperatives and Agricultural and Craft companies