Cultural Trail

Symbol of ‘Mother’ ceramics of Chazuta

Indigenous traditional practices and cultural pride


Lamas is one of the most important provinces in the region San Martin, for its great cultural wealth, inhabited by over 3000 Indigenous Quechwa speakers and Chazuta is considered “Cultural patrimony of the San Martin Region” because of it’s great contribution to archaeology and popular art, many reasons to be proud.
The lack of recognition and dignity to the importance of folk art, plant medicines and traditions has discouraged youth communities to lose their heritage, the youth are not forgoing with traditional practices and cultural pride identity.
In this regard tourism as an alternative of socioeconomic development for indigenous people, through the promotion of crafts and ancient knowledge.  The purchase of artisania and the participation of courses in turn helps to preserve traditional techniques and processes.
So thanks to you we can keep these traditions alive.

Package Tours

 Remember that all our package tours can be altered to suit your travelling needs.

Lamas to San Roque – 5 Days 4 Nights

Waycu Native quarters – hotel ‘Casa La Sangapilla’  courses in handicrafts – indigenous village of Chiricyacu – seated in the conservation area ‘ Cordillera Escalera’ – 100 m Waterfall Toroyacu  -camping – ending in San Roque De cumbaza – Chirapa Manta Ecolodge

    
Routes for hikers only;  This unique route combines culture and nature beginning in the capital city of the province of Lamas an ancient town whose inhabitants keep traditions and ancestral customs.  Continuing to Chiricyacu Native community where you will learn a handicraft with the local indigenous women; ceramics, weaving chumbes or baskets.   The forests in this area are home to breath-taking waterfalls: Toroyacu and Chapawanki.
Finally ending your journey in San Roque de Cumbaza home to the River Cumbaza a great place to relax and enjoy the end of your trip.

Lamas

Day 1; Town of Lamas – Native neighbourhood, Wayku – Hotel Casa La Sangapilla
  • Arrive into the Town of Lamas
  • visit the ‘Castle of Lamas’
  • Native neighbourhood of Wayku, visit the Craft Center ‘Waska Waska Warmi Wasi’
  • Waterfall Chapawanki (20 min walk)
  • Chanka Museum
  • Local dishes of Lamas
  • Overnight stay in hotel  Casa La Sangapilla

 

Day 2; Waterfall Chapawanki – Community of Chiricyacu – Artisinal Course – Hostel Valencia Wasi
  • Amazing breakfast at the hotel Casa La Sangapilla
  • Waterfall Chapawanki – This awesome waterfall is near the village of Urco Pata, surrounded by a lush forest with trees of many species along the way, you can find orchids and ferns and variety of birds , butterflies and insects.
  • Community of Chiricyacu ( 4 hour hike) or drive
  • Courses in Chumbe or basket weaving, with the indigenous artisans.
  • Organic dinner using foods harvested locally.
  • Overnight stay  local hostel ‘Valencia Wasi.’

 


Day 3: Waterfall Toroyacu

 

  • Early Breakfast
  • Hike (3 hours) to waterfall ‘ Sunipi Causani’ (Toroyacu).
  • Camping and cooked meals on the open fire
  • Swim by the waterfall and take in this magnificent sacred site.

Day 4: Village of San Roque 

 

  • Breakfast by the Waterfall
  • (3 hour hike) to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza
  • meal in the village
  • Relax and enjoy the River Cumbaza
  • meal at Chirapa Manta
  • Over night stay at Chirapa Manta Eco-Lodge

 


Day 5;

 

  • San Roque is a great place to enjoy your holiday the people are very friendly and welcoming.
  • Visit ‘Sachaqa Centro De Arte’ where you will see world artists at work in the studio.
  • Lunch
  • Journey back to Tarapoto.


Option 3D 2N -Waycu native quarters – Castle of Lamas – indigenous village of Chiricyacu – hostel ‘Valenci Wasi’ – 100m waterfall Toroyacu – camping – San Roque De Cumbaza
Waterfall Chapawanki
Remember that all our package tours can be altered to suit your travelling needs.
San Roque – 3D 2N 
River  Cumbaza – course in handicrafts – indigenous 
village of Chiricyacu – seated in the conservation area ‘ Cordillera Escalera’ 100 m Waterfall Toroyacu – camping
Day 1; 

Arrive into the Town of Lamas

 ‘Castle of Lamas’ where you will see views over the town of Lamas

 native neighbourhood of Wayku, Craft Center ‘Waska Waska Warmi Wasi 

waterfall Chapawanki (20 min walk)

 experience the local dishes of Lamas

overnight stay at Casa la Sangapilla

Day 2;

 

Chanka Museum

community of Chiricyacu

 courses in chumbe, ceramics or basket weaving, with the indigenous artisans

an amazing organic dinner using foods harvested locally

  Journey back to Tarapoto

Courses
Indigenous neigbourhood of Wayku
Chumbe weaving Chiricyacu
walk toward San Roque De Cumbaza
Camping at waterfall Toroyacu
Swimming in the river Cumbaza San Roque
Package Tours
Waterfall Toroyacu
Casa la Sangapilla
Waterfall Chapawanki

Remember that all our package tours can be altered to suit your travelling needs.Lamas to San Roque – 5 Days 4 Nights

Waycu Native quarters – hotel ‘Casa La Sangapilla’  courses in handicrafts – indigenous village of Chiricyacu – seated in the conservation area ‘ Cordillera Escalera’ – 100 m Waterfall Toroyacu  -camping – ending in San Roque De cumbaza – Chirapa Manta Ecolodge
Routes for hikers only;  This unique route combines culture and nature beginning in the capital city of the province of Lamas an ancient town whose inhabitants keep traditions and ancestral customs continuing to Chiricyacu Native community where you will learn a handicraft with the local indigenous women, ceramics, weaving chumbes or baskets.   The forests in this area are home to breath-taking waterfalls: Toroyacu and Chapawanki.
Finally ending your journey in San Roque de Cumbaza home to the river Cumbaza a great place to relax and enjoy the end of your trip.
Day 1;

 

arrive into the Town of Lamas

 

visit the ‘Castle of Lamas’

 

native neighbourhood of Wayku, visit the Craft Center ‘Waska Waska Warmi Wasi’

 

waterfall Chapawanki (20 min walk)

 

Chanka Museum

 

local dishes of Lamas

 

overnight stay in hotel  Casa La Sangapilla
Day 2;

 

community of Chiricyacu ( 4hour hike) or drive

 

courses in Chumbe or basket weaving, with the indigenous artisans.

 

organic dinner using foods harvested locally.  You will then stay in the local hostel ‘Valencia Wasi.’
Day 3;

 

(5.30am option to see animals at dawn.)

 

hike (3 hours) to waterfall ‘ Sunipi Causani’ (Toroyacu).

 

camping and cooked meals on the open fire

 

 swim by the waterfall and take in this magnificent sacred site.
Day 4;

 

(3 hour hike) to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza

 

relax and enjoy the river

 

meal

 

Over night stay at Chirapa Manta Eco-Lodge
Day 5;

 

San Roque is a great place to enjoy your holiday the people are very friendly and welcoming.

 

 visit ‘Sachaqa Centro De Arte’ where you will see world artists at work in the studio.

 

 lunch

 

journey back to Tarapoto.

Option 3D 2N -Waycu native quarters – Castle of Lamas – indigenous village of Chiricyacu – hostel ‘Valenci Wasi’ – 100m waterfall Toroyacu – camping – San Roque De Cumbaza

At 1230m San Roque has a waterfall of 100 meters high located in a small ravine. Upon arrival you will hear the sound produced by its waters crashing into the pool as if the sky thundered before a heavy rain.
There is a small waterfall next to the main 100 meter drop where you can have a refreshing shower after your hike.

Day 1;

Arrive into the town of San Roque De Cumbaza

welcoming drink

walk to Chiricyacu

courses in Chumbe or baskets weaving, with the indigenous artisans

organic dinner using foods harvested locally.

overnight stay in the local hostel ‘Valencia Wasi.’

Day 2;

(5.30am option to see animals at dawn.)

hike (4 hour) to waterfall Toroyacu.

camp, cooked meal on the open fire

swim by the waterfall and take in this magnificent sacred site.

Day 3; 

(3 hour) walk to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza

relax enjoy the river Cumbaza

Journey back to Tarapoto.

5D 4N
2 PAX
USD490
per person

Includes: English-speaking guide, guides, carriers, courses, entrance to museums, hotels, equipment, alimentation and transport.

3D 2N
2 PAX
USD240
per person
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2 PAX
USD240
per person
Includes: English-speaking guide, courses, hotel, equipment, alimentation and private transport.
Lamas – 2D 1N
Waycu native quarters – courses in handicrafts – indigenous village of Chiricyacu – hotel ‘Casa La Sangapilla’
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Indigenous village of Chiricyacyu
Chazuta – 3 D 2 N
courses in ecological paper, ceramics
and chocolate route

Day 1

learn how to make natural paper

traditional and regional foods

learn how to make a basic ceramic shape

overnight stay at ‘Joyce Bartra Cultural Center’

Day 2

walk through the fields of (RBM) learn about Agroforestry and harvest the cacao using machetes (opptional).

lunch at ‘Rio Bosque Magico’

learn about the process of making chocolate ´Rio Bosque Magico’

visit archaeological museum and art gallery

2 PAX
USD185
per person
Includes: English-speaking guide, carriers, hotel, equipment, alimentation and  transport.

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