Combination – Chazuta
Amazon River Trip: Cacao Island – Jumanchi Springs. Springs. Chocolate and Artisanal Courses.
Chazuta – a district of San Martin province located 41 kilometres from Tarapoto city. The entrance to the lower Huallaga and in the center of two conservation areas: The Cordillera Azul National Park and the Cerro Escalera Regional Conservation area.
Day 1: Cacao Island and Jumanchi Springs
Trip down the Huallaga River passing native communities along the way visit an island that produces 6 hectors of organic cacao.
Explore the cacao plantations ( brief explanation of the cacao island farm and learn about cacao production.)
Relax on the island beach.
- Picnic lunch in nature.
Journeying further down river to Jumanchi Springs a short walk (45 mins) to ‘Las Pozas Del Yacuruna’ swim in fresh pools and small waterfalls.
Journey back to Chazuta.
- Amazing dinner at Rio Bosque Magico.
Overnight stay at Joyce V Barter Cultural Center.
Day 2: Rio Bosque Magico courses in making chocolate
Cacao fields of ‘Rio Bosque Magico’ Heribertos family farm.
Learn about agroforestry and harvest the cacao using machetes (opptional).
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
Heribertos family with make you an amazing lunch using this organic, superfood.
It will be a happy chocolate day!
Prices: 2PAX – $340USD
Includes translated guided tours – English