3 Day Trips – Full Chocolate – Amazon Rainforest River Trip – Jumanchi Springs

Chazuta

  • Amazon Rainforest River Trip: Cacao Island and  Jumanchi Springs.
  • Rio Bosque Magico: Cacao plantations and chocolate making.  
  • Traditional dishes of Peru.
  • Allima Cacao spend time at the factory learning about their fermenting process.
  • Casa Qoya –  The centre’s main focus is to specialize in post-harvest.

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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.
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Joyce V Barter

Day 1: River Trip: Cacao Island – cacao plantation –  Jumanchi river springs swimming – traditional dishes Peru.

  • Trip down the Huallaga River passing native communities along the way visit an island that produces 6 hectors of organic cacao plantations.
  • 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 river 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 – traditional dishes Peru.
  • Overnight stay at Joyce V Barter Cultural Center.
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Huallaga River
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Cacao Island
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Cacao Island
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Jumanchi springs

Day 2: Rio Bosque Magico –  chocolate courses

  • 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!

 

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Cacao Fields

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Day 3: Full Chocolate.

Allima Cacao organization –

Born as an association of growers out of counter drug trafficking initiatives in the mid 2000’s. With a diversified fermentation system (for different certifications), drying and storage facilities, as well as several remote processing centers for those members more than 8 hours up river, the farmers can’t wait to showcase their products. Certificated to export organic cacao.

Casa Coya –

Initiated by a family from Lima and Germany – The idea of creating a chocolate brand was their original motivation to escape the noisy metropolis and start a new life in contact with nature. Foremost was resetting our priorities and starting a new life in harmony and contact with nature. We sought to learn what we could from a natural environment and a people who have been here since ancient times.

  • Allima Cacao spend time at the factory learning about their fermenting process.
  • Lunch
  • Casa Qoya –  The centre’s main focus is to specialize in post-harvest. In this way we make sure that the product achieves a high quality.  Accompany us in the transformation of this valuable seed from its origin to the cocoa beans, ready to be turned into one of the best chocolates.( http://www.casaqoya.com/)
  • Mishky Cacao Chocolate Factory, a group of amazing women who initiated the project to gain independence from their husbands.
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Allima Cacao
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Various species of Cacao

Prices:  2PAX  – $340USD   

Inclusions: translated guided tours – English | Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners |Transport: Private car, private boat |Accommodation: 2 night stay at Joyce V Barter Cultural Center | Included all activities