Homestay

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90 U$D/day (base: 2 pers.) – n days / n nights as long as you want

A human encounter, an immersion experience in a family of an Amazonian community, in a place where you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere offered by the jungle. Possible combination with a cruise on Selva Viva befor or after your homestay…

During your stay, you will be welcomed in Wilder and Jessica Fasabi’s house. You will enjoy their sympathy and incomparable hospitality as soon as you arrive in the village of Canaan on the Rio Tahuayo, a river of black waters, tributary to the Amazon. You will also meet their four children. Your nights will be lulled by the sounds of the jungle.

Wilder will also be your guide. He will share with you his vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Amazon, the use of medicinal plants that his father transmitted to him and tropical agriculture. The activities will be adapted according to your interests. There are many possibilities for excursions around the village of Canaan. You will find clear water rivers and streams among sublime landscapes, observe many species of birds and attend to breathtaking sunsets.

You can stay there from 3 to 10 days.

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Journey Description

First day :
Wilder will pick you up in your hotel or in other meeting place. You will take a boat called « colectivo » is the waterbus of rivers, which stops in communities. A local transport, rustic where you can hang your hammock and enjoy the navigation through the Amazon (7 hours trip one way).At your arrival, a short walk will take you to Wilder’s lodge, a quiet place out of the community inside the forest. There, you will settle in your new home for the time of your stay, a lovely wooden decorated house equipped with mosquito nets.
Activities during your homestay :
– Trekking in the jungle
– Fishing
– Swimming in the rivers
– Intercultural exchange with the community
– Discovery of medicinal plants, fauna and flora of the Amazon
– Night camps in the jungle in remote areas
– Canoë
– Participation to the field working
– Visit of neighboring communities

Last day :
Back to Iquitos in the morning on a « rapido » (4 hours trip) or directly pick up by the Selva Viva for a cruise, according to your choice.

About the indian village of Canaán:

The rural community of Canaan is located on the banks of the Tahuayo River, about fifty kilometers from Iquitos, capital of the region of Loreto. It is located in the heart of the regional conservation area of Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo (400,000 hectares).

The main economic activities of this small village of about 200 people (35 families) are fishing, hunting, production and sale of cassava, plantains and charcoal. Several residents are also making handcrafts (jewelry, decorative items, bags, etc.) to increase their income. The financial resources of families are extremely low and their diet is poor because of the restricted diversity of agricultural crops.

The only access to the city is the river, paved roads being almost inexistent around Iquitos. The residents use traditional wooden boats called “peque-peque” to move between communities or to Iquitos to sell the surplus of agricultural production, fishing, or charcoal. The village has a primary school for children aged 3 to 12 years. The college for older children is located in the nearby small town of Tamshiyacu, like the health post.

As most villages in the Amazon, Canaan lives at the rhythm of the sun. Residents enjoy lower temperatures at sunrise to work their land (planting, maintenance, harvesting crops, depending on the season) until mid-day. The afternoon is usually dedicated to additional activities or relaxing: manufacture of boats, home maintenance, and installation of fishing nets, football or volleyball.

Pratical details


Region : PERU, Province of Loreto, Rio Tahuayo, Canaan

Duration : from 3 to 10 days

Number of participants : 2 to 8

Language during trip : Spanish English speaking guide available, please contact us

Local money : Nuevo Sol (S/.)

Visa : No visa for stay inferior to 90 days

Navigated rivers : Amazonas, Tahuayo

 

HEALTH

Vaccination recommended against yellow fever minimum 3 weeks before departure.

Prevention against malaria recommended.

Take compulsory individual insurance « assistance-repatriation » with your air ticket.

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Budget


Price per person all included:

Departure guaranteed with 2 persons

90 U$D/day (base 2 pers.)

Decreasing prices for groups upper than 5 peoples

Maximal capacity for this trip : 8 persons

These prices do not include:

– Hotel, transfers to airport and restaurants

– Personal purchases like handicrafts and optional tips

Reservation


Following steps are necessary :

1) Register your personal data form
2) Latitud Sur confirms availability by mail
3) Deposit
4) Latitud Sur confirms receipt of your deposit

Then you have signed up !!!
Just a few more simple steps to complete your file, after which you will then receive the necessary information to best prepare your trip.
We also provide you with tips regarding plane tickets purchasing and send you a roadmap to reach Iquitos / the boat plus more helpful travelling tips.

⇒ 30 DAYS  before the trip: Full payment (minus deposit) is due.

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