Jungle in Pucallpa
The jungle off the Beaten Path
Even if our tours are for most of them out of the beaten path, Pucallpa is just out of the tourist map of Peru. And there are no reasons for it. Pucallpa is the heart of the Jungle life style. The city is the nicest one of the Peruvian rainforest.
This is the place to visit for Explorers.
Pucallpa hides the only non-volcanic boiling river on earth. And we know how to get there. 3 hours of driving into the jungle, 45 mins on a boat sculpted in a tree, 1h30 of trekking in the amazing rainforest before arriving to this small community living along this river and led by a Shaman.
And what about spending time in some Shipibo-Conibos communities ? Pucallpa is surrounded by those amazing native people.
As the heat and heavy humidity are ones of the most famous facts of the Jungle, we will enjoy the wonferfull "El Velo de la Novia" Waterfalls .
Your guide will take you to all the best places to eat local food. Get ready to be more than surprised.
The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca shamanism. Shamanistic songs have inspired artistic tradition and decorative designs found in their clothing, pottery, tools and textiles. Some of the urbanized people live around Pucallpa in the Yarina Cocha, an extensive indigenous zone. Most others live in scattered villages over a large area of jungle forest extending from Brazil to Ecuador.
THE BOILING RIVER OF THE AMAZON
In a rainforest in the heart of Amazonian Peru, scientists believe they have discovered the world’s largest thermal river, running hot for nearly four miles and reaching up to 80 feet at its widest point and 16 feet at its deepest.While the river’s extreme temperatures are not unusual for a geothermal surface, it is deemed remarkable in that it is non-volcanic. The nearest active volcanic area is actually more than 430 miles (700km) away.
The so-called ‘Boiling River’ is said to be the “crown jewel” of an unusual collection of three non-volcanic rivers in the area which also include the Salt River (a salty thermal stream) and the Hot River (a thermal freshwater stream) - both much smaller in comparison to the Boiling River.
EL "VELO DE LA NOVIA" WATERFALLS
We all deserve some rest and fun activities after putting so much effort in exploring the Jungle. I'm sure you will love the relaxing retreat at one of the most famous waterfalls of the region. Peruvians from the Uyucali region, always come to that unique place to refresh themselves.
THE BEAUTIFUL CITY CENTER AND THE JUNGLE'S FINEST FOOD
Pucallpa is not just about his surroundings, the city itself has much to offer. Amazing local markets, harbors, Plazas full of life all day long.
And lucky you, your guide knows the best restaurants in town.