Learn about natural remedies indigenous to the Peruvian Rainforest from a local medicine man. Hear how Mother Nature herself can heal and improve skin and health, with knowledge passed down for generations.
Local Life: Tropical Farming Village
Get a glimpse at life as a local “Infierno” resident by visiting a native organic farm that cultivates tropical plants like papaya, yucca, bananas, and others. Proud of their heritage and way of life, people from the community are happy to show guests the type of farm that most of them grew up with. As your guide translates, you will learn all about farm life and will also have the opportunity to see, smell, touch and taste fruits you’ve never heard of such as the Copuazu, ‘Fish-eye’ Chili, and Cocona.
Parrot Watching at Clay Lick
It is still unknown exactly why parrots eat clay. However, one this is certain – watching a flock of brilliantly colored parrots descend upon the mound is a sight not to be missed. From a discreet blind, watch parrots and parakeets of various breeds, including Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeked Parrot. Typically this takes place at dawn or early morning when the birds are most active.
Tower Over the Trees
Climb the tall staircase to see high up in the canopy in the heart of the rainforest. Because trees grow so tall and block the sunlight, much of the rainforest life is high up in the trees. See the rainforest canopy from different perspectives from three different platforms. You might see tamarins, monkeys, toucans, parrots, and sit among trees thousands of years old. Seeing the sun set or rise here is breath-taking.