On this community-organized, overnight workshop, make paper and ceramics with indigenous artisans, try your hand at harvesting cacao on an organic family farm, and more! This spectacular, in-depth encounter directly impacts small communities, and connects you to Peru’s real people, true culture, and authentic identity.
On this community-organized Peru travel experience, make paper and ceramics with female indigenous artisans, and try your hand at harvesting cacao on an organic family farm! This spectacular, in-depth encounter directly impacts small communities, and connects you to Peru’s real people, real culture, and real identity.
On this Peru artisan workshop, stay overnight at the Joicy V. Partra Cultural Center and Art Gallery, enjoy traditional, home-made, organic meals, and discover Peru’s spectacular cultural heritage and community-based social innovation.
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Tarapoto
Destination: Chazuta, Peru
Day 1: Work with Indigenous Artisans
Begin your Peru artisan workshop with a welcome gathering in the Joicy V. Partra Cultural Center and sculpture gallery. Meet fellow travelers and artists, enjoy a coffee, and admire the magical work of Peruvian Amazonian artist Joicy V. Partra.
After your welcome gathering, you’ll spend the day with female indigenous artisans who are experts in their trade. You’ll learn to make ecological natural paper, and learn to make a basic ceramic bowl with these amazing women. These indigenous artisans have devoted their lives to upholding and preserving Peru’s ancient traditions and crafts. As you work alongside the artisans, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from them, hear their stories, and observe their immense talents and skill sets.
Enjoy traditional and regional lunch and dinner with your gracious hosts, and spend the night at in a comfortable bed at the Joicy V. Barter Cultural Center.
Day 2: Try your Hand at Cacao Harvesting and Production
Enjoy breakfast at the Joicy V. Barter Cultural Center, then travel to Rio Bosque Magico Heribertos organic farm. First, enjoy a walk through the organic farm with a member of the Heribertos family as your guide. Learn about sustainable agroforestry and the process of growing cacao beans. If you’re feeling ambitious, learn the technique for harvesting cacao with a machete, and even try it yourself!
Enjoy an organic lunch of hyper-local food grown right on the farm, then check head to the farm’s production facilities. Here, participate in the fermenting and drying processes to prepare the cacao beans for chocolate making! In the evening, enjoy another delicious home-grown organic meal, then tour the organic Mishky Cacao Chocolate Factory for a look (and taste!) of the final product. Journey back to Tarapoto in the late evening.
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