Rumble Inca Jungle
PERUVIAN AMAZON 2019
Music/culture/adventure expedition following the exploits and camaraderie of a motley band of eXtreme musicians on an odyssey into local culture and music of Peru's Amazon jungle heralding those who work to save the rainforest. Impromptu gigs with jungle musicians ending with a concert to claim the
Guinness World Record for The Longest Continuous Concert By A Single Group.
Off on a 20-day adventure in the Amazon Rainforest, Rumble Inca Jungle. Let us know if you would like to Join Rumble Inca Jungle.
Included: All land & river transport, most meals (vegi ok), English-speaking naturalist guides, accommodations (3 & 4-star hotels & ship accommodations), entrance fees to attractions. Fitness Moderate with opportunities for strenuous day-hikes.
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The trees, the wildlife, and importantly those who call the rainforest "Home". To document the music, song and traditions of indigenous Indians in the Peruvian jungle. To share our music and to learn from theirs. Allowing music, song and dance to give a voice to the children of the forest directly to the world.
Music as the true international language
"Conservation is an activity but also a mind-set. We believe it is important to set aside, protect, and ensure the long-term viability of representative areas in the Amazon so that we AND the people of the Amazon can continue to learn about, benefit from, be inspired by, and enjoy the plants, animals, and habitats that those areas contain. We also believe that each of us as individuals, families, organizations, corporations and governments can and should find ways to conserve our planet by reducing unnecessary use, cutting down on waste, and making more efficient use of renewable resources. We owe this to future generations."
Our music adventure begins in Iquitos, Peru, with a backdrop of jungle mysteries, a land of "Wrath of God".
Our quest, to following the footsteps of 16th-century conquistador Don Lope de Aguirre on his expedition into the Amazon Jungle.
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Our "Eldorado" being the culture & music with impromptu gigs for children at school, with local musicians in parks and clubs; we use a universal language, Music Song & Dance, a Come Together of cultures.
Rumble Inca Jungle Highlights:
Flight to Iquitos, a Peruvian port city on the Amazon River and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon.
PART ONE ~ 9-DAYS
All international flights first fly into Lima; depending on where people come from, some may arrive Lima the previous night and we can arrange an overnight hotel or they wait at the airport for early morning flight to Iquitos. Others arrive early morning into Lima and a connecting flight to Iquitos.Afternoon to settle in to our hotel.
Lat/lon -3.715043 -73.245375
Iquitos morning trip to Belen market and the "Floating City" "The Venice of Peru".
Evening visiting local clubs & musicians.
Early morning road trip to the port of Nauta and by boat on the Amazon and Yanayacu rivers to the Amazon Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center: The home of the San Juan de Yanayacu Indians on the Yanayacu de Yacapana River, a tributary of The Peruvian Amazon River. The community of 200-Indians, 125 of which are children, help protect their rainforest home, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth with more species of mammal than any other place on Earth.
Lat/lon -4.334419 -73.300099
The Amazon Refuge is located on the remote Yanayacu River with 100-acres of private forest surrounded by a 1-million acre primary forest nature reserve owned by the local Indians.
Jaguars, caimans, a myriad of monkeys, birds, jungle sounds.
Afternoon guided hike behind the lodge to Chingana lake where to see white faced owl monkeys, the threatened species of pheasant, the Wattled Curassow (bird) which is only found in this region.
Dinner and music with local musicians.
Night walk to see the creatures of the night, tarantulas, praying mantis, and night monkeys.
Morning visit to the Kukama Indian community; arts and music with the children.
The Kukama Indians, population of about 2,000, are indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon. The Kukama language is endangered in that only the community elders are still fluent in the language.
Help us save their language.
The KuKama Indians of the San Juan de Yanayacu live on the Yanayacu de Yacapana River, a tributary of the upper Amazon River, 90-miles south of Iquitos, Peru. They, with their neighboring Indian communities, own 1-million acres of protected rainforest, land that is free from timber and oil consortiums, nearly 90% unexplored. Conservation and protection of their ancestral rainforest is of their highest priority. Over generations they have accumulated an extensive knowledge of the plants and animals.
Evening by boats into the night in search of caiman, snakes and nocturnal wildlife.
Off into the jungle for a 4-day/3-night experience to challenge our Spirit and learn from the Spirits of the Jungle.
SURVIVAL: With expert naturalists and jungle survival experts (with minimal but adequate supplies) under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere with the sights and sounds of true primary jungle - on a Hands-on Learning Experience:
- Construction of lean-to, how to select a site, the woods to use to set up shelter; how to use irapay palm fronds to rainproof.
- Construction of fire: wood that will have hard, dry interior even when waterlogged; use of copal resin as fire starter.
- Sources of pure water: Immature yarina fruits, puca huasca vine and cano huasca vine.
- Sources of food: Palm fruits, palm hearts from Euterpe and Iriartea genera, edible beetle grubs, legumes, especially from Inga genus, using barbasco sap to stun fish, canabrava to build fish trap, tamshi vine to make animal snare.
- Raft construction: Recognition of balsa wood, tied together with tamshi vine, oar from remo caspii.
- Mosquito repellent made from Nasutitermes termites.
- Weapons: Fishing spear from cumaceba, bow from cashapona, string from chambira, arrowshafts from bamboo and arrowheads from cumaceba.
- Survival Medicines: Venomous snakebite--piripiri leaves, venomous insect--curarina bark, fever--sanango root, disinfectant--pichirina sap, field dressing--fiber inside bark of machimango, antiparasitical--oje sap, dysentery or gastrointestinal distress--hierba luisa leaves.
Our survival area is a short distance from the lodge so no problem having charged batteries at all times.
The survival team returns to the lodge. Music and Stories!
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley.
Morning to the Kukama Indian Community for a farewell celebration.
Afternoon river trip to the port town of Nauta and road trip to Iquitos.
END OF PART ONE
PART TWO ~ 9-DAYS
Iquitos hotel: Those from Part One arrive back to Iquitos. Those joining Part Two fly into Iquitos.
Overnight local hotel.
Iquitos: Visiting local atttractios.
Evening jam pool side at the hotel with local musicians.
Overnight local hotel.
Iquitos: Day to rest up for the oncoming adventure.
Overnight local hotel
And now on to Braking the Record!
"If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." - Jimi Hendrix
Overland transport to Nauta. Building of the Raft.
Nauta lat/lon -4.508340 -73.5833247
With help from the local Indians building a substantial bamboo/balsa raft.
Full Moon and the music begins!
We board our 200-ft passenger ship; we have the entire ship to ourselves; middle deck for sleeping hammocks ~ can carry 100+people with huge open cargo deck.
6AM music begins.
With non-stop music a slow cruise from Nauta to the small town of Municipalidad de San Joaquin de Omaguas, Loreto.
Lat/Lon: -4.27528, -73.41694
Guests/sponsors to explore the local village ~ Musicians carry on all night long!
Slow cruise down the Amazon River to the bustling port city of Tamshiyacu.
Lat/lon -4.001968 -73.157111
Tamshiyacu City has a population of about 8,000. On the banks of the Amazon River about 30 km upstream from the city of Iquitos. The population of Tamshiyacu is dedicated to agriculture and fisheries. This also is a land of humari, pineapple, cassava, banana, etc.
6AM with 48-hours under our belt: Day 3 pushing 14 more to be 62 hours.
8PM we arrive to the Wild West city of Iquitos.
Rock and Roll Friday night celebration to the wee hours.
morning chaser to help the head throb.
Overnight local hotel
Afternoon flight to Lima and international.
Rumble Inca Jungle with the San Juan de Yanayacu Indians
*Included: All land & river transport, most meals (vegi ok), English-speaking naturalist guides, accommodations, entrance fees to attractions. Fitness Moderate with opportunities for strenuous hikes.
Best of all, your participation goes to support our communities and humanitarian projects around the world; We have already help fund the building of an orphanage in Nepal and are working with the San Juan de Yanayacu Indian community in the Peruvian Amazon.
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