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
Off on an adventure into the Amazon Rainforest, Rumble Inca Jungle.
Included: All land & river transport, most meals (vegi ok), English-speaking naturalist guides, accommodations (hotels & ship accommodations), entrance fees to attractions. Fitness Moderate with opportunities for strenuous day-hikes.Let us know if you would like to Join Rumble Inca Jungle.
Our Mission: The trees, the wildlife, and importantly those who call the rainforest "Home". To document the music, song and traditions of indigenous natives of 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." Project Amazonas
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 cultural
Amazon Come Together
Rumble Inca Jungle Highlights: 8-day Music Adventure
Your arrival on your flight to Iquitos, a Peruvian port city on the Amazon River and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon.
Lat/lon -3.715043 -73.245375
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley.
International flights to Peru 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 into our hotel.
DAY 01: IQUITOS, PERU Lat/lon -3.715043 -73.245375
Our journey begins with your flight arrival into Iquitos, Peru, the capital city of Peru's Maynas Province and Loreto Region located on the left bank of the upper Amazon River, 3,600 kilometres (2,200 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean.
The largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, east of the Andes, it is the ninth most populous city of Peru with +400,00 people.
Iquitos is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road; it is accessible only by river and air.
The area was long inhabited by indigenous peoples. Spanish historical documents state that the founding date was set up around 1757 as a Spanish Jesuit colony.
In the late 19th century, the city became the center of export of rubber production from the Amazon Basin using slave labor of the local indigenous natives.
The Historic Center of Iquitos has structures designated as part of the Cultural Heritage of the Nation: the Cathedral of Iquitos, the Iron House, the Old Hotel Palace, Cohen House, and more than 70 other buildings. Other landmarks are the Plaza de Armas; Jiron Prospero, an avenue that is the site of several shopping and historical areas; and the lively neighborhood of Belen, often dubbed the "Amazon Venice" for its many waterways.
Overnight our hotel in Iquitos with dinner.
DAY 02: IQUITOS
Day to prepare for the oncoming adventure, organize gear, explore the city.
Afternoon music jam with local musicians on the Malecon: Iquitos' riverside walkway, edged by swanky bars and restaurants and yet cut off from the rest of the world by hundreds of kilometers of jungle river, is as spectacular as it is surreal. The meeting place for locals and tourists for art, music and food.
6PM musicians leave Iquitos to spend the night aboard ship.
Participants: Overnight our hotel, breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 03: 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
Participants: Overland transport to Nauta lat/lon -4.508340 -73.5833247
Nauta is located on the north bank of the Maranon River, a major tributary of the Upper Amazon, a few miles from the confluence of the Rio Ucayali. Here we board our ships and set off up the Maranon River to the Huallaga River. Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day aboard ship.
Our journey: Nauta on the Maranon River to
Huallaga River Lat/lon 5°6'13.70"S 75°35'48.75"W
and onward to Yurimaguas Lat/lon -5.9018 -76.1223 .
8AM ships depart.
9AM MUSIC BEGINS!
9AM-midnight, music 15-hours.
Ships travel only during daylight hours: this day 8AM-6PM (10-hours). Dock overnight at the town of Maypuco. Maypuco is the capital of the Urarinas district.
DAY 04: Our musicians continue day and night to their mission:
Music 1201AM-12-midnight, 24-hours making total of 39-hours.
Ships travel this day 8AM-6PM (10-hours).
PM Arrival the city of Lagunas.
Lagunas Lat/lon 5°13'25.06"S 75°40'23.72"W , established in 1670 and home to members of the Kokama and Chayahuita indigenous groups. Population of about 14,000 residents.
DAY 05: Full day docked at Lagunas. Participants explore town and meet with locals.
Group event with students and local musicians at the Colegio Misional Goretti (Goretti Mission School).
Our musicians continue day and night to their mission: Music 1201AM-12-midnight, adding 24-more hours and at the strike of midnight making total of 63-hours and the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!
DAY 06: Ships depart for the port city of Yurimaguas.
Musicians get their much needed rest while we sail up the Huallaga River.
Ships travel 8AM-6PM. Arrival Yurimaguas.
Yurimaguas lat/lon -5.9018 -76.1223
Affectionately known as the "Pearl of the Huallaga" (Perla del Huallaga). Yurimaguas is located at the confluence of the majestic Huallaga and Paranapura Rivers in the steamy rainforests of northeastern Peru.
Evening explore the nightlife of Yurimaguas.
DAY 07: ROAD TRIP! To Tarapoto.
Tarapoto Lat/lon 6°29'16.23"S 76°22'28.70"W
Tarapoto, with a population of about 180,000-people, is a commercial hub in the San Martin Province of the Department of San Martin or northern Peru. It is an hour by plane from Lima, in the high jungle plateau to the east of what is known as the selva baja (low jungle). The region's main activities are tourism, commerce, agriculture, and an illicit "shadow economy" that includes production of coca leaves, extraction of lumber, and trading in land concessions. Tarapoto is home to the Universidad Nacional de San Martin, an important center of higher education serving the professional and technical needs of a region of high biodiversity. With its active nightlife, Tarapoto offers a wide variety of hotels and restaurants in and around the city.
Evening jam with local musicians.
Overnight local hotel, breakfast and dinner included.
DAY 08: RUMBLE ENDS
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and international or post-Rumble excursion:
*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.
Rumble Inca Jungle
Our Ship: 14-cabins that accommodate 4-people in each and a covered deck for those using hammocks. Up to 120-people. Stops a a number of villages on route - we head up the Amazon River to the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers (the beginning of the Amazon River proper). And continue on the Maranon to the Huallaga River and up the Huallaga River to the port city of Yurimaguas.
Cabin Accommodations for Guinness Judges, video/audio crew, medics, and some sponsors.
Full kitchen, all meals onboard, and bar with ship's crew, cook, and security.
Top Deck Hammock Deck
Our Companion Ship: Our Tucunar provides cabin accommodations for additional sponsors. All meals onboard.
Optional Pre - Rumble Inca Jungle Excursion: optional for those who wish to arrive into Iquitos a week before the Rumble to explore remote primary rainforest.
Optional Post - Rumble Inca Jungle Excursion: For those who wish visit the ruin sites and fortress in Chachapoyas, or off to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
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