Work directly with the community of Levanto to find new species of medical plants, orchids, and bromeliads... Log all plants and the locations where they were found. All your work will be logged in the city hall of Levanto and credited to you as official records. Volunteers contribute actively to our mission helping to inspire the appreciation and conservation of plants to our communities.
Day 1 Lima
Airport pick up in Lima and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Lima - Chiclayo - Chachapoyas
Transfer to airport for your flight to Chiclayo.
Free day in Chiclayo (optional visits to pyramids, world’s richest gold-filled tombs, Sican Museum, Sican Museum, Pimentel beach, etc.on your own). Night bus to Chachapoyas. (10 hours night bus ride)
Day 3 Chachapoyas - Levanto
Bus station pick-up service and transfer to Levanto village. (one hour from Chachapoyas)
The public bus arrives at 5:30 a.m. and the transfer to Levanto is one hour approximately. In the afternoon you will meet the authorities and people in charge of project. See the colonial church and its high gold altar that is 100 years older than any British structure of the Americas. Night in Levanto lodge, built in the ancient Chachapoyan style. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Levanto
Introduction to the authorities of Levanto and explanation of the area. Half day of work finding locations of medical plants, Orchids, Bromeliads ….. free afternoon to visit the community. Night in Levanto Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Levanto
Enjoy your day with hikes to Colla Cruz, see the Inca military garrison and at the same time continue with your project recording the variety of medicine plants or orchids along the way. The Inca Military Garrison located in Colla Cruz to guard over 2000 miles of major Inca Roads that radiate out from here.... night in the Levanto Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Levanto
Hiking to close sites like Yalape Ruins, Rosurco, Navar to continue with your program.... night in Levanto Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Levanto
We will hike towards Molino Huayco to look for more plants. Night in Chachapoyas. (B, L)
Day 8 Chachapoyas - Gocta - Chachapoyas
Visit to Gocta waterfall, 3rd highest in world, 2 1/3 times higher than the Eiffel Tower. Night in Chachapoyas. (B, L)
Day 9 Chachapoyas - Kuelap - Chachapoyas
All day trip to Kuelap, the ancient fortress that is the largest building structure of the Americas with 400 buildings inside the fortress. Transfer to bus station for your night bus to Chiclayo. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Chiclayo - Lima
Flight from Chiclayo to Lima in the morning. Arrive in Lima airport for your connecting flight to your next destination. End of program.
This program includes:
Local meals noted in the program
Visits to Kuelap and Gocta
Internal plane tickets from Lima/Chiclayo/Lima
Public transportation between Chiclayo/Chachapoyas/Chiclayo
All transfers inside the zone
Lima airport pick up service
Some meals (Lima, Chiclayo)