Berraco offers the opportunity to visit a real indigenous community, with more than three-hundred years of history, located completely inside the jungle, San Jose de Uchupiamonas. To arrive here we need to take the boat by 3.5 hour upstream, and after that to walk for around 25 min to be in the village.
In the community our guest will make a hike around there, visiting the church, the school, the town hall and the medical center. Here you could see how the residents live here; learn about the traditional made craft, watching how they create wooden masks or beaded necklaces, and many other things.
Also, with this activity the company tries to contribute with the community to develop more the medical centers and the schools, making their life easier. You can contribute as well as a part of the sustainable exchange for this authentic cultural experience, by buying the handmade craft, or by just donating some objects that maybe for you are not useful, but in the community are necessary; we have a list at the end of this page signalizing some interesting objects.
- The Community Visit is not offer on the Maneche Program (3Days/2Nights)
- This activity has an extra cost of $50 USD per person. This cost covers the additional transportation upstream, equipment and motor replacement during the dry season.
- If your group meets the minimum requirement of 5 guests for the 4 day tour OR 4 guests for the 5 day tour AT THE MOMENT OF BOOKING YOUR TOUR, we give as a present for your group the community visit activity for free. If your group does NOT meet this minimum at the moment of booking your tour, you may choose to visit the community for an extra cost of $50 USD per person.
*This offer is just valid for groups that book for five or more people together/at the same time
You can find some of these items ready for purchase on our Amazon.com wishlist, just search for Berraco del Madidi or email@example.com. Even the smallest donations are welcome.
Spanish children’s books
Spanish teaching materials
Spanish educational games
Basketballs & Soccer balls
11 Jerseys/Athletic Shorts for Team Sports
Medical Materials: "gauze, cotton, tape, etc."
Saline Solution Drip Bags