Preliminary Itinerary 

YGL Amazon Resilience Journey 2021 

Peruvian Amazon 

November 20-27, 2021 

**subject to change 

Machu Picchu: Some of you may want to extend your trip at the beginning or end to  see Machu Picchu, the Inca Valley, or other destinations in Peru. Here are two  companies who can assist you with possible itineraries, and we can discuss as a  group, who is going where in case folks would like to coordinate pre- or post resilience journey add-ons! 

• Responsible Travel Peru, http://www.responsibletravelperu.com/es/ ,  Alejandro Teus: Cell: +51 995057612 

• Auqui Peru, Tel: +51(84) 593-619; https://www.auquiperu.com/ , Roger Martin  Valencia Espinoza in the past: roger@auqui.com.pe

 

Preliminary (subject to change):

Saturday, November 20 

Hotel - Casa Suyay in Miraflores, a lovely neighborhood in Lima

- Address: La Esperanza 144, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
- Phone: 51 1 242-9432
- Email: recepcion@casasuyay.com or gerencia@casasuyay.com
- Website: https://casasuyay.com/

Afternoon 

YGLs arrive in Lima

18:30 

Welcome Dinner at El Parquetito 

- Address: Cl. Lima 373,  Miraflores 15074 

- Tel: +51 1 4440490 

- Located alongside the  Cathedral of Miraflores, near Parque Kennedy  (Kennedy Park)

 

Sunday, November 21 

Tambopata Research Center

Approx. 09:00 

Taxis to / flights from Lima to  Puerto Maldonado. We arrive to Puerto Maldonado in the morning on a LATAM flight from Lima.

- NOV 21: LIM-PEM Flight # LA2573 – Departing from Lima (LIM) 09:05am and arriving in Pto.Maldonado (PEM) 10:45am

11:00-13:00

Arrive at Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the interoceanic highway to Filadelphia port (1 hour) for a boat to TRC (2.5-3 hours). Lunch on the boat. 

The boat ride to Tambopata  Research Center (TRC) is the best chance to see jaguars on the trip and great wildlife viewing.

- Meet a riverboat for a journey to Tambopata Research Center. Participants should pack anything they do not want to bring to the rainforest in a separate bag that they can leave with RFE staff on the bus and pick up on the return to the airport on the 27th.

15:00-16:00 

Welcome and briefing by Tambopata Research Center staff.

- Get settled into our room(s). 

16:30 

Rainforest introduction walk.

- A short walk to introduce the wonders of the  primary rainforest.

18:30 

Resilience Session 1: Our Rainforest Home 

- Introduction to the tropical rainforest and its resilience over time. 

- A young peoples’ session occurs concurrently with this session.

19:15 

Dinner 

- Briefing by guides for tomorrow’s plan.

20:30 

Night solo 

A 20-minute optional night meditation exercise in the forest.


 

Monday, November 22

Tambopata Research Center

04:30 

Early wake up

05:00 

Macaw clay lick at sunrise

- Early morning wake-up and a short walk and boat ride to the famous clay lick where many species of macaws and parrots congregate to socialize and eat clay – the largest congregation in the Amazon! (Light tea served on site).

08:30 

Breakfast

- Return to the lodge for breakfast.

09:30 

Floodplain forest walk 

- Walk through the forest with guides  discussing ecological adaptivity, flux,  and resilience. Explore key threats to the Amazon.

11:30/12:00 

Resilience Session 2: Understanding Resilience and Transformative Leadership

- What is resilience? When have we felt particularly resilient or not? Introduce systems change and “CAN” framework for transformative leadership. Explore mindsets and orientations of resilient people and systems.

- A young peoples’ session occurs concurrently with this session. 

13:30 

Lunch

15:30 

Overlook

- Walk through the forest to the overlook, where the National Park Bahuaja Sonene can be observed.

19:15 

Dinner 

- Briefing by guides for tomorrow’s plan. 

20:30 

Wired Amazon project

Tuesday, November 23 

Tambopata Research Center

04:45 

Macaw Chuncho clay lick at sunrise.

- Early morning wake-up and short walk and a 45-minute boat ride to the other famous clay lick, Chuncho. Breakfast on the boat. All-morning activity. 

07:30 

Exploring Chuncho Clay lick

11:30 

Resilience Session 3:  Connect Orientation

- Return to the lodge.
- Connect Orientation: Mapping sources and sinks of energy to foster resilience.
- A young peoples’ session occurs concurrently with this session. Track traps and camera traps

13:00 

Lunch 

15:15 

Adventure to the Palm swamp

Solo Activity

- A walk to the Palm swamp, where the Mauritia palm dominates the ecosystem and where blue and yellow macaws nest.
- A 20-minute exercise of observing and collecting data about what captures our attention.

19:15 

Dinner

- Briefing by guides for tomorrow’s plan.

20:30

Night walk (optional) 

- Meditation in forest - individually  (optional)


 

Wednesday, November 24 

Tambopata Research Center (TRC)

04:45 

Macaw clay lick at sunrise (optional)

- An opportunity for a second visit to this remarkable site. (Light tea served.)

08:00 

Breakfast

09:00 

Bamboo Forest 

- Walk through the forest with guides discussing ecological adaptivity, flux, and resilience.  Followed by a discussion in the lodge of key threats to the Amazon.

13:10 

Lunch 

15:00 

Sunset boat ride

19:15 

Dinner

- Briefing by guides for tomorrow’s plan.

20:30 

Optional night walk.

 

Thursday, November 25

Tambopata Research Center to Posada Amazonas Eco-lodge

04:30 

Macaw clay lick at sunrise (optional)

08:00 

Breakfast

09:00 

Boat to Posada Amazonas

13:15 

Lunch

15:15 

Rainforest walk to the  Canopy Tower (groups)

- A forest walk takes us to a 37-meter  tower, where we will observe the  forest from the canopy level and get a vista of the tropical forest and Tambopata River.

19:15 

Dinner

- Briefing by guides for tomorrow’s plan.

20:30 

Resilience Session 4: The Adapt and Innovate Orientations – Uncovering Bias; Building New Habits; Unlocking Flow

- A young peoples’ session occurs concurrently with this session. Huito tatoo. 


 

Friday, November 26 

Posada Amazonas Eco-lodge

04:30 

Breakfast

05:00 

Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake

Connecting to Ecosystem Diversity and Resilience: A 15-minute boat ride and a 40-minute walk takes us to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake, a tropical aquatic ecosystem where a  family of giant river otters lives. 

10:00 

Rest

12:00 

Yoga or Workout (Optional)

13:00 

Lunch

15:15 

Ñape Ethnobotanical  Center

- Connecting to Cultural Diversity and  Resilience: A 25-minute boat ride takes us to Ñape Ethnobotanical  Center, a traditional plant medicine garden of the Ese Eja indigenous community. Dialogue with the community during the tour.

18:00 

Story of Posada Amazonas Eco-lodge

- Rainforest Expeditions and the Infierno Community tell the story of their collaboration.

19:15 

Dinner

- Briefing by guides regarding tomorrow’s departure.

20:30 

Resilience Session 5: Closing

- Reflections on the Journey, insights, and future plans. Affirmations. Closing.

- A young peoples’ session occurs concurrently with this session.
- Night walk.


 

Saturday, November 27 

Posada Amazonas Eco-lodge to Lima

Breakfast on the boat

Morning

Return to Puerto Maldonado

- Take the riverboat downstream to the Infierno Community port.

Afternoon 

Flights to Lima 

- RFE bus takes us from the port to the airport for our LATAM flight(s).

- NOV 27 flights: 
PEM-LIM Flight # LA2572 – Departing from Pto.Maldonado (PEM) 11:29 AM and arriving in Lima (LIM) 12:55 PM
PEM-LIM Flight #LA2574 –  Departing from Pto.Maldonado (PEM) 12:35 PM and arriving in Lima (LIM) 2:05 PM

Late afternoon 

Arrival to Lima 

- Check into Lima or airport hotel, or stay at the airport for your international departure. Reminder: you must book your Lima/airport hotel if you would like one on the 27th. You may wish to book a room to rest in for the  afternoon if your flight is very late in  the evening on the 27th.

Afternoon or evening or later

- International departures