If visiting an Amazon lodge downstream from Iquitos, chances are that you will get the chance to visit the Yagua village of Nuevo Peru. This is a tourism experience, undoubtedly, but offers a starting point to understand a little more about one of Amazonia’s larger indigenous groups.
We recently received a comment from clients saying that 'a visit to an Indian community ... left us feeling rather uncomfortable: they performed a dance and then sold us trinkets, but we felt quite ambivalent about the whole set-up'. The community in question was that of an Amazonian tribe, the Yagua, visited as part of the Ceiba Tops - and many other Amazon lodge - itineraries.
In this blog, we examine the pros and cons of these visits.