Forest of the Legends

Through our Forest of Legends program, we aim to immerse the children and their families of Iquitos in nature. By generating emotional and permanent engagement with the ecosystem, local history, and cultural identity, we work to promote conservation in the Amazon.

The Project Includes:

I would keep your Botanical Garden, Eco-Library for Children, and The Path of Mythological Beings” 

Botanical Garden

“The History of our Amazonian Ancestors”

In a section of secondary forest, we will find a selection of important botanical species of the Amazon. These species were chosen for their use in medicine, gastronomy, mystical arts, construction, and other traditional uses that are all part of the Amazonian history.

During a magical journey through winding paths, visitors can experience “The History of our Amazonian Ancestors”, learning about fantastic species like the rubber tree. Between 1880 and 1920, the rubber tree boosted the global rubber trade but at the cost of thousands of Amazonians who died at the hands of rubber barons. Other flora species we will encounter includes the “Ayahuasca”, a famous liana used by shamans throughout the Amazon; palm trees like “Irapa” whose leaves have been used to build the roofs of local houses for centuries; and the “Pona” used by the natives to make arrows and other hunting weapons.

Through a fun and educational tour, the botanical garden is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the main botanical species of the Amazon, revealing their historical and cultural importance through a reconnection with nature.

Eco-Library for Children

This is a beautiful natural path through one of the most fragile and rare ecosystems of the Amazon, the white sand forests. The foundation of these forests are made up of a soil that is particularly poor in nutrients, resulting in the development of vegetation adapted to these extreme conditions. This condition also prompts an incredibly diverse variety of flora and fauna species, many of which are endemic.

During our tour of these trails, we will find artistic representations of Amazonian mythological being made by local artists. These renditions play an educational role, promoting the sustainable use of the Amazon forest’s natural resources.

The Path of Mythological Beings

This is a beautiful natural path through one of the most fragile and rare ecosystems of the Amazon, the white sand forests. The foundation of these forests are made up of a soil that is particularly poor in nutrients, resulting in the development of vegetation adapted to these extreme conditions. This condition also prompts an incredibly diverse variety of flora and fauna species, many of which are endemic.

During our tour of these trails, we will find artistic representations of Amazonian mythological being made by local artists. These renditions play an educational role, promoting the sustainable use of the Amazon forest’s natural resources.