Monday, December 1, 2014

Ethnobotany Trip To Peru

Jill Stansbury is offering her Ethnobotany Trip to Peru again.  If interested in an amazing trip into the Peruvian culture and a week of learning about Peruvian herbs, check out the details below. I have known Jill for many years and can attest to her being an excellent teacher. I am sure it will be a fantastic learning experience.


July 20-30 2015 With Dr Jillian Stansbury
Join us in July of 2015 to explore the plants and the healing traditions of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon.
We will learn of healing traditions from Incan spiritualists and travel into the Amazon to see a great diversity of plants and visit with members of several indigenous communities.

July 20 – Meet in Cusco hotel Pension Alemana Wed morning, Intro talks and Welcome. Lunch, City Walk to plant museum and herb markets, introduction to unique plants. Dinner discussion, followed traditional Andean music.
July 21 – Early breakfast buffet, botanizing Andean plants on the way to sacred valley and back.  Lunch in Pisac, visit ruins and markets.  Cusco Dinner.
July 22 – Buffet breakfast at Hotel.  Van down to the Amazon basin, settle into ACA lodge.  Dinner at lodge and evening stroll to focus on identifying tropical plant families.
July 23 –Short travel to Hauchiperi Queros tribe.  Herb walk with Fredy, traditional meal, afternoon arts with tribe.  Dinner and evening to visit with the Hauchiperi community.
July 24 – Travel to Atalaya and motor boat to indigenous community of Shintuya.  Lunch and settle in at lodge, meet with Liborio of the Bora tribe, Alicia of the Matsigenka for herb study.  Evening song and storytelling of amazon shamanism.
July 25– Morning herb hike to waterfall with Liborio.  Lunch back at lodge.  Afternoon plant studies and discussions with Dr Stansbury and free time.  Dinner at lodge. Eve discussion of indigenous healing ways with guests.
July 26 – Boat back to Pilcopata, Afternoon herb and tropical food preparation demos. Masato, Agua de Cocona, Aguaje
July 27 – Day at ACA lodge medicinal garden, jungle trails. 
July 28 – Van back to Cuzco.  View Cock of the Rock Birds on the way.  Lunch at Wayquecha research station in Cloud forest.  Late dinner at hotel.
July 29 - Breakfast at hotel.  Day trip with Incan shaman Kush. Coca Ceremony and offering to Pachamama, Late lunch at Trout Farm and closing.  Free evening.
July 30 – Breakfast at Hotel, AM Check out.  Preparation day for those preparing to hike the Inca trail or travel on.