About the project
Biokuka is a project by rebuilders of the rainforest in the Amazon with the focus of permacultural ecological agriculture and self-sufficiency, in an area where monocultures, agrochemicals, forest fires, etc. are big threats for nature. They provide ecological education to their visitors and inspire local organizations to both stop deforestation and find sustainable solutions in rebuilding the rainforest.
Pucallpa is a fast-growing city and fewer people can afford the entrance fee for the garden. Biokuka cannot afford to buy the tools they need to build new specific projects such as an island for recycling projects. With the money from Socialbnb guests, they want to lower the entrance price for local schools, universities and other institutions to give access to ecological education to everyone. Furthermore, their ambitions are to create a workshop with all the tools they need to build even more interesting interactive stations then they already have right now, to implant an awareness of the ecological problems they have to face today while demonstrating sustainable solutions at the same time.
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About the homestay
Biokuka has five accomodations directly inside the garden. The first one offers a double bed and is located on the first floor in a small tower. In the second floor, there are six beds. They also have a single room in a different house, as well as another room for four guests in this house. On the second floor of their open kitchen, they offer a bedroom with two single beds as well. All the rooms have access to shared bathrooms including toilets and one shared shower in their main building.
- Rooms & price per night:
Single room 15 USD Double room 25 USD Shared room 9 USD
- Food & Drinks: Breakfast is included. Drinking water for sale.
- Amenities: Light/lamp, wardrobe, parking.
- Activities on site: Volunteering activities, getting to know the NGO.
As the tourists stay directly inside our garden, there are endless possibilities given for them to get to know Biokuka. They have multiple options in guided tours. They also give free access to the garden 24/7 for their guests. You will have the chance to leave your footstep in the garden by planting your own tree. Also, you can help them out with our current projects, if you want to. Their main goal is that you as their visistor have a good time in Biokuka so whatever you want to do, just ask them and they will offer you the best solution available. They can also help you with transport.
As their volunteers and gardeners also eat lunch in the garden almost every day there is the possibility to just join them and eat all together for a few Soles.
The garden is located about 15 kilometers outside of the city Pucallpa, where you can visit the lagoon of Yarinacocha or continue your trip in one of the indigenous coummunities nearby for Ayahuasca retreats or take a boat ride to Iquitos.