Puerto Inca is a Province as well as a village. It is located about 2 hours away from the city of Pucallpa and about 20 hours by bus and 1 hour by plane from Lima.
Most of the population of Puerto Inca lives off farming. The climate makes it possible to grow many vegetables and fruits such as cacao, yucca, bananas, mangos, papayas, oranges, etc.
Boiling River - Mayantuyacu
For long time the existence of the Boiling River was a myth. Until recently in 2011 Peruvian scientist Adres Ruzo found it. It's still a mystery to scientific world, as they only found one of its kind- a hot spring found in the middle of the Amazonas with no volcano close by.
Photo: Devlin Gandy
-Used with permission of Andres Ruzo.
The Pachitea River crosses through the province of Puerto Inca. It is a tributary of the Ucayali River. Then this river meets the Amazon River.
The Sira Mountains is a protected area in Peru. It is located in three regions: The Huanuco Region ( Puerto Inca Province), the Pasco Region (Oxapampa) and the Ucayali Region (Atalaya Province and Coronel Portillo Province). This Reserve is not only a perfect hiking place, but also must see for any bird and wild life lovers.
Part of the local traditions is to believe in Shamanic healing. Tourists and volunteers are sometimes open to participate in Ayahuasca Ceremonies.
As an Amazonian region, Puerto Inca is home to a diverse range of wild life. Unlike other areas it is has not been spoiled by commercialization).
Cueva De La Viuda
Located in the district of Puerto Inca, it is surrounded by natural beauty. There are original cave paintings which survived as well as some ancient pottery found in these small caves.
Around the province of Puerto Inca, it is possible to find different native communities that still uphold their traditions.
-Photo: Used with permission of former mayor of Tournavista, Puerto Inca: Justina Reategui