Iquitos is a Peruvian port city and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon and commonly know as the “Capital of the Amazon”. Zac and Darin travel to Iquitos and deep into the Amazon to discover the power of the local plants that provide nutrition, medicine and even spiritual power.
Iquitos is the most plant species-rich in the world with an estimated of over 17,000 species. The Amazon has more than 40,000 species of plants and 16,000 species of trees. Zac and Darin travel by boat and on foot through the jungle to discover some of the Amazon’s most important plants. Darin shows Zac the healing power of Sangre De Grado which treats cuts, burns, lesions and insect bites.
Places we visited in episode 8;
- Amazon River
- Mishana Village
- Ayahuasca Foundation, Mishana
- Ikiitu Restaurant
- Amazon Rescue Center, Maynas
- Malibu, CA