Bora Indians

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iam1jones
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Very interesting village
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great village very kind and accepting people. They do some indigenous dancing and include visitors. If you would like to donate to these villagers it would be appreciated as they get no financial help from the government.
Written December 30, 2019
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lindatello
Hartford, CT296 contributions
Fun stop
Aug 2019 • Family
This was our first stop after leaving the town of Iquitos by boat. The gentleman that greeted us off the boat was very humble and sweet. They led us up the hill and through a little pathway to get to this big tent where they told us a little bit about their culture. They started putting a bunch of artifacts on us which were great for pictures and then they started to do a dance and shortly after pulled us in with them which was fun!! At the end of the day and say I did feel quite a bit of pressure to buy things and it was a bit overwhelming for myself and the kids but I let each and pick something I figure it’s going for a good cause to help them at all and it was a nice souvenir!! I did feel like the females had a jealous demeanor towards us but the men seemed very friendly. I would recommend this. Just beware they are very pushy for you to buy things. But we were very happy with the items that we bought and they seemed very appreciative except for the ones that you didn’t buy from / :
Written August 15, 2019
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Swan R
Lima, Peru58 contributions
Seemed staged
Jan 2019
At the end they would not stop asking my family and I to buy their jewelry. It felt like a lot of pressure and they would laugh at us when we actually bought stuff, probably because if was so overpriced.
Written January 13, 2019
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Karen J
Lansing, MI61 contributions
Lots of people visiting and learning about Bora culture
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is a bit of a place that you will be hounded to buy something. But the people do take no for an answer. The Bora are trying to preserve their culture as the young people move away and the elders begin to die. It is worth the visit, I have been there twice and the second time, they seemed tired....but still fun and good! They will ask you to dance with them....so be ready!
Written January 10, 2019
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Melony B
Frankfurt, Germany8 contributions
Unique Experience
Nov 2018 • Family
We enjoyed the dancing, singing and history lesson. I also purchased a few souvenirs just to support the women.
Written November 13, 2018
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Holger B
Manado, Indonesia175 contributions
The boat will take you to a small landing place and then members of the tribe take you to a small clearingen up
May 2018 • Couples
The boat will drop you of at a small space vegetation and members of the tribe will take you to a small clearing in the forest. They will then try to convince you to let them dance for you, which will cost you around 20 usd for a short dance. Then they will try to sell you handicraft, some of which is quite nice and cheap. When asked where their village is, they say far away. Not the most authentic visit, but it might suffice for those in a hurry.
Written May 21, 2018
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,085 contributions
Quick stop with a tour group
Feb 2018 • Couples
Our day tour of the Amazon included a stop to see the Bora Indians. We didn't find it to be pushy like others said. We did purchase some bracelets for our daughters, and you could see tan lines from "western" clothing on some of the tribe members. But as an example of what it might have looked like back when, it was enjoyable. Be prepared if you have young boys with you, some of the women are topless!
Written March 6, 2018
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U3185WLgeorges
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
A small and threatened culture
Nov 2017 • Couples
The Bora are found in a small area of the Amazon close to Iquitos and the Irapay Resort. They told us that there are only several thousand if them left. The older Bora seem slightly disoriented by the pace of change going on around them but the young ones are marrying outside their own people so like many distinct Amazonian groups they will like have disappeared in a few decades.
Written November 14, 2017
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Mike D
42 contributions
Traditional dances
Aug 2017 • Friends
Visiting the Bora is a decent stop-off when moving between the jungle and Iquitos.

The traditional dances are fun to get involved in and the tribe are very welcoming.

That said, prepare to be mobbed if you show any interest in their artisanal goods! You'll also feel under pressure to tip for the dances even though this is voluntary.
Written August 11, 2017
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neeko215
Washington DC, DC46 contributions
Traditional dance
Mar 2017 • Family
We were brought to a tent where the tribal members wore traditional clothing and asked for participants in a dance. At the end, they had a blow dart and allowed up to three tries to hit a post from a few feet away. It was definitely an interesting experience, but I would only recommend it if you have some extra time.
Written July 5, 2017
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