The founders of Ayaymama Eco Lodge & Expeditions are 2 brothers, Alan and Pepe who were born and live in Pampa-Caño village. They are cocama-cocamilla indigenous descendants who have deep roots in the village. They offer a broad knowledge and appreciation of both the local culture as well as the biological attributes of the upper Amazon basin.
Alan and Pepe’s mother and step father live in Pampa-Caño village. They descend from a large family of 12 children, Alan is the 11th child and Pepe being the youngest. After finishing primary school, they went on to study secondary school in a village called Miraflores to which they had to paddle a canoe early every morning. There are no secondary schools in the smaller villages only in the larger villages. After finishing secondary school they moved to the city of Iquitos to study at the University. They studied to become Naturalist Guides as well as studying branches of biology. They dedicate their time working as Naturalist Guides as they have a lot of passion for nature since growing up in their village. They began this project in hopes to stop deforestation and bring tourism to Pampa-Caño village. Your visit is very important as it helps to protect the Amazon Rainforest.
Alan met his wife, Andrea at the age of 17. Together they have a son, Geraldino. Andrea was also born and raised in the cocama-cocamilla indigenous village of Pampa-Caño. She has always had a love and fascination for animals. She enjoys raising different species of animals that have been abandoned such as monkeys and birds.
Alan and Pepe form a great team because the rainforest is extremely important to them. They show each guest the marvels of the rainforest and will make you feel welcome as if you were their first guest in their new home. They are proud natives of Pampa-Caño who love and live in the region. They are honored to be able to work with the local communities for the conservation and wide use of their land.
They understand this may be your first and only trip to the Amazon River and Rainforest so they spare no expense to show you the wonders of their beloved habitat.