Sepahua Transportation

  • Uri and the river, picture taken inside Arco.
    Uri and the river, picture taken inside...
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  • Our adventure begins...
    Our adventure begins...
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  • Uri is happy we took this ride through the Pongo.
    Uri is happy we took this ride through...
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    Return:Sepahua to Ivochote to Quillabamba to Cusco

    by darthmilmo Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Uri and the river, picture taken inside Arco.

    Return: Sepahua to Ivochote to Quillabamba to Cusco
    As anything goes down in the jungle, getting back to Cusco was an adventure in itself. The flight to Lima from Sepagua was canceled, but we managed to get a motorboat ride back to Ivochote. The ride took 2 days and 3 hours. We took off at 5 AM and cruised all day with an occasional stop on a village every hour or so. It was nice to get to see the villages we had missed rowing downriver. We spend that night close to our friends ranch so we took the time to say goodbye to him. The next day we continued upriver past el Pongo. We stayed that night with the family of the motorist near Pangoa. The next day we arrived at Ivochote. We took a bus that same day to Quillabamba and then to Cusco. Bus transport in Peru costs about $1 USD per hour traveled, no matter how many kilometers you travel. Sometimes is more, sometimes is less.

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    Pongo de Mananique to Sepahua

    by darthmilmo Written Nov 14, 2002
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    The true adventure started past the Pongo. The first thing we did once we were past the Pongo with our canoe at hand was to name it. We named our canoe Arco, after a friend who couldnt join us on this trip (all we missed was the Champaign bottle to brake it on its maiden voyage). After naming the canoe, we started rowing downriver.

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    Pangoa to Pongo de Mananique

    by darthmilmo Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Uri is happy we took this ride through the Pongo.

    We bought Arco, our canoe at Pangoa for 300 Soles (we would later find out it was highway robbery and the price should have been half of that; 3.5 Soles equaled $1 USD). At Pangoa, the river was fast and to make matter worse, there was a Gorge further down river called el 'Pongo de Mananique.' We took the advice of the lady we bought the boat with and took a lancha downriver past the Pongo. It was a big canoe, one with plenty of room for little Arco, the canoe.

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    Quillabamba to Ivochote

    by darthmilmo Written Nov 14, 2002

    Bus transport in Peru costs about $1 USD per hour traveled, no matter how many kilometers you travel. Sometimes is more, sometimes is less. As the previous day, this bus ride was an adventure as well. The bus driver was drunk to his knees so his son, the bus attendant, drove the bus. About 2 hours from Quillabamba, the police stopped our bus and delayed us for 2 hours. After giving the sober driver a fine for driving without a license and a blood-alcohol test, the bus continued to Ivochote. We arrived to Ivochote early the next morning. Through the two-day bus journey from Cusco to Quillabamaba and on to Ivochote, we got to see the change in Fauna from highland tundra, to pine trees, to forest, to tropical forest, to jungle. It was amazing!

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    Cusco to Quillabamba

    by darthmilmo Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Bus transport in Peru costs about $1 USD per hour traveled, no matter how many kilometers you travel. Sometimes is more, sometimes is less. The bus from Cusco to Quillabamba got delayed 5 hours or so due to a landslide that occurred at night. It wasn’t until several dozen people (passengers of other buses like myself) fixed the road that the bus continued in the early morning. Through the two-day bus journey from Cusco to Quillabamaba and on to Ivochote, we got to see the change in Fauna from highland tundra, to pine trees, to forest, to tropical forest, to jungle. It was amazing!

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