Welcome to Chachapoyas, where mountains and cloud forests join forces to bring you wisdom and shelter, and where my community will nurture your body and soul.
Hello! My name is Marilyn Velásquez Alvarado,I was born and I grew up in Leymebamba, Chachapoyas all my life.
My grand-mother Mercedes was also born here. As we walked from village to village, where she was called upon to be a midwife, she taught me all the secrets of our ancestors.
As a child, I soon became fascinated by the richness of my culture and people. I learned about the purity of life, the true meaning of balance, the strength of freedom, and the beauty of loving oneself and others.
This is why, 13 years ago, I opened Cafe Fusiones, a place to promote local and organic cuisine as well as home-made products. I wanted to share the love and admiration I have for my people, with adventurous travellers.
Soon, I was organising walking, bird watching and wellness experiences for families, independent tourists and friends in groups.
I discovered that travel is the blood that runs through my veins. It is my soul.
My grand-mother taught me how to navigate in life. This year, as I turn 40, I am now compelled to share her secrets with you.
This is why I have created all these new and amazing experiences, online and physical… and my community and I would love to share them with you.