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“Nice outing for a day trip.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bora Indians

Bora Indians
Iquitos, Peru
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84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Nice outing for a day trip.”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

If you want to see some of the indigenous native indians, then a visit to the Bora Indians is close and easy to do in a day trip.
Good to see their native dances.
However, they are becoming more commercialized and sometimes work harder to sell their crafts than thinking about providing the insight into their culture that many want to see.
Check prices, as many of the peki peki boats in Bellavista Nany will take you there and will bump up the prices for gringo tourists. They also work on getting a commission from the Bora to bring you there. So ask around and shop your prices as they can vary a lot!

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Florida
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“Sweetest of the sweet”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Sure it was a song and dance for tourists but it was fun and rooted in their traditions. They were good people and you can tell that. Great stuff to buy that they make too.

Visited April 2014
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brooklyn ny
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“you may find it fascinating in spite of yourself”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

obviously this is a production for tourists, and we have no idea how much relationship it bears to the actual culture of these Indians. but even if the relationship is quite attenuated, it's an interesting few minutes--partly to see the dancing, but more to walk around a bit, see the crafts (which are quite nice) and chat with folks about their lives. We paid 20 soles to watch and then spent about that much on stuff.

Visited June 2014
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Mobile, AL
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134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Not somewhat of a tourist trap but a definite tourist trap!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Your arrive by boat to their covered performance area. These tribe members don't live with the actual tribe but are here just to entertain the tourists and sell their crafts. They do a dance for you and ask you to join in. After that they try to sell their bracelets and such stuff and the kids beg you for money. For me, it was a waste of time.

Visited July 2014
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New York
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“Somewhat of a tourist trap”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a similar experience in Panama last year visiting a native Indian tribe and I have to say that the experience in Panama was much more pleasant than this one. This truly was a bit of a tourist trap. We paid about $8.00 each per person for the 30 minute "performance". We didn't learn much about their culture either. When we arrived, they immediately painted our faces, put on headdresses and took our pictures. They did a couple of dances and got us up to dance with them. They pressed us hard to buy their souvenirs and at the end of the visit, the chief asked for a tip.

When we did something similar in Panama, we had a whole discussion about their origins, their culture, their ways, etc. We had nice conversations with some of the adults and we played with the children. They weren't pushing us to buy their handicrafts but we bought them because they were a likeable, gentle, people. This tribe was pretty agressive and really hawked their goods even when we had no interest in buying them!

Visited May 2014
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