In 1853 the first Austro-German immigrants arrived, looking to colonise the central jungle. After travelling for a long time, they set up camp in Oxapampa, where they developed their community in isolation for decades. Most of the houses here preserve the Tyrol style and the families still maintain their Tyrol dances and music. There are different accommodation options and agricultural activities available, such as a coffee tasting experience with one of the best coffees in Peru.
Pozuzo is the only Austro-German Colony in the world. Located in the heart of Peru's central jungle in a valley full of vegetation, it is perfect for environment lovers. Through the passage of time, the Pozuzo people have preserved their traditions, music and way of dressing and continue to sing in German and dance to the sounds of accordions.
The Pozuzu people take advantage of the natural resources around them by turning them into fascinating handicrafts.
The province of Oxapampa has been awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO. It is the gateway to the Yanachaga Chemillén National Park.