AMAZON CROSSING EXPEDITION 5D/4N

  (2021 GROUP RATES AVAILABLE NOW UPON REQUEST)  

 

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE 

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

 

DESTINATION: Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Reserve

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú

DURATION: 5 Days, 4 Nights

MAIN ACTIVITIES: Fauna and Flora Exploration

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc

BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: May - February

BOOKING IN ADVANCED: 2 Required Months

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Request Availability

50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats

PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards Or PayPal

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival

DEPARTURE DAYS: Any Day Of The Week

The AMAZON CROSSING EXPEDITION 5D/4N,  just like most of our exploration trips across the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, it is a navigation trip offered only by Amazon Expeditioners, compacted by several jungle adventure activities focused on wildlife explorations, 

camping,  jungle hikes, swimming, bird watching, fishing, some basic jungle survival and other activities like tubing and canoeing along the Tahuayo River. ​On this amazing  journey visitors will also get the fascinating experience of making an extensive amazonian crossing trip, navigating a total of 5 rivers; Marañón, Ucayali, Yarapa, Tahuayo and the Amazon River at the very end, finally arriving at Iquitos City by a different path than the one we initially started.

 

IMPORTANT TIPS ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government access permits to protected areas, transportation arrangements, exploration team assignments, English Speaking Guides availability, and all logistics support needed).

  • Exploratory backpacks weight limit recommendations are 10 kilos per traveler.

  • AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS will provide additional gear to every traveler (jungle boots, raincoats, mats, blankets, and tents) 5 kilos approximately.

  • Explorations through the jungle during this crossing route, will require for each traveler to carry their own personal gear and, to maximize your experience be at the least in a decent physical condition to accomplish each available hike.

  • All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions at any time of the year. Main Rivers and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified by your Guide’s discretion, this will not alter our motivation to make this trip the best as possible.

  • PLEASE VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BEST PREPARE YOU BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE EXECUTION OF YOUR TRIP.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

In this particular exploration route, when the water level of the Tahuayo River is at an average height, the navigation access upstream will open and will give visitors an additional advantage option in reaching a high jungle terrain in small typical wooden canoes, exploration that will last 2 days total going and returning and will allow us to enjoy a view of  "Colpas" of macaws, parrots, and mammals. The word colpa derives from the "Quechua" Inca dialect, which means salt earth, where all kinds of animals come to these places to lick and feed on the minerals of their land. This 2-day trip is meant to replace Day 2 and Day 3 from the original program and is totally optional to the already established program, and it'll be available only for trips of 5 Days or more.

 

🟫 DAY 0

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

 

 

🟫 DAY 1

08:00 Private transportation from Hotel to Nauta City River Port (2 hrs).

  • Brief Nauta City Tour.

  • Motorboat Downstream on the Maranon River.

  • Lunch on board.

 

What To Experience From Your 1st Day River/Land Navigation?

  • We will make a quick stop for a brief orientation right at the confluence of (3) main major rivers, the Marañón River, the Ucayali River and the Amazon River.. IT IS AT THIS POINT WHERE IT IS KNOWN AS THE BEGINNING OF THE AMAZON RIVER, WHO ENDS DISCHARGING ITS WATERS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN DURING THE COURSE OF ABOUT 6,400 KILOMETERS DOWNSTREAM.

  • Navigation will continue upstream through The Ucayali River.

  • Navigation will change its course to enter The Yarapa River.

  • With much attention and luck with the weather we can observe pink and gray dolphins and a variety of birds.

15:00 Arrival to Haldar Village.  

  • Hydration and gear arrangement.

  • 30 - 45 minutes hike to Jerusalem Village.

 

NOTE:

  • During The Flooded Season 30 - 45 minutes hike from Haldar Village to Jerusalem Village, and 

  • During The Dry Season an additional 1-2 hrs of small motorboat transfer from Ramon Castilla Village to reach Haldar Village, to later continue with the 30 - 45 minutes hike to Jerusalem Village.

 

16:00 to 18:00 Arrival to Jerusalem Village.

  • Drop-off gear and meet with local Villagers.

  • Transfer in handpadleing canoes or motorboat on the Tahuayo River to  reach our Camp.

  • Assignment of cabins.

  • Swimming in the river upon arrival (optional).

  • Hand paddling trip in typical wooden canoes to learn how to place fish traps.  

18:00 to 20:00 Dinner will be shared with the exploration team.

  • Free time (resting, walk around camp, night fishing on site, etc.).

21:00 Night exploration trip in search of nocturnal animals (birds, rodents, reptiles, etc.).

  • Overnight at the AE Jungle Retreat Camp.

 

🟫 DAY 2

05:00 Early canoe trip for appreciation of wildlife.

  • Inspection of fish traps.

  • Group fishing.

08:00 Back to the Retreat Camp for Breakfast.​

  • Jungle exploration.

  • Identification of medicine plants.

  • Identification of timber trees.

  • Search for bullet ants and other living creatures.

  • Search and identification of forest vines for hydration.

  • Search for a diverse species of "Giant Trees".​

12:00 Back to the Retreat Camp for Lunch.

13:00 Departure to El Estirón Jungle Area about 2 hrs river exploration.

  • No motorboats will be utilized to reach El Estiron, the group will navigate down the river by hand paddling wooden canoes, and with the main purpose of not scaring animals away. This silence navigation will increase our chances for wildlife encounters.

15:00-16:00 Arrival to El Estirón jungle area.

  • Camping tents set up for overnight.

  • Fire startup for preparation of Dinner.

  • Jungle exploration for construction of reptiles and rodents traps.

  • River trip to set up fish traps.

18:00 Dinner will be served.

20:00 Night exploration in canoes in search of nocturnal animals.

  • Overnight in Camping Tents.

 

🟫 DAY 3

05:00 Early canoe excursion for the appreciation of wildlife.

  • Inspection of fish traps and early group fishing trip.

  • Inspection of reptiles and rodents traps.

08:00 Back to the camping site to start a group preparation of breakfast. 

  • During this early cooking preparation activity, participants will learn how to fix their own personal fish portions.

  • Breakfast will be shared with the exploration team once ready. 

  • Search for poison dart frogs.

  • Construction of floating devices to escape from the jungle. 

12:00 Lunch will be served.

13:00 Departure to Amancio Jungle Area about 2 - 3 hrs river exploration.

  • Hand paddling canoe trip will take place in route to Amancio.

  • Floating devices will now be utilized to complete the reaching of Amancio as a jungle simulation escape.

15:00-16:00 Arrival to Amancio.

  • Camping tents set up overnight.

  • Fire starts up for the preparation of Dinner.

  • Construction of personal shelters using jungle resources.

  • Construction of rodents and bird traps. 

18:00 Dinner will be served.

20:00 Night exploration in canoes in search of nocturnal animals.

(Overnight in Camping Tents).

 

🟫 DAY 4

05:00 Canoe excursion for the appreciation of wildlife and early fishing trip.

  • Inspection of rodents and bird traps.

08:00 Breakfast will be served. 

  • Jungle exploration.

  • Search for poisonous dart frogs.

  • Search for primates.

12:00 Lunch will be served.

13:00 Departure to Tangarana jungle area about 2 - 3 hrs river exploration.

16:00 Arrival to Tangarana.

  • Hydration, gear arrangement, and hike to remote lagoon.

 

NOTE:​​

The two following camping options will be available upon arrival to Tangarana:

  • "On Dry Season" 1h. hike through the depths of the jungle to camp near a Remote Lagoon and increase our chances of observing wildlife.  During this excursion, participants will have the opportunity to see (caimans, macaws, monkeys, the prehistoric bird hoatzin "Opisthocomus Hoazin" and other Amazonian species).

  • "On Rainy Season" camping at Tangarana, since there will be no access to the Remote Lagoon due to dense flooded land. Instead, fishing trips, exploration in search of primates, caimans and other nocturnal species will take place.

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner prepared and served at campsite. 

  • Overnight in Camping Tents.

 

 

🟫 DAY 5

05:00 Early wildlife observation.

  • Piranha fishing.

  • 1 hr hike from Remote Lagoon back to Tangarana.

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast will be served.

08:00 - 09:00 Navigation begins on the Tahuayo River to Tamshiyacu Town, along the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area.

  • During this relaxing river navigation, participants will make a unique getaway to meet the Amazon River.

  • Appreciation of fauna and flora with a stop in search of three toed sloths.

  • Quick stops in native villages if time permits (El Chino, Buena Esperanza, Santa Cruz and Huaysi).

  • Finally meeting and crossing of the Amazon River.

 

13:00 - 14:00 Arrival to the town of Tamshiyacu.

  • Lunch in Tamshiyacu Town.

14:30 - 15:00 Speedboat trip to Iquitos City.

  • 1 hr river navigation to finish the crossing of the Amazon River.

 

16:00 - 17:00 Arrival to Iquitos river port.

  • Transfer to hotel/airport (End of the Journey).

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation

  • Fluvial Transportation

  • 2 Hotel Nights in Iquitos (If Requested)

  • Government Access Permits

  • Economic Support to Villages

  • All Meals During Expedition 

  • Purified Water

  • Survival Lead Guide

  • 1-2 Survival Assistant Guides

  • First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum

  • High Quality Camping Equipment

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  •  Airfare to and from Iquitos

  •  Personal Travel Insurance

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