The main purpose of this amazon educational survival journey, is to educate our young visitors worldwide on how people from this side of the world survive from an extensive and resourceful jungle. The trip will consist on a quite challenging, intense and relaxing Amazon Crossing trip centered on a short simulation of the rediscovery of multiple explored areas rich in fauna and flora, as well as in the observation and discussion of different cultural issues and needs within their
indigenous inhabitants, the demonstration of some of their ancestral spiritual healing beliefs of great importance that help them maintain a close and hormonic relationship with nature, and their utilization of a large variety of medicinal plants to maintain their existence in such of complex territory. The place where our young students /scouts will explore, it will allow them to receive a more direct and realistic feeling, by living their own experience in a real life scenario about a lifestyle seen from different perspectives.
Visitors will also receive a strong dose of general history of the main Amazonian port of entry "Iquitos", and the negative impact left by some groups of foreign past civilizations, from conquerors, discoverers, fortune-seeking merchants and others. All this has caused many changes to both, an intact Amazonian ecosystem, and to the survival needs of their indigenous inhabitants due to the exploitation of their natural resources over the years.
This trip will definitely provide to our young participants with the opportunity to learn from other cultures, appreciate the enjoyment of nature and how good it is to disconnect from all once in a while, hoping that the experience aid them to open their minds into a comprehensive base on how to develop their knowledge for future professional career paths they decide to choose.
In addition to learning about various revealed and undisclosed investigations of the biodiversity of the Amazon, by conducting a journey to such of remote Amazon communities, everyone will be contributing to the preservation and survival needs of its natural environment and indigenous around, all this with the assistance and sponsorship of the Amazon Expeditioners Survival Team and their great support to the Amazonian ecosystem, and as a positive contributor and promoter of the "SERNANP" "(National System of Protected Natural Areas) and" DIRCETUR "(Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism).
07:00 Continental Breakfast (Amazonian Buffet Gastronomy Served at the Hotels Restaurant)
08:30 MEETING WITH THE AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS TEAM AT THE HOTEL’S CONFERENCE ROOM:
Welcome aboard brief by “Christian Del Cuadro” (US Marine Veteran/Founder of Amazon Expeditioners)
General Educational Introduction Class by “University Professor Mr. Alberto Gonzales” PPP/Video played
Iquitos City Tour to Main Historical Places
Transfers to Nauta City River Port, City Tour Before Boarding
River Boat Navigation Downstream on the Maranon River in Route to the Amazon Rainforest
Lunch Served on Board
DURING THIS RIVER NAVIGATION TO THE HEART OF THE PERUVIAN AMAZON RAINFOREST OUR GROUP WILL EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING:
Have the Privilege to pass and stop for instructional orientation by the encounter of (3) Major Rivers "The Maranon River", the "Ucayali River", and the "Mighty Amazon River". RIGHT AT THIS POINT IS WHERE IT IS BEST KNOWN AS THE BEGINNING OF THE AMAZONAS RIVER, ENDING DISCHARGING ITS WATERS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.
Navigation will continue upstream through The Ucayali River
Navigation will change its course to enter The Yarapa River
30 Minutes Hike from Haldar Indigenous Village to Jerusalem Indigenous Village
Meeting with the Local Villagers, Followed by a Village Tour
Friendly and Morale Booster Football Game with the Children of the Community
River Boat Navigation on the Tahuayo River to the AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS JUNGLE RETREAT CAMP
Dinner Served at Arrival
Nocturnal Exploration in Search of a the Giant Green Monkey Frog Best Known as "Kambo" or "Phylomedusa Bicolor”
"Kambo" The Secretion Extraction Ritual will be Conducted by the Experts
(OVERNIGHT AT THE JUNGLE RETREAT CAMP)
DAY 2 (MONDAY) INTRODUCTION TO AMAZONIAN SHAMANISM
08:00 Breakfast will be Served
Meeting with the Shamans for Educational Orientation Class on Amazonian Ancestral Shamanism Healing Practices (Ayahuasca “Banesteriosis Caapi”, Kambo “Phylomedusa Bicolor”, and other Medicinal Plants).
Kambo Ceremony Application will be Conducted
13:00 Lunch will be Served
Ayahuasca Group Preparation Event will Take Place
Jungle Exploration for a Botanical Educational Orientation Hike
Relaxing Interaction with Nature (Canoeing/Tubing/Swimming Event)
18:00 Dinner will be Served
20:00 Ayahuasca Ceremony Group Event
(OVERNIGHT AT THE JUNGLE RETREAT CAMP)
DAY 3 (TUESDAY)INTRODUCTION TO AMAZON JUNGLE SURVIVAL
06:00 Early Breakfast Before Survival Day Starts
The Following 7 Basic Survival Priorities in the Wilderness Environment will be Instruct to Each Student:
Positive Mental Attitude
***Meals will be Cooked and Aid Utilizing all Edible Resources Collected and Obtained During the Jungle Excursions and Fishing Trip.
(OVERNIGHT IN CAMPING TENTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE JUNGLE)
DAY 4 (WEDNESDAY) SURVIVAL ESCAPE SIMULATION AND WILDLIFE EXPLORATION
08:00 Returning to the JUNGLE RETREAT CAMP in Floating Devices along the Tahuayo River
09:00 Warriors Breakfast
11:00 River Navigation Begins
15:00 Arrival to Wildlife Exploration Area
Lunch will be Served
1 hour Jungle Hike to a Remote Creek for Observation of Wildlife, "On Dry Season" during the Excursion Visitors will have the amazing opportunity to see (alligators, macaws, monkeys, the prehistoric bird hoatzin "Opisthocomus hoazin" and Other Amazonian Species)
Exploration Trip Deep Inside the Primary Jungle "On Rainy Season" in Search of Wildlife (tapirs, peccaries, capybaras, monkeys, reptiles, birds and more)
Camp Set Up
Dinner will be Served
(OVERNIGHT IN CAMPING TENTS NEAR REMOTE CREEK)
DAY 5 (THURSDAY) AMAZON CROSSING NAVIGATION
05:00 Early Wildlife Observation
07:30 Breakfast will be Served
1 hour Hike Back to our Boats
River Crossing Navigation in Search of the Amazon River
Visit to Local Amazonian Village for Lunch
16:00 Arrival to Final Stop (An Amazonian Sugar Cane Brandy Factory/Buffalo’s Cattle Ranch)
(OVERNIGHT AT THE CATTLE RANCH IN THE BASINS OF THE AMAZON RIVER)
DAY 6 (FRIDAY)RETURNING
05:30 Sunset Observation from the shores of the Amazon River
07:00 Interaction Step by Step in the Elaboration and Production of "Sugar Cane Brandy" or "Sugar Cane Rum",
and other Liquors Produced from Tropical Fruits and Medicinal Roots Enriched with Pure Cane Juice.
Buffalo’s Breeding Orientation Tour
Navigation Trip to San Joaquin de Omaguas Village in Return to Iquitos City
16:00 Arrival to Iquitos City/Hotel (End of Journey)
(OVERNIGHT AT IQUITOS HOTEL, SPONSORED BY AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS)
TRAVEL TIPS TO KNOW BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER YOUR JOURNEY:
Before the Journey
Allow yourself some quality time before your trip to visit the Preventive Medicine or Travel Medicine Unit. If you suffer from a chronic illness or if you are allergic to stings or bites, some type of medicines or others, be sure to take along the appropriate medication and inform the organizer of the trip beforehand, in anticipation of any unforeseen eventualities.
Also, if you are taking any medication in particular, bring it along in your luggage and take note of the active ingredient (generic name). Some specific drugs are difficult to find or may have other names, especially in smaller towns.
In case of malaria, prophylactic Anti-Malaria for swamp fever (malaria), commercial name “Malarone” pharmaceutical generic name “Teva-Atovaquone-proguanil”. We strongly recommend this one due the mild to zero side effects. Start prophylactic treatment with MALARONE 1 or 2 days before entering a malaria‑endemic area and continue daily during the stay and for 7 days after return. Adults One MALARONE Tablet (adult strength = 250 mg atovaquone/100 mg proguanil hydrochloride) per day.
Recommended Vaccines: Yellow Fever, Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT), Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Rabies.
Please note that none of the vaccines or malaria treatment mentioned above will prevent you from entering Peru or disqualify you from participating in our jungle trips, since they are not a REQUIREMENT only STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
During the Journey
It is advisable to provide yourself with a small first-aid kit including various medicines:
disinfectants, antidiarrheal, anti-fungal ointments, antihistaminic, antimalarial, some antibiotics, pesticides and if necessary, any specific drug required by you.
It will be almost impossible but try to avoid mosquito bites, the main vector of malaria, yellow fever and H-fever (dengue), and please we are not mentioning this to scare you good news is that the places we travel are areas safe to explore. Keep in mind that mosquitoes are especially active from dusk until dawn. Always take the right precautions.
Use fresh, loose-fitting clothes that fully cover the body. Best light colored cloth.
Use insect repellent on exposed areas. The most effective compounds against mosquitos are DEET (N, N-diethylmetatoluamide), permethrin and icaridin.
When sleeping, use mosquito netting and check for holes. Fasten the edges of the net under the mattress to make sure no bugs get inside. You can spray repellent for greater protection.
Most of our Expeditons will provided camping tents that have mosquito protective netting, no mosquito netting will be necessary.
Avoid using perfumes and colognes, and perfumed deodorants as strong scents attract insects.
After the Journey
After completing the trip we recommend deworming.
Some tropical diseases do not manifest immediately, they can develop much after you return. In case of feeling sick, seek medical attention and inform health care providers that you made a trip to a tropical area in the past 12 months.
OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TRIP:
Iquitos city and its surrounding areas are typical of a tropical jungle climate: hot and wet most of the year. The average high temperature is around 90ºF (32ºC) and the average low is around 70ºF (21 ºC), although it can sometimes get a little chilly in the evenings. It is also good to have something warm during exploration hikes, as body temperature can fluctuate considerably. Please make sure to bring a personal light sleeping bag or blanket, which will be helpful when feeling cold. Here below is a quick list of some items we strongly recommend to bring and a list of camping gear we provide through the duration of your trip.
What to Pack in your Expeditionary Backpack:
Head torch or flashlight with extra batteries.
Camel pack or water container (very important make this priority)
Waterproof bag for cloths or waterproof cover for your backpack.
Sun/ rain hat.
Camara for photography (optional)
Light, water-resistant jacket that will keep you warm on a cool evening or during a sudden downpour.
Easy drying trousers.
Light long-sleeve shirts.
Confortable running shoes.
Microfiber or regular towel.
Recommended Personal First-aid kit:
Motion sickness medication.
Sunburn salve such as aloe vera gel.
Aspirin or other painkillers.
Flu medications, antacid tablets.
Moleskin for blister.
Personal medications in case of knowing conditions.
Recommended Personal Hygiene and Care Kit:
Anti-bacterial soap, toilettes, or gel such as Purell.
Sunblock of at least 15 SPF - the tropical sun is strong.
Insect repellant with DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide).
Anti-itch cream for insects bites.
Small padlock to lock your bag shut.
Travel alarm clock.
Permethrin 1% Application: spray clothes.
Equipment Provided by Amazon Expeditioners:
Blankets (by request)
What to Do with Extra Luggage:
You can leave your large packs or suitcases in our offices during your jungle trip, that way you avoid any hotel additional storage fees.
Carry at least one personal identification document with you at all times (leave your passport secured back at the hotel or in our office).
What to Expect After your Reservation is Partially Paid:
Once the reservation of your trip is received by our booking system online, you will be assigned to one of our travel coordinators to assist you no later than 20 days before your arrival to Iquitos, he/she will be in contact with you via e-mail or through our WhatsApp Customer Service Line to start providing you and collecting important information needed from each participants in your private group in order to successfully initiate the logistical preparation of your journey.
Programs and activities are flexible and will be adjusted based on Mother Nature’s weather conditions.