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AMAZON SURVIVAL

 

 

 

 

Destination: Amazon Rainforest

Country and Region: Peru, Loreto

Arrival/Departure City: Iquitos

Airport: Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta 

Main Objective: To Acquire Wilderness Survival Skills and To Obtain a Nomadic Wilderness Living Experience of the Amazon.

 

Phases Involved: Preparation Phase, Training Phase and Isolation Phase

Levels of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging and Challenging to Strenuous

Other Services for Additional Cost: Hire Ayahuasca Master Shaman (For The Last 3 - 7 Days of Your Expedition) For an Genuine Ayahuasca Experience in the Middle of the Amazon, and/or a Trekking Backpack Porter (For your Trekking Days)

 

Availability: January - November

Early Booking: 1 Year Maximum

Last Minute Booking: 3 Weeks Minimum

Booking Deposit Amount Required: 50%

Booking Payment Method: Credit/Debit Cards

Remaining Balance Payment Method: Cash at Arrival

Departure Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

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AMAZON SURVIVAL EXPEDITION (STARTING FROM 10 TO 90 DAYS LONG) - Very independent of the duration of each survival expedition we carry out, the first impression that every participant will experience from day one is to find themselves completely immersed in a very basic, humble and unmatched indigenous lifestyle within very disconnected Amazonian territories. Here in these corners of the world, when both hunters and fishermen decide to isolate themselves from their families towards the depths of the jungle, and with the sole objective of supplying themselves with food to maintain their subsistence, the first thing they undergo is to go through an intense "Preparation Phase" that involves two fundamental parts. The first part of this preparation phase will consist of the cultivation of their lands, then their harvest, followed by a sustainable cyclic activity of replanting them, and as the culmination of this activity, a process of transformation of each of the products obtained. It will be in this process where very ancient knowledge will be used to convert many of these products into other different food variants, so that only then can they be consumed within indefinite periods, including cereals and carbohydrates suitable to withstand long trips, and at any temperature.

 

Taking this first part of our preparation phase very seriously will be vital, since a segment full of rich knowledge transmitted by many generations over time, and that has managed to keep many of those who have acquired it alive to this day, today in Amazonia and that will also undoubtedly allow us all to stay alive during our prolonged isolation in the days to come. Without obtaining these previously prepared cereals and carbohydrates, we would not provide the necessary combination and nutritional support to our daily diets with the meats and fish obtained during our hunting and fishing trips.

 

It is also important to emphasize that all the effort and dedication that each participant puts in during the group preparation of all our inputs will be reflected in the results of the rations obtained at the end. However, it is also important to understand that everything produced by our own bare hands will be carried on our own shoulders until the end of our expedition.

 

Now, the second part of our intense preparation phase will focus on putting together a completely native basic first aid kit, all obtained entirely from Mother Nature. We will begin with a meticulous search, collection, preparation and training in the use of a very small and selective group of extremely essential and effective natural medicines, of which some of them are only administered correctly and safely with prior training given by those who have a extensive knowledge of its use, effects, and benefits, and not only within the physical and spiritual field of indigenous wisdom, but also within the field of scientific research. 

 

Typically, this first phase can last up to a week or more, and requires hard work and teamwork. For this reason and thinking about the participants who have a limited amount of time to carry out this very extensive, educational and complex expedition of ours ranging from 10 to 25 days, our team will go ahead and start with the advancement of half of this entire preparation process with most of our supplies and tools already acquired and prepared, approximately 3 to 4 days prior to Day 1. Only then we'll be able to completely finish the remaining work required by this entire survival preparation phase process when the participants arrive. Obviously, on expeditions of more than 25 days, a more extensive, rich, complete, and detailed workshop of the multiple activities that our preparation phase entails can be demonstrated.

The second phase of our Survival Expedition is called "Training Phase", here the focus will be on the construction and training of and with different weapons, artifacts and primitive utensils made with materials obtained from nature itself. In the same way, during this phase our team will focus on demonstrating and giving instruction in obtaining fire until each participant acquires a good foundation and ability to take with them to our next phase called Isolation Phase, that is what this interesting phase will be all about.

 

 

Finally, our last phase, the “Isolation Phase”, where the most anticipated begins, the part for which we have all been preparing for, and training for. The moment of truth where we will shoulder all our provisions, weapons, gear, etc, together with what we have learned to begin the disconnection of a lifetime, and with the sole purpose of staying alive, by hunting, fishing, and crossing the primary pristine jungle of the Amazon rainforest enjoying its endless beauty and complexity.

 

How long?.... Again, it will depend on many factors such as; the number of days of the requestor (10 Days or More), weather conditions, water levels of (main rivers, tributaries, streams, creeks, swamps),  the mental and physical capabilities of each participant, teamwork, etc. This is why we advertise all our adventures, crossings, and training events as EXPEDITIONS and NOT TOURS. 

 

The rough outlines we provide for complex natural environments such as the Amazon Rainforest cannot simply be assigned with a detailed itinerary as for Conventional type Tours offered in  Zoos or Amusement Parks. The best thing we can do is list all the most realistic, existing, and available jungle activities/events that we have and can carry out during our expeditions, then focus on the most essential and required ones, always considering our availability of time.


WE WANT EVERY VISITOR TO HAVE SOMETHING VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING. THAT, IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM, WE ARE, NOR WILL WE SEEK TO COMPETE, COMPARE, MINIMIZE, OR MAKE OURSELVES FEEL SUPERIOR IN ANY GENERAL SURVIVAL KNOWLEDGE. OUR ONLY PURPOSE IS TO SHOW THOSE WHO DECIDE TO JOIN US, HOW A GENUINE INDIGENOUS AMAZONIAN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SURVIVES IN ITS HABITAT USING ONLY WHAT IS AVAILABLE AROUND, NOTHING ELSE, AND NOTHING MORE. THEREFORE, WE ARE NOT A CERTIFYING OFFICIAL SURVIVAL SCHOOL THAT WAS AT NO TIME OR POINT IN LIFE CERTIFIED BY ANYONE CLAIMING TO BE OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL OFFICIAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY, BUT BY OUR OWN LOCAL AND ANCESTRAL LIFESTYLE CARRIED FROM GENERATIONS.

ROUGH OUTLINE:

 

 

⬜ Arrival Day in Iquitos

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.


 

⬜  Day 0 (Travel to a Riverine Town)

14:00 Transportation service from Hotel to the Office.

  • Final gear adjustment, and safety brief.

  • Lunch in the office before departure.

15:30 Departure from the Office to the Iquitos River Port.

17:00-19:00 Navigation starts on the Amazon River to 1st Disembarkation Destination (about 200 km or 124 mi).

11:00-04:00 Arrival at 1st Disembarkation Destination (River Port). 

  • Meet with other members of our team.


 

⬜  Day 1

00:00-04:00 River navigation starts again to 2nd Disembarkation Destination (about 25 km or 15.5 mi)

  • Hiking through the jungle until we reach our Base Camp.

  • Breakfast with the team.

  • Formal Introduction of the team and briefing about upcoming activities based on its total duration (10 to 90 Days).

 

 

⬜  What to Expect During Preparation Phase from 3 to 15 Days Approx.

  • LandWork On Traditional Wild Foods - Cultivation of land fields, harvest of inputs, re-cultivation, and elaboration/transformation of the same into long-lasting consumable products suitable to withstand long trips and high temperatures.

  • Workshop On Traditional Master Plants that does not require a Shaman - Search, identification, extraction, and preparation of (Mambe, Ampiri, Sapo/Kambo, Nunu/Rapé/Snuff).

 

  • Workshop On Additional Traditional Medicinal Plants for the Implementation of Native First aid Kits - Search, identification, extraction, preparation, and use of wild medicinal plants of common use by local such as (Piripiri leaves (Cyperus articulatus), Curarina Bark (Potalia amara)Sanango Root (Sanango durum), Pichirina Sap (Vismia angusta), Inside Fiber Bark of Machimango (Ceiba species), Oje sap (Ficus anthelmintica), Hierba luisa leaves/lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), and other important ones).

 

⬜  What to Expect During Training Phase from 3 to 15 Days Approx.

  • Workshop On Primitive Hunting and Fishing Weapons and Tools - Search, identification, extraction, preparation, and training of and with bows, arrows, fishing poles, fishing hooks, fishing strings, blowguns, spears, darts, and slingshots.

 

  • Workshop On Primitive Traps, Artifacts, and Utensils -  Construction of different animal traps, natural shelters, eating and service utensils. The making of natural rope for general use, tree climbing, identification of firewood, search, and extraction of natural jungle materials to construct artifacts to generate fire by friction.

 

⬜  What to Expect During Isolation Phase from 7 to 75 Days Approx.

  • Expect complete jungle isolation without contact with the outside world.

  • Uncomfortable nights in the middle of the Amazon.

  • Hikes through the unexplored Amazon jungle territories.

  • Physical and mental stress.

  • Challenges and unexpected encounters.

  • Survival in complete isolation with just nature as our own and unique companion.

  • Hikes and many other activities with inclement weather and on different difficult jungle terrain.

  • Crossing of rivers, streams, and swamps.

  • Continue hiking when navigation by water is not possible.

  • Build floating devices when hiking is not possible (logs, canoes, and rafts).

  • Hike for several hours, days, and weeks to achieve destinations.

  • Build your own animal traps to catch food.

  • Fix your own primitive strings and hooks to fish.

  • Hunt what's necessary for your own survival.

  • Find your own drinkable water from natural sources (vines, underground, etc.)

  • Find the best wood to build a fire when needed.

  • Find the best tree barks to make strong natural rope for multiple purposes.

  • Build your own primitive shelters at ground and tree level.

  • Identify animal footprints and tracks.

  • Fix and cook what you catch after every fishing and hunting event.

  • Use all the natural resources the best you can to your own advantage.

  • (Additional Service Upon Request) Grandfather and Master of Master Plants with Master Shamans - Search, extraction, preparation, ceremonies, and consumption of Ayahuasca The Last 3 - 5 Days of the Expedition.

  • Nomadic overnight stays in different parts of the jungle during your entire expedition.

⬜  Final Day

  • Back in Base Camp.

  • Breakfast, and lunch. with the team.

 13:00 Motorboat back to Riverine Town.

 14:00 Purchase of dinner, tour town, and standby at the river port until boat arrives.


 

⬜  Day 0 (Travel Back From Riverine Town)

15:00-00:00 River navigation back to Iquitos starts.

11:00-16:00 Arrival at Iquitos River Port.

  • Transfer to Hotel/Airport.

 WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Transportation.

  • Hotel/hostel search assistance upon arrival to Iquitos (if needed).

  • Fluvial transportation service to/from remote destinations (speed and slow boats).

  • Entry permits to indigenous territories.

  • Economic support to villages nearby.

  • First Responders Wilderness Kit for Emergencies with Antivenom Serums.

  • Satellite/GPS Communication Devices with 24/7 SOS Coverage and Live Locators.

  • Daily meals based on traditional Amazonian food.

  • Filtered water.

  • Amazon Survival Certificate of Completion.

  • Gear (machete).

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Airfare to and from Iquitos.

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • Hotel/hostel in Iquitos.

IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • Booking in Advance is Highly Recommended for the collection of personal information, request authorization of entry to indigenous territories at all levels (national, regional, and communal authorities), logistic preparation, personnel assignment, etc.

  • Arrival and Departure Recommendation to and from Iquitos 1 day before and 1 day after your trip.

  • Trekking Backpack Size/Weight Recommendations; 55-65 liters and 10 -15 kilos approx.

  • For Packing List Recommendations visit the following page What to Pack.

  • To Be in Decent Physical Condition is highly advised as you will be responsible for carrying your own gear at all times.

  • Travelers Requesting an Ayahuasca Master Shaman are encouraged to read the following page Ayahuasca Diet Guide.

  • All Activities are Subject to Change due to weather conditions at any time of the year. The main rivers and the levels of the tributaries can vary and, therefore, the navigation times and the excursions may be modified at the discretion of your Lead Guide.

  • For Additional Information visit the following page Frequently Asked Questions.

  • For Other Questions and Concerns or to Proceed with Reservations contact us via WhatsApp. at +51 999 116 499.

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