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AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

 

Amazon Expeditioners, is an active and expert team of native local guides, specialized in 

jungle expeditions, survival,  and shamanism retreats in the Amazon Rainforest of the Peru.

TYPE OF TRIP

Expeditions

Survival

Shamanism

Retreats

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AMPIYACU EXPEDITION 8D/7N

GROUP RATES:

Solo Traveler: 1,836.00 USD  

2 People: 1,080.00 USD per person

3 - 4 People: 1,064.00 USD per person

5 + People: 928.00 USD per person 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

 

Destination: Bora and Witoto Territory "Amazon Rainforest"

Ethnic Group Classified as: "Sporadic Contacted".

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights.
Main Activities: Fauna and Flora Exploration/Sharing Tribes' Customs & Traditions.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Photography, Documentary, etc.

 

Booking in Advanced: 4 WEEKS.

Last Minute Booking: Contact Us Immediately.

Minimum Participants: 1 Participant.

Booking Payment: 50% to Secure Reservation.

Payment Method: We Accept All Major Credit Cards by Clicking on the "BOOK NOW" Button.

50% Remaining Payment: Pay on Arrival. 

Departure Days: Any Day of The Week.

 

 

TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND TIPS FOR THIS PARTICULAR EXPEDITION:

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

  • Be advised that you are booking a PRIVATE TRIP on this page.

  • In case other travelers wish to join your group, we will first ask for your permission.

  • Participants need to have sufficient time in Iquitos, in order to successfully execute this expedition.

  • Exploratory backpack weight limit is 10 kilos per participant.

  • Be advised of additional gear added to the participants exploratory backpacks (jungle boots, raincoats, mats, and tents) 5 kilos approximately.

  • All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions any time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the guide’s discretion.

  • 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.

The Boras people are an indigenous tribe of the Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian Amazon, located between the Putumayo and Napo rivers. The Bora speak a Wito language and comprise approximately 2,000 people. In the last forty years, they have become a largely settled people living mostly in permanent forest settlements. In the animist Bora worldview, there is no distinction between the physical and spiritual worlds and spirits are present throughout the world. Bora families practice exogamy. The Bora has an elaborate knowledge of the plant life of the surrounding rainforest. Like other indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, such as the Urarina plants, especially trees, hold a complex and important interest for the Bora.
 

The Bora have guarded their lands against both indigenous foes and outsider colonials. Around the time of the 20th century, the rubber boom had a devastating impact on the Boras. A book which recorded the mistreatment of the Bora during that time period is "The Putumayo; The Devil's Paradise" which was published in 1912 and written by W.E. Hardenburg. The tribe's ancestral lands are currently threatened by illegal logging practices. The Bora has no indigenous reserves.

The Witoto people were once composed of 100 villages or 31 tribes, but disease and conflict have reduced their numbers. At the early 20th century, Witoto population was 50,000. The rubber boom in the mid-20th century brought diseases and displacement to the Witotos, causing their numbers to plummet to 7,000–10,000.Since the 1990s, cattle ranchers have invaded Witoto lands, depleted the soil, and polluted the waterways. In response to the incursions, some governments established several reservations for Witotos, one almost remote one is located at the Ampiyacu not to far from the Bora Indigenous tribe.

 

Witoto peoples practice swidden or slash-and-burn agriculture. To prevent depleting the land, they relocate their fields every few yields. Major crops include cacao, coca, maize, bitter and sweet manioc, bananas, mangoes, palms, peanuts, pineapples, plantains, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, tobacco, and yams. Ethnobotanists have studied Witoto agriculture due to its efficiency and sustainability. Witoto men hunt with blowguns and shotguns.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR EXPEDITION:

 

(DAY 1) 

04:00 am Departure from Iquitos River Port.

  • Navigation crossing the Amazon River to Pevas Town in Speedboat (200 km or 124 mi).

  • Arrival to Pevas Town

  • Motorboat to the Bora Indigenous Community

  • Overnight in Native Typical Houses of the Bora Community

(DAY 2)

  • Meeting with the "Bora Tribe" in their typical houses called "Maloca" to share customs and traditions.

  • Participate in typical dances from the tribe.

  • Preparation and traditional use of "Coca Leave"

  • Exploration In and Around the Community.

  • Participate in elder narrations about their ancient customs and stories about escaping from slavery during the Rubber Boom.

  • Overnight in typical village houses of their community, called "Malocas".

(DAY 3-5)

  • Early Navigation on the Ampiyacu River escorted by a Bora Indigenous Guide. 

  • Visit to the last Tribal Community on the Ampiyacu River "Not Touristic One".

  • Co-Existing with the Witoto Indigenous Tribe to share customs and traditions.

  • Exploration in the Ampiyacu Apayacu Natural Reserve.

  • Diurnal and Nocturnal Canoe Excursions.

  • Exploration Excursions for Observation of Fauna and Flora.

  • Learn how to Harvest Food from their Plantations  "Chacras".

  • Jungle Diurnal and Nocturnal Excursions.

  • Bird Watching Explorations.

  • Tracking and Spotting Animals (boas, anacondas, alligators, frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, hawks and other birds, unique insects, monkeys, capybaras).

  • Cayman Nocturnal Search (Catch and Release  Activity will be Performed if Small Caimans are Found).

  • Learning About Wild Medicinal Plants from the Jungle.

  • Fishing for Piranhas and Other Species (Keep What you Catch!).

  • Participate in Typical Dances from the Tribe.

  • Basic Survival Techniques. 

And much more…

(DAY 6)

  • Motorboat Navigation Back to the Bora Community 

  • Overnight in Typical Houses of the Native Community

 

 

(DAY 7-8) 

  • Motorboat Back to Pevas Village

  • River Navigation in return to Iquitos

15:00-16:00 Arrival to Iquitos river port,

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 
SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Airport Ground Transportation.

  • Access Permits to the Bora/Witoto Territory.

  • Motor Boat Transportation.

  • Hotel (1st Night in Iquitos).

  • Jungle Accommodation in typical houses of the Bora/Witoto Tribe, Camping Tents or Mosquito Netting.

  • All Meals During the Expedition.

  • Purified water.

  • (1) Amazon Expeditioners Translator Guide (English / Spanish).

  • (1) Amazon Expeditioners Assistant Guide (Depending on Group Size).

  • (1) Bora Native Translator Guide.

  • (1) Bora Native Cook.

  • Emergency First Aid Kit.

  • Detailed Expedition.

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • Airfare from and to Lima​.

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