BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION
STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 16-20 Men Approx.
DESTINATION: Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo RCCA
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
CLASSIFICATION OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Permanent Contacted, and Integrated.
ACCOMMODATION: Tents/Mosquito Nets/Hammocks/Cabins
MAIN OBJECTIVE: The Search of Black Caimans
OTHER IMPORTANT OBJECTIVES: The Search and Identification of the (6) Different Species of Caimans Existing in the Amazon Rainforest.
AVAILABLE MONTHS: June - November
ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 1 Month Mínimum
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS: 50% Required
PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards
REMAINING PAYMENT DEADLINE: Arrival Day in Iquitos
DEPARTURE DAYS: Any Day Of The Week
The Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger) is a species of large crocodilian and, along with the American alligator, is one of the biggest extant members of the family Alligatoridae and order Crocodilia. The Black Caiman is a carnivorous reptile that lives along slow-moving rivers, lakes, seasonally flooded savannas of the Amazon basin, and in other freshwater habitats of South America. There are 6 total species of caimans in the Amazon and the black caiman is the largest one of all. Most adult black caimans are 2.2 to 4.3 m (7 ft 3 in to 14 ft 1 in) in length, with a few old males growing larger than 5 m (16 ft 5 in).
This particular expedition is specifically designed for those adventurous travelers interested in an intense and long nocturnal exploration journey through the depths of the Amazon rainforest. An exploration that will take place mainly along the banks of small rivers, and slow moving lagoons. This program (just like many of our programs) will require extreme physical challenges such as long jungle land and water navigation, overnights in isolated areas, and daily survival.
Our team, a handful of native indigenous of the area and jungle experts, will accompany participants on this exploratory experience mostly performed in small wooden canoes across the Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, Amazon Rainforest, Loreto Region. Your assigned team will be determined and motivated at all cost to explore into the dark Amazonian waters, and with the only mission in mind to do everything in their power to find all (6) total especies of caimans that inhabit in the amazon, and with the main goal of spotting the biggest of all, "The Black Caiman".
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government permissions to protected areas, logistical arrangements, exploration team assignments, English Speaking Guides availability, etc.).
We recommend travelers to be in Iquitos at least one day before the commencement of your expedition and minimum one full day after the end.
We Highly recommend packing a light rucksack of 10 kilos maximum for this expedition.
Travelers will be provided with an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. (tents, mosquito net, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).
Travelers gear requirement: rucksack, hydration bladder, sleeping mat, light sleeping bag, and a hammock with net and tarp.
We advise each traveler who chooses this route to be in a decent physical condition, as they will be responsible for carrying their own equipment on each exploration hike through the primary jungle.
This expedition will require long hours of hand paddling typical wooden canoes to accomplish our objetive.
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.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Transportation | Fluvial Transportation | Government Permits to Native Communities | Economic Support to Villages | All Meals During Expedition | Purified Water | Survival Lead Guide | Survival Assistant Guides | Emergency First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum | Exploratory Gear (Tents, Blankets, Rubber Boots, Rain Ponchos, and Personal Eating Utensils).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance | Hotel in Iquitos.
EXPEDITION DETAILS: There are jungle areas within this region, of which AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS reserves the right to publicly expose its entry and exit points. This is mainly due to the respect built between our team and the indigenous communities in the territories we explore, who only consent to transit through their jungle, to Registered and Authorized Operators with prior coordination. This implies, National, Regional and Communal permits.
Only if you are a serious traveler interested in this expeditions, proceed to request more information about it in your private e-mail inbox.