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BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION

 

 

STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 6-8 Members 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: Search for Black Caimans, with the additional purpose of finding the (5) other species of caimans existing in the Amazon Rainforest.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Introduction to Amazon Survival.

 

AVAILABLE MONTHS: July - November.

ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 1 Month Minimum.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS: 50% Required. 

PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards.

REMAINING PAYMENT DEADLINE: Arrival Day in Iquitos.

AVAILABLE DEPARTURE DAYS: Any Day Of The Week.

BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION FROM 10 DAYS OR MORE: 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".

The Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger); is an 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).

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Booking in Advance is Highly Recommended; for the collection of personal information, to 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.

  • Rucksack Size and Weight Recommendations; 65 liters and 10 kilos.

  • For full packing list details visit our What to Pack page.

  • Be in a decent physical condition, as you will be responsible to carry your own equipment at all times.

  • Be aware that 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. The main rivers and the levels of the tributaries can vary and, therefore, it is possible that the navigation times and the excursions are modified at the discretion of the guide, this will not alter our motivation to make this trip the best.

  • For additional information visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Transportation | Fluvial Transportation | Entry Permits to Indigenous Territory | Economic Support to Villages | Meals; 75% Supplied and 25% Obtained from Nature | Survival Guides with Satellite Phone For Emergencies | Wilderness First Response First Aid Kit | Essential Gear Provided By Amazon Expeditioners See Our What to Pack page.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance Hotel in Iquitos.