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BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION

 

 

 

 

DESTINATION: To Be Established.

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú.

 

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: Wildlife Exploration and 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.

DEPARTURES DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

WHAT TO EXPECT: 

Black Caiman Expedition from 15 to 30 Days; 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 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 Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area, Amazon Rainforest, Loreto Region. Your assigned team will be determined and motivated at all costs to explore the dark Amazonian waters, with the only mission in mind to do everything in their power to find all 6 total species of caimans that inhabit the Amazon, and with the main goal of spotting the biggest "Black Caiman" we can possibly find.

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 to 14 ft 1 in) in length, with a few old males growing larger than 5 m (16 ft 5 in).

WHAT'S 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 & slow boats).

  • Entry permits to indigenous territories.

  • Economic support to villages nearby.

  • First Responders Wilderness Kit for Emergencies.

  • Satellite Devices with Active and Unlimited 24/7 SOS Coverage.

  • Two-way communication radios. 

  • Daily meals provided during the expedition (based on traditional local food).

  • Filtered water during the expedition.

  • Lead Guide/Translator (English-Spanish).

  • Native Assistant Guides/Translators (Spanish-Any Local Indigenous Language).

  • Gear (tents, sleeping mats, and bags, machetes, set of personal flatware​).

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Airfare to and from Iquitos.

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • Hotel/hostel in Iquitos.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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.

  • Rucksack Size and Weight Recommendations; 55-65 liters and 10 kilos approx.

  • For Packing List Recommendations; visit our What to Pack page.

  • Be in Decent Physical Condition; as you will be responsible to carry your own equipment at all times.

  • 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 your Lead Guide.

  • For Additional Information; visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

  • For Other Questions/Concerns or to Proceed with your Reservation; contact us via WhatsApp. at +51 999 116 499.

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