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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.

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Expeditions

Survival

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BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION 8D/7N

(AVAILABLE MONTHS "FROM JUNE TO OCTOBER" ONLY)

 

GROUP RATES:

Solo Traveler: 1,840.00 USD 

2 People: 1,080.00 USD per person 

3 - 4 People: 1,000.00 USD per person

5 + People: 920.00 USD per person 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: EXTREME

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

DESTINATION: Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Reserve. 

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú.

DURATION: 3 Days, 2 Nights.

MAIN ACTIVITIES: Search for Black Caimans.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.

 

BOOKING IN ADVANCED: Highly Recommended.

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Contact Us Immediately.

BOOKING PAYMENT: 50% To Secure Reservation.

PAYMENT METHOD: By Credit Cards or Paypal.

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival.

EXPEDITION DEPARTURES: 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 it was specifically designed for those interested in an intense and long nocturnal exploration journey through the primary Amazon rainforest, the banks of small tributary rivers, and slow moving remote lagoons. This program offers physical challenges in a complex and natural environment. Our team, a hand full of native indigenous of the area and experts in jungle survival will accompany participants along this trip, It will be an exploratory experience mostly performed by paddling in wooden canoes across the Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, Amazon Rainforest, Loreto Region, Peru. 

IMPORTANT TIPS ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

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

  • Be advised that you are booking a PRIVATE TRIP on this page, and since this trip belongs to you and your group only, we'll be open for adjustments as far as the start and ending time of your trip. This way we can make travel easier for you or group based on your flight schedule.

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

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

  • Exploratory backpacks weight limit recommendations are 10 kilos per traveler.

  • AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS will provide additional gear to every traveler (jungle boots, raincoats, mats, blankets, and tents) 5 kilos approximately.

  • Explorations through the jungle during this crossing route, will require for each traveler to carry their own personal gear and, to maximize your experience be at the least in a decent physical condition to accomplish each available hike.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

🟫 DAY 0

  • Private transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

 

🟫 DAY 1

08:00 Private transportation to Iquitos-Nauta Express Road.

10:00 Arrival to Nauta City.

  • Nauta brief City Tour.

11:00 River Navigation downstream on the Maranon River in Route to the jungle.

  • Lunch on board.

 

13:00 Arrival to Ramon Castilla Village.

  • Meeting with native exploratory team. 

  • Hydration and arrangement of gear before 30 - 45 mins jungle hike.

  • 1.5 hrs of motorboat transfer to reach Haldar Village.

  • 30 - 45 mins hike to Jerusalem Village.

 

16:00 to 17:00 Arrival to Jerusalem Village.

  • Drop-off gear and greet with local Villagers.

  • 20 mins of motorboat transfer to reach AE Base Camp.

  • Hand paddling trip in typical wooden canoes to place fish traps. 

 

18:00 to 19:00 Dinner will be shared with the exploration team.

  • Free time (resting, walk around camp, night fishing on site, etc.).

21:00 Night exploration trip for familiarization of the area.

 

(Overnight at the AE Base Camp).

 

🟫 DAY 2-5

05:00 Early canoe excursion upstream for appreciation of wildlife.

  • Fish traps inspection.

08:00 Back to Base Camp for breakfast. 

  • Jungle exploration to progressively start acclimatizing.

  • Search for "Giant Trees".

  • Identification and collection of fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc.

  • Identification of medicinal plants.

  • Identification of living creatures along our paths.

  • Back to Base Camp for Lunch. 

 

13:00 The Journey in search of the Black Caiman begins.

  • Hand paddling river navigations downstream on the Tahuayo River.

  • Exploration of ESTIRÓN JUNGLE AREA.

  • Exploration of PAPAL JUNGLE AREA.

  • Exploration of AMANCIO JUNGLE AREA.

  • Exploration of TANGARANA JUNGLE AREA.

  • Construction of animal traps.

  • Fishing excursions.

  • Exploration of fauna and flora.

  • Nocturnal catch and release activity of different species of caimans.

  • Designation of fire pits to cook our meals in every arrival jungle area.

  • Overnight in Camping tents across the jungle.

🟫 DAY 6-7

08:00 Breakfast and preparation of gear before 1 hr hike.

09:00 Hike in search of remote lagoon starts.

  • Arrival to remote lagoon.

  • Exploration of the area to inspect our perimeter.

  • Designation of fire pit to cook our meals the next 2 nights.

  • Camp set up nearby.

  • Construction of native small and large caiman catching devices.

  • Construction of animal traps in strategic spots.

  • Nocturnal exploration in search of caimans.

  • Overnight in Camping tents in the shores of remote lagoon.

 

🟫 DAY 8

05:00 Early hike back to TANGARANA JUNGLE AREA.

  • Breakfast in Tangarana.

08:00-09:00 Navigation begins on the Tahuayo River in route to Tamshiyacu Town, through the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area.

  • During these relaxing 3 - 4 hours of river navigation, participants will enjoy a unique, adventurous and fascinating escape in search of the Amazon River, this long river navigation ride will increase the opportunities to appreciate more fauna and flora, we will pass by Blanco River, make a quick stop at Chino Village, for a possible exploration if time allows, pass by Buena Esperanza, Santa Cruz, and Huaysi Villages, to then get the final amazing experience of meeting the Mighty Amazon River and cross its waters.

13:00-14:00 Arrival at Tamshiyacu Town.

  • Lunch in Tamshiyacu Town.

14:30-15:00 Speedboat trip back to Iquitos City.

  • 1 hr river navigation to finish the crossing of the Amazon River.

 

16:00-17:00 Arrival to Iquitos river port.

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation.

  •  Fluvial Transportation.

  •  Villages Access and Villagers Support Fees.

  •  Jungle Accommodations:

1st Night at the AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS "Jungle Retreat Camp",

and the Rest of the Nights in Camping Tents Across the Jungle.

  •  All Meals During Expedition: 

(Vegetarian, Vegan, etc. All Upon Request).

  •  Purified Water.

  • AE Lead Guide (English/Spanish).

  •  Native Local Assistant Guide.

  • (3-4) Porters/Motorboat Operators/Explorers. 

  •  Native Local Cook.

  •  First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum.

  •  High Quality Camping Equipment. 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airfare to and from Iquitos.

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • Local Hotel in Iquitos.

 

 

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