BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: CHALLENGING
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +
DESTINATION: Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Reserve
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
DURATION: 8 Days Minimum
MAIN ACTIVITIES: Search for Black Caimans
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.
BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: June - November
BOOKING IN ADVANCE: 2 Required Months
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Request Availability
50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats
PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards Or PayPal
50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival
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".
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THIS EXPEDITION:
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 strongly recommend every traveler to bring (1) personal 60 liter size backpack and (1) personal inflatable sleeping mat for this expedition.
Let's keep in mind that AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS will provide an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. to each traveler (tents, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).
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.
VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE TO HELP YOU PREPARE BEFORE YOUR EXPEDITION.
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: Due to the protocols currently imposed, AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS reserves the right to publicly expose entry routes to native Amazonian communities due to their vulnerability and protection, even more so if permissions from the Peruvian Government are required to enter these specifics indigenous destinations.
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