EXPEDITIONS in the amazon
SURVIVAL AND NON-SURVIVAL
For us, The Amazon Expeditioners Team, when we are asked what makes us different from many of those who by simple assumption apparently offer the same experience that we offer, which is "The Delivery of an Unquestionably Authentic Amazonian Experience"?.....Well. ...We Really Freaking Mean it!...since for us the meaning of giving ourselves over to a true adventure within the depths of any inhospitable and unpredictable natural territory such as ours in the Amazon, as native indigenous people born and raised in these rich and remote lands, there is only one genuine way to explore it and that is in the most traditional, ancestral, nomadic and survivalist way possible.
Below we've managed to be a little flexible by presenting two unique expeditions one slightly more demanding than the other, both will definitely keep their authenticity, the first one delivered to "Those looking for a Genuine Survival Amazonian Exploration Experience", and the second one to "Those who are looking for the same Genuine Amazonian Exploration Experience but in a Non-Survival way". The first expedition is called AMAZON SURVIVAL and the second one AMAZON CROSSING.
Now, what are some of the differences between our Survival Expeditions vs our Non-Survival Expeditions?
a) The Food; Survival Expeditions will be sustained by 100% traditional local food, of which 80% will be found in nature during our isolation in the depths of the jungle, and 20% will be obtained from the indigenous communities of the area, as a way to contribute with them financially. Non-Survival Expeditions will be sustained with a combination of traditional local food, and internationally known food found in any urban city prior from our departure, of which 80% will be provided from the city of Iquitos and 20% from the indigenous communities of the area, again, as a way to contribute with them financially.
b) The Main Objective; Although both types of expeditions share the same objective of showing the reality of life in the Amazon, our Survival Expeditions will focus more in "Acquiring Wilderness Survival Skills and to Obtain a Nomadic Wilderness Living Experience of the Amazon" that' will teach visitors on how locals comfortably and instinctively subsist only with Amazonian Indigenous knowledge. Non-Survival Expeditions will focus just in the "Nomadic Wilderness Living Experience of the Amazon" which includes (Indigenous Cultural Knowledge, Wildlife Sighting, River and Land Navigation Explorations, all only in a less survivalist way so to speak compare to our Amazon Survival Expeditions), but both in our same adventurous nomadic style.
c) The Phases; Survival Expeditions will be broken down into three phases "Preparation Phase", "Training Phase", and "Isolation Phase", and Non-Survival Expeditions will be simplified into two total phases "Indigenous Cultural Immersion Phase" and "Wilderness Immersion Phase (Wildlife Sighting/Exploration/Crossing/Trekking)".
d) The Pace; For the same reason that Survival Expeditions primary focus is on learning/training and the challenge of preserving subsistence in a very complex natural environment, the evolution of this event will be executed at a slower pace versus Non-Survival Expeditions, the challenge is different and it'll be there for both parts, but for the second option explorations and crossings will have to be carried out in a certain amount of time, the approach is also different and varied according to the requirement. The pace can vary from being a leisurely expedition in search of certain species of animals endemic to the Amazon, to an expedition of exploration and crossing at a more accelerated pace in order to reach a desired destination.
e) The Levels of Difficulty; Survival Expeditions from "Moderate to Challenging" and from "Challenging to Strenuous", and Non-Survival Expeditions from "Easy to Moderate", from "Moderate to Challenging" and from "Challenging to Strenuous".
f) The Accommodations; Moving through the pristine territories of the Amazon jungle like free nomads it's definitely our style, that said, we do want to make clear that for Survival Expeditions we'll be providing and keeping the load to the very minimum with mosquito nets only, and for Non-Survival Expeditions the same, but with the little flexibility of allowing travelers bring their personal camping tents.
For whichever you decide in the end or for which you feel in the physical and mental capabilities to perform, Survival or Non-Survival Expedition, we encourage travelers to be prepared with an open mind and heart and to be willing to adapt to any upcoming challenges encountering when committing to this very nomadic adventurous lifestyle into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, which it'll be an indigenous lifestyle that has no room for comforts, luxuries or prejudices.
other genuine options
"retreats IN THE AMAZON"
Our Amazon rainforest retreats are without a doubt another fascinating off the grid get away option for those who are looking for that same Genuine Amazonian Experience but, without the extra phisycal and mental demanding exploration challenges encountered during our Amazon Suvival and Amazon Crossing Expeditions. These well combined easy going retreats are mainly for those who would rather prefer to stay in a few isolated jungle spots for a long period of time, either for a good indigenous cultural immersion sharing customs and traditionas with locals around, a profound wellness experience with ancient traditional medicinal plants that involves Master Shamans, and/or a multi-day wilderness immersion with river explorations to spot wildlife.