EXPEDITIONS

AIRPORT OF ENTRY: C. F. FRANCISCO SECADA VIGNETTA "IQUITOS-PERU"
Average Temperature From 90ºF (32ºC) To 70ºF (21 ºC)
AVAILABILITY WILL VARY BASED ON EXPLORING TERRITORY

What are the differences between the 2 types of programs, EXPEDITIONS and SURVIVAL offered by AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS?

 

  • EXPEDITIONS: Focuses in the execution of nomadic jungle explorations in the depths of the Amazon, either to undertake searches for wildlife, to share customs and traditions with a few selected Amazonian tribes of sporadic contact, including their use of Master Plants and other Medicinal Plants of popular use in the Peruvian Amazon, to undertake adventures in search of certain specific species endemic of the area, and to accomplish the crossing of several Amazon territories, both the ones sporadically explored and the unexplored ones.

 

  • SURVIVAL: Focuses in only learning how to survive the same way Amazonian Indigenous people do, based on what's obtained from the Amazon.

 

This page contains EXPEDITIONS to different jungle territories within the Amazon rainforest of Peru, all nomadic adventure trips for travelers seeking to live a genuine experience in the Amazon. The expeditions listed on this page are classified within three levels of difficulty; MODERATE, CHALLENGING and STRENUOUS. All based on the complexity, the accessibility and the demanding activities encountered in each of them, all to remote destinations far from civilization, some into frequently explored jungle territories near indigenous communities, some into unfrequently explored jungle territories where sporadic contacted tribes are settled and others into unexplored territories where even uncontacted tribes can be rarely located.

Our trips will immerse travelers in territories with restricted access, with their respective authorized permits from the communal, regional or national authorities, and with the escorted security of our team, allowing visitors to explore freely and in complete tranquility, experiencing a nomad adventure life as locals do, all in the depths of the Amazon.

Below we have an extensive list of our best selected expeditions, all with the intentions of meeting the expectations of our visitors.

Lets be advised that the longer your availability for travel is, the more extensive and intensive your experience will get, and the more you extend and intensify your experience, the more remote and isolated places we'll be able to reach and explore.

 

Tamshiyacu-tahuayo
regional communal conservation area

REMOTE JUNGLE TERRITORY SPORADICALLY EXPLORED
 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE - CHALLENGING

The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Regional and Communal Conservation Area (ACRCTT) is a protected area located southeast of Iquitos, which extends over the Peruvian department of Loreto, province of Maynas (district of Fernando Lores), Ramón Castilla (district of Yavarí) and Requena (Sapuena district and Yaquerana district). It was established by the Ministry of the Environment of Peru (MINAM, Ministry of the Environment) on May 15, 2009. The reserve is managed and financed by the Regional Government of Loreto.

The Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area covers an area of 4,200.8 km 2 (420,080.25 ha, 1'038, 040.9 acre, 1,621.94 square miles) that includes floodplain forests and highlands of the Peruvian Amazon. It is known for its abundant wildlife. It has high levels of biodiversity, hundreds of species of mammals, primates, birds, fish, and reptiles have been documented, including several that are endemic and in danger of extinction or threatened.

 

This Conservation Area was established to conserve rainforest and upland rainforest ecosystems, as well as ecological and evolutionary processes of the area, guaranteeing the sustainable use of wildlife by the local population. Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo has several researchers and tourist activities focused on the observation of wildlife, which includes camping, hiking, boating, bird watching, fishing, and more.

TAHUAYO CROSSING EXPEDITION

  5 Days, 4 Nights

TAHUAYO CROSSING EXPEDITION

 6 Days, 5 Nights

TAHUAYO CROSSING EXPEDITION

 7 Days, 6 Nights

 BLACK CAIMAN EXPEDITION 

10 Days Minimum

ampiyacu-apayacu
regional conservation area

REMOTE JUNGLE TERRITORY SPORADICALLY EXPLORED
 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE - CHALLENGING

The Ampiyacu Apayacu Regional Conservation Area (ACRAA) is a protected area in Peru. It was created on December 23, 2010, through D.S. No. 024-2010-MINAM and covers an area of 434,129.54 hectares in the provinces of Maynas and Ramón Castilla, in the Loreto region.

The area protects the lowland Amazon rainforest to the north of the Amazon River, which guarantees sustainable access, and the upper parts of the Ampiyacu and Apayacu basins are sources of water that maintain the aquatic fauna, the main source of food for 16 native communities that inhabit in these basins.

It has 1,500 species of plants that make it the most biodiverse. The area is home to 207 species of fish, 64 of amphibians, 40 of reptiles, 362 of birds and 60 of mammals.

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 AMPIYACU-APAYACU EXPEDITION 

10, 12, and 15 Days Available

 EUNECTES MURINUS EXPEDITION 

20 Days Minimum

PANTHERA ONCA EXPEDITION 

20 Days Minimum

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 PUTUMAYO EXPEDITION 

30 - 45 Days 

MATSES NATIONAL RESERVE
REMOTE JUNGLE TERRITORY SPORADICALLY EXPLORED
 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: CHALLENGING

The Matsés National Reserve (RNM) is a protected area of Peru located in the Loreto Region, Peruvian Amazon. It has an area of 420,635.34 has. (4,206.35 km²).

The proposed establishment of the Matsés National Reserve is an initiative of the Matsés Native Community, which is located in the area adjacent to the Protected Natural Area, which constitutes one of the greatest strengths of the itself, given the commitment shown through their active participation in the process of preparing the establishment proposal.

The reserve will also support regional conservation, as it is part of a bi-national biological corridor with the Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru and the Sierra del Divisor National Park and the Extractive reserves in Brazil - Alto Juruá Extractive Reserve and Alto Tarauacá Extractive Reserve.

 MATSES EXPEDITION 

12, and 15 Days Available

 EUNECTES MURINUS EXPEDITION 

20 Days Minimum

 PANTHERA ONCA EXPEDITION 

20 Days Minimum

SIERRA DEL DIVISOR NATIONAL PARK
UNEXPLORED AND REMOTE AMAZON TERRITORIES
 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: STRENUOUS

The Sierra del Divisor National Park (PNSD) covers territories of the province of Coronel Portillo in the department of Ucayali and of the provinces of Ucayali, Requena and Maynas belonging to the department of Loreto. It has an extension of 1,354,485.10 hectares. This protected natural area seeks to protect the Sierra del Divisor which is a mountainous complex located in the Amazon plain. These mountains have a steep slope and originate a watershed at more than 900 meters above sea level.

The complex of cones and hills of volcanic origin present in the Contamana - Abujao - El Divisor region constitutes the origin of infinity of small basins that drain their waters towards the Ucayali River in Peru and the Yuruá in Brazil. In that country there is a complex of protected natural areas contiguous to the Park, which form a biological corridor of more than three million hectares.

Geologically, it is one of the oldest areas of the Amazon and has spectacular and inaccessible landscapes. At the same time, the Sierra del Divisor National Park presents little intervening areas with a high degree of conservation that encompass ecosystems and biological communities of endemic flora and fauna species and of restricted distribution, which makes it an area of ​​great importance. Likewise, it has numerous waterfalls, hot springs and macaw clay licks, of great beauty and attractiveness.

The unique geographical situation of the PNSD with its isolated mountains has generated many endemism, that is, in the area there are species that only exist in that place. Only in the Sierra del Divisor inhabits the "bird of the divisorius" (Thamnophilus divisorius), also known as the Acre anthill, referring to the neighboring Brazilian region where it was first recorded in 2004. Later this bird was found in Peru .

 SIERRA DEL DIVISOR EXPEDITION 

50 - 60 DAYS

YAGUAS NATIONAL PARK

UNEXPLORED AND REMOTE AMAZON TERRITORIES

 LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: STRENUOUS

The Yaguas National Park (PNY) was created on January 11, 2018 and is located in the Loreto Region of Peru near the border with Colombia. It covers an area of 8,689 km² (2,147,100 acres) of tropical forest. Along with Río Puré, Cahuinarí and Amacayacu National Park in Colombia, as well as the Regional Conservation Areas Maijuna Kichwa and Ampiyacu Apayacu in Peru, it is part of a huge biological corridor.

There are approximately 600 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, 110 species of amphibians, and 100 species of reptiles in the national park, such as brown woolly monkey, anteater, South American tapir, giant otter, Amazonian manatee, Amazon river dolphin, caiman, and yellow-footed tortoise. More than 300 species of fish are also found in the park, among them fish that cross the forest not swimming nor floating down a river, feeding on fruits and living in branches and Arapaima gigas, the largest freshwater fish in the world.

More than 3,500 species of plants abound in the park, among them Hura crepitans, Cedrelinga cateniformis, Simarouba amara, Macrolobium acaciaefolium and Ceiba pentandra.

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 TRIPLE FRONTIER EXPEDITION 

60 Days Minimum