MATSES EXPEDITION 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +
DESTINATION: Matses Territory
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
ETHNIC GROUP CLASSIFIED AS: Sporadic Contacted
DURATION: 8 Days, 7 Nights
MAIN ACTIVITY: Tribal Customs & Traditions Sharing
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.
BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: All Year Round
BOOKING IN ADVANCE: 2 Required Months
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Based On Availability
50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats
PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards Or PayPal
50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival
DEPARTURE DAYS: Tuesdays and Fridays Only
MATSES EXPEDITION 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS. Our 8-days long expedition into the Matses territory, is considered as an "Express Expeditions with the Matses Tribe", since compared to others of longer duration such as the 12, and 15 days long. This short expedition it is mainly organized for travelers who do not have enough time in their agenda, as well as it is an expedition for those who are not interested in acquiring a physically demanding experience with prolonged wildlife explorations and extreme survival crossings to farther away jungle areas with hikes that could last several days. Instead this is also an expedition focused more for travelers who are ideally interested in sharing only quality time with the members of the tribe for different reasons, be it for photography, short documentaries, knowledge of medicinal plants, and short explorations of fauna and flora throughout the traced route. To acquire details of longer programs and compare them with each other and evaluate a better travel decision, do not forget to mention it when submitting your request.
THE MATSES OR MOYORUNA are indigenous people of the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. The tribe's ancestral lands are currently being encroached by illegal logging practices and poaching. These homelands are located between the Javari and Galvez rivers. The Matsés have guarded their lands against both other indigenous tribes and outsider colonials. The approximately 3,200 Matsés people speak the Matsés language which belongs to the Panoan language family. In the last thirty years, they have become a largely settled people living mostly in permanent forest settlements. However, they still rely on hunting and gathering for most of their subsistence. Their main source of income comes from selling peccary hides and meat.
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 have FLEXIBLE AIRLINE TICKETS to and from Iquitos in case we experience delays with the hydroplanes due to weather conditions to/from the Matses Territory. These are situations that rarely happen, but it is always good to plan your stay in Iquitos intelligently that way we can achieve the execution of your expedition successfully.
Pack a backpack of 10 kilos maximum, excess weight will not be accepted in the hydroplane.
We strongly recommend every traveler to bring (1) personal 60 liter size backpack, (1) personal hydration system pack, 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 (tactical tents, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).
The only available option for entry and exit to this very express expedition to the Matses territory, will be by hydroplane.
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 at the guide’s discretion, this will not alter our motivation to make this trip the best as possible.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Transportation | Airfare to Matses Territory | Fluvial Transportation | Government Permits to Tribal Territory | 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 (Tactical Tents, Blankets, Rubber Boots, Rain Ponchos, Machetes 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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