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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: Depending on Availability

50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats

PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Paid On Arrival

DEPARTURE DAYS: Tuesdays and Fridays

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 TIPS 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.).
  • In case we experience delays with hydroplanes departures to the Matses Territory due to weather conditions, we highly suggest the 2 following options: (option 1) to purchase FLEXIBLE AIRLINE TICKETS to/and from Iquitos, or (option 2) to consider programing your stay in Iquitos at the minimum 1 full day before and 2 full days after your scheduled expedition.

  • We Highly recommend packing a light rucksack of 10 kilos maximum, excess weight will not be accepted in the hydroplane.

  • Travelers will be provided with an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. (tactical tents, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).

  • Travelers are required to bring their own personal rucksack, personal hydration bladder, and personal inflatable sleeping mat for this expedition.

  • 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. 

  • VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE TO HELP YOU PREPARE BEFORE YOUR EXPEDITION.


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: There are jungle areas within this region, of which AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS reserves the right to publicly expose its entry and exit points. This is mainly due to the respect built between our team and the indigenous communities in the territories we explore, who only consent to transit through their jungle, to Registered and Authorized Operators with prior coordination. This implies, National, Regional and Communal permits.

 

Only if you are a serious traveler interested in this expeditions, proceed to request more information about it in your private e-mail inbox.