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AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

 

Amazon Expeditioners, is an active and expert team of native local guides, specialized in 

jungle expeditions, survival,  and shamanism retreats in the Amazon Rainforest of the Peru.

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MATSES EXPRESS EXPEDITION 10D/9N

GROUP RATES:

Solo Traveler: 3,325.00 USD 

2 People: 1,900.00 USD per person

3 - 4 People: 1,800.00 USD per person

5 + People: 1,650.00 USD per person 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate - Hard

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

 

DESTINATION: Matses Territory. 

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú.

ETHNIC GROUP CLASSIFIED AS: "Sporadic Contacted".

DURATION: 10 Days, 9 Nights.
MAIN ACTIVITY: Tribal Customs & Traditions Sharing.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.

 

BOOKING IN ADVANCED: 4 Weeks.  

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Contact Us Immediately.

BOOKING PAYMENT: 50% To Secure Reservation.

PAYMENT METHOD: Credit Cards or Paypal.

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival.

DEPARTURE DAYS: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

MATSES EXPRESS EXPEDITION 10D 9N, The reason why this 10-day trip, like the 8-day trip, is called an express expedition to the Matses territory, is because, compared to longer ones such as 13, 15 days or more, they are organized for travelers who do not have enough time on their agenda to achieve a more extensive trip and reach certain points of exploration within its territory, as well as for those who are not focused on seeking for a very demanding physical experience based on prolonged exploration hikes or extreme survival by crossing the primary jungle for multiple days, rather are trips for those who are more interested in sharing only quality time with the members of the tribe for different reasons, be it for photography, short documentaries, explorations of fauna and flora in the area, etc. Please review the small details of this program and compare it with those of lesser or more days to self-evaluate your decision.

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 TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government access permits to protected areas, transportation arrangements, exploration team assignments, English Speaking Guides availabilities, and all logistics support needed).

  • Be advised that you are booking a PRIVATE TRIP on this page.

  • In case other travelers wish to join your group, we will first ask for your permission.

  • We recommend travelers to have FLEXIBLE PLANE TICKETS to and from Iquitos in case of small aircraft delays to Angamos, and/or to have at the least sufficient time in Iquitos, in order to successfully execute this expedition.

  • Exploratory backpack weight limit is 10 kilos per participant, excess weight will not be accepted by the pilot.

  • Aircraft fees to additional gear added to all participants exploratory backpacks 5 kilos approx (jungle boots, raincoats, mats, blankets and tents) will be handle under AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS responsibilities.

  • The only available entry and exit option to access this very express expedition to the Matses territory, it is by a small aircraft to and from Angamos.

  • 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.

  • PLEASE VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BEST PREPARE YOU BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE EXECUTION OF YOUR TRIP.


 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

 

🟫 DAY 0

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

🟫 DAY 1 (DEPARTURE)

  • 05:00 Transportation pickup from hotel to the AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS office.

  • Trip brief, adjustment of gear, and breakfast at the office.

  • 06:00 Transportation departure to the Air Force Flight Line.

  • Aircraft departure to Angamos from 07:00 - 09:00 am, town located on the Peru-Brazil border.

  • Meeting with our Matses exploratory team.

  • Organization of supplies and final logistical need before our river navigation.

  • Overnight in Angamos town.

🟫 DAY 2

  • 07:30 Our adventure begins in route to the Isolated Matsés Territory.

  • Navigation across Galvez River.

  • Wildlife observation along the way. 

  • 16:30 -17:00 Arrival to first welcoming Matses Village for dinner and overnight.

🟫 DAY 3 - 5 

  • Navigation across Galvez and Loboyacu River.

  • Visit to meet with a typical indigenous family who live in traditional houses called (Maloca).

  • Live the once in a lifetime experience with the "Feline or Jaguar Tribe" sharing their daily customs and traditions in their own territory beyond from civilization.

  • Learn how to harvest food from their plantations and crops"Chacras".

  • Tobacco Sniffing Ceremony called "Nene" Ceremony. (optional).

  • The Green Giant Monkey Frog Ceremony, these frogs poison its best known as the "Vaccine of the Forest" the shamanic ritual is called "Kambo" Ceremony, the application of Kabo (optional).

  • Lear how to hunt and build animal traps with the members of the tribe.

  • Participate in elder narrations about their ancient stories.

  • Overnight with the Matses Tribe.

🟫 DAY 6 - 8 

  • Bird Watching trips.

  • Jungle exploration hikes.

  • Explorations to "Collpas" derived from Quechua, which means salt land. There are many places in this jungle territory with this characteristic on the banks and cliffs of the rivers. All kinds of animals flock to these places to lick the earth, these places contain calcium, sodium and mineral salts that complement nutrition and reduce the toxic effects of alkaloids contained in leaves, fruits, and seeds that animals consume. The "Collpas" will give participants a magnificent opportunity to watch parades, birds, and mammals at different times, different species of parrots, wild boars, tapirs, armadillos, monkeys, etc.

  • Fishing for piranhas and other fish species (keep what you catch!).

  • Night canoe excursions in search of caimans.

  • Overnight camping in the middle of the jungle.

 

🟫 DAY 9

  • Motor boat navigation back to Angamos.

  • Wildlife sightseeing during navigation. 

  • Overnight in Angamos.

 

🟫 DAY 10 

  • 06:00 Early breakfast with exploratory team. 

  • Reorganization of gear, and standby for flight call while touring Angamos.

  • 14:30 - 15:30 approx. Arrival to Iquitos.

  • Transfer to Hotel and Airport (End of the Journey).

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation.

  • Airfare to and from Angamos town.

  •  Fluvial Transportation.

  •  All Permits to the Tribal Territory.

  • ✔ Hotel in Iquitos (1st Arrival and Last Departure Night).

  •  Jungle Accommodations:

(In Typical Tribal Houses and Camping Tents).

  •  All Meals During Expedition: 

(Vegetarian, Vegan, etc. All Upon Request).

  •  Purified Water.

  • AE Lead Guide (English/Spanish).

  •  (1) Native Local Assistant Guide.

  • (1-2) Porters/Motorboat Operators. 

  •  Native Local Cook.

  •  First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum.

  •  High Quality Camping Equipment. 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airfare to and from Iquitos.

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

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