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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.

TYPE OF TRIP

Expeditions

Survival

Shamanism

Retreats

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MATSES EXPRESS EXPEDITION 8D/7N

GROUP RATES:

Solo Traveler: 2,450.00 USD  

2 People: 1,400.00 USD per person

3 - 4 People: 1,360.00 USD per person

5 + People: 1,200.00 USD per person 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: MODERATE

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

 

Destination: Matsés Territory "Amazon Rainforest".

Ethnic Group Classified as: "Sporadic Contacted".

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights.
Main Activities: Fauna and Flora Exploration/Sharing Tribes' Customs & Traditions.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Photography, Documentary, etc.

 

Booking in Advanced: 4 WEEKS.

Last Minute Booking: Contact Us Immediately.

Minimum Participants: 1 Participant.

Booking Payment: 50% to Secure Reservation.

Payment Method: We Accept All Major Credit Cards by Clicking on the "BOOK NOW" Button.

50% Remaining Payment: Pay on Arrival. 

Aircraft Arrival and Departure Days to and from Angamos: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The difference of this short and very express trip to the Matses territory in comparison to the longer ones such as the 13 and 15 days expeditions, is simply to open the possibilities to other travelers who does not have sufficient time in their agenda to accomplish a longer trip, and for those who are not also focused or are seeking for a very demanding physically experience based on long and extreme hiking or extreme jungle survival, rather are for those who are more interested on sharing just quality time with the members of the tribe for different reasons (photography, short documentary, etc).

 

The Matsés or Mayoruna are an 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.

 

 

TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND TIPS FOR THIS PARTICULAR EXPEDITION:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government access permits to protected areas, transportation arrangements, assignment of exploration team, English Speaking Guides availability, 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, 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 any time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the guide’s discretion.

  • 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.


 

  

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR EXPEDITION:

 

DAY 1:

  • 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 3-6:​

  • Navigation across Galvez and Loboyacu River.

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

  • Participate in elder narrations about their ancient stories.

  • 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. 

  • Canoe trips day/night excursions.

  • Trips to visit "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.

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

  • Bird Watching Explorations.

  • Fishing for piranhas and catfish (keep what you catch!).

  • 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 is very optional.

  • Overnight in village houses and camping in the middle of the jungle.

 

 

DAY 7:

  • Motor boat navigation back to Angamos.

  • Wildlife sightseeing during navigation. 

  • Overnight in Angamos.

 

 

DAY 8:

  • 06:00 Early breakfast with exploratory team. 

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

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

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

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Ground Transportation.

  • Airfare to Angamos.

  • Access Permits to the Matsés Territory.

  • Motor Boat Transportation.

  • Hotel (1st Night in Iquitos).

  • Accommodation in typical houses of the Matses Tribe, Camping Tents or Mosquito Netting.

  • All Meals During the Expedition.

  • Purified water.

  • (1) Amazon Expeditioners Translator Guide (English / Spanish).

  • (1) Matsés Native Translator Guide.

  • (2) Matses Native Assistants (Motor Boat Operators/Porters).

  • (1) Matsés Native Cook.

  • Emergency First Aid Kit.

  • Detailed Expedition.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

  • Airfare from and to Lima.

 

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