PANTHERA ONCA EXPEDITION 20D/19N

 2021 RATES AND RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE NOW UPON REQUEST 

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: EXTREME

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

DESTINATION: Matses Territory

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú

DURATION: 20 Days Minimum

MAIN ACTIVITY: Jaguar Habitat Exploration

OTHER ACTIVITY: Jungle Survival with the Matses 

 

BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: June - August

BOOKING IN ADVANCE: 2 Required Months

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Not Available For This Trip

50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats

PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards or PayPal

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival

DEPARTURE DAYS: Thursdays Only

The Jaguar, Yaguar or Yaguareté (Panthera Onca) is a fierce carnivore of the Panterinos subfamily and genus Panthera. It is the only one of the five current species of this genus found in America. It is also the largest in America and third in the world, after the tiger (Panthera tigris) and the lion (Panthera leo). It is fundamentally lonely, hunting ambushing, being opportunistic when choosing prey. It is a key species for the stabilization of the ecosystems in which it lives; Being a super-predator, it regulates the populations of the species it captures. Adult specimens have an exceptionally powerful bite, even when compared to other large felids, which allows them to pierce the shells of armored reptiles such as turtles and use an unusual method of killing: directly attack the head of the prey between the ears to tip a lethal bite that cuts through the skull with its fangs reaching the brain.

This particular expedition it was specifically designed for those interested in an intense and prolonged exploration journey across the Matses territory, an extraordinary place rich in fauna and flora, where the appearance of the king of the Amazon THE JAGUAR in such of inhospitable and little explored jungle area is not a surprise, since it is known that when the precedence of who is at the top of the food chain prevails in any ecosystem, it is a sign or an equivalent of healthy ecosystem. This program will offer physical challenges in a complex and natural environment, where our well prepared team of native indigenous Matses people will display their best role in guiding, instructing and taking care of every visitor in transit to the best of their capabilities.

 

 

IMPORTANT TIPS ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

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

  • We recommend travelers to have FLEXIBLE PLANE TICKETS to and from Iquitos in case we experience delays with hydroplanes due to weather conditions to/from Angamos Town, this is only on worse situations that hardly happens, so lets prepare ourselves  just in case in order to successfully execute this expedition.

  • Participants' exploratory backpacks weight limit is 10 kilos max, excess weight will not be accepted by the pilot.

  • An additional 5 kilos of gear will be issue to each participant when exploring the jungle (jungle boots, ponchos, mats, blankets, tents and service utensils).

  • Participants will need to be in good physical condition, to conduct a 50 km hike to Requena Town during the last 2 days of the expedition.

  • Participants who do not wish or are not in good physical condition to carry out the 50 km of trekking through the jungle the last 2 days of this expedition, need to inform us before booking, to modify the return arrangements also by hydroplane. Participants are responsible for coordinating this change in advance.

  • 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 FOR OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE BEFORE YOUR EXPEDITION.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

 

🟫 DAY 0

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

 

🟫 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.

 

 

🟫 FROM DAY 2 AND UP

  • Our adventure begins in route to the Matses Territory.

  • Exploring the Amazon jungle sharing daily customs and traditions with the Matses people in a isolated territory beyond civilization. 

  • Navigation across Galvez River.

  • Navigation across Loboyacu River.

  • Navigation across Matanza River.

  • A trekking trip to Requena Village.

  • Jungle day/night excursions in search of fauna and flora.

  • Fishing for piranhas and other species.

  • 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 construct traps to catch animals the native way.

  • Construction of rafts.

  • Nocturnal exploration in search of different species of caimans.

  • Daily focus in the searching of the jaguars tracks along the jungle.

  • Preparation of strategic  jungle terrain areas to attract jaguars.

  • Construction of "Barbacoas” (handmade tree platforms for overnight) this way we wait for the “King of the Amazon, The Panthera Onca”.

  • Learning about wild medicinal plants from the jungle.

  • Navigation on remote creeks and lakes.

🟫 RETURNING DAYS BEGINS

  • Motorboat to the Lobo River.

  • Bird watching. 

  • Hike through the complex jungle to the town of Requena (50 km).

  • Crossing of rivers, creeks, and streams.

  • Overnight in the middle of the jungle.

 

 

🟫 LAST TWO DAYS

  • Arrival to the town of Requena (hike will be over).

  • Boat transportation back to Iquitos. 

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

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation

  • Airfare to Angamos Town

  • Fluvial Transportation

  • Government Permits to Tribal Territory

  • Economic Support to Villages

  • All Meals During Expedition 

  • Purified Water

  • Survival Lead Guide

  • 4 - 5 Survival Assistant Guides

  • 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

  • Hotel in Iquitos.

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CALLE CALVO DE ARAUJO 675, IQUITOS - LORETO, PERU - SOUTH AMERICA
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