PANTHERA ONCA EXPEDITION
STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 7 - 10 Men Approx.
DESTINATION: Ampiyacu-Apayacu RCA
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
CLASSIFICATION OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Sporadic Contacted, and Permanent Contacted.
NAME OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Huitoto, Bora, and Ocaina.
ACCOMMODATION: Tents/Mosquito Nets/Hammocks
MAIN OBJECTIVE: The Search of Jaguars
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Wildlife Exploration, and Amazon Survival.
AVAILABLE MONTHS: November-June
ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 1 Month Mínimum
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS: 50% Required
PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards
REMAINING PAYMENT DEADLINE: Arrival Day in Iquitos
DEPARTURE DAYS: Mondays - Fridays
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 strenuous exploration journey across the Ampiyacu-Apayacu territory, as many others, this is an extraordinary program, a 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 expedition will offer physical challenges in a very complex natural environment, where our well-prepared team of indigenous natives of different Amazonian origins, will show and deliver their unique and collective experience of jungle knowledge, guiding, instructing and caring for each visitor in transit within their best capabilities.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
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 be in Iquitos at least one day before the commencement of this expedition and minimum one full day after the end. The best and most reliable method of transportation to reach our destination during this expedition will be by domestic boat going and returning.
We Highly recommend packing a light rucksack of 10 kilos maximum for this expedition.
Travelers will be provided with an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. (tents, mosquito net, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, machetes, and personal eating utensils).
Travelers gear requirement: rucksack, hydration bladder, sleeping mat, light sleeping bag, and a hammock with net and tarp.
Travelers must be in good physical condition to be able to carry out complex and long jungle hikes during this expedition.
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 | 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.