PANTHERA ONCA EXPEDITION
STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 8-10 Members Approx.
DESTINATION: Matses National Reserve.
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú.
CLASSIFICATION OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Sporadic Contacted, and Permanent Contacted.
NAME OF ETHNIC GROUP NEARBY: Matses.
ACCOMMODATION: Tents/Mosquito Nets/Hammocks.
MAIN OBJECTIVE: The Search of Jaguars.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Wildlife Exploration and Amazon Survival.
AVAILABLE MONTHS: May - November.
ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 1 Month Minimum.
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS: 50% Required.
PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards.
REMAINING PAYMENT DEADLINE: Arrival Day in Iquitos.
DEPARTURES DAYS: Requires Prior Coordination.
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 Matses 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.).
In case we experience delays with hydroplanes departures to the Matses Territory due to weather conditions or other last minute issues out of our control, we highly suggest only purchasing FLEXIBLE AIRLINE TICKETS to and from Iquitos.
Pack a Rucksack of 10 kilos maximum, excess weight will not be accepted on the hydroplane.
For full packing list details visit our What To Pack Page.
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. The main rivers and the levels of the tributaries can vary and, therefore, it is possible that the navigation times and the excursions are modified at the discretion of the guide, this will not alter our motivation to make this trip the best.
For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Pick Up/Drop Off Transportation | Airfare to Matses Territory | Fluvial Transportation | Entry Permits to Indigenous Territory | Economic Support to Villages | Meals ( 75% Supplied and 25% Obtained from Nature) | Purified Water | Survival Lead Guide | Survival Assistant Guides | Wilderness First Aid Kit | Equipment provided see our What To Pack Page.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance | Hotel in Iquitos.