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PUTUMAYO EXPEDITION

 

 

LIMITTED SPACES: 6 Participants.

STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 16-20 Men Approx.

 

DESTINATION: Yaguas National Park

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

ACCOMMODATIONS: Tents/Mosquito Nets/Hammocks

 

MAIN OBJECTIVE: The Crossing and Exploration of The Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area and The Yaguas National Park until we find a determined sacred jungle area where slavery and other ilegal atrocities against Amazonian Indians took place during the rubber boom.

OTHER IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES: Jungle Exploration and Survival

 

AVAILABLE MONTHS: January - June

ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 2 Months Mínimum

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS: 50% Required 

PAYMENT METHODS: All Major Credit Cards

REMAINING PAYMENT DEADLINE: 2 Weeks Before Expedition

AVAILABLE DEPARTURE DAYS: Any Day Of The Week

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The Ampiyacu Apayacu Regional Conservation Area is a protected area in Peru. It was created on December 23, 2010, through D.S. No. 024-2010-MINAM and covers an area of 434 129.54 hectares in the provinces of Maynas and Ramón Castilla, in the Loreto region.

 

The area protects the Amazon rainforest north of the Amazon River, which guarantees sustainable access and the upper parts of the Ampiyacu and Apayacu basins, and are sources of water that maintain the aquatic fauna, the main source of food for 16 native communities that inhabit these basins.

It has 1,500 species of plants that make it the most biodiverse. The area is home to 207 species of fish, 64 of amphibians, 40 of reptiles, 362 of birds and 60 of mammals.

 

The Yaguas National Park was created on January 11, 2018 and is located in the Loreto Region of Peru near the border with Colombia. It covers an area of 8,689 km² (2,147,100 acres) of tropical forest. Along with Río Puré, Cahuinarí and Amacayacu National Park in Colombia, as well as the Regional Conservation Areas Maijuna Kichwa and Ampiyacu Apayacu in Peru, it is part of a huge biological corridor.

 

​There are approximately 600 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, 110 species of amphibians, and 100 species of reptiles in the national park, such as brown woolly monkey, anteater, South American tapir, giant otter, Amazonian manatee, Amazon river dolphin, caiman, and yellow-footed tortoise. More than 300 species of fish are also found in the park, among them fish that cross the forest not swimming or floating down a river, feeding on fruits and living in branches and Arapaima gigas, the largest freshwater fish in the world.

 

More than 3,500 species of plants abound in the park, among them Hura crepitans, Cedrelinga catenaeformis, Simarouba amara, Macrolobium acaciaefolium and Ceiba pentandra.

 

 

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 only recommend travelers to purchase FLEXIBLE AIRLINE TICKETS TO IQUITOS, to be arrived at minimum 2 days before the commencement of the expedition.

  • It is important to know that we cannot predict an exact day of return to Iquitos once we start this particular expedition. The only thing that we can do is to determine the number of days that our crossing will take, which is between 30 to 45 approximate days.

  • 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. (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.

  • This expedition is only open to highly motivated participants with a strong adaptation capabilities and who are in good physical and mental condition, as they will be responsible for carrying their own equipment on each exploration hike through the primary jungle, as well as to go far and beyond for their own survival needs.

  • Jungle activities during this long journey will come naturally as we explore and navigate along and en route to our main objective by water and land.

  • VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE TO HELP YOU PREPARE BEFORE YOUR EXPEDITION.

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.