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PUTUMAYO EXPEDITION

 

 

STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 20-30 Members Approx.

 

 

DESTINATION: Putumayo River.

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/Ocaina.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Tents/Mosquito Nets/Hammocks.

 

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

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Amazon Survival.

 

AVAILABLE MONTHS: January - June.

ADVANCE BOOKING CONDITIONS: 2 Months Minimum.

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.

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 the collection of personal information, to request authorization of entry to indigenous territories at all levels (national, regional, and communal authorities), logistic preparation, personnel assignment, etc.

  • Recommendation of Arrival and Departure to and from Iquitos; to arrive 2 full days before your trip and to only purchase flexible departure airfare tickets from Iquitos, as we cannot predict the exact day our survival journey will end. The only thing we can roughly calculate is the number of days our journey may take, which is between 40 to 45 days approximately.

  • Rucksack Size and Weight Recommendations; 65 liters and 10 kilos.

  • For full packing list details visit our What to Pack page.

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

  • For additional information visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Airport Pick Up and Drop Off Transportation | Fluvial Transportation | Entry Permits to Indigenous Territory | Economic Support to Villages | Meals; 75% Supplied and 25% Obtained from Nature | Survival Guides with Satellite Phone For Emergencies | Wilderness First Response First Aid Kit | Essential Gear Provided By Amazon Expeditioners See Our What to Pack page.

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance Hotel in Iquitos.