SHUAR-ACHUAR EXPEDITION 20D/19N
Destination: Shuar-Achuar Territory "Amazon Rainforest"
Ethnic Group Classified as: "Sporadic Contacted"
Duration: 20 Days, 19 Nights
Main Activities of the Trip: Fauna & Flora Exploration/Sharing Tribes' Customs & Traditions
Other Events or Activities: Canoeing, Fishing, Photography, Documentary, etc.
Booking in Advanced Required: 20 Minimum Days
Last Minute Booking: Not Available For This Trip
Minimum Participants: 2 Participants
Reservation Payment Required: 50% Deposit to Secured Reservation
Remaining 50% Payment to Be Paid: Upon Arrival at Iquitos
Departure Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Terms and Conditions for this Particular Expedition:
Participants need to have flexible plane tickets to and from Iquitos, in case of small aircraft delays to Andoas.
Participants will need to be in good physical conditions to conduct medium to long jungle hikes
The weight limit is 5 kilos per participant. Additional weight will be paid by the participant to Andoas.
Excess weight will not accepted by the pilot.
Tribe members don't live bare naked, they use ancestral and regular clothes.
All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions any time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the guide’s discretion.
Read OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR TRIP in the bottom of this page.
The process of contact of the Achuar with the national society has been similar to that of the Shuar but at a later time. At present, a large part of the Achuar population is part of the Shuar Federation and participates in the programs and problems of the Shuar.
The Shuar and Achuar have been integrated and now make up the Shuar-Achuar community with more than 40,000 indigenous people who live in the Santiago, Morona, and Pastaza river basins.
They occupy the east of the province of Morona Santiago and the south of the province of Pastaza. The Shuar or Shuara are just over 35,000 indigenous and the Achuar, just under 8,000. In the territories occupied by Peru, there are also some Achuar groups that were separated by the Protocol of Rio de Janeiro. These towns are ethnically related to the Peruvians Wampis, Awajún, Mainas, etc., up to the Marañón.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR EXPEDITION:
- Aircraft to Andoas Village located on the Peru-Ecuador border
- Departure Time From 05:00-07:00am (Tuesdays and Thursdays Only)
-Live the once in a lifetime experience with the "Shuar-Achuar Tribe" best known as "Head Hunters" sharing their daily customs and traditions in their own territory far beyond civilization.
-Navigation across the Pastaza River.
-Visits to different indigenous communities.
-Canoe day/night excursions.
-Exploration excursions for observation of fauna and flora.
-Learn how to work on their plantations.
-Learn how to utilize their weapons and how to hunt for daily survival.
-Learn how to prepare the "Deadly Curare"
-Participate in elder narrations about their ancient customs of human head reduction called "Tsansa".
-Jungle day/night excursions.
-Bird Watching Explorations.
-Cayman (small alligator) catch and release.
-Tracking and spotting animals (boas, anacondas, alligators,
frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, hawks and other
birds, unique insects, monkeys, capybaras).
-Swimming and spotting freshwater ‘pink’ dolphins.
-Learning about wild medicinal plants from the jungle.
- Fishing for piranhas and catfish (keep what you catch!).
- Navigations to remote creeks and lakes.
- Overnight in typical village houses of their community.
- Basic Survival Techniques.
And much more…
- 17:00-18:00 (DAY 20) Arrival Time.
- Transfer to the Hotel/Airport (End of the Journey)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Airport Ground Transportation.
Airfare to Andoas.
Access Permits to the Shuar/Achuar Territory.
Hotel (First and Last Night in City of Iquitos).
Accommodation in typical houses of the Shuar/Achuar Tribe, Camping Tents or Mosquito Netting.
All Meals During the Expedition.
(1) Amazon Expeditioners Translator Guide (English / Spanish).
(1) Shuar/Achuar Native Translator Guide.
(2) Shuar/Achuar Native Assistants (Motor Boat Operators/Porters).
(1) Shuar/Achuar Native Cook.
Emergency First Aid Kit.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
Personal Travel Insurance.
Airfare from and to Lima.