SHUAR-ACHUAR EXPEDITION 20D/19N
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: CHALLENGING
AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +
DESTINATION: Shuar/Achuar Territory.
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
ETHNIC GROUP CLASSIFIED AS: Sporadic Contacted
DURATION: 20 Days, 19 Nights
MAIN ACTIVITY: Tribal Customs & Traditions Sharing
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.
BEST TRAVEL MONTHS: All Year Round
BOOKING IN ADVANCE: 2 Required Months
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Based On Availability
50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats
PAYMENT METHODS: Credit Cards Or PayPal
50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay On Arrival
DEPARTURE DAYS: Any Day of The Week
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.
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THIS EXPEDITION:
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 your expedition and minimum one full day after the end.
We strongly recommend every traveler to bring a personal 60 liter size backpack for this expedition.
Let's keep in mind that AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS will provide an additional 5 kilos of gear approx. to each traveler (tents, sleeping mats, blankets, rubber boots, rain ponchos, and personal eating utensils).
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 | 3-4 Survival Assistant Guides | Emergency First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum | Exploratory Gear (Tents, Sleeping Mats, Blankets, Rubber Boots, Rain Ponchos, and Personal Eating Utensils).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from Iquitos | Personal Travel Insurance | Hotel in Iquitos.
EXPEDITION DETAILS: Due to the protocols currently imposed, AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS reserves the right to publicly expose entry routes to native Amazonian communities due to their vulnerability and protection, even more so if permissions from the Peruvian Government are required to enter these specifics indigenous destinations.
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