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AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

 

Amazon Expeditioners, is an active and expert team of native local guides, specialized in 

jungle expeditions, survival,  and shamanism retreats in the Amazon Rainforest of the Peru.

TYPE OF TRIP

Expeditions

Survival

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SHUAR-ACHUAR EXPEDITION 20D/19N

GROUP RATES:

Solo Traveler: 6,475.00 USD 

2 People: 3,700.00 USD per person

3 - 4 People: 3,600.00 USD per person

5 + People: 3,300.00 USD per person 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: HARD

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.

 

BOOKING IN ADVANCED: 4 Weeks.  

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: Contact Us Immediately.

BOOKING PAYMENT: 50% To Secure Reservation.

PAYMENT METHOD: 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 TIPS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government access permits to protected areas, transportation arrangements, exploration team assignments, English Speaking Guides availabilities, and all logistics support needed).

  • Be advised that you are booking a PRIVATE TRIP on this page.

  • In case other travelers wish to join your group, we will first ask for your permission.

  • Participants need to have sufficient time in Iquitos, in order to successfully execute this expedition.

  • Exploratory backpacks weight limit recommendations are 10 kilos per traveler.

  • AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS will provide additional gear to every traveler (jungle boots, raincoats, mats, blankets, and tents) 5 kilos approximately.

  • 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.

  • PLEASE VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE FOR OTHER IMPORTANT TIPS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO BEST PREPARE YOU BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE EXECUTION OF YOUR TRIP.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

 

🟫 DAY 0

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

🟫 DAY 1 -8

  • 07:30 Private transportation from Iquitos to the city of Nauta.

  • 09:30 Arrival to the city of Nauta, followed by a short tour of the city.

  • 10:30 Navigation upstream on the Marañón River until reaching the Candoshis and Quechuas indigenous communities.

  • Navigation along the Pastaza River to enter the mysterious Shuar territory (800 km or 497 miles).

  • Within these territories, nights will be spent in riverside villages, in the jungle and in tribal communities.

 

🟫 DAY 9 - 15 

  • Arrival to one of the Shuar Villages.

  • Live the once in a lifetime experience with the "Shuar-Achuar Tribe" best known as "Headhunters" sharing their daily customs and traditions in their own territory far beyond civilization.

Expect the Following Jungle Activities during the next 7 days:

  • 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, caimans, frogs, tarantulas,

        scorpions, iguanas, hawks and other bird species, 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. 

🟫 DAY 16 - 20 

  • River navigations in return to Iquitos.

  • Overnights will be spent in native communities along the riverbanks.

  • Private Transportation from Nauta to Iquitos city.

  • 17:00-18:00  Arrival Time to Iquitos.

  • Transfer to the Hotel and Airport (End of the Journey).

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation.

  •  Fluvial Transportation.

  •  All Permits to the Tribal Territory.

  • ✔ Hotel in Iquitos (1st Arrival and Last Departure Night).

  •  Jungle Accommodations:

(In Typical Tribal Houses and Camping Tents).

  •  All Meals During Expedition: 

(Vegetarian, Vegan, etc. All Upon Request).

  •  Purified Water.

  • AE Lead Guide (English/Spanish).

  •  (1) Native Local Assistant Guide.

  • (1-2) Porters/Motorboat Operators. 

  •  Native Local Cook.

  •  First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum.

  •  High Quality Camping Equipment. 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airfare to and from Iquitos.

  • Personal Travel Insurance.

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