SIERRA DEL DIVISOR EXPEDITION
STAFF SIZE REQUIRED: 16-25 Men Approx.
DESTINATION: Sierra del Divisor National Park
LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú
CLASSIFICATION OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Uncontacted, Sporadic Contacted, and Permanent Contacted
NAME OF ETHNIC GROUPS NEARBY: Matses, and Iskonawa
ACCOMMODATIONS: Tents/Mosquito Net/Hammocks
MAIN OBJECTIVE: The Exploration and Crossing of Unexplored and Untouched Jungle Highland Areas of Sierra del Divisor Until Reaching Peru and Brazil Borders on Matses Territory.
OTHER IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES: Amazon Survival
AVAILABLE MONTHS: June - September
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
The Sierra del Divisor National Park (PNSD) covers territories of the province of Coronel Portillo in the department of Ucayali and of the provinces of Ucayali, Requena and Maynas belonging to the department of Loreto. It has an extension of 1,354,485.10 hectares. This protected natural area seeks to protect the Sierra del Divisor which is a mountainous complex located in the Amazon plain. These mountains have a steep slope and originate a watershed at more than 900 meters above sea level.
The complex of cones and hills of volcanic origin present in the Contamana - Abujao - El Divisor region constitutes the origin of infinity of small basins that drain their waters towards the Ucayali River in Peru and the Yuruá in Brazil. In that country there is a complex of protected natural areas contiguous to the Park, which form a biological corridor of more than three million hectares.
Geologically, it is one of the oldest areas of the Amazon and has spectacular and inaccessible landscapes. At the same time, the Sierra del Divisor National Park presents little intervening areas with a high degree of conservation that encompass ecosystems and biological communities of endemic flora and fauna species and of restricted distribution, which makes it an area of great importance. Likewise, it has numerous waterfalls, hot springs and macaw clay licks, of great beauty and attractiveness.
The unique geographical situation of the PNSD with its isolated mountains has generated many endemism, that is, in the area there are species that only exist in that place. Only in the Sierra del Divisor inhabits the "bird of the divisorius" (Thamnophilus divisorius), also known as the Acre anthill, referring to the neighboring Brazilian region where it was first recorded in 2004. Later this bird was found in Peru .
Travelers who are considering exploring Sierra del Divisor, know that this is a rarely explored jungle area like few others, mountainous and challenging. The beauty of this territory which makes it unique among the others, is that it has mountainous jungle, waterfalls, caves, and hot springs of which many of them have thermal and medicinal volcanic waters due to their high content of natural minerals.
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 50 to 60 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.
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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 | Survival Assistant Guides | Emergency First Aid Kit With Anti-Ophidic Serum | Exploratory Gear (Mosquito Net, 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.