URARINA EXPEDITION 10D/9N
Destination: Urarina Territory "Amazon Rainforest"
Ethnic Group Classified as: "Sporadic Contacted"
Duration: 10 Days, 9 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: 20 Days Minimum
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: Any Day of The Week
Terms and Conditions for this Particular Expedition:
The best recommended weight limit to bring is 7 kilos per participants, in order to easily perform medium to long hikes from one place to another.
Participants will need to be in good physical conditions, additional gear will be also issue to carry (personal tents, raincoats, rubber boots) 3 extra kilos.
Be aware this is an Expedition not a Tour, and it's required for everyone to carry their own equipment, excess weight will be the participants responsibility.
All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions any time of year. Rivers 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 Urarina are an indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon Basin (Loreto) who inhabit the valleys of the Chambira, Urituyacu, and Corrientes Rivers. According to both archaeological and historical sources, they have resided in the Chambira Basin of contemporary northeastern Peru for centuries. The Urarina refer to themselves as Kachá (lit "person"), while ethnologists know them by the ethnonym Urarina.
The local vernacular term for the Urarina is Shimaku, which is considered by the Urarina to be pejorative, as it is a Quechua term meaning "unreliable". The ethnonym "Urarina" may be from Quechua--uray meaning below, and rina referring to runa, or people. Urarina is rendered in Quechua as uray-runa or people from below or downstream people.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR EXPEDITION:
-06:00 (DAY 1) Departure Time
-Navigation crossing the Maranon River to the Chamber River
-Live the once in a lifetime experience with the "Urarina Tribe" sharing their daily customs and traditions.
-A trip to visit different Village Communities along the way.
-Navigation across the Chambira River.
-Canoe day/night Lake Excursions.
-Exploration excursions for observation of fauna and flora.
-Learn how to harvest food from their plantations "Chacras".
-Participate in elder narrations about their ancient stories.
-Jungle day/ night hike excursions.
-Bird Watching Explorations.
-Tracking and spotting animals (boas, anacondas, alligators,
frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, hawks and other
birds, unique insects, monkeys, capybaras).
-Cayman (small alligator) catch and release.
-Learning about wild medicinal plants from the jungle.
-Fishing for piranhas and catfish (keep what you catch!).
-Overnight in typical village houses of their community.
-Participation in typical dances.
-Basic Survival Techniques.
And much more…
17:00-18:00 Arrival to Iquitos river port, and transfer to the hotel/airport (End of the Journey)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Airport Ground Transportation.
Access Permits to the Urarina Territory.
Hotel (First Night in City of Iquitos).
Accommodation in typical houses of the Urarina Tribe, Camping Tents or Mosquito Netting.
All Meals During the Expedition.
(1) Amazon Expeditioners Translator Guide (English / Spanish).
(1) Amazon Expeditioners Assistant Guide (Depending on Group Size).
(1) Urarina Native Translator Guide.
(1) Urarina Native Cook.
Emergency First Aid Kit.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
Personal Travel Insurance.
Airfare from and to Lima.