Matses Expedition With Jungle Reps - Iquitos

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Iquitos

Overview

Highlights  Authentic contact with Matses indigenous group Learn their language  Know their millenary beliefs and rituals Participate in kambo ceremony (optional) Learn their way to hunt  Learn how they guide by themselves deep in the jungle  When we mention our brothers Matses-also known as Mayorunas-we refer to one of the last Amazonian families that preserve unaltered their language and customs.Despite the remotness and lack of comfort with Jungle Reps we differentiate ourselves by providing a unique experience of living with Matses.Promoting their culture,respecting their ways of life,we avoid being a negative impact during our coexistence with our brothers and sisters Matses on the other hand we actively participate on their daily chores. Matses are also known as the feline tribe for their unique hunting abilities.

Know More about this tour

Day 01 Flight to Matses protected reserve
Flight to the Matses reserve.This trip leaves from the peruavian airforce base.It takes approximately one hour.
Recommendations:bring the most necessary luggage in a backpack.The limit is 20 kilos and each extra kilo will be charged to the passenger. Necessary permits must be made 2 weeks in advance in order to enter into reserved area that is cared and protected by Matses. 

Day 02 
On this day we will go very early to the farm which is the place where Matses alocate to plant and harvest of various edible vegetables. Matses don`t eat 3 or 5 times a day as in other cmmunities or cities.First meal at 9 am more or less and the second meal abput 4 or 5 pm before darkness and mosquitoes come. At night we can talk with the elders who are highly respected people as in many tribes.

Day 03 
Hike in primary jungle to learn how they get their food:you will learn to hunt with traps a technique they have known for thousands of years.They also will show us a COLPA that is a place with salts or special clay where many animals stop and eat this soil to help their own digestive processes. Animals licome down to eat in this place like felines,deer,wild pigs,monkeys between anothers.

Day 04
This day we will build observatories to wait and see animals that pass through the place.These observatories are known as barbecues.Great chances to see jaguars.Explore deep in the jungle.

Day 05 
Today is aimed to learn or see how Matses make and prepare their own weapons to hunt. This weapons were used to fight against other tribes long time ago.

Day 06
Know the great variety of plants that Matses use for different purposes. In fact they use plants for hunting,to heal gains different types of diseases,toward off pests that may affect their crops.

Day 07
On this day witness how they use the poison of a frog to sharpen theur sensesand increase the skill in hunting. Very interesting ceremony since the Matses is the only tribe that perform this ancestral ceremony.

Day 08
Optional excursion in the jungle for wildlife observation.Survival training. Farewel ceremony with the native community.

Day 09 
Departure to Colonia Angamos by boat. Overnight in Colonia Angamos.

Day 10 
Flight to Iquitos 

If you choose to return by foot and boat it will take  5 more days plus a ferry or fast boat ride to Nauta and then to Iquitos by road.




Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer

Exclusions

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • The listed price does not include a $X per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel