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EXPEDICIÓN CRUCE AMAZÓNICO 7D/6N (MAY-14-2021)

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EXPEDICIÓN CRUCE AMAZÓNICO 7D/6N (MAY-14-2021)

Time & Location

17 may. 6:30 GMT-5 – 21 may. 16:30 GMT-5
AT THE AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS (OFFICE), CALLE CALVO DE ARAUJO 675, IQUITOS-PERU

About the Event

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: HARD

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 +

 

DESTINATION: Tamshiyacu - Tahuayo Reserve.

LOCATION: Amazon Rainforest - Loreto Region.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE CITY/COUNTRY: Iquitos - Perú.

DURATION: 7 Days, 6 Nights. 

MAIN ACTIVITY: Fauna and Flora Exploration.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Photography, Documentary, etc.

 

BOOKING IN ADVANCE: 2 Required Months. 

50% PAYMENT: Required To Secure Seats.

MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS PER GROUP: (3).

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS PER GROUP: (6).

BOOKING PAYMENTS MUST BE PAID: As Soon as 4 Partipants are Signed Up.

PAYMENTS METHODS: Via Credit Cards or PayPal Request.

50% REMAINING PAYMENT: Pay on Arrival.

PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS BASED ON GROWING GROUP: Handle on Arrival.

EXPEDITION DEPARTURE: Friday, May 14, 2021.

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AMAZON CROSSING EXPEDITION 7D/6N, like the rest of our Amazon crossing expeditions, the more days this territory is explored, the farther our team will be able to lead the participants, in order to achieve greater opportunities for wildlife encounters . On this full-week expedition, we will explore multiple remote streams and jungle areas where we typically find tracks of some of the most difficult to find cats, such as pumas and jaguars. With chances to also find other species of primates and large black caimans. Additionally, visitors will enjoy the crossing 5 rivers including the Amazon river at the end, extensive hikes through the primary jungle, more remote towns, camps in different remote places, jungle survival, fishing and more.

IMPORTANT TIPS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPEDITION:

  • BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (for collection of personal information, government access permits to protected areas, transportation arrangements, assignment of exploration team, English Speaking Guides availability, and all logistics support needed).
  • Participants need to have sufficient time in Iquitos, in order to successfully execute this expedition.
  • This expeditions is an organized group join trip, exponsored and executed by AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS only.
  • Exploratory backpack weight limit is 10 kilos per participant, excess weight.
  • An additional 5 kilos of gear will be issue to each participant when exploring the jungle (jungle boots, ponchos, mats, blankets, tents and service utensils).
  • Explorations through the jungle during this crossing route, will require for each traveler to carry their own personal gear and, to maximize your experience be at the least in a decent physical condition to accomplish each available hike.
  • Participants will have to follow, respect and agree to established activities in this itinerary to avoid disagreements and misunderstandings with the rest of the travelers within the group, REMEMBER, THIS IS NOT YOUR PRIVATE TRIP!. 
  • All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions any time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the guide’s discretion.
  • 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:

Note: In this particular route, when the water level of the Tahuayo River is at an average height, the navigation access upstream will open and will give visitors an additional opportunity to reach a place of high jungle terrain, an exploration trip in small wooden canoes follow by a jungle hike that will last 2 days total going and returning, an interesting trip in the search of Clay Licks or best known as "Collpas" by the locals. The word Collpa derives from the "Quechua" Inca dialect, which means "Salty Land", where all kinds of animals come to these places to lick and feed on the minerals of their land (macaws, parrots, and different types of mammals).

🟫 DAY 0

  • Transportation from Iquitos Airport to Hotel.

🟫 DAY 1

08:00 Transportation from Hotel to Nauta City River Port (2 hrs).

  • Brief Nauta City Tour.
  • Motorboat Downstream on the Maranon River.
  • Lunch on board.
  • Quick stop for a brief orientation right at the confluence of (3) major major rivers, the Marañón River, the Ucayali River and the Amazon River.. IT IS AT THIS POINT WHERE IT IS KNOWN BY MANY AS THE BEGINNING OF THE AMAZON RIVER, WHO ENDS DISCHARGING ITS WATERS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN DURING THE COURSE OF ABOUT 6,400 KILOMETRES DOWNSTREAM.
  • Navigation will continue upstream through The Ucayali River.
  • Navigation will change its course to enter The Yarapa River.
  • Observation of pink and gray dolphins and a variety of birds if weather in favor.

15:00 Arrival to Haldar Village.

  • Hydration and gear arrangement.
  • 30 - 45 minutes hike to Jerusalem Village.​

NOTE:

  • During The Flooded Season 30 - 45 minutes hike from Haldar Village to Jerusalem Village.
  • During The Dry Season an additional 1-2 hrs of small motorboat transfer from Ramon Castilla Village to reach Haldar Village, in addition to the 30 - 45 minutes hike to Jerusalem Village.

16:00 to 18:00 Arrival to Jerusalem Village.

  • Drop-off gear and meet with local Villagers.
  • Transfer in wooden canoes on the Tahuayo River to  reach our Camp.
  • Assignment of cabins.
  • Swimming in the river upon arrival (optional).
  • Hand paddling trip in typical wooden canoes to learn how to place fish traps.

18:00 to 20:00 Dinner shared with the exploration team.

  • Free time (resting, walk around camp, night fishing on site, etc.).

21:00 Night exploration trip in search of nocturnal animals (birds, rodents, reptiles, etc.).

  • Overnight at the AE Jungle Retreat Camp.

🟫 DAY 2

05:00 Early canoe excursion upstream for appreciation of wildlife, check fish traps and early group fishing trip.

08:00 Back to Eco Camp to start a group preparation of breakfast.

  • During this early cooking preparation activity participants will learn how to fix their own personal fish portions and get them ready for consumption along with other collected meal ingredients.
  • Breakfast will be shared with the exploration team once ready.
  • Survival hike will start for the group to spend the whole entire day Inside the Jungle to experience a direct connection with the wild.

The Following Basic Survival Activities will be Performed:

  • Search for drinking water from the vineyards of the forest for hydration purposes.
  • Identification and collection of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and insects act for human consumption.
  • Obtainment of fire by natural means.
  • Lunch grouping preparation starts: This particular meal will be cooked utilizing all edible resources collected and obtained from jungle excursions and during the early fishing trip.
  • Construction of personal shelters to overnight in the middle of the jungle.
  • Improvisation of handmade traps to catch reptiles, and rodents at night.
  • Construction of floating devices to escape from the jungle.
  • Dinner will be served of what was obtained during the day.
  • Night jungle exploration in search of nocturnal animals.

(Overnight inside the Jungle in Personal Handmade Shelters (Optional). "Camping Tents will be Also Available by Request").

FOR THOSE NOT REALLY INTO A HARD SURVIVAL TRAINING DAY, WE'LL MAKE IT AS FUN AND SUITABLE AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

🟫 DAY 3

08:00 Back to the Retreat Camp for Breakfast.​

  • Jungle exploration.
  • Identification of medicine plants.
  • Identification of timber trees.
  • Search for bullet ants and other living creatures.
  • Search and identification of forest vines for hydration.
  • Search for a diverse species of "Giant Trees".​

12:00 Back to the Retreat Camp for Lunch.

  • Quick visit to Jerusalem Village to say goodbye.
  • Group photo with the women and mothers of the community.
  • Purchase of handicrafts for local support (optional).

13:00 Departure to El Estirón Jungle Area about 2 hrs river exploration.

  • No motorboats will be utilized to reach El Estiron, the group will navigate down the river by hand paddling wooden canoes, and with the main purpose of not scaring animals away. This silence navigation will increase our chances for wildlife encounters.

15:00-16:00 Arrival to El Estirón jungle area.

  • Camping tents set up for overnight.
  • Fire startup for preparation of Dinner.
  • Jungle exploration for construction of reptiles and rodents traps.
  • River trip to set up fish traps.

18:00 Dinner served.

20:00 Night exploration in canoes in search of nocturnal animals.

  • Overnight in Camping Tents.

🟫 DAY 4

05:00 Early canoe excursion for the appreciation of wildlife.

  • Inspection of fish traps and early group fishing trip.
  • Inspection of reptiles and rodents traps.

08:00 Back to the camping site to start a group preparation of breakfast.

  • During this early cooking preparation activity, participants will learn how to fix their own personal fish portions.
  • Breakfast will be shared with the exploration team once ready.
  • Search for poison dart frogs.
  • Construction of floating devices to escape from the jungle.

12:00 Lunch served.

13:00 Departure to Amancio Jungle Area about 2 - 3 hrs river exploration.

  • Hand paddling canoe trip will take place in route to Amancio.
  • Floating devices will now be utilized to complete the reaching of Amancio as a jungle simulation escape.

15:00-16:00 Arrival to Amancio.

  • Camping tents set up overnight.
  • Fire starts up for the preparation of Dinner.
  • Construction of rodents and bird traps.

18:00 Dinner served.

20:00 Night exploration in canoes in search of nocturnal animals.

(Overnight in Camping Tents).

🟫 DAY 5

05:00 Canoe excursion for the appreciation of wildlife and early fishing trip.​

  • Inspection of rodents and bird traps.

08:00 Breakfast served. ​

  • Jungle exploration.
  • Search for poisonous dart frogs.
  • Search for primates.

12:00 Lunch served.

13:00 Departure to Tangarana jungle area about 2 - 3 hrs river exploration.

16:00 Arrival to Tangarana.

  • Hydration, gear arrangement, and hike to remote lagoon.

NOTE:​​

The two following camping options will be available upon arrival to Tangarana:

  • "On Dry Season" 1h. hike through the depths of the jungle to camp near a very emote lagoon called Yarina Creek and increase our chances of observing wildlife.  During this excursion, participants will have the opportunity to see (caimans, macaws, monkeys, the prehistoric bird hoatzin "Opisthocomus Hoazin" and other Amazonian species).
  • "On Rainy Season" camping at Tangarana, since there will be no access to the Yarina Creek due to dense flooded land. Instead, fishing trips, exploration in search of primates, caimans and other nocturnal species will take place.

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner prepared and served at campsite.

  • Overnight in Camping Tents.

🟫 DAY 6

05:00 Early wildlife observation.

  • Piranha fishing.
  • Breakfast near Yarina Creek.
  • 1 hr hike back to Tangarana.

08:00 Navigation continues.

  • Exploration of Bufeo Creek.
  • Exploration of Redondo Creek.
  • Searching of best camping spot.
  • Camp set up.
  • Canoe explorations along the banks in search of giant birds (Anhima cornuta) best know by locals as "Camungo"
  • Jungle hike in search of remote creek called Tábano.
  • Preparation of meal.

13:00 Lunch served.

  • Search for Jaguars' tracks (panthera onca) best known by locals as Otorongo.
  • Observation of prehistoric bird hoatzin "Opisthocomus Hoazin".
  • Night excursion for caimans.
  • Camping near Tábano Lagoon.

(Overnight in Camping Tents near Tábano Lagoon).

🟫 DAY 7

05:00 Early bird watching walk around Tabano Lagoon.

  • Fishing Trip (optional)
  • Breakfast served

09:00 River navigation to Chino Village

  • Right at Chino Village, we will stop to visit and have Lunch with a local family, and a quick exploration of the area.

12:00 Navigation will continue through the Tahuayo River in route to Tamshiyacu Town, across the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve.

  • During these relaxing 2-3 hours of river navigation, participants will enjoy a unique, adventurous and fascinating escape in search of the Amazon River, this long river navigation ride will increase the opportunities to appreciate more fauna and flora, we will pass by Blanco River, pass by Buena Esperanza, Santa Cruz, and Huaysi Villages, to then get the final amazing experience of meeting once again just like Day 1, the Mighty Amazon River, from this point on we will be finally crossing one of the greatest wonders of the world.
  • We recommend our visitors to be alert right in this particular area where the two rivers meet to look for the friendly and playful "Pink and Gray River Dolphins"​

14:00-15:00 Arrival at Tamshiyacu Town

  • A short tour through Tamshiyacu Town will follow.

14:30-15:00 Speedboat trip back to Iquitos City.

  • During this 1-hour navigation by speedboat, the participants will enjoy another pleasant trip to finish crossing the Amazon River.

16:00-17:00 Arrival to Iquitos river port, and transfer to the hotel/airport (End of the Journey).

Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TRIP?

  • Airport Transportation
  • Fluvial Transportation
  • 2 Hotel Nights in Iquitos (Free of Cost When the Groups Reachs 6 Total Participants).
  • Government Access Permits
  • Economic Support to Villages
  • All Meals During Expedition
  • Purified Water
  • Survival Lead Guide
  • 2-3 Survival Assistant Guides
  • 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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