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AMAZON EXPLORER - Expeditions & Survival / Loreto 257 - Iquitos - Peru / Phone: +(51) 65 242816 / Spanish: +(51) 965 828888
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URARINA EXPEDITION

Level: Medium +
(Intermediate plus)
  Duration: 10 days

The Urarina tribe belongs to the family of Shimacos, this is a semi-nomadic group from the Amazon living for over 500 years in the Urituyacu and Chambira river basins located north of Rio Marañon in Peru.
 
DAY 1-3

- 7 am departure from the Amazon Explorer office by motocarro.
- Car from Iquitos to Nauta (1:30 hrs). Breakfast served.
- Private motorboat, upriver on the Amazon (250 km).
- Visit to various river communities.
- Arrival to a village located on the Chambira riverbank.
- Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.

DAY 4
 
- Boat to the indigenous Community of the Urarinas.
- Co-existence with them and learn about their customs, culture and lifestyle.
- Collect food from their "C hacras" plantations.
- Overnight in a typical house in the community.

DAY 5-6
 
- Hike into the jungle with an indigenous Urarinas guides.

During this time we will do the following activities:

- Short and medium hikes.
- Identification of medicinal plants.
- Drinking water from forest vines "Soga de agua" .
- Bird watching.
- Learn to construct traps for catching animals in the native way.
- Construction of shelters.
- Nocturnal explorations in search of snakes, tarantulas and other species.
- Construction of personal flotation devices and drifting downstream.
- Fishing for piranha (Serrasalmus nattereri).
- Overnight in the jungle.

DAY 7-8

 - Return to Community of the Urarina's.
- Buying or bartering of handicrafts and authentic weapons with this indigenous tribe (optional) .
- Ayahuasca ceremony with an Urarina shaman (optional) .
- Excursion to remote lakes in search of wildlife.
- Excursion in search of primates.
- Exploration by canoe at night searching for alligators.
- Overnight in a typical house in the tribal community.

DAY 9-10
 
- Return by motorboat to Nauta.
- Car from Nauta to Iquitos.
- Transfer to the Amazon Explorer office.

Services include: Transfer from Iquitos airport, all land and river transportation, private boat , all meals provided for duration of trip, purified water, indigenous Urarinas guides.

Materials: Mosquito nets, sheets, mattresses, hammocks and rubber boots.
Amazon Explorer provides financial support for the tribal communities.


Information on our services
We design itineraries according to your desires and depending on the area chosen, length and degree of difficulty of the requested program. To this effect, you should send us the corresponding request so that we can prepare a tailored made program for you.

Educational programs:
Those interested in the educational option, please send your expectations to: info@amazonexplorer.com, so that we can make a tailored made program according to your needs.

Film Making and Research
In case you need a special program we can develop projects for scientific research and film production throughout the Peruvian

Amazon Rainforest.
Amazon Explorer also organizes and provides the logistic and operational part of these projects.

Travel Information
Programs and activities are flexible and can be tailor made according to the interests of customers.

The program may vary, depending on seasons and weather conditions and their effect on water level of the rivers throughout the region.

Air transport used for expeditions is subject to pre-established dates by the local airline. However, according to weather conditions, flights may be delayed.


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Loreto 257 - Iquitos - Peru / Phone: +(51) 65 242816 / Spanish: +(51) 965 828888

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