Anaconda Expedition

Explore Deep Of The Jungle

Anaconda Expedition

20 Days
18+ Age

Level of Difficulty:


Embark on an epic 20-day odyssey, venturing into the Amazon’s most remote and challenging landscapes—a refuge for the majestic ‘Queen of the Jungle,’ The Anaconda. This extended itinerary invites you to delve deeper into unexplored realms, immersing yourself in the extraordinary biodiversity and cultural tapestry of the Amazon. A fusion of extended adventure and in-depth nature exploration awaits, promising an unforgettable journey through this unparalleled wilderness.

Surpassing 8 meters (26 feet) in length and weighing over 200 kilograms (440 pounds), the female anaconda (Eunectes murinus) stands as the heaviest and potentially longest snake globally. Its impressive size is rivaled only by the Southeast Asian reticulated python (Python reticulatus). In the aquatic realm, the anaconda and the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) reign supreme at the pinnacle of the Amazonian food chain, while the jaguar (Panthera onca) commands the land, and the majestic harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) dominates the canopy.

This expedition guarantees an extraordinary adventure into unexplored territories, providing participants with the opportunity to observe the majestic creatures that inhabit the diverse ecosystems of the Amazon. It offers an ideal combination of exciting adventures deep in the Amazon jungle for those who undertake this extraordinary journey.


  • Transfer from Iquitos Airport.
  • Land and river transportations included in the itinerary.
  • Air ticket from Iquitos to Angamos.
  • Public speedboat from Requena to Nauta.
  • Slow boat type peke-peke.
  • All meals provided for duration of trip.
  • Purified water.
  • Permission to the Matsés National Reserve and Community.
  • Native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader.
  • Materials: Mosquito nets and bed sheets.
  • Participants must bring their own light camping mat.


  • You must arrive in Iquitos a day before the starting date.
  • The air transportation used for this expedition is subject to the dates established by the Peruvian Air Force. The flight may be postponed due to climatic conditions.
  • We suggest having additional days at the end of the itinerary. In the event that the flight is suspended, the days lost can be recovered.
  • In the event that the flight used in the expeditions is postponed, Amazon Explorer will not take charge of your stay in the city of Iquitos, nor will you receive any type of refund for the days lost.
  • Clay licks: Only from June to November, when the rivers are low.
  • Wildlife is unpredictable, sightings are not guaranteed, but by going to a remote area and with records of anacondas greater than 20 ft (6 m) in the area, you maximize the chance of finding this species.
  • This expedition is open to highly motivated participants with a strong capacity for adaptation and who are in good physical and mental condition.
  • .You must reserve a minimum of 30 days in advance.


Day 1
  • Departure by a light aircraft from the Iquitos Air Force Base.
  • One-hour flight to the town of Angamos located on the Brazilian border.
  • Meet with the expert indigenous trackers who will accompany us on this expedition.
  • Overnight in Angamos.
Day 2
  • Organization of supplies and logistics before starting the river expedition.
  • Motorboat into one of the least explored areas of the Amazon rainforest.
  • Bird watching.
  • Arrive to a native community.
  • Overnight accommodations in a tribal community.
Day 3 - 13
  • Motorboat into the depths of the virgin rainforest.
  • Build camps in different areas.
  • Observe wildlife.
  • Fish for piranhas (Serrasalmus nattereri) and other species.
  • Hike in primary jungle.
  • Search for primates.
  • Search of alligators, snakes and other species at night.
  • Drink water from forest vines “Soga de agua”.
  • Harvest wild fruits.
  • Build rafts or floatation devices.
  • Explore clay licks “Collpas” (deposits of clay containing mineral salts where a large number and variety of animals congregate).
  • Identify animal tracks and footprints.
  • Explore remote lakes and flooded areas where aguaje palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa) grow, home to the gigantic anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
  • Search for the giant anacondas.
  • Overnight in the jungle.
Day 14 - 15
  • Return by motorboat.
  • Overnight in a tribal community.
Day 16 - 18
  • Motorboat to the Matanza River.
  • Observe wildlife.
  • Trek through primary jungle to the town of Requena (31mi or 50 km).
  • Cross rivers and streams.
  • Overnight in the jungle.
Day 19 - 20
  • Arrive to Requena.
  • Speedboat from Requena to Nauta (3 hr).
  • Bus from Nauta to Iquitos (2 hr).
  • Arrive in Iquitos by 6:00 pm.
Departure/Return Location: Military Airport of the Peruvian Air Force
Departure Time: To be confirmed
Return Time: Approximately 6:00 PM
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