The Matsés were initially known as the bearded men, due to their facial ornaments. This aspect partly contributed to their reputation for ferocity, although for the Matsés, they represented a form of identity and also, among themselves, a symbol of beauty.
Their communities are located deep in the Amazon rainforest, where they preserve their primitive culture.
They are expert hunters and gatherers whose ability to survive depends on their physical dexterity and knowledge of the jungle. Their belief system is linked to nature, with plants and animals having a very important relationship with their spiritual world.
- 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.
- Permission to the Community and Maloca (indigenous longhouse).
- Matsés native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader.
- Materials: Mosquito nets and bed sheets.
- Note: Participants must bring their own light camping mat.
- 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.
- 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 arrive in Iquitos a day before the starting date.
- You must reserve a minimum of 30 days in advance.