Matsés Trip – Touristic

Discover Tribes Lost In Time

Matsés Trip - Touristic

10 Days
18+ Age
Matsés Trip - Touristic

Level of Difficulty:

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We will visit a Tourist Maloca located on the Loboyacu River. Currently, this Maloca is managed by young Matsés, who bring their elders from Remoyacu and Buen Perú communities in order to show visitors their traditional culture.

The Matsés are located on the border between Peru and Brazil. A distant jungle area. Local communities visited on this itinerary are Buen Peru and Remoyacu, which nowadays have a constant flow of tourists.

This itinerary features a flight in and out. Flights can be postponed by its operator by weather conditions. You must have some spare days after your program

If you want to visit a genuine non-tourist Maloca: 8-day Matsés Exploration.

Includes

  • Transfer from Iquitos Airport.
  • Land and river transportations included in the itinerary.
  • Air ticket from Iquitos/Angamos/Iquitos.
  • Slow boat type peke-peke.
  • All meals provided for duration of trip.
  • Purified water.
  • Permit from SERNANP (National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the Peruvian State).
  • Permission to the Matsés Communities.
  • Permission to the Maloca (indigenous longhouse).
  • Matsés native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader.
  • Materials: Mosquito nets and bed sheets.
  • Participants must bring their own light camping mat.

Important

  • 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.
  • You must reserve a minimum of 30 days in advance.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Departure by a light aircraft from the Iquitos Air Force Base or the International Airport.
  • One-hour flight to the town of Angamos located on the border with Brazil.
  • Meet with the native’s guides who will accompany us on this tour.
  • Overnight in Angamos.
Day 2
  •  Organization of supplies and logistics before navigation.
  • Motorboat for 8 hours on the Galvez River.
  • Arrival to Buen Peru, the last community of the Galvez River.
  • Overnight in a typical house in the native community.
 Day 3
  • Harvest food from their “Chacras” (plantations and crops).
  • 2-hour navigation with a motor boat to the MALOCA TURÍSTICA of the Loboyacu River.
  • During this expedition is possible to observe wildlife.
  • Overnight in the Matsés Maloca or in a typical hut.
Day 4-8
  • Homestay with a Matsés family.
  • Learn their customs and way of life.
  • Listen to ancient stories told by elderly Matsés.
  • Fish for piranha (Serrasalmus nattereri) and other species.
  • Search for wildlife by canoe.
  • Night exploration in search of the monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) used for the Kambô and other night species.
  • Watch or participate in the Frog ritual “Kambô” (optional).
  • Sniff “Nënë” (native tobacco) ritual (optional).
  • Buy or barter for handicrafts and authentic weapons (optional).
  • Overnight in the Matsés Maloca or in a typical hut.
 Day 9
  • Return by motorboat from the touristic Maloca until Colonia Angamos (10 h).
  • Overnight in Colonia Angamos.
 Day 10
  • Departure by light aircraft from Colonia Angamos to Iquitos.
  • Arrive in Iquitos.
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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