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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Peru´s Amazonian Paradise

A captivating journey into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon with the renowned Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Nestled within the vast expanse of lush rainforest, this extraordinary sanctuary beckons adventurers seeking an unparalleled experience in one of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes. The Pacaya Samiria Reserve, often referred to as the “Mirrored Forest,” is a haven for nature enthusiasts and explorers alike. Its sprawling waterways, teeming with vibrant wildlife and unique flora, create an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable expedition.

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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Frog Medicine: Kambô

In traditional Amazonian medicine, the use of kambô is believed to have various healing properties, both physically and spiritually. Frog medicine, known in Spanish as Medicina del Sapo, originally know as Kambô in old Matsés language; sometimes referred as Acate and Vacina do sapo in Brazilian portuguese, this ancient ceremony is performed by native experts from the Mayoruna tribe (Matsés people), and other indigenous people of the Amazon. In the Matsés, the ceremony starts by catching a giant leaf frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) also called giant monkey frog in English, because it climbs into…

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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Tobacco Inhalation: Nënë

The native experts of the Matses or Mayoruna tribe process a refined green powder that they call nënë in their own language or sometimes referred as nunu in Spanish, using tobacco leaves (Nicotiana tabacum) and the bark of a tree called copuí or cacao de monte (Theobroma subincanum). This practice is usually performed by two people. An adult expert Mayoruna pours a dose of the preparation inside the end of a hollow cane. The other end is placed in the nostril of the person who is going to receive and inhale the tobacco. The expert powerfully blows the powder…

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The Anaconda: Queen of the Amazon Rainforest

The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), its a constrictor snake of the boas family, endemic from the tropical rivers of South America, of all the snakes this is which has the highest weigh and perhaps the largest known snake. In length, it competes only with the Southeast Asian reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus). The anaconda is endemic from South America; inhabits the Orinoco Basin and the Amazon Rivers. Also they can be founded in countries as: Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Trinidad Island. The anaconda is the biggest snake of America and can exceed…

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What Are The Best Hacks For a Real Jungle Experience?

Exploring the Amazon jungle is undoubtedly an immersive adventure, and ensuring comfort in such a rugged environment is crucial. Most travelers asking for the best tourism company in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, or the best jungle survival guide for the Amazon usually gets to us moved for our over 20-year background exploring the rainforest. Amazon Explorer is specialized on extreme jungle expeditions and survival trainings. Thanks to our experience, we can offer you some travel hacks to improve your comfort during your jungle expedition.

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