ga('send', 'pageview');

About Us

 

Amazon Explorer is a company created to offer an exciting and extreme experience in a unique and challenging environment.

We specialize in adventure tourism and survival training in the Amazon jungle.

We have different expedition alternatives: from conventional tourism in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and the Matsés National Reserve, to high-risk expeditions in unexplored areas, including visits to non-tourist indigenous tribes.

Amazon Explorer was created thanks to the inspiration and enthusiasm of a passionate nature lover. We have been exploring remote areas in different countries for more than 30 years. Our approach is for the visitor to experience the authentic Amazon jungle.

Our trajectory has given us a worldwide recognition and has been referenced in several books and international publications.

Amazon Explorer is guaranteed by having organized and led numerous expeditions in total safety for adventurers, groups of students, researchers, documentalists and producers such as NatGeo, Discovery Channel, Among others.

We have instructed important Peruvian and foreign companies in the subject of survival in the jungle.

Amazon Explorer guides are indigenous to the area where the expeditions are carried out. We choose the most skilled and the most knowledgeable guides of wildlife and Amazonian nature.

Survival training in the jungle is taught by military experts, who make up the Search and Rescue Brigade (SAR) in the Amazon.

 

PACAYA
SAMIRIA NATIONAL RESERVE

Objective:
To conserve representative ecosystems of the low jungle of the
Peruvian Amazon and to preserve its genetic diversity; to protect
species of flora and fauna of the Amazon that have disappeared, such
as the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), river wolf (Pteronura
brasiliensis), paiche (Arapaima gigas), taricaya (Podocnemis
unifilis), and jaguars (Panthera onca).

Reserve
established: February 25, 1972.

The
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (PSNR) is composed of the provinces
of Loreto, Requena, Alto Amazonas and Ucayali in the department of
Loreto. It extends 2’080,000 hectares and is located in the Ucamara
depression, where there is the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañon
rivers, which form their natural limits. The southwestern part is
delimited by a strip of low hills that forms the watershed with the
Huallaga River.

Its
main objective is to conserve the resources of flora and fauna, as
well as the scenic beauty characteristic of the humid tropical
forest. The PSNR is home to a high biological diversity and an
important human population that lives from its natural resources. It
includes in its interior the basins of the Pacaya, Samiria and
Yanayacu-Pucate rivers. Although it is mostly a low alluvial and
floodplain jungle plain, it has some low hills in the Pacaya springs.

This
topography, added to the alternating hydrological regime of the
growing and emptying Amazon, creates numerous islands, pipes and
lakes (cochas). Among these which stands out, is famous El Dorado
cocha—located in the lower basin of the Yanayacu.

Its
territories are centers of reproduction of several ichthyological
species and it has zones with habitats of high fishing productivity.
It also protects the area of ​​the most extensive floodplain
(varzea) in the Amazon. This gigantic wetland received its
designation as one of the first RAMSAR sites in the country, in 1992.

In the PSNR there are numerous communities, both native and traditional. Its territory offers benefits to thousands of people in the area and in neighboring cities, as well as the possibility of developing a first class tourism to explore and discover the Peruvian Amazon.

MATSES
NATIONAL RESERVE

Objective:
Conservation of the existing natural resources in the Gálvez,
Tapiche, and Blanco rivers, in order to allow the Matses population
to continue with the traditional, permanent, and sustainable use of
these rivers

Date
Established: August 26, 2009.

The
Matses National Reserve (MNR) is located in the districts of
Yaquerana, Requena, and Soplin, in province of Requena, in the state
of Loreto. It covers an area of ​​420,635.3 hectares.

The
MNR is located in the Amazonian plain and has three large landscape
units: hills, terraces and flood plains. Among its types of forest
are those of white sand or white floored forest, those of the
mainland and the flooded forests/ marshlands. In addition, its
presence enables the existence of an uninterrupted binational
biological corridor of more than three million hectares that includes
the Sierra del Divisor Reserved Zone in Peru and three other
protected natural areas in Brazil.

Likewise,
the MNR hosts a very complete sample of the biological diversity of
the forests of the Peruvian Amazon. It is estimated that it contains
22% of mammals, 46% of birds, 36% of amphibians, 38% of reptiles and
47% of the known fish for this region. It also has high
socio-cultural and scientific values.

Its
establishment implies the recognition of a wide territory that the
native Matses take advantage of ancestrally by means of the
accomplishment of hunting, fishing, and harvesting
routes—-adjoining to their present communal territory.

Although
there is still no infrastructure for tourism, there are various
opportunities to reach a level that allows us to discover and learn
about this undisturbed corner of our Amazon.