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.
How is Amazon Explorer different from other expedition companies?
* Constantly looking for new routes, so that the itineraries are more attractive.
* Provides a well fused experience with travelers, to ensure that the trip is optimal.
* We are concerned about the environment, promoting the sustainable development of the communities.
* Raises awareness among its indigenous guides, to promote the proper care and conservation of nature.
* Practices fair compensation with its collaborators, in order to promote the protection and conservation of the Peruvian Amazon.
* Supports the local communities where it operates, by providing financial, medical, educational, and employment support.
* Helps in the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and abandoned street animals, by allocating part of their income generated from its expeditions.
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.