Duration: 10 days
Level of Difficulty:
For those who want to get to know an indigenous Amazonian group, live with them and experience the Amazon through their ancestral customs.
The Urarina tribe belongs to the family of Shimacos, this is a semi-nomadic group from the Amazon living for over 500 years in the Urituyacu and Chambira river basins located north of Rio Marañon in Peru.
- 7:30 am Transfer from Iquitos to Nauta city (2 hr).
- Motorboat upriver along the Marañón River (250 km to 155 mi).
- Visit to various river communities.
- Arrival to a village located on the Chambira riverbank.
- Accommodation: Overnight in a typical village house.
- Motorboat to the indigenous Community of the Urarinas.
- Co-existence with them and learn about their customs, culture and lifestyle.
- During these days we will do the following activities:
- Collect food from their “Chacras” (plantations and crops).
- Hike into the jungle with indigenous Urarinas.
- Identification of medicinal plants.
- Drinking water from forest vines “Soga de agua”.
- Bird watching.
- Nocturnal explorations in search of snakes, tarantulas and other species.
- Excursion to remote lagoon in search of wildlife.
- Fishing for piranha (Serrasalmus nattereri).
- Excursion in search of primates.
- Night exploration by canoe searching for alligators
- Buying or bartering of handicrafts (optional).
- Ayahuasca ceremony with an Urarina shaman (optional).
- Overnight in a typical house in the native community or in the jungle.
- Return by motorboat to Nauta city.
- Day 9 at night: Overnight in a riparian village.
- Arrival in Nauta city.
- Transfer from Nauta to Iquitos (2 hr).
- 6:00 pm Arrival to Iquitos city.
Includes: Transfer from Iquitos Airport, land and river transportations included in the itinerary, private boat, all meals provided for duration of trip, purified water, Urarina native guides and Amazon Explorer’s tour leader. Materials: Mosquito nets, bed sheets and sleeping pad.