Amazon Explorer Team

Amazon Explorer guides are natives to the area where the expeditions take place. We choose the best with the greatest knowledge of Amazonian wildlife. The Amazonian rituals are only performed by indigenous, experts in these practices, from the ethnic group where these traditions originated. The Survival Courses are taught by qualified military instructors, who currently belong to the Search and Rescue Brigade (SAR) in the Peruvian Amazon. The jungle survival trainings are taught by expert instructors in military techniques and native techniques.

Hector Vezirian-amazon explorer

Hector Vezirian

Adventurer, naturalist and expert in jungle survival, with more than 30 years exploring remote areas in different countries. He is specialized in indigenous and military techniques of the French Foreign Legion. He is an Instructor in several combat disciplines. He has studies in biology, ornithology and specializes in training birds of prey.

Each year he puts aside time to enter unexplored areas in the jungle for 1 or 2 months. His passion is exploring remote areas where no one has set foot in. This is a personal challenge that he takes without the company of travelers.

Hector is passionate about the jungle and is also an animal lover. He has rescued, rehabilitated, and released many animals back into wildlife. He raises awareness and promotes the importance of protecting endangered fauna to his co-workers and the inhabitants of the communities he visits.

He is a Founding Member of the NGO Jaguar Matsés Connection. He promotes the protection of the Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Matsés National Reserve for the benefit of native communities, ecosystems and all vulnerable species.

All of his passion for nature and spirit of adventure is the core of Amazon Explorer.

Edwin Villacorta-amazon explorer

Edwin Villacorta

Edwin has worked in tourism since 2003, both in the public and private sectors, providing them with innovative ideas. He has a degree in International Business and Tourism and a Master in Business Administration and Management. He has diplomas in Public Management, Human Resources and State Administrative Systems, as well as training in Strategic Planning of Tourism Companies and Customer Service. He is proficient in English and is attentive to your needs to create an unforgettable experience.

George Huo-amazon explorer

George Huo

George is an adventurer passionate about nature. He was born in Taiwan and has lived in the city of Iquitos for 20 years. He is an explorer of the Amazon jungle and his experience projects it in this company.

Together with Hector they always look for new challenges in unexplored areas of the Amazon jungle.

Dennis Reyna-amazon explorer

Dennis Reyna

Dennis is the son of Armando, both indigenous natives of the Matsés ethnic group. He is an expert in indigenous survival techniques in the jungle.
Trained as a hunter by his father, his whole life was dedicated to this activity. This led him to specialize in the tracking and studying of the habits/behaviors of wildlife.

He has been working with Amazon Explorer for 15 years, and since then he has become a nature activist. Now all his hunting experience is used to locate wild animals in order to study and photograph them.

Thanks to his father who has taught him to blow tobacco (Nënë) and place frog poison (Kambô), Dennis is an expert in performing these traditional ceremonies.

Dennis has become passionate about Amazonian wildlife photography. Together with Hector and Armando, they are always looking for new areas to explore.

Armando Reyna-amazon explorer

Armando Reyna

Armando is the son of an authentic leader and one of the greatest indigenous warriors of the Matsés ethnic group. He is the father of Dennis and like him, he was a great hunter. He is an expert in tracking and knowing the behavior of wild animals, perfectly imitating the sound of wildlife. Armando is the discoverer of most of the clay licks found in the Matsés National Reserve.

Knowledgeable about Matsés culture and history, he is an expert in blowing tobacco (Nënë) and in the use of frog poison (Kambô). Armando has passed this knowledge on to his son Dennis, who is now a specialist.

Like Dennis, who has been with Amazon Explorer for 15 years, he also became a defender and activist of endangered animals.
Together with Hector and Dennis they explore new areas of the jungle.

Luis Reategui-amazon explorer

Luis Reategui

As a trained military doctor, Luis manages the Search and Rescue Brigade (SAR) in the Amazon. He has extensive experience and has participated in several rescues in hostile areas of the jungle.

He is an instructor in survival in the jungle, a medical leader of the Search and Rescue Brigade, and speaker on patient care in emergencies and disasters. During his career he has been Head of the Emergency Service and Head of the Epidemiology Office of the Air Force Hospital of Peru.

He has certification in survival in the jungle, in survival medicine, and in search and rescue. Luis is one of the main instructors of Amazon Explorer.

Roberto Almeida-amazon explorer

Roberto Almeida

Roberto belongs to the Search and Rescue Squad (SAR) of the Special Forces group. He is an expert in combat and a principal instructor in courses on special operations and survival in the jungle.

He has taken courses for commanders of the Peruvian Army, on survival in the sea, survival in the jungle, combat rescue, diving, military parachuting, free fall, explosive devices and of Search and Rescue in High Mountain Division of the National Police of Peru.

Roberto is one of the main military instructors of Amazon Explorer.

Marc Legionary – Foreign Legion-amazon explorer

Marc Legionary – Foreign Legion

Marc is a member of the French Foreign Legion since 1997, leader of the infantry combat team. He has carried out operations in Kosova, Djibouti, Senegal, Ivory Coast, French Guiana, Central African Republic and Chad.

He has taken courses in command, explosives, shooting, urban and jungle combat, diving, parachuting and armored vehicle handling. He is also trained in Krav Maga and Close Combat.

Marc is the specialist in extreme survival for Amazon Explorer.

Fernando Pereira-amazon explorer

Fernando Pereira

Fernando has been dedicated to Japanese and Filipino fighting arts for more than twenty years. He is trained in edge weapons and a student of Grand Tuhon Leopoldo T. Gaje Jr. and Tuhon Mick Alcaraz. He has trained in the Philippines as an instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

He is one of only two instructors in this combat system in South America. Every year he travels to the Philippines for instructions and gives international courses to civilians and military.

He is a specialist Instructor in Close Combat of Amazon Explorer.

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