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Territory of the mysterious tribe of the Feline, "The Matses” is considered one of the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest. Little exploration has been done and is inaccessible for most tourists.
The Matses belong to the Pano linguistic family, like Matis ethnicities, and Korubos Marubos among others.
In the 1970's the Matses changed their mode of semi-nomadic life to live in permanent communities. The Matsés territory is located in the region bounded by the rivers of Yavari (Javari in Portuguese), and Galvez Chobayacu Peru's border with Brazil.
Currently their communities are located deep in the Amazon jungle of northeastern Peruvian border with Brazil. Still retain their primitive culture, are expert hunters and gatherers whose ability to survive depends on their physical skills and knowledge of the jungle. Your belief system is tied to nature, plants and animals have a very important relationship with their spiritual world.
Date: September 30th to October 19th, 2014. Place: Peruvian Amazon.
Expedition to one of the most remote and inhospitable regions of the Amazon jungle, and home to the dreaded giant “Queen of the jungle” the Anaconda. This program is ideal combining adventure activities with the experience of nature in unexplored areas, rich in bio-diversity.
The Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) can reach more than 8m long and more than 200kg. It is the heaviest of the known snake species, and possibly the longest snake in the world, along with the reticulated python (Python reticulatus) of South East Asia.
The Anaconda, and the Black Alligator (Melanosuchus niger), join at the peak of the food pyramid in the water ecosystems of the Amazon. The Jaguar (Panthera onca) land, and the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) air, share their groupings respectively.