Come with us to the wonderful Kingdom of Cambodia for an unforgettable experience. Most of your time in Cambodia will be spent paddling the mighty Mekong River and the Tonle Sap Lake. You will paddle the back “streets” of a village built on stilts towering over the water, explore an otherworldly flooded forest, and see the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin. You will be camping on islands, staying in remote villages, sleeping in floating houses, and of course spending a few nights in hotels and a lodge. In addition to the paddling sections of the trip, you will investigate Cambodia’s dark past with the Khmer Rouge, explore the awe inspiring Angkor Wat, and visit a bird sanctuary.
Have you ever wanted to experience the awe inspiring Amazon jungle, but prefer not to sleep in a hammock, cook on a fire, and bathe with caiman? If so, this trip is for you. Spend a few nights in the Amazonia Expeditions Tahuayo Lodge named by Outside Magazine as one of the top ten wilderness lodges in the world. You’ll also spend a couple nights further upriver in the Amazon Research Center (ARC) surrounded by pristine jungle. Spend your days exploring the jungle with your professional guides which include an experienced biologist. Spend your nights comfortable, clean, and dry in your bed.
You will also spend a night in cabins with our friend Wilder and his family. Staying a night with this Peruvian family will be a memorable experience. Wilder can teach us about some of the medicinal plants he grows, you can swim with his children, or go for a walk.
In addition to your time on the Tahuayo River, you’ll have a couple days to explore Iquitos which is the largest city in the world with no road access.
Simply put, this is the most authentic indigenous experience available to you today. The Matis are masters in the jungle, still implementing the skills, beliefs, and ceremonies which have been developed over generations. Watch as they skillfully hunt with 14 ft. blowguns and curare tipped darts, climb trees and vines to retrieve their kill, and utilize plants, bones, clays, and everything else in their environment to meet all their needs. This is not a reenactment of a people’s history, this is the Matis as they are today.