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Matis: People of the Amazon

Amazonas, Colombia and Brazil


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 12 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.

Facts at a Glance

Dates of upcoming trips: 

  • May 18 – 28, 2019
  • Oct. 5 – 15, 2019
  • April 18 – 28, 2020

Level of Difficulty: Moderate. You must be able to walk short distances in the jungle and be comfortable camping in one location for four consecutive nights in your choice of a tent or hammock.

What’s Included: Lodging, most food and drink starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with lunch on day 11, local guides and interpreters, ground and water transportation including transfers to and from airports, tourism tax in Leticia, city tour, payment and travel expenses for 20-30+ Matis.

What’s not included: Airfare to and from Bogota, airfare to and from Leticia, no more than 4 meals in cities, beverages between meals while in cities, alcoholic beverages, unscheduled activities, additional days, personal travel insurance, Brazilian Visa, gifts for the Matis, and anything not listed as included.

Trip Origination and End: Fly into Bogota, Colombia where will fly as a group to Leticia. At the end of the trip you will fly back to Bogota and then home.


  • $5,500 per person


Basic Itinerary

(be sure to read our detailed itinerary)

Day 1: Arrive at the Bogota Airport and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Leticia and sleep in a tree house.
Day 3: Explore the jungle, visit a Maloka, and sleep in another house.
Day 4: Stamp passports for Brazil, visit Leticia and sleep at La Arenosa.
Day 5: Travel by motorboat up Rio Javari in Brazil to meet the Matis.
Day 6, 7, and 8: Days with the Matis and camping in the jungle.
Day 9: Say goodbye to the Matis. Lunch in Atalaia Do Norte, stamp passports and return to Leticia. Sleep at La Arenosa.
Day 10: Canopy tour, zip line and city tour of Leticia. Afternoon flight to Bogota.
Day 11: Enjoy Bogota before your flight home.