Peru. Exploring uncharted territory in the Amazon with Matses. Adventure travel
We are right on the edge of the known jungle, knowing that we have more than 300 Km of totally unknown Amazon basin in front of us. A huge area of land where the last uncontacted tribes probably still exist. But going into this territory requires a much bigger expedition, which is not possible in the plans of our trip
In our trip, we will arrive up to the limit of the known rainforest ascending with canoe through the Matsés settlements. We will live together with them, under the same roof, observing how they hunt, how they fish, how they cultivate, how they relate to the jungle. Listening to their traditions, many of which perished in ancient times that will never come back. Enjoying with them a marathon trekking through one of the best preserved rainforests in the world and under the watchful eye of jaguars, anacondas, and tarantulas.
How so? Isn’t the last frontier the ocean floor or the polar ice caps? No, in reality it is the Amazon jungle. It still contains areas that are completely unexplored and where our civilization and satellite technology have yet to arrive. Why? Because of the jungle’s foliage, which is impenetrable from on high, the tops of these huge trees prevent satellites from taking photographs of the ground; thus it appears as an infinite green blotch. Furthermore, the Amazonian tribes, which are concentrated in small family groups, deforest only small areas. They have a negligible effect on the Amazon jungle. This means that the existence of “uncontacted” tribes is a reality, as was demonstrated in May 2014 on the border between Peru and Brazil.
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