Looking for a dozen intrepid seekers for each of the Jaunts. Looking for people who want to see and be in deep Amazon jungle; people who want to experience ayahuasca and the Matses’ medicines Sapo and Nu-nu in their natural settings; people who don’t mind dirt under their fingernails if they get it because they were walking in high canopy jungle or in a primordial swamp or collecting wild foods or even making clay pots.
I’m looking for people who want to collect the medicines they’ll use and watch their preparation, people who would rather participate than observe and be served. I want a small group of curious people, humans interested in their personal growth, in the spirit world, in the Northwest Amazon as it is today but may not be tomorrow.
I want people who see bathing in the beautiful Aucayacu river as an opportunity, not as a poor substitute for a hot shower; people who view the chance to eat a few local magic mushrooms while traveling overnight on a flat-bottomed river boat on the Amazon as a once in a lifetime thrill, and see night canoeing in dugouts while searching for medicine frogs a rare and wonderful opportunity. In other words, I want anyone who sees living as a bit of a risk but one worth taking.
And if you join, my team—which will outnumber the guests—and the medicines and the jungle and the rivers and I will all work our collective asses off to give you something you’ll hold onto for a very long time.
The medicines will astound you, the people will thrill you, the jungle will amaze you. So what are you waiting for? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or scroll down for more info, photos, and an idea of the trip itinerary and costs.
The itinerary below is pretty much how things will go. Of course, being in the Third World, and then in the Amazon, things sometimes take on their own life, so if some things get turned around or changed a bit because of a sudden work strike in the country, well, we take that in stride and do the best we can with it. We'll still get to everything promised.
A second thing that I can promise is that this is a trip full of magic, medicine, dirt under your fingernails, adventure and the possibility of life changing events. So if you are looking for a nice lodge, then this isn't the trip for you. If you are looking for a little soul-searching, soul- searing, and can deal with genuine wonder, then you probably ought to be on this trip.
Once I receive a deposit I will send out a list of things to bring. You are welcome to bring more; my team will handle the baggage, no sweat.
From outside the US, the deposit should be made via wire transfer or Paypal.
If paying by Paypal please add $15 to each deposit to cover the deduction Paypal makes.
The Trip is limited to 12 people. Double occupancy in the hotels in Iquitos.
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Peter Gorman leads several 9 1⁄2 day jungle jaunts deep in the Peruvian Amazon annually. The trips focus on the spirituality of the Amazon river, her medicines, and her people.
We’ll have the chance to live like people on the river live, bathing in the glorious Aucayacu River, eating a custom diet that relies on a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables and fresh beans daily (with a bit of chicken and fish available), and exploring the forest.
We’ll gather wild foods and medicines, hike in a fantastic, primordial swamp, walk in pristine high jungle, go night canoeing, and do a host of other things, all of which are intended to get you to open up to the medicines we’ll offer.
Those include the opportunity to drink ayahuasca twice (three times if you push me a little), to do the Matsés' medicines sapo and nü-nü, and in all likelihood have the opportunity to try the local magic ‘shrooms.
We’ll sweat, we’ll suffer a little, and we’ll have a fantastic time through it all. This is real jungle, after all, and nothing comes easy in the real jungle. But my team, which will outnumber the guests, will see that no harm comes to anyone.
More than that, my team will work to see that you return home with a much richer spirit for the experience.