On the third attempt, I managed to see the Matzés Expedition come through. A lot of work had gone into the planning and getting the approval from not only the authority to visit this endangered indigenous group of people, but also a confirmation from the tribe elders themselves. And what a journey it was. It exceeded everyones highest expectations. The group consisted of eight who had signed up and four from the operator including the tour-leader, a cook, a boat operator and a hunter/interpreter. We travelled four days only to get from Lima to the final destination - the Matzés Maloka in the dense jungle of the Amazon. We stayed almost a week with the small and very secluded group of Matzés indians in the Yavari valley of Peru.