Why You Should GoMake like a true explorer of old and venture into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. Kayak down the offshoots and back-rivers, all the while surrounded by thick jungle. At night, camp amidst the sound of the plentiful wildlife and under the clearest night sky you're ever likely to see.
WHEN TO GO:
April to October
From £4,299 pp / $6,700 pp (less international flights)
11hrs 50mins from London. 10hrs from NYCENQUIRE
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Peru – Amazon River
What This Trip Will Give you:
The opportunity to join the small group of people who are kayaking down the rivers of the Amazon on a unique and challenging charity expedition.
An amazing experience along isolated and iconic Amazon Rivers, surrounded only by the sound of your paddle and the ever-present Peruvian wildlife.
The skills to camp out in the wild, on river beaches and amongst some pristine Amazon rainforest.
Essence of the Trip:
Get deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest on this adventure that will see you paddling along isolated creeks, trekking through the dense jungle and camping amongst the trees. First-up, you’ll arrive early in Peru’s capital, Lima, before swiftly embarking on a transfer to Yurimagus, via Tarapoto. Here, you’ll stay in a local hotel for the night and get prepared for your adventure in morning. Head out from your hotel to River Huallaga, a tributary of the mighty Amazon, to get your gear together and become acquainted with your kayak, the main mode of transportation for the next few days. From here on, the intinerary is relatively simple, but it’s still no easy feat and will keep you on your toes.
Once you’ve dipped into the water, begin kayaking towards the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, where you’ll spend the majority of your trip. This 8,000 square mile park has unbelievable biodiversity; chock-full of wildlife from spider monkeys to giant river otters and everything inbetween, the peruvian animals and insects will never be far away. Being in the middle of the Amazon, your rainforest accommodation will be a mixing pot of wild camping on river beaches and local huts but also smattering of comfortable lodges along the route. And don’t worry, even though you’ll be quite literally in the thick of it, we ensure that your camps will be well set up and have your comfort in mind when you arrive after a long day’s kayaking. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to take a break from the kayaking, give your arms a rest and stop off for a day or two and trek through the Reserve, to give your arms a bit of a rest. This is also a great opportunity to see the forest in a different light, as you carve your way along trails and off the track. Once you’ve journeyed down the Amazon River, you’ll end your trip with a night in Nauta, where you’ll stay the night before driving to Iquitos, then Lima and finally home.