For many, traveling to the Amazon represents the journey of a lifetime and the opportunity to fulfill a dream. The Amazon is one of the most remote and inhospitable places in the world, so many doubts about the trip can arise, but we as experts in travel to the Amazon jungle and South America know it perfectly. So here we try to clear up any doubts and give you information on how to prepare for the trip.
If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom or the European Union, you do NOT need a visa or pay any kind of fee to enter Peru.
Passengers must have a valid passport and can stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days provided the visit is for tourism.
In the rainforest the predominant climate is tropical. Humidity ranges from 80% to 100%, never below 20 ° C (68 ° F) and precipitation is constant. We recommend that you carry the following:
There are two different seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Both are very interesting and offer majestic landscapes and splendid opportunities to observe the fauna and flora of the place.
The Amazon basin is so rich, lush and green because it gets an abundance of rain of 12 feet a year on average. In a typical year, it usually rains 200 days, which means that there will be heavy rainy days even in the dry season. It is also hot in the Amazon at any time of the year. Two key points to remember to choose between the Amazon in the flooded season or in the dry season: there will be some rain in any season you choose and yet you will see spectacular wildlife and plant life if you go in the wet season or dry. Everything else is details.
ABOUT THE FLOODED SEASON: The flooded season runs from November to May (summer and fall in the southern hemisphere). It is the coldest and wettest season, but keep in mind that the rainforest receives only a little more than half of its total rainfall (60%) during the flooded season. At this time, the average temperature is 30 ° C (86 ° F), 11 degrees colder than in the dry season. There are great benefits to traveling at this time of year. Most important, the rivers and arroyos, are about 23 feet higher, which means that each river, cove and lake are navigable. So you will have the opportunity to explore much more than the waterways of the Amazon, in addition to contemplating the life of plants and wildlife areas, something that you could not see during the dry season. In addition, that extra height of 23 feet puts the travelers much closer to the jungle canopy, where the monkeys and the beautiful birds of the Amazon, such as roost, play. During the flooded season, you are likely to see mammals and other monkeys. However, being able to navigate more has a negative side, which is the reduction of areas to walk during that time, and if we find routes of usable trails, there are likely to be more mosquitoes than there are in the dry season. Fishing is also more limited during these months, although you still have a 50% chance of going out with your fishing rod and catching something.
ABOUT THE DRY SEASON: The dry season in the Amazon coincides with the winter in the Southern Hemisphere (June to October). This is the warmest season, with temperatures of about 36 ° C (98 ° F). Despite its name, the dry season still receives some heavy rains. A key difference is that jungle trails and roads that are flooded from November to May are now easily accessible, allowing groups to explore deep into the jungle (accompanied by fewer mosquitoes than during the flooded season). The downside, however, is that water levels are about 23 feet below levels from June to October, which means that many of the streams and lakes we visit during the flood season are inaccessible. Even so, during these months the fishing is 100% guaranteed, so you can catch piranhas. And while the lower levels of the river mean you’ll be further away from the birds that enjoy the jungle canopy, you’ll see dozens of migratory bird species in flight, something that would not be possible during the flooded season.
THE BOTTOM LINE: If you see the glorious flooded forest and approaching a lot of birds and mammals (in addition to enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) sounds attractive, then the flooded season might be the best option. (Remember: Despite its name only gets 10% more rain than the dry season). If you prefer to walk the jungle, the dry season (hotter and less rainy) is for you, because you will see the exotic migratory birds that perch on the trees as they fly through the Amazon, as well as seeing monkeys and other mammals, Or going on large fishing expeditions.
Yes, as long as it is not a survival excursion, route of medicinal plants and shamanism or expedition to visit tribes since these experiences require a resistance and difficulty not suitable for children. All other experiences can go without any problem. Shelters, hotels and cruises offer special services for families and children over the age of seven years. The little ones of the house will be the ones who enjoy the trip the most.
Yes, we offer special packages for newlyweds who wish to celebrate their wedding in the Amazon jungle. In fact, this is the ideal destination for those couples who want to travel to a different place and who long for a lifetime memory.
It is not necessary but if you wish we offer you a complete insurance for your trip.
We recommend that you get yellow fever vaccine. There is a lot of discussion about whether it is better to take malaria pills or not, so it is best to check with your doctor.
We do not recommend it as it is very easy to get lost. Always follow the directions of the guides and the staff that accompanies you, and you will always be safe and enjoy the Amazon.
No, since you can get stomach problems. Our staff will tell you what you can eat, where and how. It is one thing to go on adventure and adventure. Please always follow the instructions of the guides and the staff that accompanies you.
Yes, there are several types of rainforest, which, depending on several factors, varies considerably. Factors such as proximity to cities cause that the fauna that can be found changes considerably. The closer you are to a city and the asphalted roads, the more difficult it is to be able to access the wildlife. Geographic conditions are also essential, as there are areas where mountains predominate and others on flat terrain. This obviously also affects the fauna and flora of the area. Therefore, the activities that can be carried out in each zone vary significantly depending on the characteristics of the area. The width, flow and depth of rivers also require consideration of what one expects to find. These factors explain why we have decided to become a specialized agency in the Amazon rainforest. Not all jungle is the same, not all visitors have the same needs.
Yes, although always following an ethical code, respecting their culture and traditions. We will learn, not to impose, and therefore the tribes have willingly accepted our presence, as we interact with courtesy and consideration to their habits and beliefs.
No, and we never will. It is dangerous for them and for us. Most likely we would not be welcomed for fear of our behavior. We do not want to invade their ancestral land without their permission and just by approaching we can infect them with diseases that are not immune, apart from causing them serious problems. In addition, we would affect his vision of the world and his psychological balance. We respect their right to privacy and we fully support the ones who continue to live as they wish.
In cities, you can withdraw money at ATMs, and in shelters and cruises you can pay by credit card. When visiting local communities, we recommend that you bring cash in local currency and small bills, as they do not have much change. In many cases they live a few hours by boat from the city and for them to change the foreign currency to the local becomes an odyssey. Remember that they are remote places.
In hotels, cities and shelters will help you exchange euros and US dollars for the local currency. Do not do it on your own in the street as you risk being offered fake money. Always follow the instructions of the guides and the staff of trust.
Not if you travel with us. We are against alms and gifts. The goal is that a people be self-sufficient and not depend on the beneficence of other people. The best help you can offer is to travel to the Amazon, since your only presence generates work (you consume your products and you can buy your handicrafts), so you can observe the positive impact of your visit in the area. At the same time, we ensure that the land of the locals is protected by giving them tourist importance. We believe that ecotourism is the best way to travel, and respecting local customs is the best way to exchange culture and learn from each other.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.
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