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             AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS

 

Amazon Expeditioners, is an adventure travel company made of an active and expert team of native local guides, specialized in wildlife exploration expeditions, jungle survival, coexistence expeditions with Amazonian tribes and indigenous ancestral shamanism retreats in the Amazon Rainforest of the Peru.

TOURS & EXPEDITIONS

 

Expeditions

Survival

Amazon Tribes

Shamanism

INFORMATION

 

About Us

What To Pack

FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER BOOKING MY TRIP ONLINE, AND AFTER RECEIVING MY BOOKING CONFIRMATION RECEIPT?

Once the reservation of your trip is received by our booking system on our website, you'll be assigned to one of our Travel  Coordinators who's going to be contacting you via e-mail or via our What's App Customer Service Line, at the earliest within the next 24 hours after booking, and at the latest 20 days before the commencement of your trip, all based on your travel dates. Your assigned Travel Coordinator will be e-mailing you several important forms, out of all those forms you will be required to fill up and return forms #1 and #2, with all your personal and essential 

information to assist our logistics department get efficiently ready with your airport transportation, exploratory team, gear, etc. etc. and ensure the proper and timely preparation for the successful execution of your trip.

 

Keep also in mind that your assigned Tour Coordinator will always be available to assist you until your arrival at Iquitos City with (questions, concerns, tips, and hotel recommendations if needed).

 

2. HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY THE REMAINING 50% BALANCE OF MY TRIP?

 

The only two methods of paying your remaining 50% balance of your trip are:

A. With Cash BUT ONLY,  in Peruvian Soles or US Dollars, just please make sure the bills are In good conditions, without creases, tears or stains, as banks do not accept damaged bills in Peru. Visitors paying in cash will need to make their remaining payments effective upon arrival at the Iquitos airport or when you get picked up from the hotel the morning of your trip or,

B. With a Credit Card BUT ONLY, 5 Business Days before the commencement of your trip to allow sufficient time for international transactions to go through, you can do this by going back to your BOOKING INVOICE and clicking on the PAID NOW tab and follow instructions.

 

3. WHAT’S INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED IN MY TRIP PACKAGE?

All details about what's INCLUDED and NOT INCLUDED in your trip are displayed in the bottom of your selected itinerary. ​

 

 

4. AM I PURCHASING A GROUP JOINED TRIP?

NO, you are not! our expeditions are sold to private couples or private groups only. In other words, whenever you book your trip on our website, the trip is yours, the partner you traveling with, or the group of friends/family traveling with you only.

 

Now, once you are assigned to one of our Tour Coordinators, he/she will ask for your permission in case there are other travelers wanting to join your group, either for sharing experiences or simply for acquiring a discount rate for the size of your growing group. You have the right to agree or disagree to it, that simple.

 

 

5. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE FOR AN EXPEDITION, SURVIVAL OR SHAMANISM TRIP?

The maximum group size is 9 participants per group. If we have larger groups we will send extra guides, instructors and shamans, we will divide the group into more independent groups, all with their own boats, and personnel for a better fluency in the experience.

 

 

6. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM GROUP SIZE FOR AN EXPEDITION TRIP?

The minimum group size is 2 participants per group.

 

7. I’M A SOLO TRAVELER,  CAN I STILL JOIN AND BE PART OF YOUR JUNGLE TRIPS, AND WHAT ARE THE PRICES FOR SOLO TRAVELERS?

Yes, you can still be part of our jungle trips,  just CONTACT US for more information about it, and be prepare to find out that solo travelers will 

definitely be paying a higher rate on trips of this nature.  Why?.... Because, this is the only way for us to properly take care of all the logistical expenses involved in the preparation of jungle trips that normally takes 2 travelers to cover.

 

 

8. MY FLIGHT ARRIVES THE SAME DAY MY JUNGLE TRIP BEGINS, AND ALSO AT A LATER TIME SHOWING ON THE ITINERARY, CAN I STILL JOIN?

If you did not request to join other groups and you are on your own private trip, "YES", we can still manage to carry on with the execution of your trip, all you need to do is coordinate with one of our tour coordinators to have everything ready at your arrival.

 

9. CAN YOU PROVIDE US WITH SOME TRAVEL TIPS TO HELP US PREPARE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER OUR JUNGLE JOURNEY?

Before the Journey:

  • Allow yourself some quality time before your trip to visit the Preventive Medicine or Travel Medicine Unit. If you suffer from a chronic illness or if you are allergic to stings or bites, some type of medicines or others, be sure to take along the appropriate medication and inform the organizer of the trip beforehand, in anticipation of any unforeseen eventualities.

  • Also, if you are taking any medication in particular, bring it along in your luggage and take note of the active ingredient (generic name). Some specific drugs are difficult to find or may have other names, especially in smaller towns. 

  • In case of malaria, prophylactic Anti-Malaria for swamp fever (malaria), commercial name “Malarone” pharmaceutical generic name “Teva-Atovaquone-proguanil”. We strongly recommend this one due the mild to zero side effects. Start prophylactic treatment with MALARONE 1 or 2 days before entering a malaria‑endemic area and continue daily during the stay and for 7 days after return. Adults One MALARONE Tablet (adult strength = 250 mg atovaquone/100 mg proguanil hydrochloride) per day. 

  • Recommended Vaccines: Yellow Fever, Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT), Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Rabies.

  • Please note that none of the vaccines or malaria treatment mentioned above will prevent you from entering Peru or disqualify you from participating in our jungle trips, since they are NOT A REQUIREMENT only STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

 

During the Journey:

  • It is advisable to provide yourself with a small first-aid kit including various medicines: disinfectants, antidiarrheal, anti-fungal ointments, antihistaminic, antimalarial, some antibiotics, pesticides and if necessary, any specific drug required by you. 

  • It will be almost impossible but try to avoid mosquito bites, the main vector of malaria, yellow fever and H-fever (dengue), and please we are not mentioning this to scare you good news is that the places we travel are areas safe to explore. Keep in mind that mosquitoes are especially active from dusk until dawn. Always take the right precautions.

  • Use fresh, loose-fitting clothes that fully cover the body. Best light colored cloth.

  • Use insect repellent on exposed areas. The most effective compounds against mosquitos are DEET (N, N-diethylmetatoluamide), permethrin and icaridin.

  • When sleeping, use mosquito netting and check for holes. Fasten the edges of the net under the mattress to make sure no bugs get inside. You can spray repellent for greater protection.

  • Most of our Expeditons will provided camping tents that have mosquito protective netting, no mosquito netting will be necessary.

  • Avoid using perfumes and colognes, and perfumed deodorants as strong scents attract insects.

After the Journey:

  • After completing the trip we recommend deworming.

  • Some tropical diseases do not manifest immediately, they can develop much after you return. In case of feeling sick, seek medical attention and inform health care providers that you made a trip to a tropical area in the past 12 months.

 

10. HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN IQUITOS AND IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON?

Iquitos city and its surrounding areas are typical of a tropical jungle climate: hot and wet most of the year. The average high temperature is around 90ºF (32ºC) during the dry season and the average low is around 70ºF (21 ºC) during the flooded season, although it can sometimes get a little chilly in the evenings. It is also good to have something warm during exploration hikes, as body temperature can fluctuate considerably. Please make sure to bring a personal light sleeping bag or blanket, which will be helpful when feeling cold.  

 

Our Flooded Season in the Amazon runs from December through May - summer, and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It is our cooler and wet season, but keep in mind that we get only a little more than half (60%) of our total rainfall during the flooded season, and it is hot in the Amazon any time of year.  

The Dry Season in Amazonia coincides with our winter in the Southern Hemisphere (from June through November). This is the warmer season,  , and, despite its name, the dry season still gets some heavy rains.

 

11. WHAT TO PACK IN MY EXPEDITIONARY BACKPACK?

 

Below is a quick list of items we strongly recommend to bring for EXPEDITIONS or SHAMANISM TRIP.

For SURVIVAL TRIPS we also recommend to bring the same list below, but most will be used for emergency purposes only.

 

Recommended Personal Gear:

  • Head torch or flashlight with extra batteries.

  • Camel pack or water container (very important make this priority)

  • Waterproof bag for cloths or waterproof cover for your backpack.

  • Personal whistle.

  • Sun/ rain hat.

  • Sunglasses (optional)

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • Camara for photography (optional)

  • Light, water-resistant jacket that will keep you warm on a cool evening or during a sudden downpour.

  • Easy drying trousers.

  • Light long-sleeve shirts.

  • T-shirts.

  • Socks.

  • Underwear.

  • Bathing suit. 

  • Confortable running shoes.

  • Sandals.

  • Microfiber or regular towel.

 

Recommended Personal First-aid kit:

  • Antidiarrheal medication.

  • Throat lozenges.

  • Motion sickness medication.

  • Sunburn salve such as aloe vera gel.

  • Aspirin or other painkillers.

  • Antibiotics.

  • Antacid tablets.

  • Flu medications, antacid tablets.

  • Band-aids.

  • Ace bandage.

  • Moleskin for blister. 

  • Personal medications in case of knowing conditions. 


Recommended Personal Hygiene and Care Kit:

  • Toothbrush.

  • Toothpaste.

  • Toiletries.

  • Foot Powder.

  • Anti-bacterial soap, toilettes, or gel such as Purell.

  • Sunblock of at least 15 SPF - the tropical sun is strong.

  • Insect repellant with DEET (diethyl-meta-toluamide).

  • Anti-itch cream for insects bites.

  • Small padlock to lock your bag shut.

  • Travel alarm clock.

  • Permethrin 1% Application: spray clothes.

 

 

12. WHAT EXPEDITIONARY GEAR WILL BE PROVIDED BY AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS?

 

For EXPEDITIONS and SHAMANISM TRIPS:

  • Camping tents. 

  • Shower/toilet tents (by request)

  • Sleeping mats .

  • Blankets.

  • Hammocks 

  • Mosquito netting. 

  • Jungle boots.

  • Raincoats.

  • Lifevests.

  • Emergency first aid kit.

  • Cookware.

  • Fishing sticks.

 

For SURVIVAL TRIPS:

  • Military tactical tents .

  • Jungle Boots .

  • Raincoats.

  • Machetes.

  • Emergency first aid kit.

  • Basic Cookware.

 

 

13. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY EXTRA LUGGAGE AND PERSONAL DOCUMENTS BEFORE I START MY JUNGLE TRIP?​​

  • You can leave your large packs or suitcases in our offices during your jungle trip, that way you avoid any hotel additional storage fees.

  • Carry at least one personal identification document with you at all times (leave your passport secured back at the hotel or in our office, that way you don't loose it or damage it while in the jungle, be smart and avoid missing your returning flight by not planning safely).

 

14. WHAT HYGIENE FACILITIES ARE THERE DURING TRIPS, FOR EXAMPLE FOR A SHOWERING, FOR TOILET NEEDS, AND IS THIS A LUXURY TYPE TRIP?

 

For EXPEDITIONS and SHAMANISM TRIPS:

A. If your main concern is to AVOID sleeping outdoors and having normal private bathrooms for showering and more during your Amazon Rainforest Experience, the only way for you to get to spend at the least your first arriving night or maybe two minimum nights by request in a confortable Jungle Retreat Camp, well, Amazon Expeditioners possesses a place in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest mainly for its SHAMANISM TRIPS. A very quiet, pacific and isolated place which is also used as for a one receiving night accommodation when travelers choose our AMAZON CROSSING EXPEDITIONS itineraries.

 

B. Now, the rest of our adventure EXPEDITIONS with different destinations, most will not have this first arriving night Jungle Retreat Camp accommodations, so we find it very important that in order to minimize the impact of our travelers as much as possible. Therefore, we do not promote none of our jungle experiences as luxury type trips. On the contrary, you may encounter some physical hardships such as heat, humidity, biting insects, and to finally answer the question; yes we can definitely provide you with some mobile private showers and toilet tents only if requested.

 

Most of our nomadic and experiential trips are focused on keeping the weight load of our equipment to the very minimum since camping is performed on different sites every exploration night across the jungle.

C. Keep in mind who we are just by relating to us by our company's title “AMAZON EXPEDITIONERS”, so by the time you are with us, you already part of our “EXPEDITIONERS TEAM”, in other words, for you to just be in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, and far from civilization, feel lucky to at least have the specialized gear we will provide. Our camping equipment will be the best luxury facility you could possibly get during the crossing of every EXPEDITION, that's right you are reading it correctly, "EXPEDITIONS" NOT "TOURS". 

 

Once again you’ll be on a real jungle exploration trip deep inside the complex Amazon Rainforest and the only exploration expedition destination with overnight stays in your first arrival night will be during the AMAZON CROSSING EXPEDITIONS, a destination inside the Tamshiaco-Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, then the rest of our overnight stays are performed in specialized camping tents in the middle of the jungle as part of our provided and advertised genuine adventure experience and direct connection with nature.

For SURVIVAL TRIPS:

Just keep in mind that the Amazon Rainforest will be your best comfort and refuge.

 

 

15. DO THE BOATS HAVE A ROOF?

Yes, the boats have a roof to protect you against the sun and rain (but if you are sitting on a moving boat, rain always comes in on one side though). In rainy weather conditions, we will provide raincoats for all participants to easily continue with our excursions.

 

16. IS DRINKABLE WATER PROVIDED? .....IS IT PURIFIED?

Yes, purified water will be provided during your entire trip, we strongly recommend our visitors to bring personal camel packs, to be consistently refilled at our campsites before we start any short or long exploration hikes, hydration should be everyone’s responsibility and priority. Let's remember again, it gets very hot and intense here in the Amazon Jungle.

 

 

17. WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

Our meals are not the typical tourist food, for the most part are the typical Peruvian food and it is food that lasts in the heat and humidity of the tropical rainforest. For breakfast, we will have fruits, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, bread (white/wheat), oatmeal, fried green, and yellow plantains, rice, potatoes, etc. For lunch and dinner we will include fresh fish/chicken/meat fillets and salads, along with local soups.

 

Basically, we will supplement our meals with a variety of fresh fish/chicken/meats for the first 3 days of our expeditions, then starting Day 4 with

beans/lentils/peas/starches (since meats cannot be kept cool for a long time in a hot environment) also fresh collected fruits or canned fruits and a variety of fish from our daily fishing trips to complement longer expeditions. We don’t offer beer or any alcohol drinks; we can offer you special diets, such as vegetarian, vegan or any kind of diet by request.

 

 

18. IS THERE A LOT OF HIKES ON MY TRIP?

We will have from short to medium, to extensive and intense hikes combined on every trip, and all will depend on what type of trip you are on, please check your Itinerary to get the whole picture of what to expect from your journey. All hikes through the jungle is mostly done in a slow pace, or according to the visitors physical endurance. Keeping a slow pace is truly necessary, since most of what you find and come across with in a rainforest is vegetation and to be able to spot out animals you have to take your time to look around and listen to all wild sounds as well. During your trip hikes are very important in order to enjoy the rainforest. In all our exploration routes there are trails connecting Villages that can be reached in about 3 hours maximum unless you are on one of our Jungle Survival Training Trips, hikes could last many days.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FASTER RESPONSE:

 CONTACT US DIRECTLY VIA WHATS APP. +51 999 116 499