Peru:  Flood of the Amazon

Paddle through the treetops and watch as pink dolphins follow nearby. Quietly float this tributary to the Amazon as howler monkeys roar in the jungle and parrots squawk overhead. The Amazon is truly a magical place. Using a comfortable riverboat with cabins, we can paddle the dramatic annual flood in a series of easy day paddles rather than a hardcore expedition. The riverboat will provide us with a mobile base which provides safety and comfort without the need to find dry land every day.

Dates: TBD

Level of Difficulty: Easy. Pace and distance will be determined by the group and we will always have the option of calling our support boat to come get us during our day paddles.

What’s Included: Six days and five nights on board Selva Viva, our riverboat complete with cabins, lounge, food, showers, crew, chef, and more. Also included are rafts or canoes, paddles, PFD’s, guides, three nights in a hotel and transportation to and from the airport.

What’s not included: Flights, alcoholic beverages, food while in Iquitos (6-9 meals depending on flight times), unscheduled activities, personal travel insurance, and anything not listed as included.

Price: $2,700 with a minimum of six and a maximum of ten participants

Safety: For a list of recommended vaccinations visit the CDC website here. For travel insurance we recommend policies here.

(be sure to read our detailed itinerary)

Day 1: Fly into Iquitos and see the city.
Day 2: Visit the markets and explore the city of Iquitos.
Day 3: Board Selva Viva and go up the Amazon River.
Day 4: Our first day of paddling.
Day 5-6: Additional paddles days on the Tahuayo River.
Day 7: Learn about many Amazonian medicinal plants at our friend Wilder’s house.
Day 8: Head down river and return to Iquitos.
Day 9: Fly home or spend more time in Peru.