1. View pink dolphins.
42. Assist in wildlife census or other scientific project.
Click here to see a sample itinerary with Amazon, Cusco and Machu Picchu
Our lodges on the Tahuayo River have access to a great variety of ecosystems that we can explore as well as many native communities downriver. There are sufficient English speaking native men and women guides so that each person can go at their own pace and according to their interests. This is ideal for people who do not want to be stuck with a large group on an itinerary pre-determined to serve the lowest common denominator.
You can choose a photographer's pace, a soft pace or a ruggedly adventurous pace. You can concentrate more on birdwatching, canoeing, canopy exploration, fishing or native culture. You can be active all day long, including before breakfast or well into the evening.
Families can have a private guide who specializes in working with pre-teens or young teens. Special itineraries are available for marriages, honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
There are many facilities, offered by no other tour operators, to give you unique experiences in exploring the rainforest. One example is the canopy zipline system. Many companies have canopy walkways or towers, but with Amazonia can you actually fly from tree to tree, with nothing underfoot except a hundred feet of rainforest.
Tourists with passionate interests in primates, orchids, native culture or other subjects may request to participate in scientific studies sponsored by Amazonia Expeditions. For tourists interested in conservation research we have a trail grid behind our research center where we find 40 troops of primates representing 12 different species. Click on Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center for more information.
The trail grid behind the research center lodge offers 52 miles of hiking over 1000 acres. It is the longest trail grid in the Amazon. This is the best hike known in the Amazon for viewing primates in their natural environment. Twelve species of primates have significant populations on the grid:
95 squirrel monkeys
170 tamarins (2 species)
90 titi monkeys (2 species)
25 brown capuchins
15 white-fronted capuchins
25 pygmy marmosets
25 night monkeys (2 species)
35 saki monkeys (2 species)
Other mammals living on the grid include: coati, tamandua, giant anteater, tapir, peccary (2 species), deer (2 species), ocelot, jaguar, paca, agouti, agouchi, armadillo, pygmy tree squirrel, Amazon tree squirrel, opossum (many species), rat (many species), sloth (2 species), kinkajou, tayra, and bat (approx 70 species).
Travelers thirsting for the ultimate in adventure can leave the lodge with their guide and camp in the old growth terra firme forest in the interior of the reserve. Listed on the right is a sample of itinery options to choose from. Most are available year round, but if there are recommended seasons, these are noted in parentheses. All are guided by our staff.
More Itinerary InformationZip-line Canopy Exploration (click here...)
Jungle Survival (click here...)
Marriage, Honeymoon or Anniversary Celebrations (click here...)
Special Family Trip: Christmas in the Amazon(click here...)