Credentials

Amazonia Expeditions prides itself on providing best-in-class services to our guests travelling to the Amazon Rainforest, but also to our mission in preserving and encouraging the protection of the Amazon Rainforest. Since our establishment in 1981, we have proven our dedication to our mission time and time again, and have been recognized by multiple institutions for this dedication. Below are some of these awards, and their background.

Rainforest Alliance Certified: Tour Operator

In 2018, Amazonia Expeditions was recognized by the Rainforest Alliance after being “successfully audited by the Rainforest Alliance and has earned the right to use the language – Rainforest Alliance Certified Lodge and The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal for both Lodges and its Amazonia Expeditions Tour Operator”

This recognition means a lot for Amazonia Expeditions. Being Rainforest Alliance Certified “indicates that a farm, forest, or tourism enterprise has been audited to meet standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability,” which falls in line our Amazonia’s ultimate mission of preserving the region around us. 

 

  • Top Ranked in Tripadvisor

  • Amazonia Expeditions had the highest ranking by National Geographic among tour operators in Peru for the fourth straight year in 2010. We also had a 96%+ score in client satisfaction for the fourth straight year. Only a small handful of tour operators worldwide have achieved such consistently high scores in client satisfaction. These National Geographic surveys were discontinued after 2010.

  • Top 5 of Best Wildlife Lodges in Peru according to Kim Kim article in January 2018

  • Recognized as having one of the world’s top ten zip lines in the December 2015 issue of Zozi Journal

  • First prize for private institution contributing to animal welfare awarded by the Amazon Cares Foundation in March 2014

  • The only jungle lodge out of Iquitos to win Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year in 2012-2016.

  • Our jungle lodges on the Tahuayo received mention on the Places to Stay list (page 60) in the May 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler “50 Tours of a Lifetime.

  • A feature article in Science Illustrated describes our work on the trail grid at the Research Center Lodge, investigating population dynamics of primate species and population density of jaguar as important research in the conservation of these species..

  • Amazonia Expeditions was included as one of the world’s best trips in Outpost Magazine’s 2011 Global Travel Guide. We were one of 10 trips from South America and the only one in the Amazon basin.

  • National Geographic Adventure

  • In the National Geographic Adventure Magazine December 2008 issue Amazonia Expeditions was a major part of the lead article “The Big Trip: Peru.” A photo of our canopy system took up a full page on page 40 and on page 42 discussion of the Amazon rainforest our “Tahuayo Lodge takes top honors…”

  • A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. Amazonia Expeditions has been a member of the Better Business Bureau for 18 years without any complaint filed.

  • In 2008 we once again were the top rated Amazon company in Peru according to the National Geographic rating system, once again scoring a perfect 100 in client satisfaction.

  • In 2007 we were rated by National Geographic as among the top 160 outfitters in the world. We were the top rated Amazon company in Peru. We were one of only 17 companies to get a perfect 100 score in client satisfaction; the only outfitter in South America to get a perfect score in client satisfaction.

  • Named as one of the world’s top ten travel finds in Outside Magazine’s Travel Guide for 2001. Page 40.

  • Outpost Magazine Annual Guide 2004 Selected as “One of 5 Great Places to Park Your Wanderlusting Butt.”

  • Won Citation of Honor from Peru’s Dept. of Industry and Tourism for “adherence to exceptional standards in the field of tourism.”

  • The Guide to Peruvian Birds mentions Amazonia’s lodge as the best place in Peru to see the Rufous-winged Wood Rail, the Rufous-necked Puffbird and other species.

  • Trip #8 of the 100 Best Trips in the World selected in Outpost Annual 2003

  • Outside Magazine March 2002 issue, feature article: “25 Trips of a Lifetime”… We are #18; the only Amazon tour company included.

  • Rated as the “Most acclaimed lodge of Peru’s Northern Amazon” in the Guide to Peru (Moon Handbooks) pub 2004.

  • Outpost Magazine Travel Guide 2002 selection as one of the “Sixty Best trips in the World” (the only Amazon trip selected).

  • Amazonia Expeditions operates the Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, with institutional collaboration from Yale University, Columbia College, Chicago Botanic Garden, Missouri Botanical Society and the Field Museum.

  • Discovery Channel’s Science of Survival episode, aired on April 14, 2006, was filmed on our site and with the assistance of our staff.

  • Bob Howell’s story of his experience with Amazonia Expeditions, published in January 2001 Outside Magazine, won the Gold Award from the Society of American Travel Writers as best feature article published in 2001 in the Adventure Travel category.

  • A documentary shown on the Outdoor Life Network on our jungle survival training was awarded the “Silver Teddy” as the best Outdoor Documentary televised in 2001. Copies of the documentary can be purchased from Amazonia Expeditions.

  • International ecotourism researcher Wendy Daelman, from the University of Brighton, found Amazonia Expeditions to run an “exemplary” ecotourism program.

  • Fully licensed and insured in both the United States (Florida #10118) and Peru.

  • Supporting member of The International Ecotourism Society.

  • Supporting member of the Rainforest Conservation Fund.

  • Provides aid to selected scientists studying in Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo.

  • Only tour operator with years of experience camping in the western Amazon.

  • The greatest range of itinerary options in the Amazon.

  • Our canopy zipline was recently described in the news as one of the world’s most exciting ziplines.

Erika

Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.

Renee

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!