Safety

The safety of our guests is one of the most important factors Amazonia Expeditions looks into in regards to ensuring our guests have the best time possible. 

NEW 2020 COVID-19 Safety Protocols

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the local community, we have implemented new standards for sanitation and cleaning procedures at our lodges, offices, and boats, and limits on certain activities including. Please review:

  • Reinforcement training for staff members on cleaning procedures

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas

  • Easy access to guests and staff to handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer dispensers

  • End of day sanitation procedures for shared restrooms, kitchen, and other shared facilities

  • Frequent cleaning and “wash down” of outdoor locations, including walkways and handrails

  • Visits to local communities will be cancelled until further notice

  • Daily temperature checks for guides, other staff members

  • Reasonable social distancing protocols when possible

We will actively monitor public health situations, making critical and timely decisions based on guidance from local, national and international health agencies.

Wilderness Safety

While in the rainforest, your travel group will have your very own Amazonia Expeditions jungle guide. All of our guides are local to the rainforest, they understand the beauty and dangers present in this environment. We do not hire freelance guides, all of our head guides are full time staff members of Amazonia Expeditions. Read more here: https://perujungle.com/about-us/#guides Our guides are trained to the highest standards, building on our 40 years of experience working in the rainforest environment. All guides receive extensive training on safety procedure, local biology, and all of our guides have been professionally trained and certified in wilderness first aid.

Mosquitos

Just like every other tropical environment in the world we do have mosquitoes (please follow the preparations instructions we send). However, the blackwater ecosystems of the Tahuayo River basin do not have the mosquito species Anopheles darlingi or Aedes aegypti. Thus there is no danger of zika, malaria, dengue or yellow fever at our site. No malaria preventatives or vaccinations are necessary for the trip. To read more see: https://perujungle.com/your-zika-and-malaria-free-experience/

 

CAUTION: of other lodges that advertise they are also disease free. If a lodge has photos of giant lily pads (which only grow in alkaline water) or operate on the roadway south of Iquitos city, they should not claim that.

Access to Medical Care

We are in remote wilderness, 140 nautical km from the nearest road. Despite this, our main Tahuayo Lodge is only minutes from the nearest medical clinic. In 2006 we built a medical clinic for the native communities of the Tahuayo River. We greatly expanded and modernized the clinic in 2019. It is now, without question, the finest medical clinic now operating in a remote Amazon rainforest site. At the clinic guests can be treated for most common injuries/illness that may occur. For more serious injuries we are the only company to have emergency cardiac resuscitation equipment (AED), and other lifesaving equipment (in both of our lodges). Lodge staff is trained in basic first aid and know how to use this emergency life-saving equipment if necessary. In extreme situations we can evacuate guests  (by boat) to the private hospital in Iquitos in less than 3 hours. Please note that in 40 years we have never had a serious injury/illness that required evacuation. Read more here: https://angelsoftheamazon.org/health-care/

Boating Safety

You will be spending a large amount of time on the water while you are with us. Rest assured that we follow all boating safety protocols and our boat drivers are highly qualified. All speedboats are inspected for safety frequently by the Peruvian Coast Guard. PFD’s (Life Preservers) are always standard with our boating activities from canoe to speedboat. We have appropriate child-sized life servers available for both children and infants.

Canopy Safety

Our ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) Certified course https://www.acctinfo.org/ was designed and constructed by the pioneering company Adventure Playground. With over 32 years of experience, no other company has better expertise, knowledge, and installation experience. Founder and owner Victor Gallo led the construction and design of our project. Our course is inspected frequently by ACCT certified personnel. The course is inspected daily by our own staff with guidance from our on-site canopy specialist (who has completed the ACCT certification course in Costa Rica). To read more see: https://perujungle.com/canopy-zip-lines/

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!!