Travel Responsibly with Amazonia
Investing in the Future of the Tahuayo
Angels of the Amazon
Angels of the Amazon, the nonprofit arm of Amazonia Expeditions, stands as a dedicated force for positive change in the heart of the rainforest. Founded by lodge owner Dolly Arevalo Beaver, an Iquitos native with a profound connection to the region, the organization emerged from Dolly’s deep understanding of the challenges faced by the local families who lived in the villages around the lodges. Growing up in a large humble family, she experienced firsthand the struggles of limited access to education and healthcare. Now, under Dolly’s guidance, Angels of the Amazon focuses on critical areas such as community empowerment, education, and healthcare, while the ecotourism lodge focuses on environmental stewardship. Committed to preserving the Amazon’s delicate ecosystems and uplift the communities around them – Amazonia Expeditions and Angels of the Amazon work together to foster a harmonious balance between human activity and the precious biodiversity of the region.
Angels of the Amazon's healthcare initiatives have transformed Esperanza Village's basic medical post into a comprehensive clinic, that is now recognized as a 'Level 1 Hospital' by Peru's Ministry of Health, the AoA has funded significant renovations and expansions since 2007, providing essential medical services, advanced treatments, vaccination drives, and more.
Through the construction of El Chino high school, provision of educational resources, nutritional support, and scholarships for higher education, the Angels of the Amazon empowers the local communities, ensuring access to quality education and fostering a brighter future beyond the elementary grades.
Angels of the Amazon's economic initiatives, from employing former hunters as conservation assistants to empowering local women by helping them to create a local artisan collective, not only promote sustainable practices but also uplift community members, fostering economic stability and environmental conservation in the Tahuayo River region.
Acknowledged For Our Efforts
Committed to Excellence
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.
Commitment to sustainability and community in the Amazon Rainforest
Peru’s Top Award Recipient
Amazonia Expeditions’ Peruvian subsidiary, A&E Tours Tahuayo Lodge, has been honored with Peru’s highest environmental award, the Antonio Brack Egg National Environmental Award. Recognized under the Green Business category for their sustainable tourism experiences in the Amazon Rainforest, the lodge was celebrated for its environmental consciousness and social responsibility. This prestigious accolade underscores Amazonia Expeditions’ commitment to conservation, supporting local communities, and promoting scientific inquiry in the breathtaking Tahuayo River basin.
Prevent Malpractice and Support Local Communities
Support Formal Tourism Companies
At Amazonia Expeditions, our commitment to responsible tourism extends beyond delivering exceptional experiences in the Amazon. We take pride in being fully compliant with all Peruvian laws, regulations, and licensing requirements at federal, regional, and local levels. This includes stringent adherence to safety regulations, local community agreements, and ethical treatment of wildlife. We believe in transparency, and it’s essential for travelers to be aware that not all operators uphold these standards, often operating informally to cut costs which usually results in a less than stellar experience and can be dangerous for both guests and employees. We always prioritize the safety and well-being of our guides, providing them with full benefits and fair compensation. By choosing Amazonia Expeditions, you’re not just embarking on a remarkable journey but supporting a responsible and legal approach to tourism in the Amazon
What Our Guests Are Saying
“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.”
“I saw tons of wildlife and it was fantastic being able to customize my experience with my private guide. A big thanks for all the work you do to benefit the community and the rainforest and for being an ethical tour company that doesn’t allow tourists to fondle captive wildlife.”