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Peruvian Amazon

Discover the biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon and work on community projects

Peruvian Amazon
From £3800 - 4200
Duration 21 - 35 Days
From £3800 - 4200
Duration 21 - 35 Days
Experience the biodiversity of the Amazon starting near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve outside of Iquitos and undertake sustainable community projects working with the San Martin community.

Peruvian Amazon

This expedition will take you deep into the Peruvian jungle and the Amazon basin to explore the unique biodiversity of the area.

By day, you’ll trek through the jungle, take part in scientific fieldwork focused on conservation and sustainability, and document your experience through creative media projects. By night, you’ll fall asleep to a chorus of rare wildlife, including monkeys, birds, snakes and a huge array of reptiles.

All of our expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone (there will be bugs as well as butterflies), but they are led by experts with an awe-inspiring level of knowledge – and a 100% commitment to keeping you safe.

The vast majority of young people return with a wealth of new-found practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

What’s involved

• Experience extended jungle trekking
• Enjoy a diverse programme of scientific study and research
• Take part in creative media projects to document your expedition
• Develop life skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, organisation and leadership
• The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
• Work towards completing your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation

Facts and figures

Age: 16-25
Dates:  24 July – 14 August 2019 (3-week expedition) | 24 July – 28 August 2019 (5-week expedition)
Briefing: 26 – 29 April 2019 (this is essential)
Location: Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, Northeastern Peru
Visa: Not Required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some needed, details given nearer the time.
Cost: 3-week expedition £3,800 (excluding flights) | 5-week expedition £4,200 (excluding flights)

What's Included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
Experience Adventure Activities
Region South America
Country Peru

British Exploring Society

British Exploring Society is a world class youth development charity with a unique heritage, founded on the belief that challenging experiences can change lives, empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future. We prepare and take young people on expeditions to remote locations where they face challenge...
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