Become a Junglekeeper

      Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      TE
      14 reviews
      Jun 1 - 8, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 10
      Become a Junglekeeper
      Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      14 reviews

      Jun 1 - 8, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 10

      About this trip

      A note from Paul Rosolie:


      If you were reading this, I want you to know how incredibly important your role and protecting this forest is. Protecting Amazonia has always been my calling but in the wake of Covid, when the fires have gotten worse and invasions are at a new high, more than ever it is important that we continue to keep these ancient ecosystem safe. The last year has been hard on our local team of rangers and conservationists. But now we are making the rally to begin again and pick up where we left off. These trips are the first ones that will give life to these projects and work to our local conservationists. JJ and I are looking forward to welcoming you to the Amazon, and want to say thank you in advance for being so intrepid to come and help us protect all of this great ancient wilderness. We couldn’t do it without you it’s going to be a hell of an adventure! 


      Description:


      The loss of biodiversity has been described as the defining issue of our time, on this expedition we will be entering one of the most critical conservation areas on the planet. During this expedition we will be collaborating with Junglekeepers to give a true experience of the daily life of Junglekeeper rangers while they do their work to protect the forest. Participants in this expedition will have the opportunity to participate in patrols and work directly with the rangers. 


      Junglekeepers is helping to create a conservation area in the vitally important Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Junglekeepers works to protect one of the most biodiverse and pristine areas of this region: the Las Piedras river corridor, one of the last remaining untouched rainforests on earth. 


      Junglekeepers, in collaboration with local partners, has helped protect an initial 4,906 acres along Las Piedras river which is actively protected from resource extraction and destruction.


      Forest Rangers monitor the concession and report any illegal activity. For local Peruvians the ranger program also offers an employment alternative that protects the land rather than harms it.


      It is central to the Junglekeepers ethos to employ and train local and indigenous community members in the active protection of land that is ultimately theirs. Forest Rangers monitor the concessions, maintain trails and report any illegal activity occurring on the land being monitored. Rangers also track wildlife to contribute to broader scientific datasets in the region.


      For local Peruvians, the Ranger Program also offers an employment alternative to protect the land rather than being forced to participate in harmful activity due to economic pressure. The current and past rangers say this work is a great source of pride as it empowers them in the stewardship of their homeland.


      Payment Terms

      The deposit to secure your spot on the trip is non-refundable for any reason. 


      The balance of payment is due no later than 30 days before the trip begins. The balance of payment is non-refundable for any reason 30 days or less before the trip begins. 

      Flight Information

      The meeting point for this trip is Puerto Maldonado, Peru (airport code PEM). Please wait to hear from us before booking your flight. 


      You will be staying at a hotel in town on the day of arrival and the night before departing, so your flight times can be any time during the day. 

      What’s included

      • Puerto Maldonado Hotel
      • Jungle Accommodations
      • Jungle Meals
      • Guides and Staff

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Not Included
      • Puerto Maldonado Meals
        Not Included
      • Travel Insurance
        Not Included. This is required to go on an expedition.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,695
      Deposit: $800

      Itinerary

      June 1st
      Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      Land at the airport and take a short cab ride to the hotel. Our guide will meet the group to discuss the plans for the expedition. Spend some time in town to absorb the local culture and cuisine before resting up in a hotel room for the next day’s adventure.

      Your Organizer


      TE
      Tamandua Expeditions
      14 reviews
      Tamandua Expeditions originally began running trips out of the Peruvian Amazon Basin over 10 years ago. Today, we offer adventure-packed, hands on, expeditions through some of the most beautiful and challenging wilderness on earth. With locations in Peru and India. Our focus on wildlife research, conservation, and responsible adventure travel.

      Reviews

      DN
      We had the best time over at the Amazon rainforest! The team is spectacular and we were well taken care of during our stay. Marcos and Willen are excellent guides and we got to see both the rainbow and emerald tree boa :) Highly reccomend!!!
      By Dan N for Herping in the Madre de Dios Region on Feb 17, 2024
      This trip was a dream come true! The remoteness of this location alone is enough to put you in another state of mind. The Treehouse rose above the canopy as macaws flew by and howler monkeys drowned out the sound in the morning. You need to experience it for yourselves!
      By Lawrence A for Exclusive Jungle Experience with Paul Rosolie on Nov 14, 2023
      This was the trip of a lifetime. The food was amazing and the camp was comfortable. The people who work there made this trip though. From start to finish it was just amazing. You have to come see for yourself. I will definitely be back
      By Zachary B for Become a Junglekeeper on Jun 12, 2023
      It was amazing - the team leader (Empe) was fantastic, Ian was so knowledgeable and great at finding snakes and amphibians and making everyone feel like they could do it too, the camp hosts and family (Borian) were spectacular hosts and cooks and guides, and the camp was comfortable and fun. I couldn’t have had a better time!
      By Amy J for Operation Malinowski: Herping in the Tambopata/Malinowski Watershed on Jan 24, 2023
      This was my fourth trip with Tamandua Expeditions. If you have an adventurous spirit this is the team you want to go with. My most recent trip to Africa provided more wildlife encounters with Africa's big game, endangered and at-risk animals all within a huge yet well-protected wildlife reserve. It gave me hope seeing the work being done here, and to see so many magnificent animals living within a healthy ecosystem.
      By Grant P for South Africa on Nov 14, 2022
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