Become a Junglekeeper

      Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      TE
      21 reviews
      Oct 11 - 18, 2025
      Group size: 5 - 10
      Become a Junglekeeper
      Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      21 reviews

      Oct 11 - 18, 2025
      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. 

      Travel 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. 


      To enter Peru, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay. 

      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

      Available options

      Stay one night in the Treehouse!
      $1,150
      5 left

      During the expedition, you will spend one night in the Treehouse instead of the lodge.  

      Oct 10 Extra Night in Puerto Maldonado
      $150

      Arrive a day before the trip begins for an extra night in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. We will book your hotel room for your convenience. 

      Oct 18 Extra Night in Puerto Maldonado
      $150

      Stay an extra night in Puerto Maldonado, Peru after your trip ends. We will book your hotel room for your convenience.   

      Itinerary

      Oct 11th
      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
      21 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

      MR
      Wow, where do I even start on this one! Hands down some of the most humble and amazing people that I have ever met in my life. Every single one went above and beyond to make sure we all had the most amazing experience. Can’t thank enough to Pico, William, Victor, Paul, Pedro, and all of the team! Sorry I don’t have everyone’s names to thank you personally here but these humans are incredible. Their dedication to this project is something truly special! I have been fortunate to have done many trips around the world and I don’t say lightly that this is one of the best experiences that I have ever had! One thing that impressed me was their dedication to the Amazon and making sure that the local people are being involved and truly cared for, not to mention the fact that they will 100% adapt the tour for your needs and your energy. I honestly can’t recommend it enough! Truly expect to have an adventure of a lifetime that will forever live with you. Not to mention how incredible it is to wake up in the treehouse. No words can describe that. To the Tamandua team and Junglekeepers my forever thank you for everything you are doing for the Amazon and for your love to me and my group members! I will without a doubt be back. I feel like I made some friends there for life. You guys rock! Big love, your friend, Miguel.
      By Miguel R for Exclusive Jungle Experience with Paul Rosolie on May 15, 2024
      We had an amazing experience. The Tamandua staff are incredibly accommodating and fun to be around. My wife and I met an incredible group of like minded individuals that were an absolute joy to be around. Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable about every aspect of the fauna and flora in the jungle. We explored the jungle during early morning adventures while it was still dark and into the night. The day was packed with activities and we experienced sites and sounds that will be in our minds for ever. We highly recommend this expedition as it will be an experience you will treasure for ever. The people that served and guided us will live in our memories as we genuinely felt like we were among friends.
      By Lorenzo P for Become a Junglekeeper April 2024 on May 09, 2024
      Unbelievable experience. Every team member went above and beyond to give us the best experience possible. It was an honor to see the untouched jungle and learn about the work that is being done to save it. Would definitely do this trip again!!
      By Abbey K for Become a Junglekeeper April 2024 on Apr 24, 2024
      AI
      An adventure of a lifetime! A dream come true with the best team possible. Very knowledgeable, caring, entertaining… delicious food! Paul and JJ’s mission in the Amazons is admirable! We need to preserve this Jungle with its perfect harmony and equilibrium. A constant reminder of our existence.
      By Amparo I for Exclusive Jungle Experience with Paul Rosolie on Apr 18, 2024
      Epic adventure! Huge personal challenges. The Peruvian Amazon is a different world! Site staff was knowledgeable and supportive. Delicious meals!
      By Rob B for Herping in the Madre de Dios Region March on Mar 26, 2024
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      JD
      Went on the Operation Malinowski herping trip with Ian and William in March 2024. It was an amazing experience! They were both super knowledgeable and skilled at finding and handling the reptiles and amphibians that we found. I always felt safe, while still being able to admire the amazing animals that we found. Plus the accommodations were great, and food was amazing. Would definitely recommend the opportunity to enjoy the amazing ecosystem while supporting a great company!
      By Jacob D on 26 Mar, 2024