Junglekeepers

Puerto Maldonado, Peru

TE
3 reviews
Jun 18 - 26, 2021
Group size: 5 - 12
Junglekeepers
Puerto Maldonado, Peru

3 reviews

Jun 18 - 26, 2021
Group size: 5 - 12

About this trip

A note from Paul Rosolie, head guide of this trip:


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.


What’s included

  • Puerto Maldonado Hotel
  • Jungle Accommodations
  • Jungle Meals
  • Guides and Staff
  • Airfare
  • Puerto Maldonado Meals
  • Travel Insurance
    This is required to go on an expedition

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Itinerary

June 18
Take Off

Grab your bags and head to the airport. Time to set off for an inspiring journey to Peru! Your trip will be a once in a lifetime adventure in the Amazon Rainforest.

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Tamandua Expeditions
3 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

This was a trip of a lifetime! Paul and the team did an extraordinary job showing us the Amazon and how important it is to continue their conservation efforts. I can’t wait to go back and see it and do it all over again! The cuisine cooked up by Chef Roy was second to none and the accommodations gave me that true jungle experience. I highly recommend this trip and Tamandua expeditions.
By James Q for Reconnect with Nature: Explore in the Amazon Rainforest on 13 Jan, 2020
In all respects the expedition exeeded all my expectation. All was well prepared, Holly and JJ had flawless the entire expedition. Despite their youth, the participants were experienced. Inspite of extreme situations, no crisis situations have occured. Mybe one hint. All participants come to see and catch a bigg anaconda spicies which, after telling in these locations, cannot be. In this area would probably be something done. Sasa
By SASA M for Expedition Reptile: Snakes in the Amazon Rainforest on 09 Jul, 2019
This was one of my favorite trips I’ve ever been on. I learned so much about the jungle, conservation and myself, I can’t wait to be a part of another trip like this. Thank you Tamandua!
By Paloma B for Reconnect with Nature: Explore in the Amazon Rainforest on 20 May, 2019