White water & wildlife vacation in Peru

“An amazing eight-day river rafting expedition that takes you from the scenic shores of Lake Titicaca to Puerto Maldonado, through the heart of the Amazon rainforest. ”

Highlights

Juliaca | Andes | Cloud forest | Rio Tambopata | Rafting | Amazon rainforest | Camping | Jungle lodge | Puerto Maldonado |

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White water & wildlife vacation in Peru

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

We keep group size to a maximum of 16 on this trip into remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon. We travel through the The Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone. The Reserve Zone was created in 1990 by the Peruvian government working in partnership with local grassroots and international conservation organizations. It protects the biological diversity of the entire watersheds of the Tavara and the Candamo Rivers and most of the watershed of the Tambopata River. This covers a huge diversity of forest habitats and wildlife, including pristine ox-bow lakes harbouring kingfishers, caiman and giant otters, spectacular waterfalls, clay licks visited by macaws, monkeys and tapirs, and rivers with white, sandy beaches.

We stay at the Tambopata Research Centre. The lodge was built using traditional techniques, there is no hot water or electricity it is a small scale low impact operation. Conservation efforts at the lodge are geared towards research into the local macaw population, understanding their reproductive ecology to develop suitable management techniques. Work is shared with research scientists and local communities.

It is our policy to carefully dispose of all waste. All non-organic waste is carried out and organic waste is buried at a suitable depth. Food is purchased locally and we aim to use food products with as little packaging as possible, and encourage cooking with Andean products. We cook with gas and use recyclable glass as opposed to plastic wherever possible.

Also, since 2006 we have been able to support the Huchuy Yachaq community project in the marginalised neighbourhood of Hermanos Ayar, on the outskirts of Cusco, with the help of everybody who has travelled with us. We donate USD $3000 a year to this community project.

The project has been set up by volunteer social workers and teachers to provide much needed social and educational support to the children and families of this neighbourhood. Children are encouraged to attend study and games sessions held each afternoon and participate in vacation projects. Our contributions so far have paid for educational books and games, tables and chairs, improvements to the structure of the basic community owned building and the addition of functioning toilets, materials for the children to take to school, school books, vacation programmes.

And we are planting trees as part of a reforestation project in Peru.

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