Peru Amazon family adventure with teenagers
Let the Amazon rainforest, rivers and lakes enthral and educate your family, with activities ranging from river paddleboarding to flying an eco drone.
River boat journey on Tambopata River Wildlife forays in the Amazon rainforest Expert lectures on forest ecology Local community visits Mountain biking in the rainforest River and lake activities Comfortable nature reserve eco-lodge Optional trip durations
US $925 excluding flights
5 days available, USD 1229 Discounts for under 12s in triple/quadruple rooms, please ask.
Description of Peru Amazon family adventure with teenagers
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
This vacation is suitable for grandparents, parents and children.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
1 Reviews of Peru Amazon family adventure with teenagers
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 24 Apr 2019 by Kathy Atherton
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Camping at over 4000m on a hillside surrounded by grazing alpacas. Magical.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Do it ! The kit list can look daunting but pack what is recommended as there are huge changes in conditions between the high Andes and the Amazon - no smart
clothes needed for either!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes. We made numerous contacts with local people in villages during the trek and it was clear that our guides and cooks were local and the trek was providing
a living, and also bringing us into contact with local people selling food and handicrafts so our money was going directly to them.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Really memorable. So many different experiences - mountain biking, rafting, ruins, trekking, wildlife spotting. Quite amazing how much we did in two weeks.
And we were really well looked after by friendly, knowledgeable and competent guides throughout.
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PlanetThe Lodge is located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It works in partnership with local families, who sustainably harvest Brazil nuts from the surrounding rainforest, to ensure that they share in the benefits of ecotourism.
This Amazon lodge connects guests to the vast and remote wilderness of the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve without sacrificing comfort or accessibility. Guest revenues in rainforest conservation and sustainable development of the lodge and the rainforest.
Rooms have three walls and common areas have none. This means you are always in close contact with primary tropical rainforest. The lodge is a 'natural construction' – an airy lodge built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay.
The Tambopata National Reserve is a 275,000 hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Tambopata and Candamo rivers (formerly known as the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone). It is adjacent to the huge 1 million hectare Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Both conservation units protect some of the last untouched lowland and premontane tropical humid forests in the Amazon.
This Connecticut-sized area of pristine forest contains:
600 bird species
32 parrot species (10% of the world’s total)
200 mammal species
1200 butterfly species
90 species of amphibians
over 10,000 species of vascular plants.
PeopleThe lodge is owned by the Ese’eja Native Community of Infierno. One hundred seventy native and ribereño families work and profit from their lodge.
We work in partnership with a local Brazil nut farm to sustainably manage the forests we share.
Less than 5000 people inhabit the Tambopata National Reserve’s “area of influence” to the north. They make a living of slash and burn agriculture, small scale gold mining, timber extraction, and hunting and fishing. One thousand Ese’ejas live in four titled communities within this area of influence.
The undergoing pavement of the Interoceanic highway, joining Brazil’s north Atlantic coast with Peru’s Pacific Coast and access to the Asian markets presents the principal threat over the mid term to this region’s incomparable wilderness.
Both the Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park form part of the titanic 30 million hectare Vilcabamba-Amboro Conservation Corridor. The corridor is formed by 16 protected areas ranging from the Vilcabamba mountain range west of Cusco to the Amboro National Park in central Bolivia, and include Manu National Park, the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and the Madidi National Park, among others. In addition, this corridor protects over 40 ethnic groups. Its objective is to spur the region’s development through participatory planning for the strengthening of local organizations, sustainable small businesses and agroforestry in order to minimize the loss of biodiversity.
We work to help to protect this region, and by visiting the lodge, you are helping eco-tourism to provide a sustainable income for the people who live in the forests, as well as the animals and plants.