10-day Amazon Expedition

Rainforest Adventure, Culture & Citizen Science Research

On the 10-day Amazon Expedition,  get a full day of research with Amazon faculty and research scientists!  This special expedition includes a full day of citizen science research at Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies with workshops and guest lectures from our Amazon faculty and research scientists. Plus, have a chance to explore rainforest trails and waterways and participate in hands-on activities with Yagua indigenous community members. The Amazon Expedition is offered late June/early July* when our faculty and scientists are in the field.

Read the 10-day Amazon Expedition itinerary here!

*Additional fees for faculty travel will apply for Amazon Expeditions scheduled at other times of the year.

The Highlights:

  • Participate in citizen science field research and learn more about the Amazon.
  • Learn about Amazon biodiversity through special field sessions and discussions given by Amazon experts.
  • Explore the Amazon from a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway  at the Amazon Conservatory for Tropical Studies.
  • Participate in a Village Service Day and collaborate with local community members on sustainable development and community improvement projects.
  • Join the Yagua people as they teach their age-old cultural traditions and ceremonies.
  • Work on your bartering skills when you trade items such as t-shirts and fish hooks for Yagua handicrafts, such as blow guns, paddles, necklaces and woven baskets.
  • Hike along jungle trails and boat down Amazon tributaries in search of Amazon birds, monkeys, insects and plants.
  • Meet with a local shaman and learn about medicinal plants and traditional rainforest medicines from the Amazon.
  • Fish for Piranha in the flooded forest.

Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peruvian Amazon
  • Trip Length:
    10 days/ 9 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round
  • 2020 Program Fee:
    $2,495 land/participant with 10 participants and 1 free Trip Leader
  • Program Fee Includes:
    Accommodations (price based on double occupancy), meals as outined and purified water at the lodges, private in-country transportation (bus, boat), in-country flight from Lima to Iquitos, naturalist guides, tips for staff and guides, activities and entrance fees for activities listed, scientist and faculty support.
  • Free Travel for Trip Leaders:
    One trip leader travels for free, including air (international & internal) with every 10 paying participants.
  • Notes:
    With 14 students and 2 free trip leaders, the trip price would be $2,550/land per participant.