Peruvian Amazon 2018

A unique opportunity to experience the biodiversity, hidden valleys, jungle mountains and cloud forest of the Amazon. The expedition will take you deep into the Peruvian jungle and into the Amazon basin to trek and study the biodiversity of the area while documenting your experience through creative media projects. By day you will cut your way through the untouched jungle and by night you will camp to the sounds of its wildlife.

You will be involved in their conservation and sustainability studies to help further our understanding of the Amazon through scientific fieldwork. Surveying wild monkeys, birds, snakes, butterflies and a huge array of reptiles. 
All of our expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone in a challenging yet safe environment, with a real focus on the skills and personal development you will gain from the experience.

Don’t forget that you can also earn up to £1000 towards an expedition through our Explorer Miles volunteering initiative. Explorer Miles is British Exploring’s unique scheme that rewards you for making a difference in your local community through taking part in social action or volunteering projects.

What's involved

Extended Jungle Trekking.

Diverse programme of scientific study and research looking at all areas of the biodiversity that exists in this area.
Document your expedition through exciting media projects.
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
 Life skills – communication, confidence building, teamwork, organisation skills, leadership.
John Muir Award for environmental awareness & conservation.
Whats included: See our whats provided page.

Expedition breakdown

Cost: 3-week expedition £3,000, 5-week £3,600
Duration: Main party departs 24th July 2018, 3 week return between 14th August 2018, 5 week return 28th August 2018 (to be confirmed)
Location: Manu, Southern Peru
Age Range: 16-25
Briefing: April 13th-15th 2018 
Visa: Not Required for British passport holders
Vaccinations: Some needed, details given nearer the time.
Itinerary: Take a look at the itinerary here.

Jack - Amazon 2017

It is a journey that has helped me hugely in gaining self-confidence, experience one of the most magnificent and biodiverse environments on the planet and kindle my interest in the natural world whilst making new friends and memories along the way. From the incredible experience of sighting a wild Tapir to mornings sitting at the edge of our camp birdwatching, I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute.

William - Amazon 2017

As we left the jungle, I realised what an experience I had just had. The bus journey was the first time in 3 weeks where I had been able to completely stop and reflect on my experience. I definitely came out of the jungle a different person. I am certainly more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person. Read more from William in his guest blog here