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.

Working in partnership with the crees foundation, 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.
You will also have the opportunity to work on innovative sustainability projects in the village of Salvación that are helping to build sustainable livelihoods, enabling families to live prosperous and healthy lives without destroying their rainforest home.

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.



There are two options available for our 2018 Amazon expedition, they run together with it being your preference whether to take part for 3 or 5 weeks.

Apply - 3 week expedition
Apply - 5 week expedition

Applications for 2017 are now closed, but you can still see the expedition details by clicking the below button. 

2017 details 


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.

Chief leader 2017 - James Dyer (2018 TBC) 

Our Chief Leaders are instrumental in delivering the amazing expeditions we are known for at British Exploring and we are proud to work with exceptional leaders who have the ability to inspire, motivate, encourage and develop our explorers.

James has a wealth of experience as an expedition leader having been part of a leadership team on over 20 expeditions. James has a impressive background of adventure expeditions in mountain, desert, jungle and polar environments, with a broad variety of activities from trekking, mountaineering, through to canoeing.
Find out more about James here

Visit our Trainee Leader Programme page to find out about becoming a leader yourself.

Charlie, Amazon 2016

From seeing Woolly Monkeys on the Pini Pini ridge, to a snake in our latrine, the British Exploring Peru trip was an unforgettable and unique experience. Although it was sometimes challenging physically and mentally, looking back on it now, I can safely say I enjoyed every minute.

Kiriana, Amazon 2016

On a British Exploring expedition, you really do feel like you are on an expedition where you have to put in the work to see the reward - from the fundraising to collecting water while you are there, it's definitely a challenge, however you are always fully supported by the leaders.