Peruvian Amazon

This expedition will take you deep into the Peruvian jungle and the Amazon basin to explore the unique biodiversity of the area.

By day, you’ll trek through the jungle, take part in scientific fieldwork focused on conservation and sustainability, and document your experience through creative media projects. By night, you’ll fall asleep to a chorus of rare wildlife, including monkeys, birds, snakes and a huge array of reptiles.

All of our expeditions are designed to take you out of your comfort zone (there will be bugs as well as butterflies), but they are led by experts with an awe-inspiring level of knowledge - and a 100% commitment to keeping you safe.

The vast majority of young people return with a wealth of new-found practical skills, new friends-for-life and a real sense of personal development – all of which can have tangible benefits for the future.

What's involved

• Experience extended jungle trekking
• Enjoy a diverse programme of scientific study and research
• Take part in creative media projects to document your expedition
• Develop life skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, organisation and leadership
• The opportunity for DofE participants to complete the residential section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award
• Work towards completing your John Muir Award (Explorer Level) for environmental awareness and conservation

Facts and figures

Age: 16-25
Dates:  24 July - 15 August 2019 (3-week expedition) | 24 July - 29 August 2019 (5-week expedition) 
Briefing: 26 - 28 April 2019 (this is essential)
Location: Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve, Northeastern Peru 
Visa: Not Required for British passport holders 
Vaccinations: Some needed, details given nearer the time. 
Cost: 3-week expedition £3,800 (excluding flights) | 5-week expedition £4,200 (excluding flights) 

‘An amazing and fantastic life-changing experience. It has taught me that I am capable of anything as long as I am brave enough and put my mind to it.’ Morgen, Amazon 2018 Explorer

‘I definitely came out of the jungle a different person. I am more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person.’ William, Amazon 2017 Explorer. Read his expedition blog