Peruvian Amazon

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The expedition will take you deep into the Peruvian jungle and into the Amazon basin to trek and study the biodiversity of the area.

Start your journey to the Peruvian Amazon with British Exploring today and experience the biodiversity, hidden valleys, jungle mountains and cloud forest of the Amazon.

You will document your experience through creative media projects while taking part in conservation and sustainability studies to help further our understanding of the Amazon through scientific fieldwork, surveying wild monkeys, birds, snakes, butterflies and an array of reptiles.

The expedition has been 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. The safety and support of our Explorers is the cornerstone on which we build and develop an expedition from conception through to departure and return..

  • Open for applications
  • Age 16-25
  • Explorers to fundraise towards the charity
  • 27th July - 30th August 2021 or 27th July - 16th August 2021 5 or 3 week expedition (+/- 3 days)
  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Not Required for British passport holders
  • Some vaccinations are needed (further details given nearer the time)

My scientific understanding and environmental awareness have definitely developed as I’ve been exposed to science that I would not usually be able to be involved in.

Beth Fowler Young Explorer Peruvian Amazon 2019

What's Included?

  • British Exploring Society Expedition Certificate
  • John Muir Explorer Award Certificate
  • Support with your Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)
  • Participation in our Next Steps reunion and reflection event
  • Lifetime membership of British Exploring Society
  • Support to continue your development journey after expedition

What's Involved?

  • You will have the opportunity to explore the natural world, being mentored and supported by expert leaders, expedition medics, scientists and adventure professionals
  • Work towards a Fundraising Challenge to develop your confidence and gain invaluable skills to help you in adult life and employment
  • Learn through adventure, science and media projects, including a diverse programme of scientific study and research into rainforest biodiversity while jungle trekking
  • Build your character, resilience, determination and teamworking ability while exploring amazing wilderness
  • John Muir Award for environmental awareness & conservation
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (residential only)

Join us. You are about to change your life

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It doesn't matter where your starting point is; you'll return with more confidence in your own abilities; greater resilience, determination and courage - and a sense of self-belief that will stay with you for life.

Life changing. I have learnt more about myself than I ever thought I could know, a journey of self-discovery. British Exploring attracts such a unique blend of people, you are definitely going to meet some friends for life - like minded people you never knew were out there that are just like you.

Dasha - Amazon Explorer

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 am certainly more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person.

William - Amazon Explorer

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.

Charlie - Amazon Explorer

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