We need your help!
We leave on Wednesday for Iquitos, Peru and meet up with Amazonia Expeditions for a weeklong adventure into the Peruvian Amazon jungle. I’ve listed below 15 of the many activity options they offer. Upon arrival we let our guide know what we want to do and he will help us design what our week will look like.
We want your suggestions! It is only fair that you help us pick, since you have to read about it after!
What sounds most interesting to you?
- View pink dolphins.
- Swim in a blackwater lake which has warm thermal springs.
- Canoe into flooded varzea forest.
- Fish for piranha.
- View caiman crocodiles.
- Canoe portage to interior lakes, called cochas, rich in wildlife.
- View tree frogs and poison dart frogs, including several species newly discovered.
- Jungle survival training.
- Follow jaguar or peccary tracks.
- Search for giant anaconda.
- Fish with traditional native bow and arrow or spear.
- View sloths, anteaters and other mammals.
- Fly through the treetops on a canopy zipline.
- Evening lake boat trips to view southern constellations and nocturnal wildlife, such as boat-billed herons, potoos, owl monkeys and more.
- Search for boa constrictors and other snakes.
We are most definitely doing the Jungle survival course!
Jungle Survival Course Includes:
- Construction of fire
- Finding sources of pure water
- Finding sources of food
- Raft construction
- Making Mosquito repellent
- Building Weapons
- Survival Medicines
Leave your vote in the comments below – we’ll select the activities with the most votes!
Disclosure: We will be sponsored guests of Amazonia Expeditions. Any opinions expressed are our own.
I was so going to say jungle survival course, and then scrolled down and saw haha! The night boat trips sounds cool too. I would choose the options with canoeing and mammals! It all sounds great. That is one place where I would probably opt to go with a tour too. Tell me what you can find out as far as current social and environmental justice, lost species and lost tribes. I would love to hear about it and I’m sure you’ll come across some signs of these major issues…
Was definitely going to say the course but it looks like you’re on it. Next up would be 11 or 14 for me I think.
I vote for Jungle survival training!
#2, 3 and 6, 11
Gregg Feldt says
Dolphins are jerks and sloths are awesome. Anything involving canoeing or viewing nocturnal wildlife would be fun.
Canoe portage to interior lakes, called cochas, rich in wildlife.
Patrick van de Velde says
If you are interested in a extreme jungle survival in one of the most remote jungles in the world then take a look at: http://www.fronteering.com/trip/jungle-survival
This is the real deal they don’t soften things up for tourists.