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Amazon Discovery is a formal Tour Company Licensed by the Tourism Bureau of Iquitos
What We Offer
From the beginning, the Amazon Discovery has been actively managed by Amazon Discovery Tour Operador, Iquitos premier adventure tour operator. Founded in 2000, our company is one of the oldest and most respected tour operators in Iquitos. A pioneer in the field of adventure travel, we offer a wide variety of services that include hotel accommodation, full day programs, research expeditions, and some of the finest tours this country has to offer. Additionally, we specialize in customized itineraries that include everything from thrilling jungle adventures to relaxing tours, specifically catered to our customer’s needs, interests and budget. Our products and services are backed by years of experience working with a wide range of discerning customers. We pride ourselves on quality tours that stand above the majority of adventure tours offered in Iquitos, on exceeding our customer’s expectations, and ensuring that every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique.
In Harmony With Nature
The Amazon Discovery lodge was built with a minimum impact on the river and rainforest site where it is located. Lanterns and candles provide light, and only have electricity 3 hours a day. No trees were cut to build the lodge. Lumber was purchased from a sustainable reforestation project operated by small farmers. The roofs are made from palm leaves installed by locals living in the area using their traditional style.
More Than Tourism
We believe responsible tourism should benefit and respect local communities. Our Community Support Program works directly with the people and institutions in communities near the Yarapa River put-in and our lodge. Infrastructure in these isolated areas is scarce and poorly maintained by the government. We also accept donations for the schools, which are transferred in their entirety to the school boards (no administrative or other fees are deducted), who use the funds for much-needed materials and student services. For larger donations by people going on one of our overnight Amazon Discovery trips, we will arrange a personal visit on boat to the Puerto Miguel School to meet the teacher and schoolchildren.
Our Professional Staff
A spirit of adventure and true concern for the environment are just two of the driving forces of the staff at Amazon Discovery. Our bilingual guides embody this spirit of adventure and demonstrate their concern for our precious environment on every trip to the wilds of the Peruvian tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and beautiful rivers. They are some of the best in the field, highly experienced, professional guides who are certified in first aid, CPR and swift-water rescue training. Many of our guides have additional certifications such as wilderness first aid and wilderness first responder. Our professional office staff can develop custom programs and itineraries to meet the needs of the most demanding clients, whether couples or larger groups.
Safety Comes First
Safety is our primary concern, and we spare no effort to provide the highest quality standards and equipment, while striving for the most enjoyable experience possible. Our excellent track record reflects this profound concern for the safety of our guests. Our bilingual guides instruct guests on all safety measures before each trip, and a fully stocked first aid kit is available at all times. Amazon Discovery reserves the right to cancel any trip or change trips to an alternative river or section because of weather, unsafe water conditions or any other circumstances that could endanger the safety of our guests and guides.