OVERVIEW

The best time to travel to the Amazon is throughout the year, with a rainy season between December to April. All our programs enter the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the department of Loreto, the second largest protected natural area in Peru. The reserve is the house of unique animal species from the Amazon such as the pink river dolphin or the paiche, the biggest freshwater fish in the world, as well as monkeys and more than 400 species of birds. Thousands of plant are among the giant trees of the forest, many of them used for medicinal purposes by the communities that call Pacaya Samiria home.

WEATHER

The Peruvian jungle has hot and humid weather all year round. The highest temperature during the day reaches 87° F, the lowest during the night reaches 62° F and the humidity can be up to 80% to 90%.

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Do not carry too much luggage. Opt for light and soft suitcases.
  • Vaccinations against yellow fever or malaria are not necessary. Nevertheless, check with your doctor if you have any questions.
  • You can bring some donations (clothes, school supplies) to deliver during the visit to the community.
  • There is no internet connection on board. However, it is possible to have limited access when passing near small towns with connectivity.
WHAT TO PACK
  • Repellent and sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Long pants
  • Raincoat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Flashlight and binoculars for animal observation
  • Cash to purchase handicrafts in the communities and other expenses on board
  • Swimwear