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Program #20615RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Few places on earth can rival the Peruvian Amazon rainforest for diversity of flora and fauna. Its lush canopy also hides small, remote villages home to indigenous people who live in much the same way their ancestors have for centuries. Get to know the people of one such village as you help them build new desks for their school, aid researchers with a wildlife conservation project and learn about this unique, pristine environment.


Highlights

• Work side by side with members of an Amazon community to build desks and tables that will improve the learning experience of students at the local school.
• Help scientists at a remote Amazon research center collect data for a wildlife census in the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve.
• Naturalists introduce you to this region’s stunning biodiversity including encounters with unique creatures like the red-faced bald uakari monkey.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking on uneven terrain. Working in potentially hot and humid conditions.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lima, 1 night; flight to Iquitos; boat to Tahuayo Lodge, 5 nights; boat to Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, 2 nights; boat to Iquitos and flight to Lima, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
4/15/2015
This program can be taken in conjunction with 18484-04245 - The Best of the Galápagos and Peru: From Enchanted Islands to Machu Picchu.10/14/2015
This program can be taken in conjunction with 16488-10245 - The Many Faces of Ecuador: The Coast, Highlands, and the Amazon

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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