22253
Peru
Exploring the Biodiversity of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest
Experience the Peruvian Amazon from a riverboat on an in-depth voyage of discovery. Encounter rain-forest wildlife and visit traditional villages.
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Program No. 22253RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
4,395
Flights start at
FREE
Getting There
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At a Glance

Journey to the rarely-explored interior of the Peruvian Amazon on an in-depth voyage of learning and discovery. Set out aboard a modern riverboat along tributaries of the Amazon River to see caimans, river dolphins and myriad elusive birds. Visit traditional villages to learn about indigenous culture, folklore and art.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain in hot & humid environments. Physical activity 1-2 hours a day.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the Amazon’s biodiversity as you spot monkeys, dolphins and colorful birds.
  • Witness a folkloric performance deep in the Amazon.
  • Walk through Lima’s colonial center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit a renowned pre-Columbian museum.

General Notes

During the cruise portion of this program, activities in the Amazon will be held in conjunction with Road Scholar program 21829 Two Worlds of Peru: The Inca Highlands and the Amazon. Your group leader will be available for individualized attention during activities for both groups as well as, the naturalists and crew on board the boat.
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Enrique Castillo
An appreciation for wildlife led Enrique Castillo to work for a zoo in Peru for 12 years. Born in Lima, he earned degrees in both zoology and business administration prior to beginning his career. He enjoys sharing his expertise in Peru’s flora, fauna and culture with Road Scholar participants and other travelers. Enrique’s own travels have taken him to various regions of Peru, other South American countries, the U.S.A. and Europe. He is an avid birdwatcher and likes to collect field guides.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Enrique Castillo
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