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The Amazon Refuge Wildlife Center is renowned for birding, photography, wildlife and cultural excursions on the remote Peruvian Yanayacu River.

Expert naturalist guides, comfortable private bungalows and great Amazon cuisine await your visit to a natural botanical garden with amazing diversity of flora and fauna.

Amazon Refuge is one of the few companies in the northern Peruvian Amazon offering a variety of rainforest adventures. We can provided you with the best Amazon trip within your budget.

Our 5-day/4-night Amazon Refuge Adventure. Includes river transport from Iquitos to the Amazon Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center (and return). Accommodations in private bungalow with private bath. Private English-speaking naturalist guide, and all meals. Use of canoes, boats, and rainforest trails for privately guided treks. Full lodge services: Top Chef with true Peruvian meals. Laundry and Room Service. You will be exploring all aspects of the rainforest with an expert Naturalist Guide.
• 895USD per person (2-person minimum) •
• Xtra night 150USD per person •

Adventure Camping &/or Survival Trek, 7-days tent camping: Includes overland transport to the Amazon River port of Nauta, boat transport to the Amazon Refuge Camp. English-speaking naturalist guide, and all meals. Use of canoes, boats, and rainforest trails for guided treks. You bring your own tent and sleeping bag or hammock.

Under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere with the sights and sounds of true primary jungle - on a Hands-on Learning Experience:
  • Construction of lean-to, how to select a site, the woods to use to set up shelter; how to use irapay palm fronds to rainproof.
  • Construction of fire: wood that will have hard, dry interior even when waterlogged; use of copal resin as fire starter.
  • Sources of pure water: Immature yarina fruits, puca huasca vine and cano huasca vine.
  • Sources of food: Palm fruits, palm hearts from Euterpe and Iriartea genera, edible beetle grubs, legumes, especially from Inga genus, using barbasco sap to stun fish, canabrava to build fish trap, tamshi vine to make animal snare.
  • Raft construction: Recognition of balsa wood, tied together with tamshi vine, oar from remo caspii.
  • Mosquito repellent made from Nasutitermes termites.
  • Weapons: Fishing spear from cumaceba, bow from cashapona, string from chambira, arrowshafts from bamboo and arrowheads from cumaceba.
  • Survival Medicines: Venomous snakebite--piripiri leaves, venomous insect--curarina bark, fever--sanango root, disinfectant--pichirina sap, field dressing--fiber inside bark of machimango, antiparasitical--oje sap, dysentery or gastrointestinal distress--hierba luisa leaves.
  • Our survival area is a short distance from the lodge so no problem having charged batteries at all times.
    • 1195USD per person (2-person minimum) •
    • Xtra night 150USD per person •

Join us for boating & canoeing the rivers & lakes, hiking rainforest trails.

Activities can be customized to your personal interests.

Transportation from Iquitos or airport and return
Boats for transport, motorized dugouts for local touring and kayaks
Hikes and wildlife viewing led by naturalist guide
Private bungalow with shower/bathroom and balcony with hammock
Meals prepared by local chef
Housekeeping daily
Bottled water, tea and coffee
All taxes

Not included:
Gratuities for guide and staff (optional we recommend $20. Per person per day to be divided by guide with staff)
Beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks
Travel insurance
International or domestic Flights

All structures of the Refuge are completely screened and roofed with thatched palm.

Buildings are interconnected by covered walkways.

From the Dining building one walkway extends to a convenient bathroom, staff quarters, and a round hammock house.

The main entrance extends from the dinning building across a covered bridge with open-air observation platform with the walkway continuing to 5-bungalows.

Four of the bungalows can accommodate up to 4-guests per bungalow. Each has a private bathroom and hammock porch.

Bungalow number five with 2-bathrooms can accommodate up to 10-guests, or be used as a meeting room, recreation area, a science laboratory, or as an indoor yoga room.

A solar power system generates 110 and 220-volt electricity for outlets, lights, fans, and refrigeration.

Amazon Refuge bungalow

Iquitos - Amazon Refuge

Amazon Refuge itineraries include
• Airport pick-up in Iquitos.
• Private river transportation to the Amazon Refuge.
• Private cabin, all meals.
• Naturalist guides.
• Excursions viewing Pink Dolphins, caimans, and use of the Lodge's wildlife/nature trails.

Amazon Refuge
Optional Services

• Naturalist Birding Guides Amazon Birding.
• Shaman Spiritual Instructor.
• Camping in the rain forest.
• Extended excursions to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

 Specialists for your adventure vacation to Peru   
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Deposits and Payments:  A deposit is required to hold land services and hotel reservations. Balance of payment is required 45 days prior to departure.
Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
Cancellation of reservations for land services within Peru:
Up to 46 days prior to departure: $25 p.p. cancellation penalty.
45 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost: WCT may or may not refund the money paid, partially or totally, depending on penalties imposed by third parties or service providers, without legal responsibility for indemnification or compensation of any kind. Notice to Clients:
World Class Travel (WCT) is an agent only for its principal, the air carriers, tour operators, rental car firms, hotel and other suppliers of travel and accommodations and as an agent, is not and cannot be held liable for any negligence or wrongful acts, errors, or omissions on the part of any such suppliers which may result in any damage, loss, injury, delay or inconvenience to you.  Your purchase and retention of or use of reservations for travel accommodations procured from this agency constitutes an acknowledgement of and consent to the foregoing limitation of liability. WCT may be obliged to cancel a trip because of acts of God (e.g. war, attacks, insurrection, terrorism, civil disturbances, acts of vandalism, restrictions or government regulations, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, damage or technical problems involving transport and/or infrastructure, changes in operation by third parties such as air or sea transport companies and whatever other situation of insecurity beyond our control). In such cases WCT may or may not refund the money paid, partially or totally, depending on penalties imposed by third parties or service providers, without legal responsibility for indemnification or compensation of any kind. Should any of these reasons for cancellation occur once the tour has commenced, we reserve the right to make modifications to the same, as necessary. If these modifications cause delay, loss of transport connections or whatever other inconvenience, WCT is free from any obligation to pay compensation.

Contact us for information on how we can make your adventure
to the Amazon a once in a lifetime experience:


Amazon Refuge
World Class Travel Services Inc.
808 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601

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