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Rainforest Expeditions

4.8 | Excellent
  • 92% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Local Specialist
Established
  • 1989
Headquarters
  • Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru
Trips
  • 2

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Rainforest Expeditions Reviews & Ratings 92% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 11 Great 0 Average 0 Disappointing 1 Terrible 0
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4.8

Tour Reviews

V

Recommends

unforgettable time September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had an unforgettable time at Refugio Amazonas! We were very fortunate to see so many different kinds of wildlife, including a jaguar on the river bank! Very knowledgeable guides, and it remains my favourite place that I've visited yet
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S

Recommends

Our guide Boris was outstanding and very knowledgeable September 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Started off with a smooth boat ride to the lodge where we were met by Tania Olarte the lodge manager who treated us like royalty. She did everything from answering all our questions to serving dinner. Our room was open to the jungle and very comfortable. Our guide Boris was outstanding and very knowledgeable. He took the time and effort to ensure we saw all kinds of wild life and plantlife. This is a must see lodge.
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Recommends

wonderful November 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and really appreciate the natural beauty of this country in a sustainable manner. More so than a commercial operation it is an educational project allowing locals to learn how to earn a living from the rainforest without destroying it. Truly amazing. Thank you.
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J

Recommends

Absolutely special place September 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
An absolutely special place that is dedicated to improving science, improving education, improving the local community, and fostering an appreciation for the nature around us.

L

Does Not Recommend

A huge bummer both for the missed experience and financial loss. January 2017

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0
The staff at Rainforest Expeditions were awesome at helping us set up our trip. When we arrived in Lima we could not wait to catch our flight to Puerto Maldanado and explore the rainforest. Unfortunately, we were traveling during rainy season and were delayed 2 days from getting to Cusco where the layover was required to get to Puerto Maldanado.
Because of limited travel time, this caused us to have to cancel our entire trip to the rainforest. There is a clause in the fine print when you pay for your Rainforest Expedition experience that states they will NOT reimburse you due to cancelled flights even if they are caused by weather.
SEE CLAUSE:
"I understand that RFE is not responsible for changes in air travel due to cancellations, delays or other events are not under its control and will not make RFE financially responsible for those acts."
Just make sure you read everything and perhaps choose LAN as opposed to other domestic airlines like Star Peru or Peruvian Airlines. We were not even partially reimbursed for any of our travel plans in the rainforest. It was definitely a huge bummer both for the missed experience and financial loss.
I realize there's prep work involved before any stay, but we were honestly shocked after the outstanding hospitality we'd received on the front end that there was absolutely NO reimbursement, not even partial offered after our unfortunate travel experience.
Wish we had gotten the experience. Hope you enjoy yours! Just proceed with caution before payment.
Visited January 2016
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Recommends

Unforgettable experience! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went to Tambopata Research Center with a very special group in 1995. It was the best trip I have ever made! Oscelots on the trail, howler monkeys in the night, clay lick before dawn, macaws tearing up your camera equipment and mucho wildlife in the fruiting fig trees.... Yes. I would go back in a heartbeat. We even got to go on a night time fishing expedition with the local guys. An experience I will never forget.
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Stride Review

Specializing in Peruvian ecotourism since 1989, they operate tours with a strong emphasis on education and conservation.

What Makes Them Standout?

Science and education based tours with a strong destination focus in Tambopata, Peru. Your tour will dive into the local flora and fauna and their expert guides will ensure you see as much wildlife as possible for the time of year.

Who Travels With Them?

If you’re interested in experiencing nature up close and personal throughout your travel experience, and supporting local conservation initiatives this is the company for you. Trips involve being outdoors a lot, and participating in activities requiring various levels of physical fitness.

Where Do They Operate?

They specialize and focus in Tambopata, Peru where you’ll experience the Amazon jungle and rainforest. Operating trips throughout the year, you’ll stay in special eco lodges on your trip and spend every day exploring the region.

Why Travel With Them?

They’re dedication to one region and rainforest protection is what sets them apart. They care about making sure the local economies benefit from your tourism so this is one of the best companies for responsible travelers. Prepare to leave energized from the surrounding nature, physical activity, and wildlife spotting every day.

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From Rainforest Expeditions

Rainforest Expeditions is a Peruvian Ecotourism company. Since 1989 our guests and lodges, have added value to standing tropical rainforest, transforming it into a competitive alternative to unsustainable economic uses, engaging local communities in its protection and care.

Rainforest Expeditions is a Long Run Alliance Member (LRAM) This means that we directly manage or significantly influence the management of a natural area of conservation value with defined geographical boundaries, have signed The Long Run Charter and are committed to achieving sustainability through a holistic balance of the 4Cs: conservation, community, culture and commerce.

RainForest and RESPONSible Travel Peru have teamed up in order to develop sustainable tourism, working hand in hand with local communities and offering travelers authentic trips in Peru. In our own ways, we both are continuously growing keeping true to our philosophies as well as innovating constantly our operations. We invite you to enjoy traveling in Peru in a different and more fulfilling way, not only for a better journey experience but also for our local communities who are anxiously waiting to meet you and greet you with a friendly smile and a huge heart!

Associations:

Long Run Alliance, RESPONSible Travel Peru

Awards:
  • Conservation International Ecotourism Excellence Award - July 2000
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Best Ecotourism Tour Operator Award - July 2000
  • Tourism for Tomorrow Finalist 2008

Trips & Specials

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Highlights

  • Canopy Climbing Replicating the daily work of macaw researchers, we will climb a 30 meter tree with a rope, harness and jumar.
  • Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas
  • Visit We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers
  • Visit Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado.
  • Sea Kayaking the river in lodge surroundings We will paddle up a portion of the Tambopata River that presents no difficulty.
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5 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,294

Highlights

  • Pro Cameras and Lenses Included
  • Two nights at the Tambopata Research Center
  • Visit Macaw clay licks, two oxbow lakes and a jungle tower
  • Visit All 3 of our lodges for great photography opportunities
  • Learn to use pro equipment to get the best photos
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