ama Why real nature tours?
A: Our tours are focused on nature, and wildlife in the natural habitat, we try to stay away from activities that involve safety issues and are meant for sport- fun rather than Nature, the activities for Sport- fun are zip-lines and canopy- walks, also activities that have serious ethical practices like Monkey island, which is a place where two pet monkeys are overfed by dozen of tourist a day, there are also “native families” that we don’t visit because is fake, we also understand that this activities are offered a lot , specially in tours you can buy locally, we are a tour operator for people who want a real amazon experience boosted by locations where you can see the most and the best wildlife, upgraded by comfortable transportation and superior lodging
When is the best time to travel to the amazon?
A: at Any time of the year, in the Amazon jungle there are only two seasons, the dry season and the rainy season, in our years of experience rare times the rain has been an impediment to our excursions.
In what season we can see more animals?
A: as there is no drastic change in temperature or droughts ,amazon animals do not migrate, they are year-round residents, and there are some species that could be more easily seen in dry season and others in the rainy season. Generally chances of seeing wildlife are the same at any season.
How easy it is to see wildlife?
A: wildlife is unpredictable, but there are places like oxbow lakes where the animals have a certain habitat and are common dwellers there, it is relatively easy in lakes like Sandoval and Sachavacayoc to see a variety of monkeys, Cayman, abundance of birds and high chances of observing giant otter, the Amazon can be a frustrating experience to see wildlife if you go to the wrong place, and a wonderful place if you go to the right one. “In the Amazon it is not about where you go it is about who you are going with”
It is Malaria a problem? Should I take malaria tablets?
A: In the area we operate has not been reported any cases of malaria in 21 years, for decades there are zero cases reported in the hole region, malaria is not a native disease of the Amazon it was introduced in the 15th century by the first Europeans (they got it from Asia) consequently is not found in the Amazon wild, it is not a disease found in our local animals, the deeper you go in the amazon the safer you are , The best prevention against any blood-sucking insects is a good insect repellent with DEET in it
The vaccine against yellow fever is necessary?
A: Depending on the country you come from your governments may require the vaccine when you go back to your country, the Peruvian government does not require the vaccine since 2002, the requirement for the vaccine was for the attempt to eradicate the disease and nor for being a risk
I want to see monkeys where its the best place to do that? I read about monkey island
A: The best place in The Tambopata National Reserve to see monkeys its around oxbow lakes, like Sandoval lake, Condenado lake and Sachavacayoc lake ,up to 7 species of monkeys in the wild, and completely careless about humans, in our tours you can see lot of monkeys.
Monkeys in most places throughout the amazon are afraid of humans, specially along the river banks where farmers eat them, . monkey island its an island in the middle or the river that covers 4 squares miles, there are from 2- 4 pet monkeys that people feed, they can actually get very aggressive if you don’t give them food, those monkeys are spoiled monkeys by all meaning, we don’t visit this place for ethical reason , the name “monkey island” its used as a hype.
How about kayak, zip-line and Canopy walk?
A: In most places located by the river, where wildlife its highly limited companies push those activities, in most places when they highlight those activities, means that you will not see much wildlife, if you are into having fun and spent time with other people sometimes in large groups then those options are for you, but if you want to have a real wildlife experience watching animals in their real habitat then we are the one for it , zip-line and canopy walks are not regulated activities, and consequently there are not insurances for it, and in some cases not even a legal protection in case of accidents.