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Become a Junglekeeper

Experience the front lines of protecting the Amazonia!
07/06/24 to 07/13/24 & 7 more
Duration
7 Days
Trip Type
Expedition
? Our expeditions have rudimentary level of confort. Our camp base is remote in the wilderness and so you should be prepared to be away from cellular network and WiFi, with sporadic access to electricity during your stay.
Activity Level
Moderate
? You do moderate activities throughout the expedition. You should be in good health and physically active. Daily activities may include hiking, boat rides, swamp exploration, wildlife viewing and more.
Group Size
5 - 10
Price per person
$2,695
Expedition Overview
A note from Paul Rosolie, founder of Junglekeepers trip:

If you were reading this, I want you to know how incredibly important your role and protecting this forest is. Protecting Amazonia has always been my calling but in the wake of Covid, when the fires have gotten worse and invasions are at a new high, more than ever it is important that we continue to keep these ancient ecosystem safe. The last year has been hard on our local team of rangers and conservationists. But now we are making the rally to begin again and pick up where we left off. These trips are the first ones that will give life to these projects and work to our local conservationists. JJ and I are looking forward to welcoming you to the Amazon, and want to say thank you in advance for being so intrepid to come and help us protect all of this great ancient wilderness. We couldn’t do it without you it’s going to be a hell of an adventure! 

Explore the gorgeous Jungle with skilled guides from all over the world

Description:

The loss of biodiversity has been described as the defining issue of our time, on this expedition we will be entering one of the most critical conservation areas on the planet. During this expedition we will be collaborating with Junglekeepers to give a true experience of the daily life of Junglekeeper rangers while they do their work to protect the forest. Participants in this expedition will have the opportunity to participate in patrols and work directly with the rangers. 

Junglekeepers is helping to create a conservation area in the vitally important Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Junglekeepers works to protect one of the most biodiverse and pristine areas of this region: the Las Piedras river corridor, one of the last remaining untouched rainforests on earth. 
Spend time with our rangers patrolling the tributaries of Peru's largest private reserve

Junglekeepers, in collaboration with local partners, has helped protect an initial 4,906 acres along Las Piedras river which is actively protected from resource extraction and destruction.



Forest Rangers monitor the concession and report any illegal activity. For local Peruvians the ranger program also offers an employment alternative that protects the land rather than harms it.

It is central to the Junglekeepers ethos to employ and train local and indigenous community members in the active protection of land that is ultimately theirs. Forest Rangers monitor the concessions, maintain trails and report any illegal activity occurring on the land being monitored. Rangers also track wildlife to contribute to broader scientific datasets in the region.
Learn about how we protect our forest using the SMART program.

For local Peruvians, the Ranger Program also offers an employment alternative to protect the land rather than being forced to participate in harmful activity due to economic pressure. The current and past rangers say this work is a great source of pride as it empowers them in the stewardship of their homeland.

Join us!
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Land at the airport and take a short cab ride to the hotel. Our guide will meet the group to discuss the plans for the expedition. Spend some time in town to absorb the local culture and cuisine before resting up in a hotel room for the next day’s adventure.
Accomodations:
Puerto Maldonado Hotel
Day 2: Travel to the Junglekeeper Station
Set your alarms because today we will begin our trek to the lodge. The group takes a car ride for about 4 hours then an hour boat ride through pristine rainforest directly to the station where the group will settle into their rooms and get acquainted with the station and surroundings. 

Our first day in the jungle will be an exciting one as the group will be introduced to the primary rainforest that surrounds the research station. The group can join our guides for a walk along the extensive trail system, which is a great way to spot wildlife. Feast your eyes on the gigantic trees as our guides lead you through pristine rainforest, allowing the group to get familiar with their surroundings.

Meals Included:
Lunch, Dinner
Accomodations:
Junglekeepers Ranger Station
Day 3-6: Become a Junglekeeper
During this expedition we will be collaborating with Junglekeepers to give a true experience of the daily life of Junglekeeper rangers while they do their work to protect the forest. Participants in this expedition will have the opportunity to participate in patrols and work directly with the rangers. 

Our days will also include:

-Day and night hikes
-Stream walks
-Macaw viewing
-Star gazing
-Boating / wildlife watching on the river
-Night campfires
-Fishing
-Hike to Mammal Colpa
-Swamp Exploration
Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodations:
Junglekeepers Ranger Station
Day 7: Return to Puerto Maldonado
Pack your bags and say goodbye to the Amazon. The group will head back to Puerto Maldonado to enjoy a night out in town before turning in for the night in a hotel.
Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch
Accomodations:
Puerto Maldonado Hotel
Day 8: Fly Out!
Tamandua guides will see you off to the airport. Until next time!
Accomodations
In Puerto Maldonado, you'll stay in a modest but comfortable hotel, where the Junglekeepers story began years ago. You will have your own room including wifi and a private bathroom.

At our Station, you'll stay right in the center of the action close to Ranger Team. The station is equipped with cabanas of 2 beds each. Bathrooms are shared and right next to the sleeping area. 


The living space is a common, generous open area that offers a kitchen, dinning area and  hammocks to relax between activities.

What to Expect
Our team has rated this expedition as moderate: expect to do activities throughout the expedition. You should be in good health and physically active. Daily activities may include hiking, boat rides, swamp exploration, wildlife viewing and more.

Expedition Team
An Expedition leader -- a jungle expert -- will accompany this trip and be your connection with our team of rangers. Your expert will guide from Puerto Maldonado to the jungle and back. They will help you learn and appreciate what it takes to be a Junglekeeper, what the daily work entails. They will also be your guide to discover the flora and fauna all around you throughout the trip.

Transportation
We have arranged all of your transportation needs during your stay from the moment we leave the hotel to go the jungle and back. From the airport to our hotel in Puerto, or when spending time on your own in Puerto Maldonado, your expedition leader will happily recommend convenient transportation options.
What's included
The trip includes:
  • Puerto Maldonado Hotel
  • Jungle Accommodations
  • Jungle Meals
  • Guides and Staff
  • Transportation to and from the jungle
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Not included:
  • Airfare
  • Puerto Maldonado Meals
  • Travel Insurance (required to join the expedition)
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