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Can I Travel to the Jungle Alone?

Pat ODonnell

The jungle! According to popular culture, tropical rainforests are deep, dark woods that hide countless perils. Enter at your own risk and expect deadly snakes, spiders, and other ferocious creatures at every turn! While such frightening descriptions are an easy means of formulating fiction, such tall tales about Amazonia are only encountered in the realm of books and movies. The truth about this famous rainforest is that it's actually much safer than most cities, and animals of all sizes are a lot more afraid of people than they are of them. But, that said, can you really travel to the Peruvian Amazon alone?


A Tapir shows up on a remote trail camera at one of our lodges.

Although no one should grab a mechete and blaze a trail through roadless rainforest in the Peruvian rainforest, that's not how we experience this amazing habitat in any case. The best way to visit is by staying at a comfortable jungle lodge with excellent food, service, and experienced, well-trained guides. That way, whether you travel alone or with the entire family, you can relax and experience the Amazon at your own pace. When doing it on your own, a good guide is especially important because he or she accompanies you on the trails, helps you see animals, and can also help you plan activities suited to your needs. At least that's the way we do it at Refugio Amazonas, Tambopata Research Center, and Posada Amazonas. 

Whether you come to Tambopata alone or with a group, we can help plan the trip of a lifetime. What would you like to see in the Peruvian jungle? Contact us and  let us know!

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