Description: A Natural History and Photography expedition to the Madre Selva Biological Station in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. The Amazon rainforest has so much to see and photograph that nature buffs and photographers will be challenged to take it all in. Macro-photographers, in particular will find an incredible array of fantastic insects, spiders, frogs, and flowers to test their skills on. Tele-photographers will want to focus on some of the fantastic birdlife that abounds in the area. Those wishing for more time in the Amazon can take advantage of an extension to the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve (16-19 June)
Cost and Space: US $1385 (repeat client rate = $1285). Includes airport reception and drop-off, 1 night hotel in Iquitos, all meals, lodging and fess at field stations, river and ground transportation and guides Discounted rates available for teens and pre-teens. Inquire.
Santa Cruz extension: $595. Discounted rate available for teens and pre-teens.
Itinerary: Visits the Madre Selva Biological Station (Orosa River, south bank tributary of the Amazon).
9 Jun - Participants should arrive in Iquitos by 5 PM or on an early flight the following morning. Overnight in Iquitos (hotel and welcome dinner included).
10 Jun - Transfer to port of Iquitos and travel via speedboat to Madre Selva Biological Station (3.5 hours + stops). Next 6 nights spent at Madre Selva.
15 Jun - AM travel from Madre Selva back Iquitos with noon arrival. Participants doing the extension will disembark in Mazan and travel directly to the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve. For departing participants, flights can be booked anytime from late afternoon onward.
19 Jun - Extension participants travel from Santa Cruz to Iquitos, arriving at noon. Departure flights can be booked anytime from late afternoon onward.
Leader(s) and Contact: Devon Graham, PhD tropical biology (logistics, booking, payments, trip preparation) (firstname.lastname@example.org)