Trip Outline

Iquitos_PeruAmazon Cultural Adventures arranges private custom trips from 8 to 22 days into the Amazon rain forest for 1 to 8 people. The starting point for our trips is Iquitos, Peru, the largest city in the Amazon basin with a population of over 450,000 people. The official city nickname is Capital of the Peruvian Amazon. Visit this Wiki page to learn more about Iquitos. From Iquitos we travel up the Amazon into the remote Chambira Basin.

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Your Checklist

  • Check with a travel doctor for shots
    and malaria medicine for this area
  • Your personal medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellant – 40%
  • Lightweight, fast-drying clothes
  • Comfortable shoes – tennis shoes,
    closed-toe sandals
  • Flip-flops for wearing in house
  • Camera (with extra batteries –
    no electricity, no stores)
  • Rain poncho

We Provide

  • Tent with screening
  • 4″ foam sleeping mattress
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Flash lights (I use a headlamp)
  • Rubber boots
  • All meals/drinks while on the trip

What we do not provide

  • Air fare to Iquitos
  • Hotel and meals while in Iquitos


  • The best time of year for this trip is June through November
  • Restricted to age 16 and older
  • This trip requires an application from each traveler, and a deposit to reserve your trip dates. After receipt of your deposit, a list of recommended items to bring and a trip itinerary will be mailed to you.


On-the-riverPayments, Cancellations, and Refunds
To reserve a date for an Amazon Cultural Adventure, a $500 per person deposit is required. Final payment must be made 60 days prior to departure. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If participant cancels 90 days before the trip, 50% of the deposit will be returned. 45 to 25 days before the trip, 25% of the trip cost will be refunded. 24 days or less, there is no refund.

Trip cancellation insurance is advised.


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* For those that can come a day early we include in your package a 1/2 day trip to the BORA Indian village or a 1/2 day City Tour.


boat-insetCONTACT US

snail mail: Gary Lighthall, 3824 Cheryl Drive, Redding, Ca  96002
phone info: Jeff Lighthall (530) 316-1080