WHY JUNGLE EXPERIENCES?
Connect with the Amazonian nature of Peru. Our more than 25 years of experience in the Amazon carries a unique connection with all life forms and cultures that shape a region that breathes life.
Travel to where our planet comes to life. Navigate the Amazon aboard our cruises, discover the largest river in the world and its surroundings, and explore the most virgin and unexplored areas of the planet.
Surf the Amazon waters in the safest way. Safety on board is one of our strong points. On board the Jungle Experiences cruises everything is designed for the well-being and safety of travelers.
Feel the bond between nature and humanity. Our guides know every inch of the Amazon jungle. Their more than 20 years of experience in the area make them the best people to walk hand in hand with as you discover the jungle and its native cultures.
A shared commitment
Tourism has tremendous transformative power over regions and cultures. Making this transformation positive and respectful for land and people who inhabit them is our responsibility and for this reason we are deeply committed to protecting the ecosystem and its people.
We help to protect the Amazon rainforest and, over the years, we have contributed to strengthening sustainable tourism in the region. This has translated to working closely with local communities, providing them with resources to improve their quality of life and teaching them how to conserve their surroundings.
We follow responsible ecotourism practices, including:
Raising consciousness and awareness about the importance of environmental conservation. Our naturalist guides give environmental conservation talks to the children of the indigenous communities in order to raise awareness about the importance of conserving the environment and the natural resources that it makes available to us.
We carry out different projects such as:
– Encouraging communities to be a factor of change.
– 3R campaigns (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). Our paramedics and naturalists are in charge of visiting and carrying out these campaigns in local communities every two months.
Recycling. In a bid to eradicate the use of plastics, we give all our passengers a reusable metal water bottle.
We carefully sort waste for recycling on our cruise ships (plastics, organic waste, cardboard, paper, batteries).
Economic dynamization of the area in collaboration with local communities. Depending on local people as suppliers of artisan goods forms part of our social responsibility. By doing so, we promote the local economy and, therefore, local culture. We display their products aboard our boats.
We make a committed effort to employ local guides and 80% of our employees are from the community of Iquitos.
Waste Treatment & Eco-Friendly Products. We have a wastewater treatment system on our cruise ships. All waste is treated with a smart sanitation system and storage tanks (domestic wastewater treatment plant – PETARD) that meet IMO and US Coast Guard standards. The result is 100% clean and sterile water that can be safely discharged into rivers. All the remaining waste is collected during the trip and recycled or responsibly disposed of upon disembarkation.
We only use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products (ECOLAB) on all our cruises.
Wildlife Conservation. Support for the Manatee Rescue Center (CREA) in Iquitos, which rehabilitates orphaned Amazonian manatees.
Our skiffs use silencers to minimize the noise pollution that affects wildlife in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
It is strictly forbidden to touch wildlife during excursions.
Water and Energy Conservation. We encourage all passengers to refresh their towels only when necessary. Also, We ask passengers not to waste energy.
25 years of experience in the Amazon region
We have more than 25 years of experience in the Amazon region, designed unique experiences offering packages of cruises that will take you to navigate through the Amazon River and its tributaries. An unequaled place that offers the perfect balance between comfort and nature that invites you to know every detail of its culture, flora, fauna, history, gastronomy, adventure, among others.
A deep love for the Amazon unites us
All of the people that are part of Jungle Experiences share a deep love and respect for the Amazon, its landscapes, and its people. We also share a strong commitment to the professionalism and care of the experience of our passengers. The satisfaction of our clients depends on every one of our crew members. That is why all the staff on board is from the area and knows the landscapes and the communities perfectly. This makes the best people to walk hand in hand with as you experience the heart of the Amazon.
WHAT OUR GUEST ARE SAYING
Fernando Garcia, Barcelona
Zafiro, Agosto 2019
Becky Dunlap Dennis, United States
Emily Schneider, United States
La Perla, 2019
Lena Brown, United States
Our naturalist we spent each day with were so knowledgeable I learned a ton. Thank you Daniel, Juan and Segundo for taking care of us and teaching us how precious our world is and how we need to do our part to preserve it. Thank you for sharing your home country with us.
Thank you to all the staff on the Zafiro for all your kindness. Thank you chef for the awesome meals, wait staff and Herbert for making our room clean and tidy all the time and especially for bringing our clothes back fresh and clean. Couldn’t have made it with no luggage without you!!
A must while you are on board is a massage by Romy. Very relaxing after a day on the skiffs. Plus she is always there to give you your life vest. Romy was delightful and always had a smile on her face.
When we arrived we were strangers, when we left we were family.
De verdad que me llevo una experiencia unica de este crucero!! Estuvimos 5 días navegando por el Amazonas y las vistas las experiencias vividas son únicas!! Íbamos mi familia completa, mi marido y mis tres hijos (9,6 y 4 años) y en ningún momento dejamos de hacer ninguna actividad por ellos!! Siempre pudieron ir a todo!!! Lo que mas me gusto fue poder nadar en el Amazonas con los delfines!! Experiencia única
(La Perla Julio 2019)
Andreu Fuertes, Barcelona España
Estuve, 4 dias navegando en zafiro, del primer al último detalle cuidado a la perfección.
La tripulación, tuvo un trato increíble, es una experiencia vital, sientes como si formaras parte de la naturaleza! No hay mejor forma de conocer i experimentar la amazonia peruana.
Sin lugar a duda volveria a repetir, sentimientos asi, no los encuentras en ningun lugar.
Gracias de corazón.
(Zafiro Agosto 2018)
MariaIsabel, Santiago Chile
Este viaje será un recuerdo mas que especial. Fuera del viaje en este barco que es muy comodo y se come divinamente, el personal siempre estuvo sumamente atento a todas nuestras necesidades. Las excursiones todas muy amenas y entretenidas. La comida muy rica. Imposible pasarlo mal... Aunque llueva!
(Zafiro Julio 2018)
Dr. Gary Jenkins, United States
Whoever hired Victor was a genius and hopefully has been smart enough to give him raises and promotions. If you would be kind enough to forward this to Signor Victor it would be appreciated
Pondria un poco mas de ambiente musica para disfrutar el lounge
Maria Fernanda del Hoyo
Me encantan las sorpresas. Son detallistas
Son un amor muchas gracias por todo su servicio
Jose Miguel del Hoyo
Gente que transmite alegria. Excelente trabajo de logistica y tiempos. Claudia Calero hace un trabajo excepcional. Superaron las expectativas al adaptarse a la forma de ser del turista para hacerlo sentir completo. Hace falta una tienda con souvenirs camisas, gorros, repelente, bloqueador etc.
Muchísimas gracias a todo el equipo de Zafiro/Jungle Experiences! Nunca los olvidaré!!!!
Rob & Loraine Pedowitz
Try to communicate changes in the itinerary in advance of arrival if possible.
Guides are friendly
Kris Wagner - USA
Great trip! Loved it!
(La Perla, 11/2018)
Traveling on the Amatista, is taking an authentic expedition through the Amazon Jungle. The construction of the boat, based on the traditional boats of the jungle, will take you to a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest.
South America's Leading River Cruise Company 2019!
We would like to thank all of you, for your trust and making this recognition possible, without you this woudn't happened.
For more info click on the link.