Amazon Experience: News and Recap, August 2017

Hello, wild people! How are you?

Lately, we’ve been very busy organizing tours, improving on logistics, consolidating partnerships and overall improving as much as we can Amazon Experience for you.

We are very happy with the feedback we are getting, the friendships we have formed and the smiles that people give us after exploring the Jungle. All of this wouldn’t be possible without you, the visitors, so please accept a big Thank You from our team. *standing ovation*

To be able to welcome visitors from all over the world to Iquitos, and show them the beauty and magic of the Amazon Rainforest, it’s truly a blessing for us.

Here you can see from where people visit our website:

Visitors of all over the world for Amazonexperience.net
Map of visitors – amazonexperience.net

And the Top 5 countries with more visitors (up to this date):

Peru, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Chile
Peru, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Chile

Big news and updates

We wanted to share with you some important news and milestones we have reached:

Solar panel and solar battery in the Amazon Jungle

Since the end of 2016, we are equipped with a solar panel and a solar battery for our expeditions. This is a starting point for us in our journey towards more sustainable tourism practices in the Amazon. It also facilitates things for our visitors, making for them easier to charge their cell phones, cameras or video cameras while in the jungle.

Solar panel and solar battery in Amazon jungle tours
Solar power!

All our permits are up to date

When you book a tour or an expedition that goes into a Natural Reserve (Pacaya Samiria for example) in Peru, it is wise to check if the agency you are going to trust has its SERNANP permit up to date. You can check authorized agencies for entering Pacaya Samiria National Reserve here

Pacaya Samiria entry permit by SERNANP, Peru
Pacaya Samiria entry permit by SERNANP, Peru

We started supporting Rainforest Trust and being part of their Roots program

We strongly believe in supporting organizations that are committed to the environment. That’s why we decided to be part of the Roots program and support the work that Rainforest Trust does protecting areas around the world for endangered species.
If you wanna join too, you can do so in this link

Roots - Rainforest Trust
Roots program – Rainforest Trust

We have received over 50 reviews on TripAdvisor

We are super happy with your feedback! As of today, we have over 55 reviews in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Greek. We believe in taking an active part when it comes to seeking feedback from our visitors, and we really appreciate the time everyone that gave us their honest opinion put into it. We will keep adapting, learning and optimizing along the way so we can offer you the best experience in the Amazon jungle. That’s our commitment.

You can check our TripAdvisor profile here.

Our Facebook community keeps growing, more than 11.000 friends!

Not long ago we celebrated our 10.000 friends in Facebook with a giveaway. Thanks to all of you who participated.

Amazon Experience reaches over 10000 Facebook fans
10.000 Facebook friends!

If you wanna see some pictures of Amazon adventures, see what we are up to or engage with us just jump in!

Partnering with Santa Maria de Fatima.

At the end of March of this year, we started working together with the Santa Maria de Fatima community. This community, composed of around 65 families, started developing an ecotourism project in conjunction with NGO “Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional” to protect the biodiversity of the area while at the same time create jobs for the local community.

Amazon Experience and Santa Maria de Fatima representatives
Amazon Experience and representatives of Santa Maria de Fatima in March 2017

They have built a massive 3-floor wooden tower in the heronry (Garzal) to look for wildlife and enjoy the landscape.

Impressive 3 floor wooden tower in the Amazon jungle
Santa Maria de Fatima’s wooden tower
View from the wooden tower in Santa Maria de Fatima
This view only gets better when you are standing there.

Recently, on August 22th, we were part of an extraordinary meeting in Santa Maria de Fatima, along with representatives of public institutions like Maynas tourism division and local municipalities of Belen and Indiana, to discuss and engage in the future development of this community. The local newspaper “Diario La Region” made an article about this. You can read it here (Spanish)

If you wanna visit them you can do so in our 3d/2n, 4d/3n or our new 5d/4n tour for the Amazon river itineraries.

Awarded LTG Service Excellence 2017

This year we received the LTG “Service Excellence” 2017 award. We felt great! *high fives*. You can find more details in this post along with our own definition for luxury and luxury travel here.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies accepted here

We started accepting payments for any of our tours using Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, DASH, Lisk, Ark, PIVX, among others. If you wanna see a list of all cryptocurrencies supported please check our FAQs or contact us directly.

Pay your Amazon Jungle tour with Bitcoin
Pay your Amazon tour with Bitcoin!

Web updates

We’ve been adding some common questions we receive from people wanting to visit Iquitos and the Amazon Jungle. Here you can check the FAQs (Frequently asked questions).
Also, we added our new tour 5 days/4 nights on the Amazon lodge, with one more day focused on deep Amazon jungle trekking and survivor skills.

Final words

All in all, we are delighted! Stay tuned for more posts, we have a couple of interviews in the oven, like the one we did with Don Julio and some exciting things coming up later this year.

Thanks again for all your support, you really make us love our work.
Peace out and…

Stay Wild

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