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New review for Otorongo Expeditions, special needs service

19 Jun

An excellent adventure, by Eric, M From start to finish, my Otorongo experience was top notch. We were picked up from Iquitos airport and pretty much had our hand held the entire way. Everything was handled by Otorongo… our transportation, lunch in Iquitos, tuk-tuk transportation to the dock, and then every step of the way […]

What in Upstate New York scares this Amazon Jungle Guide more than wading in a hungry pool of pirañas?

22 May

Wouldn’t it be ironic that after ten years living in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, it takes a tick from upstate New York to cripple this expedition leader. In 2005 I moved to the Peruvian Amazon to start an Eco tour company that attends to international tourists looking to delve into the largest rainforest and […]

Dodging an epic flood

11 Mar

Here in the Iquitos region of the Amazon Basin, we have been quite occupied worrying about the flood to come. The past two weeks, we have seen levels that parallel the largest flood in modern history of the Amazon 2012. Thankfully the rest of the rivers that feed this stretch of the Amazon near Iquitos […]

Panor-Amazonas

09 May

The first two shots are of a storm brewing over an Amazon river Island A marvelous rainbow touched down in front of us This is a flood plane lake called Cocha Mayo Another type of flood plane lake called chontillal (for the spiny chontilla palms) This is a section of floating meadow close to the […]