Take part in Amazon Rainforest Conservation

19 Apr

By Anthony Giardenelli      Take part in Amazon Rainforest Conservation! Otorongo Expeditions is not a non/profit but has done more for conservation in the Peruvian Amazon than many multi million dollar NGOs. We are so ashamed of certain NGOs that tout, tout and then bail out!  We are not a bunch of suits sitting […]

Flooding in Peru 2017

12 Apr

Seeing how the intense flooding due to erratic ENSO cycles (El Nino Southern Occilations) is having quite an impact on the west coast of North and South America, I feel the need to elaborate on the following: Impacts on coastal Peru Impacts on the Amazon Drainage basin First of all, due to prolonged climatic stability, […]

For a real Amazon River Experience Choose Iquitos not Puerto Maldonado

12 Apr

By Anthony Giardenelli For an Authentic Amazon River Tour. Choose Iquitos, not Puerto Maldonado. One of the most common misconceptions about travelling to Peru is that you can visit the Amazon River from Puerto Maldonado. This is completely false, that is the equivalent of saying that a hummingbird is equal to an ostrich. The Madre […]

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 […]

Why aren’t there monkeys jumping in our boat for bananas ?

04 Jun
Red titi monkey

Anyone who may have watched the travel channel series “hotel Amazon” may be super excited to book their trip so they can witness “wild monkeys” taking over their boats. I am sorry to bring the bad news but those are not wild monkeys. There is a river called Yarapa where there are many tourist lodges, […]

Donate for Amazon Rainforest Conservation and get discounted jungle trip

26 May

We are trying to step up our conservation efforts on the district of Las Amazonas, Oran. Otorongo Expeditions is offering discounted trips even FREE with a certain donation amount. Or goal is to conserve 25,000 acres of high ground primary rainforest to the north of the village of Oran. Our project includes the conservation of […]

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 […]