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Rubber Boom Houses of Iquitos

21 Jan

Iquitos-Peru, Founded by Jesuit priests in 1864 on top of an existing Native settlement has a long history of colonization, exploitation and slavery. There were many different tribes that spread out over the whole of the country. For the colonizing invaders, the local population made perfect slaves for the industrial extraction and trade of rubber. […]

Miracle for the Iquitos Region. Iquitos -Cuzco flights

29 Dec

It has been over a decade since flights were offered directly from Iquitos to Cuzco. Cuzco, Machu Picchu is one of the hottest destination in Peru for international travelers. The ruins of Incan cities is a big draw for tourists from all over. The problem with travelling in Peru is the restrictions of airports. The […]

Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center.

19 Dec

I would like to take a moment to recognize the Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center. (RAREC) Orchestrated by Mr John Jairo Garnica,this center is a tremendous tool for conservation in the Amazon River and Rainforest. In their area of the Iquitos, The center is responsible for conservation education in their neighborhood and further reaching to […]

For a Real Amazon River Experience Choose Iquitos not Puerto Maldonado

12 Apr

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 de Dios River in Puerto Maldonado is Less than 400 meters wide. The Amazon […]

Whoa! Whats up with the price difference?

09 Nov

Often potential clients write to us with the same question.  “Why is there such a price difference with similar lodges?” They may be in a well developed area where everything is easier to organize, close to Iquitos or Nauta. May rely on canned experiences like visiting  a native tribe (re-enactment) or animal prisons like monkey […]

Flooding in Iquitos region Otorongo Expeditions Jungle Lodge open for business

05 Apr

So everyone thought that our epic flood in 2012 was a fluke 100 year flood. Well, I think that idea came from the climate change deniers. I knew that something wasn’t right when each year since 2012 we have had more than normal flooding. Worldwide there have been extremes ranging from drought to deluge. In […]

A few Reviews for Otorongo Expeditions Amazon River Jungle Lodge

06 Feb

“Perfect ending to long holidays in Latin America: jungle survivors” 5 of 5 stars I stayed in the Otorongo lodge with a friend at the end of 2014. We actually celebrated the New Years there. It was an amazing experience: the location is perfect, the garden is just breathtaking, the staff and the owner are […]

Arambaza camp , full adventure travel

13 Nov

We have a small local style hut built in on a distant tributary of the Amazon River. This headwater area belongs to the community of San Gregorio. We are working together with the community of San Gregorio to promote the sustainable management of their tribal lands. Step one was to build a simple house to […]