Latitud Sur: Amazon Cruise Tour: Connect with Beautiful Animals and Locals

Amazon Cruise Tour: Connect with Beautiful Animals and Locals

Iquitos, Peru

Latitud Sur

Non-profit organization

4 days/3 nights
From$1,400 USDPer person

Latitud Sur is a non profit organization that supports local communities through community development and solidarity travel.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the amazing Amazon through our solidarity cruise, helping to support local Amazonian communities.
  • Spend your days floating along the Amazon River, viewing wildlife and biodiversity in one of the most spectacular rainforests in the world.
  • Dive into this adventure, whether you’re fishing for piranhas, learning from local communities, or dining on local cuisine.

Tour revenue supports various Latitud Sur projects, including Medical Brigada, an initiative that provides hard-to-reach communities with health care, reforestation efforts, and land rights issues.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Flexible. Email us to schedule.

  • Start Time

    9 am

  • Duration

    4 days/3 nights

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, French

  • Tour Participants

    4 to 8

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Hat, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Swimming suit

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Explore the Amazon on the Selva Viva, a boat that will lead you down the mythic Amazon River. You’ll meet pink dolphins, anacondas, piranhas, and more. During this tour, we will sail you through the National reserve of Pacaya Samiria, where you will see the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. This experience will bring you directly to local communities who have often been marginalized in their own country. During many day trips off the boat, you’ll be able to share solidarity for local communities, be treated by their warm welcome, and share and learn from them. Latitud Sur aims to offer many tours that will offer you unique and authentic experiences with communities from the Amazon. Tours are flexible and adaptable to your needs. Regardless, we want you to be a part of encouraging a respectful way of tourism. Come and meet the Amazon, come and visit us!

1 Visitor Review

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    Selva Viva's passenger ●  Jun 27, 2016

    Personally, I was happy to float up to a remote village on a boat from an organization that is helping the village rather than a luxury boat that the locals could never dream of being a guest on. But that’s just me.

How To Get There

From other parts of the country, Iquitos is accessible by air and river, but not by land. We will pick you up at the Iquitos airport or in Iquitos town at your hotel.

More About Latitud Sur

Mission

To strengthen the autonomy and self-management capacity of indigenous communities of the Upper Amazon (Peru-Ecuador) and Mexico through various objectives: sustainable development, environment, health, education, tourism and culture.

Main Programs

  • Promotion of local know-how and ancestral knowledge to help indigenous communities towards development.

  • Provide tools and knowledge for environmental conservation.

  • Integration of using traditional medical practices with modern medicine.

  • Development of ethical, fair and supportive tourism that promotes the culture of local communities.

Awards & Recognition

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2012
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FECONACO (Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Río Corrientes)
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ORPIO (Organización Regional de Pueblos Indígenas del Oriente)
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ARUTAM
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ZERO-DEFORESTATION
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GOREL (Gobierno Regional de Loreto)
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IIAP (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana)
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