Peru: Amazon Jungle Short Break

4 Days | Journey through the incredible Amazon Jungle in Peru

4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
ZAR  10,503
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This enthralling jungle adventure allows total immersion into the wild beauty of the Amazon in Peru. Walk through abundant rainforest, cruise along murky waterways, spot exotic wildlife and learn about the healing properties of native plants. This tour is an excellent introduction to the friendly people and amazing creatures of the Amazon.

Trip overview

Map of Peru: Amazon Jungle Short Break including Peru
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Short Breaks, Wildlife
Physical rating
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Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 12.23 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caimans Staying in a cosy nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps, you'll be immersed in the ambience of the jungle, waking up to the twitter and buzz of exotic birds Local staff and multilingual guides allow you to get the most out of this incredible environment. Pick their brain about the area's flora and fauna as you explore Cruise down the Amazon in a canoe and stalk across lakes in search of rare giant river otters Watch in awe as hundreds of brightly coloured macaws descend on a clay bank for their breakfast – a mysterious daily ritual that's like nothing else

Is this trip right for you?
  • The Amazon Jungle can be very hot and humid, so it's important to drink plenty of water and wear light cotton clothing. Make sure you also bring tropical-strength insect repellant. This trip includes a full day's walk in the jungle. Even though the paths are well defined, this still requires a reasonable level of fitness, and sturdy walking shoes or light hiking boots are essential.
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.


Map of Peru: Amazon Jungle Short Break including Peru



3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Boat, Minibus


Jungle Lodge (3 nights)

  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travelers in the group might change during the trip. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travelers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This is a join in trip where you will be joined by other like minded travelers on transfers, at the jungle lodge and during jungle activities.
2. You must arrive to Puerto Maldonado by 1pm on day 1 of the trip. As you will be picked from the airport by a lodge representative, it is imperative that you inform us your arrival flight details into Puerto Maldonado at least 15 days prior to the start of the trip. Please note the complimentary transfer can only be used on the start day of this trip.
3. On the final day you will take a morning motorized canoe back to Puerto Maldanado port and a transfer to the airport. Please do not book any flights prior to 11:45am
4. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport). Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure. Delays to provide this information may result in third party booking fees.
5. Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Cindy · Traveled December 2023
Guide Victor was superb and so knowledgeable. Food amazing. All cooked from simple ingredients. Accom is good with running water (cold) showers - needed in Amazon! Most importantly mosquito nets work. Comfy beds. Excellent staff
Review submitted 31 Dec 2023

Gabrielle · Traveled May 2023
My guide Bastian, who is local for the Nape Lodge Amazon Stay really made my trip. He’s wonderful and is a wealth of knowledge. He also has a genuine want to connect with his clients.
Review submitted 25 May 2023

Vivienne · Traveled October 2022
Worth the trip, I saw a lot of fantastic wildlife but be aware if travelling alone, guide is very overly familiar and can be inappropriate. There are a lot of mosquitos and very hot and humid, it’s quite an intense experience.
Review submitted 29 Oct 2022

Anna Louisa · Traveled October 2022
The Amazon jungle, wow what a experience. The lodge was lovely, you felt really emersed in the Amazon jungle. The wildlife was incredible along with the varieties of jungle plants. Our guide Bastian, was the real life jungle book boy. He knew everything about the Amazon jungle. He was so very helpful and ensured our safety at all times. This experience is a trip we will never forget!
Review submitted 25 Oct 2022
Peru: Amazon Jungle Short Break
ZAR  10,503