Travel with enthusiastic, expert guides
Over 100 years ago, the National Geographic Society conducted expeditions to the Peruvian rain forest when huge swaths of the Amazon basin were still considered “unknown.” Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first “citizen explorers” expedition up the Amazon 40 years ago. And the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance provides travelers with 150 years of collective expedition experience.
The team composition
A seasoned Lindblad expedition leader and an experienced team of Peruvian naturalists accompany this voyage. Most of the naturalists were born in towns along the riverbanks and educated in schools in Iquitos. Each has worked with foreign research teams or at eco-friendly rain forest lodges before joining the Lindblad Amazon expedition team. All are fluent in English, and their personal knowledge, gained from village elders, along with their scientific training makes for a fascinating narrative, as authentic as it is well informed.
More specialties and personalities
One naturalist for every ten guests and a spectrum of specialties—biology, ornithology, ichthyology, and lepidoptery—ensures a daily diversity of interest and personalities for you. Some of our expedition leaders are also Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructors, trained to help you with your camera and how to best capture images of the rain forest and its inhabitants.