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Amazon Refuge
Wildlife Conservation Center

 There is a place on our planet where the rainforest
is home to more species of mammal
than any other place on Earth.

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The Amazon Refuge was created as a conservation area in collaboration with the local San Juan of YanaYacu Indian Community

There is a place on our planet where the rainforest is home to more species of mammal than any other place on Earth.

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The Amazon Refuge
Invites you on a
trip of a Lifetime!

The Andes Mountains of Peru, seemingly endless valleys, deep river gorges, and snow-capped mountain peaks, birth the headwaters of the Amazon basin.

Flowing from the eastern slopes of the Andes two mighty rivers converge.

With the union of the Maranon and Ucayali rivers the Amazon River is born.

Here a one million-acre Amazon rainforest reserve is protected by a handful of Indian communities.

Small tributaries webbed from the surrounding lowlands flow into the Amazon River.

One, the Yanayacu de Yacapana River, is home to the San Juan de Yanayacu Indians, and the northern buffer zone of their community reserve.

The reserve area is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.

Monkeys, jaguars, untold numbers of reptiles, birds, and insects, live amidst jungle flora and fauna just as they have for countless generations.

Parts of the Reserve consist of flood plains, rivers, streams, lakes and upland primary forest each supporting rich localized ecosystems.

With the cooperation and support of the San Juan de Yanayacu Indians 100-acres of their land was granted to Amazon Refuge for the construction of a research and conservation center.

The Mission of the Refuge includes providing employment for the local people so they may live productive and sustainable lives, in harmony with nature.

And to strengthen the rainforest ecosystem of the Yanayacu area by facilitating sound conservation principles and supporting protection of the community reserve.

The Amazon Refuge Wildlife Center is renowned for birding, photography, wildlife and cultural excursions on the remote Peruvian Yanayacu River.

Expert naturalist guides, comfortable private bungalows and great Amazon cuisine await your visit to a natural botanical garden with amazing diversity of flora and fauna.

Contact us for your Trip to the Amazon Rainforest, Your Amazon River Vacation, and join one of our Jungle Tours.

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Amidst gardens and rain forest in the Amazon jungles of Peru the Amazon Refuge awaits your visit to the
majic of the Amazon Indian's Spiritual world.

with your hosts... The San Juan de YanaYacu Indian Community.


The Amazon Refuge is a complex built on 100 acres of rainforest surrounded by a 1-million-acre Indian community nature reserve.

The purpose of the refuge is to provide safe, comfortable accommodations under the guidance of expert naturalist guides for visiting scientists, birders, and photographers.

And to offer a rewarding learning environment to student and volunteer groups, and nature lovers who wish to experience the true splendor of the Amazon rainforest. Amazon Refuge Animal and plant life is abundant and extremely varied in our area.

There are over 132 species of mammals, 13 of which are primates.

The river and lake waters are home to gray and pink dolphins, Amazonian manatees, Giant River Otters, Black Caimans and giant South American River Turtles.

Land species include Jaguars, Capuchin Monkeys and Spider Monkeys. The Black Spider Monkey, the Orange-chested Spider Monkey, the Woolly Monkey, and the Howler Monkey are all considered endangered.

More than 500 species of birds live here, including five of the eight species of Macaw found in Peru. The prehistoric-looking hoatzin bird is seen here as well.

Groups and Individuals are welcome.

Iquitos - Amazon Refuge

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Amazon Refuge itineraries
• Includes: Airport pick-up in Iquitos.
• Private river transportation to the Amazon Refuge.
• Private cabin, all meals.
• Naturalist guides.
• Visit to the Palomino Botanical Garden
• Excursions viewing Pink Dolphins, caimans, and use of the Lodge's wildlife/nature trails.

Optional & Special Services

• Naturalist Birding Guides Amazon Birding.
• Yoga and Meditation Retreat services
• Camping in the rain forest.
• Amazon Survival Training
• Survivor & Nature Film & Video Production

• Pink Dolphins • Native Shaman, Medicinal plant hikes.

• Native Indian crafts. • Hike & camp rainforest.

• Birding: over 500 species. • Macaws, Parrots, Toucans.

• Tapir colpa. • Piranha fishing. • Jungle Camping Programs.

• Private accommodations.

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