Safety at the Amazonia Lodges
Covid 19 Safety
As part of their commitment to the health and safety of their guests, staff, and the local community, they have implemented new standards for sanitation and cleaning procedures at their lodges, offices, and boats, and limits on certain activities including. Please review:
They will actively monitor public health situations, making critical and timely decisions based on guidance from local, national and international health agencies.
While in the rainforest, your travel group will have your very own jungle guide. All of their guides are local to the rainforest and they understand the beauty and dangers present in this environment. They do not hire freelance guides, all of their head guides are full time staff members. Their guides are trained to the highest standards, building on their 40 years of experience working in the rainforest environment. All guides receive extensive training on safety procedure, local biology, and all of their guides have been professionally trained and certified in wilderness first aid.
Just like every other tropical environment in the world they do have mosquitoes (please follow the preparations instructions we send). However, the blackwater ecosystems of the Tahuayo River basin do not have the mosquito species Anopheles darlingi or Aedes aegypti. Thus there is no danger of zika, malaria, dengue or yellow fever at their sites. No malaria preventatives or vaccinations are necessary for the trip.
CAUTION: of other lodges that advertise they are also disease free. If a lodge has photos of giant lily pads (which only grow in alkaline water) or operate on the roadway south of Iquitos city, they should not claim that.
Access to Medical Care
They are in remote wilderness, 140 nautical km from the nearest road. Despite this, their main Lodge is only minutes from the nearest medical clinic. In 2006 they built a medical clinic for the native communities of the Tahuayo River. They greatly expanded and modernized the clinic in 2019. It is now, without question, the finest medical clinic now operating in a remote Amazon rainforest site. At the clinic guests can be treated for most common injuries/illness that may occur. For more serious injuries, they are the only company to have emergency cardiac resuscitation equipment (AED), and other lifesaving equipment (in both of their lodges). Lodge staff is trained in basic first aid and know how to use this emergency life-saving equipment if necessary. In extreme situations they can evacuate guests (by boat) to the private hospital in Iquitos in less than 3 hours. Please note that in 40 years they have never had a serious injury/illness that required evacuation.
You will be spending a large amount of time on the water while you are there. Rest assured that they follow all boating safety protocols and their boat drivers are highly qualified. All speedboats are inspected for safety frequently by the Peruvian Coast Guard. PFD’s (Life Preservers) are always standard with their boating activities from canoe to speedboat. They have appropriate child-sized life servers available for both children and infants.
Their ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) Certified course https://www.acctinfo.org/ was designed and constructed by the pioneering company Adventure Playground. With over 32 years of experience, no other company has better expertise, knowledge, and installation experience. Founder and owner Victor Gallo led the construction and design of their project. Their course is inspected frequently by ACCT certified personnel. The course is inspected daily by their own staff with guidance from their on-site canopy specialist (who has completed the ACCT certification course in Costa Rica).