November 11, 2011

2012 Exciting Veterinary Trips starting in February!

Amazon CARES first volunteer veterinary trip begins on Saturday, February 18th and end on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Iquitos is the most remote city in the world, and is only accessible by air or water. No roads lead to Iquitos! If you are interested in attending one of our trips, keep this in mind when making travel arrangements, as flight schedules often require an overnight in Lima, Peru. We need participants to be in Iquitos ready to start work on the first morning of the trip date.

The proposed itinerary is below:

Friday, February 17, 2012                 Arrivals
Saturday, February 18, 2012             Orientation
Sunday, February 19, 2012               Organized City Tour (included in trip fee)
Monday, February 20, 2012 -
Friday, February 24, 2012                 Mobile clinics in or around Iquitos, Peru
Saturday, February 25, 2012             Day Off
Sunday, February 26, 2012               Depart for Jungle Portion / Day Off
Monday, February 27, 2012 -
Thursday, March 1, 2012                  Mobile Clinics in Jungle Villages
Friday, March 2, 2012 -                     Return to Iquitos / Day Off
Saturday March 3, 2012                    Day off / Departures May Begin
Sunday, March 4, 2012                     Departures

During the Jungle Portion of the trip you will have early morning and early evening and evening excursion opportunities.  These excursions are included in the trip fee.

Please plan longer jungle trips or a trip to Macchu Pichu in Cusco Peru so that they do not interfere with the above trip itinerary.   The above itinerary is subject to change.

While working in Iquitos you will be staying in comfortable lodging in a jungle village 30 minutes from Iquitos by boat or by moto-taxi.  For more info on our lodging read here and here.

During the jungle portion of the trip we will be staying at an eco-lodge.

Read more and download more trip information from our website at this link.

Other Trip Dates for 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday June 9, 2012 – Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012 – Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012 – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 (three week boat trip to the most remote regions of the Amazon)


  1. What are the costs attached to these trips?

  2. The February trip is $750. This nominal fee covers transportation costs to our clinic locations, lodging, and meals. This does not include transportation to Iquitos, Peru. To reach Iquitos one must first fly to Lima.

    The price of each trip varies depending on where we travel to in the jungle. The final trip of the year is a three week trip in which we will be traveling and lodging on a cruise type ship. That trip will cost more than $1300, although I can not give a definitive price at this time.

  3. We have received a grant to cover some trip costs for the February trip. The cost is now $450!


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