Help & FAQS

Have a question for us? There is a good chance you can find the answer below in our help & frequently asked questions.

If you are interested acquiring more information on any of the tour packages and services that we offer or you are ready to make a reservation for a rainforest tour please feel free to contact us, we are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (email, telephone & live chat)!

What vaccinations do I need? Are they required?

Maniti Camp Expeditions and the country of Peru do not require that travelers receive vaccinations but we do recommend it! Recommended vaccinations are yellow fever, malaria, hepatitis A & B and typhoid fever. Please visit our Health Information For Travelers to Peru to obtain more detailed information.

What should I bring to the Amazon?

Please visit our page for a complete list of What to Bring to the Amazon Rainforest.

How do I get to Iquitos? What airlines fly to Iquitos?

Iquitos is only reachable by plane and by boat. All flights must go through Lima. The 3 airlines that offer daily flights to Iquitos from Lima are StarPeruPeruvian Airlines & LAN Peru

How can I make a reservation? What are the forms of payment?

When you are ready to move forward with a reservation you can make payment directly through the website or request that we send you an invoice to your email. We require a 50% deposit to hold your reservation that can be made via PayPal, bank account transfer or with any major credit card. The remaining balance will be due at the time of (or before) your arrival to Iquitos. When your payment is received we will send you a formal confirmation of services to your email.

What days do the tours begin?

Since we have departures to the jungle every single day, we can make arrangements to start the tour on any date that is most convenient for you.

What time do the tours begin and end?

The tours normally begin at 9:00am on the first day and end around 5:00pm on the last day. If you have a flight that arrives to Iquitos on the morning of your tour, we can pick you up at the airport and transfer you directly to the jungle (there is no problem if you arrive after 9:00am). Also, if you have a flight that departs before 5:00pm on the last day we will be sure to have you back to the airport in time for your flight.

What is included in the price of the tours?

All tour packages are “all-inclusive” and include everything (except airfare); all airport transfers, food, private lodging with bathrooms, entrance fees to parks, guided tours, equipment & transportation.

Is there are safe place I can store my luggage that I dont want to bring into the jungle with me?

Yes there is a safe luggage room in our office where we can safely keep any extra luggage at no extra charge while you are in the jungle.

I want to visit the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, is it for me?

The Pacaya Samiria Reserve is the largest protected reserve in Peru and the best please for viewing wildlife. The construction of lodges is not permitted inside of the reserve so we will be setting up camp sites and sleeping in tents every night. This is a very adventurous tour.

Can I make changes to my itinerary?

We can make changes to any program if you wish, please let us know what you would like to change and we will send you a revised, customized tour program especially for your group.

Do you cater to vegetarians?

Yes, this is a common request and we can cater to any special food requests (including food allergies). Please let us know at the time of your booking if you have a special food request.

I am thinking about visiting Iquitos during the “rainy season”, should I wait?

Iquitos is a very tropical climate and the rain can come and will pass very fast. It never rains here for long periods of time. If it rains when you are here we will still do all tours and excursions on your itinerary. Sometimes we must change the order of the itinerary according to the weather conditions but this is very common. You will get to participate in everything that is included in the tour that you decide to purchase.