The Tamandua Difference

Experience the Difference.

You won't find an opportunity like this anywhere else. From family trips, study abroad, documentary film crews, to research expeditions, we have the experience and access to make it happen.
We only work with local, indigenous experts. We don’t hire ‘guides’ to give ‘rainforest tours,’ instead, our staff has a deep and hard-earned knowledge of the environment we explore. Our model is based on the idea that employing locals for jobs that protect rather than destroy the forest is an effective way to keep the jungle safe. That’s why our expeditions feel so different—because they are real. You are not visiting a place as a tourist, you are being invited to join us on our mission to protect the wildest places on earth.

Don't worry, you're safe with us.

Many people wonder if traveling to such places is safe. For the staff at Tamandua, wilderness is a way of life. Our expert naturalists have either grown up in the Amazonian wild or trained for years under those who have. Together these guides represent over fifty years of experience. They have traveled to unnamed places in the Amazon, caught the largest snakes on earth, survived, and also managed to bring hundreds of people over the years into a place that was once thought to be unnavigable. They will keep you safe and informed during close encounters with large and potentially dangerous fauna. But they will make it possible for you to take risks, push your limits, and get as intimate and deep into the Amazon as is humanly possible.

Make your travel count.

In the Amazon our indigenous naturalists were once people who worked as loggers, gold miners, or poachers.
Today, because of Tamandua, they have jobs as guides, cooks, and boat drivers, among other positions. In the Western Amazon where rainforest is being lost every day, this is a crucial transition. Each acre protected means that giant ancient trees are saved; pillars of a wilderness that is home to a million heartbeats. You want to stop species extinction? Climate change? The Amazon fires? Well there is no question that the best way to do it is to protect the ancient primary forest that is standing.