Our Field Stations
Your home away from home in the Amazon!
We own and operate two field stations in the Peruvian Amazon for use by researchers, courses, training programs and ecotourists. The Madre Selva Biological Station on the Rio Orosa was started in 1994, whereas the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve on the Rio Mazan was created in 2008. Both sites have rustic but comfortable accommodations, extensive trail networks, and access to a variety of habitats. .
We also own and operate our own boats to access our field sites, and to carry out our medical service and other activities on the rivers of the Peruvian Amazon. Our "flagship" is the M/F Esperanza 70' riverboat with accommodations for up to 18 passengers plus crew. We also have several smaller boats without live-aboard capabilities that are used for research activities and for faster access to our field stations. Priority of use for boats is given to medical service, academic and research groups, but if they are not in use for those purposes, they may also be chartered for other uses. Boats are all legally registered with, and inspected annually by the Capitanía (Peruvian Naval Authority).