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Peru Rainforest


August 27, 2022 — September 3, 2022

Starting at: $2,400

Save $200! Sign up before May 29, 2022 and pay the Early Bird price of only $2,200!

Your generous donation helps to save and change lives every day.

Your charitable investment will go toward ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need.

A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Overview


Our Work

***Note: Full COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Participation***

The World Bank and the World Health Organization stated in a 2009 study that these indigenous peoples are viewed as needing full assistance to solve their multiple health problems. IMR is working in collaboration with local partners to help those suffering from life-threatening diseases. We will provide medical and dental care and health education to these otherwise untouched people groups. Your team will see many patients with infections, wounds, and common health problems that are frequently untreated. Dental needs are among the most troubling, with patients suffering from horrific pain from infected teeth without care other than home remedies.

Annual flooding is a serious concern for the people of the Amazon River basin, with the associated skin issues, infections, and emotional loss that comes with major disasters. Dengue Fever and other mosquito-borne diseases are significant health concerns in this community. Providing education about mosquito-borne disease and providing supportive care for patients will be a primary task for our team. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to provide care for people who truly need help.

We will be bringing some of the less accessible indigenous people into our clinic and will work closely with local medical students to care for them. If you love to teach, this is the trip for you!

This Mission

This beautiful trip starts and ends in Pucallpa, Peru.  Located on the Ucayali River in eastern Peru, Pucallpa is a place that few tourists go but they are missing out! Sloths and monkeys abound in this port city that is the gateway to the jungle. You will find a port city combining the modern with the old with a touch of mythical creatures thrown in for good measure!  Laguna Yarinacocha, about 15 minutes from town, shelters wildlife, including many varieties of monkeys, sloths, river dolphins, and birds of every size and color. Pucallpa, in addition to being a jumping off point for Amazon expeditions, is home to the Shipibo-Conibo indigenous people and suffers from serious flooding annually.

The Shipibo-Conibo people are an indigenous tribe living along the Ucayali River in the Amazon rainforest in Perú. The Shipibo (apemen) and the Conibo (fishmen) were originally distinct tribes until they became one people based on shared traditions and beliefs and intermarriage. They are becoming more urbanized in order to survive but are fighting to keep their traditions, including utilizing traditional spiritual brews in rituals and shamans for their medical care. Your team will provide care for many of the Shipibo-Conibo people as you work in the small villages along the river. You will have an opportunity to learn about the rich culture of this beautiful and unique area, where the people are passionate about their religion, their crafts, and their traditions.

Lodging/Transportation

You will be staying in a lovely hotel on this trip, traveling by bus each day to the small villages and towns that are in need of medical and dental care. Bring your bathing suit and don’t forget your camera!

Highlights

Working with the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon is a highlight all its own. You’ll also have some time to learn more traditional medicine and to see the many different crafts handmade in the area, including textiles, beaded items, seed jewelry, ceramics, carvings, clothing with Shipibo designs, rattles and other traditional crafts.

Another highlight of this trip is your CHOICE of spending your last day in Peru in Pucallpa shopping, relaxing, or EXPLORING THE AMAZON, or in the capital city of Lima.  Lima is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has “Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.”  Your choice will depend on your departure time from Pucallpa and your flight time home. This might be a good time to think of extending your stay!

If you are thinking about extending your stay, Machu Picchu is another option and certainly a highlight of any visit to Peru.  Fly to Cusco where you will travel by bus and train to Machu Picchu, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Contact our partner Worldwide Navigators to learn more about extending your stay.

Extend Your Stay

Extend Your Stay

You’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Peru’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

  • Experience the wonder of a sunrise on Machu Picchu 
  • Enjoy a train ride through the Peruvian jungle 
  • Journey to the vibrant & colorful Rainbow Mountain

Click here to view the itinerary!

Ready for the adventure? Connect with Worldwide Navigators today!

Itinerary at a Glance


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Arrivals

1
Sunday, August 28, 2022

Training Day

2
Monday, August 29, 2022

Clinic

3
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Clinic

4
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Clinic

5
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Clinic

6
Friday, September 2, 2022

Clinic

7
Saturday, September 3, 2022

Free Day & Departure

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Sustainable Impact

Your Journey



Full Itinerary


This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Please note:  Independent flight arrangements should not be made until after the group flight is booked.  You will be notified about the group flight at the Early Bird deadline.  If you are planning on flying independently and want to book your flight in advance, please contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators.com for the most up-to-date trip information before you book your independent flight. 

This medical/dental mission starts and ends in Pucallpa, Peru.  Trip dates do not include travel time.  Your travel time may increase the number of days required based on the flights you choose. 

27 August 2022

Arrivals

You and the team will fly into the Pucallpa Airport and transfer to your accommodation. The required arrival time to land in Pucallpa is 5:00pm. Airport transportation is provided for all those traveling on the group flight purchased through Worldwide Navigators. If you are flying independently and would like to be included on the group flight transfer, please contact us.

In the evening you will attend a required team orientation to further prepare you for clinic. Your team leader will assign your roles for the upcoming clinic days, go over protocols, and discuss the communities you will be serving.

1
28 August 2022

Training Day

Day 2

Education is as important as medical and dental care for our patients. Each clinic includes basic health education according to the specialties and skills of the IMR volunteers, as well as the needs of the local people. When communities become empowered to take health and wellness issues into their own hands, they become self-sufficient. IMR provides learning opportunities for the local communities through classes and hands-on learning to sustain their well-being beyond our visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

2
29 August 2022

Clinic

Day 3

Wake up and have breakfast at your accommodation before departing for clinic. Lunch will be served at your clinic site. After returning back to your accommodation at the end of the day you will have a team debrief with your team leader and dinner provided at the accommodation.  You will find the indigenous people of the rainforest to be among the kindest people you will meet and the most in need of healthcare.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

3
30 August 2022

Clinic

Day 4

Most time at the clinic will be spent treating those with with infections, wounds, and common health problems that are frequently untreated.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

4
31 August 2022

Clinic

Day 5

Clinic days will be spent caring for the indigenous people of the Peruvian rainforest with conditions associated with the annual Amazon Basin flooding such as skin issues, infections, and emotional loss.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

5
1 September 2022

Clinic

Day 6

Clinic activities will include treating those with and educating the residents of the community about Dengue Fever and other mosquito borne diseases.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

6
2 September 2022

Clinic

Day 7

The last day of clinic will be bittersweet as you reflect back on all your hard work and the patients whose lives you were able to touch.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

7
3 September 2022

Free Day & Departures

Day 8

You will have a free day to explore Pucallpa or Lima, shop, or simply relax.  Plan an evening departure if you want to explore Pucallpa or an early morning departure if you want to explore Lima (all flights in and out of Pucallpa stop in Lima).

IMR’s last night of provided accommodation is the night of the 2nd (checking out on the 3rd).

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Your Journey




This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Extensions


EXTEND YOUR STAY!

You’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Peru’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

Experience the wonder of a sunrise on Machu Picchu

Enjoy a train ride through the Peruvian jungle

Journey to the vibrant & colorful Rainbow Mountain

Click here to view the itinerary!

Ready for the adventure? Connect with Worldwide Navigators today!

Minimum Donation

Your generous donation of $2400 will go toward the ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need. A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Donation Payment Deadlines

$2200 due by May 29, 2022

$2400 due by July 30, 2022

Early Bird Savings Opportunity

To be eligible, upload all your required documents and forms, and make your 50% donation by May 29, 2022

Flexible Flight Options

Volunteer with Airfare

You may choose to book a flight with us for an additional fee. Details on the available flight routing and US departure city will be announced on May 29, 2022. Airport transportation to and from the team’s accommodations are also included with this option. Depending on your departure city, you may still need to purchase another flight in addition to this one. After this flight has been booked, you may contact our travel agent, Worldwide Navigators, for assistance booking any necessary additional flights.

Benefits of Flying at a Group Rate

  • Travel with other members of your team on select routing
  • Fly on a group ticket at a guaranteed rate
  • Transport to and from the airport included

Volunteer without Airfare

Many team members choose to book their flight(s) to and from the mission location independent of IMR. This is a great option if would like to extend your stay in the area to tour and explore, or if the routing from you home airport is more feasible for you. If you choose to fly independently, please note that your transportation in between the airport and the team’s accommodations will not be provided. This will need to be arranged separately. Our partner for travel, Worldwide Navigators, would be happy to assist you in coordinating flights and/or transportation. You can contact them at travel@worldwidenavigators.com.

Benefits of Flying Independently

  • Extend your stay and customize your dates of travel
  • Choose your departure location
  • Customize your class of service

Featured Enhancements

Airfare & Airport Transfer
$700
Single Supplement
$50 per night
Airport Transfers (for independent flyers)
$50 each way
Malpractice Insurance
$129.50 to $279.50
Continuing Education (CE/CME) Credits
$350
Personalized Scrubs (2 sets)
$50
IMR T-Shirt
$25
Partner Program
Starting at $25 per month

**To purchase any of the above Featured Enhancements for your mission, please contact our office at office@imrus.org or call at (970) 635-0110.

Your Donation to IMR for Your Mission Cost Includes:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Costs associated with the clinic
  • Food
  • Tips for services provided to the IMR team
  • All logistics, including translation services and security as needed

Additional Costs That You Are Responsible For:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • International and Domestic flights to the country. You have the option to fly independently, or on a group flight with IMR.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Required or recommended insurance
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases
  • Required or desired mission supplies, personal equipment, or small gifts for the special people you meet
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team mission, payable at the time of service to the local vendor
  • COVID-related fees such as testing, vaccinations, and quarantines as required by in-country arrival/departure or USA arrival/departure
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