Accommodation

    Aqua Expeditions

    For travelers not going on our cruises, supplies are gratefully received in our Iquitos office.
    Address: Calle Raymondi 253, Iquitos – Maynas – Loreto
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday (8:00 -17:30)
    For questions about dropping off supplies, please contact us at info@aquaexpeditions.com

    Project #1

    The Community First Aid Center serves over 14 communities located along the Amazon River.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Band-Aids, Gauze, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Surgical:
    Surgical Gloves

    Medications:
    Antibacterial Ointment, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antihistamine, and Aspirin

    Project #2

    School supplies for the children of the Riberenos (River inhabitants).

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Paper, Pencil Sharpeners, Pens, and Rulers

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Children’s Sandals and Flip-Flops

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 24, 2020

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.