Amazon Rainforest Travel

Amazon Detour's

"Why take an Amazon tour,
when you can have an Amazon Detour?"

 Rusty Johnson, is the main character, originator and Consulting Producer of The Travel Channel's TV series Hotel Amazon.  For over 19 years he has developed a broad range of private jungle tours which he customizes to provide you with a bucket list adventure of a lifetime. His tours are 100% private with 100% attention focused on you, your family, or your group.

What makes Rusty's "Detours" so unique is that you will travel with him like a family member, not a tourist.  

 For the past 17 years Rusty has explored and hand picked some of the most interesting areas, villages, individuals and secret hideaways in order to optimize your time for the best experiences possible. Something that can not be accomplished with large tour groups.

 Whether you are interested in wildlife watching, shamanic experiences, anthropology, botany, fishing, hiking, canoeing, or all of the above.  He's got it!

 Be one of the lucky people to have a front row seat to the incredibly adventurous world Rusty has been immersed in for nearly two decades.

 We specialize in small private groups, so space is limited, so contact us now.

 Rusty and his shaman wife Fabiola


Wanna give a shout out Thank You to Rusty Johnson the Amazon Tarzan!   For an amazing adventure & medicine journey Perú Vacation & extraordinary experience!

If any of you is looking to go to the Amazon jungle in Perú to experience Kambo, see the Wildlife, the city of Belèn, Iquitos & even meet the Indigenous Bora Tribe, then I highly recommend you check out his website link attached below & plan your adventure with Rusty! 

He's legit, caring & compassionate, will take 100% care of all your needs & wishes within the trip, and give you a reasonable price for all you'll do! 

You'll be completely safe & well taken care of from the moment you arrive till the moment you depart..... Thanks Rusty! It was such a Blast & Unforgettable Trip!

Jacquel Cardona, Los Angeles, CA


If you are considering a trip to the Amazon, having a guide like Rusty is invaluable. He made sure that I got to do everything I wanted to do, from ayahuasca ceremonies with a real shaman, to a plant medicine hike with an expert guide who was incredibly knowledgeable, to visiting villages deep in the jungle along the amazon river.

Rusty has been coming to Peru for 18 years, and definitely has the inside connections for a completely authentic experience. Everything was taken care of and very well organized. We got to stay with a family in the jungle, who were the kindest, most welcoming people. Rusty and his wife Fabiola were super fun to travel with, and the food was incredible. It was an amazing experience and I am so happy I found Amazon Detour!!

Elise Fitzwater, Costa Rica


I was so lucky to get to know brother Rusty.  He is the best and knows the jungle and his beautiful wife Fabiola  is a true healer. Thank you for everything.
Hatim Ali, Dubai 


End of the journey in Iquitos hanging with the greatest group of explorers, hosts and knowledgeable pros of the Amazon. If you ever want to take the “other road” and see the jungle and river with it’s incredible versatility these three people are the best. Thank you Rusty, Fabiola and Josia Tello 

Please contact Rusty
to discuss customizing an
Amazon Adventure of your own.

Contact Rusty