A vast jungle that covers a huge portion of South America, the Amazon is one of the most important green lungs of our planet.
Amazon Rainforest Travel
Active Adventures in the Amazon
Travel by canoe down a tributary of the Amazon and stay deep in the forest with researchers and explorers.
Travel by boat down the huge main Amazon river to secluded islands, where you can swim with pink dolphins.
Visit Manaus, the famous city built in the middle of Amazonia.
See macaws and other exotic birds at some of the largest clay licks in the world.
Search for elusive mammals such as capybaras, peccaries, tapirs and other inhabitants of the forest.
Add on a safari in the Pantanal region (Brazil) or Los Llanos (Colombia) – two of the richest wildlife area of South America, and home to jaguars, giant anteaters and other incredible animals.
Amazon Sample Itinerary
Depart for the Peruvian Amazon. You will fly to the small city of Puerto Maldonado and from there, you’ll travel by motorized canoe down a tributary of the Amazon River. As civilization recedes, you will become more aware of the birdlife, and you’ll likely hear the monkeys in the trees. Your overnight stop is a jungle lodge not far from a small settlement. You will have an opportunity to visit the small settlement and see how the indigenous people live off the land. You will also have an opportunity to climb an observation tower and see the jungle canopy from up high.
Your trip downriver continues, as you make your way to a research station far deeper in the jungle. Accommodation is rustic but this is the real jungle in every way – you may see wild pigs rushing through the undergrowth or experience the call of a macaw close by, and you’ll be able to visit clay licks, where parrots frequent in the thousands. Spend 2 nights here, going on hikes and river trips in this remote region, far from any town or village.
In the jungle.
Travel back to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Iquitos, a city in the northern part of Peru’s Amazon. Here you will board a luxury river boat, and spend the next 4 nights cruising the tributaries of the Amazon region, seeing wildlife such as pink river dolphins, and taking excursions to visit local villages and areas of wildlife diversity.
Cruising the Amazon.
Returning to Lima, you will check-in for your flight back home. Extensions are available to Machu Picchu, and for those who are very keen to see jaguars, you can extend the trip into Brazil, where chances of seeing these very elusive animals are high at certain times of the year.
Amazon Trip Tips & FAQ's
What is food like in Amazon?
Lodges in the Amazon offer a wide variety of international food catering to most dietary requirements.
Amazon Rainforest Travel: Where to Stay
Lodges range from more rustic to luxurious, depending on how deep in the jungle they are. Accommodations are comfortable and are very family-friendly.
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