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Delfin I or Delfin II

The Delfin I & Delfin II are two luxury cruises that voyage deep into the Amazon Rainforest of the fantastic Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This is Peru’s largest national reserve, which is accessed from the rainforest gateway town of Iquitos. As these are both similar luxury cruises, do you choose the Delfin I or the […]

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The Rio Negro, Manaus, Brazil

The Rio Negro is one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River and was named by the Spanish explorer and conquistador Francisco de Orellana who visited the river in 1541. The river was named the Negro, which means black in Portuguese because of the water’s dark coloration. The color is caused by different tannins […]

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Anavilhanas National Park - Manaus, Brazil

The largest protected section of Amazon Rainforest, the UNESCO listed Central Amazon Ecological Corridor was composed by joining different protected areas together on February 19th, 2009, when the Brazilian Environmental Authority (IBAMA) began the project. One of the last protected areas added to this incredible area was the Anavilhanas National Park. The Anavilhanas itself has […]

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The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

One of the largest protected areas in Peru, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve protects around 2,080,000 hectares of Amazon habitat. Situated between the Ucayali and Marañon rivers, the Pacaya was established in 1982 and protects a diverse section of the western Amazon basin. The magnificence of this reserve make it one of the best areas […]

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Amazon Woodpecker - Lucas Bustamante

Accounting for around 13% of the entire Amazon, the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest runs down the western side of Peru cradled by the Andean Mountains as the jungle’s spine. These mountains themselves rocket up biodiversity estimates for the forest and their slopes are home to the incredible bird-rich Cloud Forests. It’s these mountains and other factors […]

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Tahuayo River at Sunset - Alfredo Dosantos

The main gateways to the northern Amazon Rainforest and providing access to the incredible Amazon River, both Iquitos and Manaus are great places to experiences the Amazon environment. Providing access to the Amazon of northern Peru and Brazil respectively, there are some significant differences between both areas and differences in the Amazon Rainforest lodges and […]

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