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Puerto Maldonado Travel - Macaws

Peru is a fantastic place to experience the Amazon Rainforest. Cradled by the Andes mountains, researchers have found that this side of the Amazon contains the highest amount of animals and plants. As Peru makes a fantastic place to experience a rainforest that covers 40% of South America, Puerto Maldonado is then a main Amazon […]

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Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

The mountain gorilla tours in Africa are experienced in either Uganda or Rwanda. The mountain gorillas live in only two areas of rainforest in the Great Lakes Region, which are the Virunga Mountains at the border of the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda, and the fantastic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. For this post, we […]

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Walk from Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Uganda is a fantastic country to see some of Africa’s iconic wildlife and a great choice to see the chimpanzees and gorillas. Uganda is home to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you can find one of the world’s only two populations of mountain gorillas. Bwindi is also home to chimpanzees and many other primates. Combined […]

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Galapagos Islands - National Parks & Reserves in Ecuador

Ecuador has protected 19% of its area within a range of reserves and national parks, including almost the entirety of the Galapagos Islands and a couple of other UNESCO-listed areas. Enjoy a diversity of habitats, such as rainforest, páramo, volcanoes and mountains, dry tropical forest, mangroves, islands, and marine areas. Within these reserves and national […]

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Best Itinerary for Peru - Amazon Discovery

Given the diverse and high number of attractions in Peru, the best itinerary really depends on your personality and interests. The most visited itinerary option here is Machu Picchu, which is often combined with other Incan sites, Spanish colonial architecture, and the incredible Amazon Rainforest. Peru contains the second largest fraction of this incredible forest, […]

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La Selva Lodge - Ecuador

Ecuador is home to one of the richest sections of rainforest in the entire Amazon Basin. There are some excellent jungle lodges in Ecuador to experience Amazonia and to see iconic wildlife, such as toucans, macaw parrots, many different monkeys, and more. In Ecuador, the Amazonian gateway town to experience the rainforest is called Coca. […]

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Manu Macaws at the Clay Lick

The largest national park in Peru and home to one of the highest levels of animals and plants on Earth, Manu National Park is an impressive protected area at around 1.5 million hectares. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to an incredible number of species and includes habitat from the Andes down to the […]

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