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Tucano Cruise

The Amazon Rainforest covers half of the South American continent and crosses nine nations. Of this vast forest, the majority is found within Brazil’s borders with Peru containing the next highest amount. With so much of Amazonia, Brazil is a fantastic place for an Amazon Rainforest tour. The best tours take you to areas far […]

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Serere Lodge Jaguar

Bolivia is a landlocked country towards the south-east of Peru and east of Chile, on the western half of the South American continent. The country contains an amazing amount of wildlife and natural attractions, such as the Andean mountain range, impressive salt flats and the Amazon Rainforest. The Bolivian Amazon Rainforest contains some of the […]

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Sandoval Review

The Tambopata region, accessed from Puerto Maldonado (Peru), has several advantages over other Amazon areas. One of these is that the wildlife-rich Tambopata National Reserve is located very close to the base town of Puerto Maldonado, a very unique feature of this Amazonian region, so you spend less time getting to incredible areas for wildlife. […]

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Cristalino Tower

When researchers first documented the canopy, it changed how we thought about the world’s rainforests. Canopy findings rocketed up previous estimates and we now think 60 to 90% of all rainforest life is in the trees. Many animals were found high in the branches that never set foot on the forest floor. This means the […]

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Tahuayo Lodge Iguana

Two of the advantages of the Tahuayo Lodge over other Amazon tours are the customizable & highly flexible itineraries and private guides. You are then free to focus on hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, culture, or to have a diverse Amazon Rainforest experience. Here is a description of this tour as well as a review from my […]

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Delfin II

Delfin have just announced new upgrades to their fleet of luxury Amazon vessels to cruise the waterways from Iquitos, Peru. These cruises are an exceptional way to experience the beautiful and wildlife rich Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. But first, a Christmas announcement! Last Call! Christmas and New Year’s departures Sailing in the Amazon in search […]

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Tahuayo ARC

The Tahuayo Lodge Canopy Zipline (Iquitos, Peru) is the longest zipline system in the Amazon Rainforest and has been ranked one of the world’s most exciting ziplines by Fox News. The canopy experience, enjoyed by everyone, including the children and grandma, defies written description. Flying through the treetops by zip line was truly exhilarating. – […]

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Tahuayo Lodge

As mentioned in the article on Amazon camera traps, large animals in the Amazon are definitely hard to spot in the rainforest as they often hear you before you approach, are usually night active, and are spread throughout the jungle constantly changing their position. But one way to get around these problems is to place […]

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Heath Cameras

Large animals in the Amazon Rainforest have been notoriously hard to document and study, especially for records of abundance. Instead of observation, many researchers and naturalists have resorted to questioning local inhabitants about animal sightings. One of the hardest animals of the Amazon Rainforest to monitor are the much loved but near threatened Jaguars. However, […]

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