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Amazon Cruises Brazil

As the world’s largest tropical forest, the Amazon Rainforest covers 40% of the South American continent. The majority of this impressive forest is found in Brazil. Brazil is also where you find most of the Amazon River. However, in Brazil note that the river is locally known as the Rio Solimões. Brazil is also home […]

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Posada Amazonas Lodge Canopy

Rainforests contain over half of the world’s species but cover only 6% of our planet.1 If rainforest destruction continues at current rates into the year 2020, half of our rainforest cover will be destroyed.2 Between 1968 and 1999, primary deforestation doubled.3 The benefits of conservation are varied, but include finding new medicines, combating climate change, […]

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Tambopata Research Center Reception

Although the best jungle lodge in South America depends on what you want from the experience, such as comfort, interactions with local people, closeness to town, social and environmental responsibility, or a budget conscious experience, the top priority for most people is nature, which means abundant wildlife and seeing many animals and plants. Jump straight […]

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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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Here is our selection of the top ten Amazon lodges in Peru. The first five are Peru’s best deep Amazon lodges suited to a tour of 5 days or more due to the time getting there and back. If you have less time available to explore the jungle, we recommend some of the excellent lodges […]

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Red Mangrove Hotel - Galapagos Points of Interest

South America offers fantastic destinations to visit. Not only home to the world’s largest and most wildlife-rich tropical forest, the continent offers famous archaeological sites, beautiful beaches, impressive mountains, fascinating rivers and many unique cultures and dining experiences. To choose the best time to visit South America, we recommend deciding the countries you would like […]

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Where to visit the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest crosses nine nations and covers around 40% of the South American continent. Given its vast size, choosing the best country to visit the Amazon Rainforest can be an important decision for your experience. The majority of this impressive forest is found within Brazil and Peru, but significant amounts are also found in […]

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Tucano Amazon Cruise

Manaus is the main gateway to the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. This is also a port city of the Amazon River itself and the largest city in Amazonia. The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest tropical forest and covers around 40% of South America. Crossing nine nations, the majority of Amazonia is housed within Brazil and […]

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