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Amazon & Galapagos Tour

To maximize your comfort, service, and wildlife while on your expedition to Ecuador, we recommend the luxury-class La Selva Lodge & Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise on the Galapagos & Amazon Combo Tour. The Galapagos Islands To give a bit of background, the Galapagos Islands were discovered when the Bishop of Panama was blown off course […]

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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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Canopy Climbing - Things to do in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest container of animals, which makes it a great place for a wildlife tour from a number of excellent rainforest lodges and Amazon River cruises. Because the rainforest covers 40% of the continent and is home to a diversity of activity options, we have written the following guide for […]

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Howler Monkeys - Puerto Maldonado

There are some fantastic Puerto Maldonado jungle lodges, as the region is home to some of the most biologically diverse and wildlife-rich protected areas in the Amazon. Located near to Puerto Maldonado, you can find Tambopata National Reserve and the Manu Rainforest surrounding Manu National Park. Jump to our top Puerto Maldonado Jungle Lodges summary […]

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Manu Tour Programs

Here, we provide our selection of the top 5 tours and programs for the Manu Rainforest. The Manu National Park is an enormous protected area and covers close to two million hectares of habitat, including Andean forest in the clouds down to the lowland Amazon. These Manu tours provide opportunities to explore the Manu cloud […]

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Manu River

The Tahuayo Lodge Tour An Amazon Rainforest tour from the Tahuayo Lodge provides a fantastic adventure into the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve. This is a wildlife-rich reserve in the northern Amazon Rainforest about 150 km from the rainforest city of Iquitos in north Peru. From the Tahuayo Lodge, you are assigned a private Amazon guide and […]

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Macaw Clay Lick - Peru National Parks & Reserves

The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve A beautiful section of flooded Amazon Rainforest, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve sits in the northern Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and is accessed from the city of Iquitos. Iquitos is the largest city in the world unconnected to any other by road and one of Peru’s gateways to the Amazon Rainforest. […]

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Tambopata Research Center Macaws

Accessed from the sleepy town of Puerto Maldonado in Peru, Tambopata is one of the world’s most wildlife-rich places with a fantastic diversity of species. You can find many different rainforest monkeys, a fantastic assemblage of different colorful birds, and much more. The Tambopata region is home to the highest concentration of clay licks in […]

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Pacaya Reserve

Iquitos is a small city in the Amazon Rainforest of northeastern Peru. The city sits on the mighty Amazon River, which begins only 60 km west of the city and is located between the Rio Nanay and Rio Itaya Amazon tributaries. The city of Iquitos is surrounded by incredibly diverse tropical forests filled with wildlife. […]

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