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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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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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Tambopata National Reserve - Peru

Founded in the early 1900s, the Tambopata National Reserve and adjoining Bahuaja-Sonene National Park contain an area of protected Amazon Rainforest about two-thirds the size of Costa Rica. On its own, the Tambopata National Reserve covers 274,690 hectares in the lowland rainforest and has a northern border defined by the Tambopata and Madre de Dios […]

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