Andre Robles

Is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first

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Brazil’s Amazon Destruction Slows

Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has welcomed new figures showing that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 25%. President Lula said this had prevented the release of millions of tonnes of CO2 gas into the atmosphere. The government says environmental policies, including measures against illegal logging, have had an effect. Environmentalists […]

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Luxury through the Brazilian Amazon

Why: We recommend Iberostar’s 144-passenger Grand Amazon for an authentic Amazon trip. Lots of big-ship lines offer cruises on the Amazon river, but the best way to genuinely get a feel for not only its nature aspects but also its culture is to sail on a smaller ship. (The truly adventurous can book passage on […]

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Ecuador, for Pay, won’t drill in Amazon reserve

Ecuador signed a deal on Tuesday creating a trust fund to hold donations from Germany and other rich nations willing to pay the Andean country to refrain from drilling for oil in an Amazon wildlife reserve. The plan, drawn up with the United Nations, applies to a 675-square-mile part of Yasuni National Park called the […]

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Manatee Amazon Explorer Fam Trip

The Manatee riverboat is considered as the best option in Ecuadorian Amazon if you are looking for river cruises. When travelers want to feel all the enchantment of the Amazon rainforest, they always prefer the less crowded sites, and this is just what the Ecuadorian Amazon offers. I was in a site inspection trip last […]

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Visit the manatee rescue centre on cruise

Within the borders of the vast Amazon Jungle there are few creatures as strange or as fascinating as the manatee. The source of countless indigenous myths and legends, these ungainly, fresh water mammals are some of the most interesting residents of the rainforest. Manatee Rescue CentreUnfortunately, these gentle giants are often hunted for their blubber, […]