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Pacaya Samiria amongst the 10 best places for wildlife on the planet

The largest protected area in Peru, and one of the largest in the Amazon region, Pacaya Samiria covers an area of around 20,000 square kilometres and contains some of the most diverse and unique wildlife on earth. Though much of the reserve is given over to virgin forest, there are a number of Amazon cruises […]

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What can you see if you stay a few days in Iquitos before your Amazon Peru cruise?

As the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos sees the departure and arrival of almost all cruises that explore the jungle’s waterways. Though many of the travellers that come to the city are keen to start their Amazon cruises, taking a few days to explore this unique jungle metropolis can really add to your trip. […]

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Luxury Amazon cruise boom in Peruvian Amazon

As the modern world gets ever busier, more crowded and more demanding, increasing numbers of people are opting for holidays that allow them to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and experience something a little bit different. And the Amazon, with its unique landscape, unrivalled biodiversity and ancient indigenous cultures, is one […]

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Nature photography Tips in Amazon Rainforest

Though you’re guaranteed to remember your trip to the spectacular Amazon rainforest forever, having a few beautifully shot photos will make your memories all the more vibrant. Plus, a few great images will let you show your friends and family exactly what they missed. However, unlike the beaches, mountains or cities you’re used to snapping, […]

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The most colourful insects in the jungle

As the most bio-diverse region on earth, it’s no surprise that a lot of people travel to the Amazon Jungle to see and experience its unique habitat and exotic inhabitants first hand. In fact, many travellers join Amazon jungle expeditions purely to learn about the environment, taking the opportunity afforded by the trip to get […]

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The most luxurious boat on the Amazon river

Though the stunning landscape of the Amazon is enough to tempt anyone to South America, if you really want to enjoy the jungle in style, travelling on a Luxury Amazon cruise is the only way to go. From air conditioning to living rooms and outdoor jacuzzis to al fresco dining, passengers on board these high […]

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In which country can I spot the most animals in the Amazon rainforest?

For many visitors to the Amazon, getting close to the local wildlife and spotting rare, exotic and endangered species is a huge part of the rainforest experience. Though the entire Amazon is alive with plant and animal species, there are some places where you’re more likely to see rainforest wildlife than others, especially if there’s […]

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What is the cost of expedition cruising in the Amazon River?

With 80,000 species of plant, 2.5 million species of insect and 10% of the world’s known animal species, it’s no wonder that visitors flock to the 5,500,00km2 rainforest from all over the planet. And with their unique access, high levels of comfort and specially designed itineraries, Amazon river trips are the perfect way for keen […]

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How to make the most of your honeymoon on a luxury Amazon cruise

Ask any nature lovers, keen travellers or adventurers for their all time favourite destination wish list, and there’s a good chance that the vast Amazon jungle will claim one of the top spots. Unique, eye-opening and beautiful – there can be few better places to start your married life. If you’re thinking about embarking on a […]

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Arapaima, giant Amazon fish in danger of extinction

From poison dart frogs to golden tamarin moneys, hyacinth macaws to three-toed sloths, many of the animals that make their home in the Amazon rainforest are now under threat. Whether it’s because of illegal logging, the destruction of their natural habitat or over hunting, the future of some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures […]

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See the Yasuni parrot clay lick on Manatee and Anakonda cruises

From its vast size to its unique habitat and its mighty river to its towering trees, there are a whole host of attractions that draw visitors to the Amazon from around the world. For many, one of the main reasons to visit is the abundant animal life. With a huge variety of species living within […]

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Tribe makes first contact with outside world

If you though Marty McFly had a lot to take in when he landed in a futuristic 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, just imagine what the learning curve is like for Amazonian tribes making contact with the outside world for the very first time. Though there are currently no hoverboards to be […]