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Adventure Holidays to the Amazon Rainforest, Peru, with Exodus Travels
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most untouched areas in all of Peru and home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Trek through damp, dense undergrowth with buzzing insect and hooting animal sounds surrounding you. Heady smells, exotic flora, multicoloured parrots, leaping monkeys and ancient trees hanging above. The jungle is an overwhelming assault on the senses.
Unfortunately, we may be one of the last few generations to enjoy the Amazon. Exploited for lumber, rubber, cattle ranching, cocoa plantations and exotic animal products, over half of the world’s rainforests have been lost forever and the remainder are disappearing fast.
Conservationists are battling hard, though, and organised wildlife holidays to the Amazon rainforest are an important part of their educational work. By bringing tourists to the jungle, they help pump money into the local economy and fund Peru’s national parks.
The argument goes that tourism, as long as it’s managed in a responsible way, can help provide the financial incentive to keep the rainforest intact where it might otherwise be exploited. Use a responsible tourism operator like Exodus and you can explore the Amazon knowing you’re doing your bit to protect this precious corner of the planet.