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Amazon Rainforest Holidays

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. On an Amazon Rainforest  holiday you'll trek through damp, dense undergrowth with buzzing insects 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. But, exploited for lumber, rubber, cattle ranching, cocoa plantations and exotic animal products, over half of the world’s rainforests have been lost forever, although conservationists are battling hard to save the rest. Wildlife holidays to the Amazon Rainforest are important: by bringing tourists to the jungle, they help pump money into the local economy and fund Peru’s national parks. Responsible tourism can help provide the financial incentive to keep the rainforest intact where it might otherwise be exploited. By booking Amazon Rainforest holidays with a responsible tourism operator like Exodus, you can explore the Amazon knowing you’re doing your bit to protect this precious corner of the planet.

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Amazon Rainforest Holidays

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An in-depth discovery of southern Peru from the Andes to the Amazon

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Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
20 Days from $7,179
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Amazon Rainforest Cruise

2022 Dates: Led by naturalists, environmentalists, and experts in their field, voyage into the world's largest river basin, an unparalleled biological reservoir on this thrilling adventure along the mighty Amazon River in Peru.

Culture
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
10 Days from $13,349
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Highlights of our Amazon Rainforest Tours

1). Amazing Amazon Animals
Taking a cruise down the mighty Amazon River (and its many tributaries) is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many animal lovers. Whether on land or in water, the rainforest that surrounds you is positively teeming with life. The Peruvian portion of the rainforest is second only to Brazil’s in terms of size, covering approximately 60% of the country’s total territory. So perhaps it’s no surprise to realize that Peru has the largest number of birds and the third largest number of mammals in the world.

2). Beautiful Peruvian Birds
With over 1,800 species, of which around 140 are endemic, Peru has more birds than any other country in the world. Birds in the Peruvian Amazon come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. There are small birds, such as hummingbirds, bee-eaters, manakins and puffbirds. There are the immensely popular tropical species, including macaws, parakeets, parrots, and toucans. And of course, there are majestic birds of prey, such as the Black-collared Hawk, Grey-headed Kite, King Vulture, and Spectacled Owl.

3). Delicious Peruvian Food

When most people imagine the ideal foodie paradise, Peru probably isn’t the first travel destination that springs to mind. But anyone with their finger on the pulse of current culinary trends knows that Peruvian cuisine has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last five to ten years. Food in the Peruvian Amazon is generally much simpler and less culturally diverse than what you’ll find in big foodie cities such as Lima. Yet its flavours are as fresh and flavourful as any indigenous cuisine we’ve ever sampled.

4). Meeting the Ribereños (Amazon River People)

Most people are aware that the Amazon rainforest basin is home to some of the planet’s most impressive biodiversity, including more than one-third of the world’s known wildlife species. But significantly less well known are the Ribereños (or “river people”), who inhabit villages spread out along the banks of the mighty river. The Ribereños are among the friendliest and most welcoming people you could meet.

 

The trip starts with exploring the capital city Lima, then follows the coast seeing flocks of the...

Vince McClave, 2019 Peru Explorer

An amazing trip full of insight and excitement. 3 weeks seeing the Coast, the Desert, the...

Steve Deutsch, 2019 Peru Explorer

I was a little undecided about booking this extension, I'm so glad I did. The trip was very...

Linda S., 2019 Amazon Rainforest Extension (Post-tour, from Lima)

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