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10 Cool Creepy Crawlies Found in the Amazon Rainforest

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Widely considered among the most remarkable natural attractions on the planet, the Amazon River Basin is home to the world’s largest tropical rainforest and at least 10% of its known biodiversity.

There are around 30 million species in the 6.7 million square kilometer Biome, with thousands of new species discovered there each year. One acre of Amazon Rainforest is estimated to contain as many as 70,000 species of insects (scientists once found 700 different species of beetle on just one tree).

Christmas and New Year Traditions Around the World

Christmas and New Year traditions are what make the festive season so magical and comforting, from the angelic sound of carol singing to the bountiful feasts of roast turkey with all the trimmings. From country to country, the traditions of other cultures vary, but they are equally as exciting. So, we’ve explored some of our favourite Exodus destinations from across the globe to give you an insight into different Yuletide rituals to inspire your travel for 2021.

Top 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Nature & Wildlife Lovers

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20 Nature & Wildlife World Heritage Sites You Need To See Now

As of summer 2016, there were a total of 1052 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including 203 that were recognized specifically for their Natural Heritage. Trying to narrow that list down to a Top 20 is highly subjective, but here’s a look at some of our favorite UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

10 Simple Wildlife Photography Tips

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One of the main reasons people love nature travel is the allure of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. When traveling with Exodus, chances are you’re hoping to bring home a suite of stunning images that capture the essence of the place you’re visiting and the wildlife you encounter. You want images that help you remember your experience in greater detail, and perhaps share those details with others. 

Practice ultimately makes perfect. But these 10 simple wildlife photography tips can help improve your pictures dramatically:

Tracking Gorillas: The Bigger Conservation Picture

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Ninety-eight percent. That's the number you’ll read or hear about as you prepare for tracking gorillas in Uganda. In 2012, after four years of research, geneticists from the U.K.'s Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute published a study declaring a 98% overlap between the human and gorilla genomes. "Most of our genes are very similar, or even identical to, the gorilla version of the same gene," said a researcher.

Top 20 Places to Visit in South America

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Our List of the Top 20 South America Travel Destinations 

Encompassing 12 countries, French Guiana, and the Falkland Islands, South America has emerged in the last 20 years as a mecca for ecotourism and adventure travel. 

With nearly 7 million miles of rainforests (the Amazon), wetlands (the Pantanal), mountains (the Andes), and waterfalls (Iguazu), you could explore the continent’s sparsely populated interior for years and never see all the awesome sights. 

Lesser-Known Ruins in the Sacred Valley of Peru

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In the travel world, you simply can't talk about Peru without mentioning Machu Picchu.  

The great Inca ruins are an absolute must-see – the type of destination that every person should have on their bucket list. The ancient city is a bona fide world wonder, and the surrounding scenery is absolutely stunning as well. Machu Picchu is completely worthy of all the praise it receives. It’s blessed with mystical beauty, historical significance and cultural relevance as well.

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