Tailor Made Amazon Tours

The Peruvian Amazon is the world’s fourth-largest expanse of tropical rainforest, covering more than 50% of Peru. Cruise the Amazon in style on a luxurious vessel or take an Amazon tour from one of the lodges in the pristine jungle surrounding Puerto Maldonado. Combine one of our Amazon tours with a trip to Machu Picchu or the Galapagos for the experience of a lifetime.

6 Day Cruise the Amazon Tour

1 night in Lima, 4 nights on a luxury Amazon cruise boat

Embrace luxury and wildlife from Iquitos during an Amazon cruise, one of the most coveted ways to explore the rainforest. Keep an eye out for the famous pink river dolphins.

10 Day Galapagos Islands & Amazon Tour

2 nights in Quito, 4 nights on Galapagos cruise, 3 nights in an Amazon jungle lodge

Discover the wildlife diversity of South America on this Galapagos and Amazon tour. Start with a Galapagos cruise to visit islands full of endemic species. Continue to a lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon, part of the largest rainforest in the world.

8 Day Amazon to Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Amazon jungle lodge, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

The Amazon basin is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. Explore the river tributaries and go on a guided jungle walk to discover the exotic wildlife and plants. Then enjoy one our Machu Picchu luxury tours.

17 Day Ultimate Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure Tour

2 nights in Lima, 1 night in Paracas Bay, 2 nights in Arequipa, 1 night in Colca Canyon, 3 nights in Lake Titicaca, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town, 2 nights in Amazon jungle lodge

Explore the Nazca Lines by flight followed by Arequipa, the city built from volcanic ash, then travel through the Colca Canyon to observe the majestic condor soar. Experience island hopping Peruvian style in Lake Titicaca and cap it off with a private Machu Picchu tour, with a grand finale in the Amazon rainforest.

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Lodge versus cruise: Exploring the Peruvian Amazon

Lodge versus cruise: Exploring the Peruvian Amazon

You haven’t truly experienced the wonders of South America until you’ve immersed yourself in the canopy of the Amazon and explored its many waterways. Until you’ve got up close and personal with a macaw and heard a howler howl… Why go The numbers don’t lie. The Amazon Rainforest covers about 2,100,000 square miles, making it far and away the largest rain forest on the planet. The Amazon River, without which there would be no forest, is the world’s largest river by volume and – recent studies suggest – also the world’s longest.  The Amazon Rainforest is shared by eight different countries, with Brazil, Peru and Columbia boasting the largest swaths. Photo credit: R.Rodrich / Delfin Amazon Cruises By area 60% of Peru is rainforest, but only 5% of the population calls it home. What it lacks in humans it makes up for with a multitude of plants, insects, birds, animals and fish that is quite simply without compare. The Amazon is the most biodiverse place on the planet …
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5 iconic Amazon animals

5 iconic Amazon animals

Your once in-a-lifetime adventure to the world’s largest and richest rainforest will be packed with wildlife highlights from start to finish. Here are a few of the most exciting species found near Puerto Maldonado... Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). These graceful river giants, which attain lengths of 8ft (if you include their long tails) and weights of 70lb, are the largest member of the Mustelid family. Only 5,000 remain in the wild (in an area the size of the Lower 48!) but the oxbow lakes of Tambopata in South-Eastern Peru are one of the best places in the world to see them. The sociable otters who live in groups of up to 20 individuals are expert fishermen who eat approximately 3 kilograms of fish every day. Each otter is born with a uniquely shaped patch of cream-colored fur on its throat – much like a human fingerprint this can be used by rangers and scientists to identify individuals. They’re also extremely vocal animals…as you will find out on your Amazon …
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Why the tallest structure in LatAm is in the remote Amazon

Why the tallest structure in LatAm is in the remote Amazon

Forget the skyscrapers of Sao Paulo, Santiago and Buenos Aires, the tallest man-made structure on the South America continent is situated in the remote Amazon rain-forest, over 100 miles from the Brazilian town of Manaus. Admittedly there are no offices or apartments in the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO). Instead it was built for purely scientific purposes as a joint venture between the Max Planck Institute  and the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia. The 325-metre (1066 ft.) high tower is equipped with machinery and instruments which will collect data that is designed to enable us to make better decisions about climate change in the future. Its research objectives include: Collecting data on the influence of the vast, largely untouched rainforest on the climate. Understanding sources and sinks of greenhouse gases such as CO2, methane and N2O. Investigating the formation of aerosols which is important for cloud formation. Investigating the transport …
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