Dreaming of Visiting the Amazon?The lure of the Amazon begins in childhood and never leaves the imaginations of most armchair travelers. Anyone who has waited to turn Amazon dreams into Amazon travel may be glad they did. Today the region offers sustainability-promoting Amazon eco lodges in remote settings and riverboats with gourmet meals and passenger-pampering amenities. An Amazon tour may mean travel to one of several countries, given the scale of this 4,000-mile network that eventually conjoins into a river so wide it has no bridges.
Amazon WildlifeIt is along the Amazon tributaries including those in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil where close-up views of tropical wildlife are most abundant. Some species you can’t miss. You’ll see tailed monkeys swinging through the trees, colorful macaws overhead and cuddling looking capybaras on shore by day and dwarf caiman crocodiles by night. Observing rarer species such as the tapir, sloth, pink dolphin, giant Amazon river turtle and the elusive jaguar takes being at the right place at the right time. Our Amazon itineraries are designed to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities. Excursions happen day and night, from rainforest hikes and treetop canopy lookouts to canoe trips through secluded oxbow lakes and flooded forests.
For daydreamers of all ages, the primordial Amazon never disappoints.