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Travel the Tropical Rain Forests with Costa Rica, Panama, Peru or Ecuador Rain Forest Tours

For a true rainforest adventure, you don't just explore the jungle, you sleep there too. On our sultry Costa Rica rainforest tours and Amazon rainforest tours of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, you stay in unique low-impact ecolodges. These supremely comfortable accommodations are set in the heart of the jungle surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Here the night sounds are as astounding as the days of exhilarating zip-lines, rafting and wildlife.

Costa Rica

Choose from four different Costa Rica rainforest tours. Amazing sights, national parks and wildlife reserves await, with exciting rivers to raft, tree tops to visit and jungle animals to photograph. Since for some travelers, no Costa Rica trip is complete without relaxing on a Costa Rica beach we can get you there too.

Costa Rica Adventure - 8 days - From $2,050/Person Costa Rica Adventure Travel Highlights: San José
Pacuare River Rafting
Pacuare Lodge
Selva Bananito Program
Snorkeling in Cahuita NP
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Rainforests and Beaches - 9 days - From $2,595/Person Rainforests and Beaches Travel Highlights: San José
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp
Rafting Naranjo River
Manuel Antonio National Park
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Rainforests and Volcanoes - 9 days - From $2,895/Person Rainforests and Volcanoes Travel Highlights: Poas Volcano
Volcano Arenal
Corcovado National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
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Classic Costa Rica - 10 days - From $2,595/Person Classic Costa Rica Travel Highlights: San José, Arenal
Monteverde Sky Trek
Trapp Family Lodge
Manuel Antonio National Park
Naranjo Rafting
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Peru

Choose Amazon travel along one of three different tributaries staying at the ecolodges of Manu, Sandoval Lake or Posada Amazonas. These are three magical places where you'll see more birds and animals than you'd expect to see in a lifetime. For those unfortunate travelers who will only get the opportunity to visit this fascinating country once, we offer two combination itineraries that include a Machu Picchu tour.

Hacienda Concepcion (3-4D) - 3-4 days - From $350/Person Hacienda Concepcion
The serene Hacienda Concepcion is situated on the banks of the Madres de Dios tributary within walking distance of Lake Sandoval, both teaming with wildlife. . .
Hacienda Concepcion Lodge Gallery & Details

Posada Amazonas - 3-4 days - From $430/Person Posada Amazonas
Located on the Ese'eja Native Community's territory, directly adjacent to Tambopata National Reserve, attractions include an oxbow lake, giant river otters, monkeys and 100s of bird species
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Reserva Amazonica - 3-4 days - From $540/Person Reserva Amazonica
This tranquil lodge is nestled in the rainforests adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon, home to nearly two thirds of all living ecological diversity in the world.
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Amazon & Machu Picchu - 9 days - $2,780/Person Amazon & Machu Picchu Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Jungle
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Amazon & Inca Trail - 12 days - From $3,470/Person Amazon & Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
Amazon Jungle Lodge
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Luxury Peru & Amazon - 10 days - $4,695/Person Luxury Peru & Amazon Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Rainforest
Reserva Amazonica Lodge
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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M/V Aqua - Amazon River Expedition - 4-8 days - From $2,800/Person M/V Aqua - Amazon River Expedition
Journey deep into the heart of the majestic Amazon rainforest aboard the M/V Aqua. . . the 24-passenger Aqua offers its travelers unique access to remote areas of the Peruvian rainforest. . .
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M/V Aria - Amazon River Expedition - 4-8 days - From $2,950/Person M/V Aria - Amazon River Expedition
. . . luxurious M/V Aria takes 32 passengers deep into Peru’s Amazon wilderness to places only ever visited by only a fortunate few. . .
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Delfin I - Amazon River Expedition Cruise - 4-5 days - From $3,495/Person Delfin I - Amazon River Expedition Cruise
Passengers aboard Delfin I receive all the comforts of luxury accommodations and amenities in the most exotic of settings.
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Best of Peru - 14 days - From $3,850/Person Best of Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
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Adventure Peru - 17 days - From $4,700/Person Adventure Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Amazon Lodge (3D)
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Lake Titicaca
Cusco, Sacred Valley
Inca Trail Trek (4D), Machu Picchu
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Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour 15+ Days - Starting at $5,110
Travel Highlights:
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Quito, 5D Galapagos Cruise
Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour deatils

Discover Peru - 14 days - From $3,720/Person Discover Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Lodge (3D)
Sacred Valley
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
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Ecuador

Our three Ecuador Amazon trips feature exquisite ecolodges, each with unique amenities in an unforgettable setting-remote, picturesque, brimming with wildlife-everything you could ever want in an Amazon rainforest tour. Two of our Amazon tours acquaint you with the indigenous peoples living in the jungle, making the trip not only a splendid rainforest adventure but a cultural exploration as well.

Sacha Lodge - 4/5 days - From $1,195/Person Sacha Lodge
A typical day at Sacha begins at sunrise or earlier, in order to take advantage of the cool morning hours when the rainforest's animals are most active. Each group may decide on its own wake-up . . .
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Kapawi Lodge - 4/5 days - From $1,335/Person Kapawi Lodge
Located in the S.Ecuadorian Amazon Basin on the Pastaza River, a major tributary of the Amazon, Kapawi is one of the most pristine and isolated points in the Amazon Basin accessed only by air
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Napo Wildlife Center - 4/5 days - From $1,195/Person Napo Wildlife Center
The Napo Wildlife Center is located in northeast Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, the country's largest tract of protected tropical rainforest and a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve.
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La Selva Jungle Lodge - 4/5 days - From $1,325/Person La Selva Jungle Lodge
Amazon tours don’t get more sublime than this. Since 1986, before the dawn of ecotourism, this boutique lodge has been offering authentic Amazon rainforest adventures. . .
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Amazon & Galapagos - 11+ Days Amazon & Galapagos Prices Starting at $3,329
Travel Highlights:
Quito
Amazon Rainforest
Sacha Lodge
Galapagos Island Cruise
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Amazon River Rafting - 3 days - $925/Person
Amazon River Rafting Jatunyacu is considered one of Ecuador’s best one-day river runs with big waves, fun play holes and flanked by spectacular jungle scenery, birdlife and Kichwa Indian families. . .
Amazon River Rafting Itinerary

Manatee Amazon River Cruise 4-8 days - From $1,125 Manatee - Ecuadorian Amazon River & Rainforest Cruise Travel Highlights: Parrot Clay Lick
Observation Tower
Jungle Hikes
Canoe & Kayak Excursions
Visit Indigenous Communities
Manatee Amazon River Cruise Details

Brazil

Brazil Amazon Cruise - 9 Days from $3,455
Brazil Amazon Cruise Many travelers want a taste of the Amazon; this amazon river cruise is a true expeditionary adventure for those who wish to explore more of the legendary river and its rainforest. . . .
Brazil Amazon Cruise Itinerary

MY Tucano Amazon River Cruise - 6 Days - From $1925
MY Tucano Amazon River Cruise When you fantasize about a riverboat cruise down the Amazon, this is the trip you imagine: A rainforest amazon river cruise, through the heart of the Brazilian Amazon aboard M/Y Tucano
MY Tucano Amazon River Cruise Itinerary Details


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