Amazon Rainforest Tours
The Amazon rainforest is a vast area of Latin America which plays an incredibly important role in the regulation of world’s climate and which, according to scientific research, we de-forest at our peril. It is also very, very beautiful. Here we have about 5.5mn square kms of rainforest spread across nine countries (most of forest is in Brazil, followed by Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia). The list of reasons why this place is so special is impressive. One in ten of the world’s known species are to be found in the Amazon, which is also the world’s single largest concentration of living pants and animal species. Many, such as pink fresh water dolphins, can be found nowhere else. There are jaguars, black caimans, parrots, anacondas, and howler monkeys. Electric eels and piranhas swim the rivers. Vampire bats swoop across the night sky. Humans too have been living in the Amazon for at least 11,000 years, and there are still uncontacted tribes. The Amazon river itself is one of the largest in the world, with a width of 40kms in places.
While much of this incredible region is inaccessible, there are ways to visit and understand it through responsible eco tourism. We offer tours in partnership with local and indigenous communities, where in protected national parks you can paddle down the rivers and even ascend into the high tree canopies to watch the wildlife and the sunset. Our hand-picked tours that include Amazon rainforest adventures are:
– Criollo Colombia Tour: Amazon rainforest, Coffee Region, Bogota and Villa de Leyva
– Intrepid Colombia Tour: Amazon rainforest, Pacific Coast (whale-watching), Bogota and Medellin
– Undiscovered Colombia Adventure: Bogota, Santa Marta, Cartagena de Indias, Amazon Rainforest and a 5-day hike to the mystical Lost City
– Essential Bolivia Tour: Amazon rainforest, Uyuni Salt Flat, Lake Titicaca, Sun Island and La Paz
– Into the Jungle, Brazilian Amazon Tour: Manaus and the Amazon
– Natural Selection – Amazon & Galapagos Tour: Quito, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon
– Southern Highlands & Amazon Jungle – Ecuador tour: Quito, Sani Lodge, Yasuni Ecolodge, Cuenca and Guayaquil
We’ll help you work out the options for a trip of a lifetime. We’re happy to mix and match between these tours and add in new destinations you may want to include. How about visiting the Amazon port city of Manaus, where Enrico Caruso once sang at the opera house during the height of the rubber boom? Or even better, why not include the option of a four-day, three night trip by riverboat from Leticia (Colombia) to Manaus?