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Booked a trip to the Amazon? Now what? From what to pack to when the best time to visit is, this FAQ article will help you be better prepared for your adventure. Our staff has compiled answers for some of the most commonly asked traveler questions regarding the Amazon.
Amazon Activities and Weather
No matter what region of the Amazon you are visiting, you are in for a true adventure! Being well-prepared for your time in the rainforest can make your trip more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe. This guide gives some general information about activities and weather to expect during your jungle tour.
River Cruising Has Our Attention
A cruise does not have to be a 2,000 passenger ship that spends the majority of its journeys in the middle of the ocean. It does not necessary mean cheesy shows, ice sculptures on the buffet, and onboard water slides. Traveling by ship can actually provide cultural, historical, and natural insight all while offering an elegant mode of …
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Travel Video: The Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon
Adventure Life travelers, Greg and Bridget Litten, share with us a bit of their Amazon adventures in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve.
The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7 million acre reserve in southeastern Amazonian Peru. It protects the biological diversity of the entire watersheds of the Tavara and the Candamo Rivers and …
The Peruvian Amazon – It's for the Birds
More new species of birds have been discovered in Peru within the last 30 years than in any other country - approximately 200 new species since 1972! For obvious reasons, this region is a birder's paradise. Here are some bird watching tips, plus information on the species that reside in the Manu and Tambopata regions of the Peruvian Amazon.
Tambopata Conservation: A Letter from Charles Munn
A letter from Charles Munn, Senior Conservation Zoologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussing the nature of the tropical forest around Tambopata Nature Reserve in Peru.
The World's Largest Macaw Lick
The world's largest known mineral clay lick, where hundreds of parrots and macaws of up to 15 species congregate daily, is located near Tambopata Research Center. The birds ingest detoxifying clay which is a mysterious, yet vital part of their diet.
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Preparing for a trip to the Amazon should include considering how to stay healthy during it. This article gives you some advice for your time in the Amazon, including tips on how to avoid traveler's diarrhea and malaria, as well as recommended vaccinations and boosters.
Jungle Packing Tips
The Amazon is definitely a destination you want to be prepared for as best as possible! There are probably things that even well-seasoned travelers would not think to bring along with them. These tips will guide travelers on how to pack for a trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Packing light and packing smart are key!
Tambopata National Reserve
This Amazon reserve protects the biological diversity of the Tavara and Candamo Rivers and most of the Tambopata River. The reserve has a philosophy of sustainable development and conservation of forest resources in the Amazon and Peru.
Find out the best way to capture great pictures of macaws at Tambopata's Clay Lick in the Amazon where hundreds of parrots and small green macaws descend to eat clay.
What Can I Do?
Rainforests are precious resources to wildlife inhabitants and our world! There are simple changes we can personally make that could potentially have a big impact, such as reducing paper usage & being mindful of what we eat. Reducing our consumption helps support the rainforests.
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Statistics and important information regarding rainforest weather, area coverage, animal species, vegetation, medicines and food.
Do you have questions about the people you might encounter on an Amazon trip? Here is a 'Q&A' session from the Rainforest Action Network to help educate people about the indigenous groups of the Amazon. Be prepared to observe unique cultures, interesting traditions and intriguing ways of life.
Medicinal Treasures of the Rainforest
A look at the botanical medical treasures that exist within the Amazon and other tropical rainforests. Details on how they are put to use in the Western world and a glimpse at how these resources are being threatened today.
Tropical Rainforest Animals
Did you know that nearly half of all earth's animal species live in rainforests around the world? The Amazon rainforest is one of the most wildlife rich areas on our planet! Get answers to your questions about the unique creatures that reside in the Amazon, and learn why it should be on any wildlife enthusiast's bucket list.
Tambopata Research Center
The Tambopata Research Center is a spartan yet comfortable 13 bedroom lodge built to accommodate Peru travelers and researchers alike while protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick.
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