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Top River Cruise Destinations
  Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you.  Adventure Life offers river cruising in some …
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 …
Amazon Activities and Weather
Jungle Activities Amazon Lodges | Amazon River Cruises | Amazon Adventure Tours | Galapagos & Amazon Tours While offering a world of relaxation and adventure, travel also brings with it …
The Peruvian Amazon – It's for the Birds
The Amazon is saturated with thousands of different species of plants and animals, making Peru one of the top countries for bird-watchers and nature lovers. In birds alone, Peru’s Manu Biosphere …
South American Packing Essentials
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Make Your Amazon Trip a Healthy One! Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is the most common ailment of visitors to Latin America. It's a good idea to ask your doctor for an antibiotic specifically for TD, as …
Jungle Packing Tips
For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly. Except for the occasional internal flight, we'll be taking canoes, kayaks, jeeps, vans and our own feet between destinations. A …
What Can I Do?
7 steps you can take to help save the Amazon and the world's rainforests, from the Rainforest Action Network. 1) Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Logging companies are cutting down some …
5 Ways to do Peru
Ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungles are awaiting you in Peru.  Wander through charming markets, explore rainforests, observe unique wildlife, and walk the same trails as the …
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 …
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 to ingest the detoxifying clay, is located less than 500 meters from Tambopata …
Indigenous People
A 'Q and A' session from Rainforest Action Network, to help older children learn about indigenous populations living in the Amazon and other rainforests. See all Amazon Rainforest Tours Q: Who …
Medicinal Treasures of the Rainforest
A look at the botanical treasures, both known and undiscovered, that exist within tropical rainforests. The widespread destruction of tropical rainforest ecosystems and the consequent extinction …
Tropical Rainforest Animals
Amazon Tours Amazon Lodges in Peru, Ecuador & BoliviaAmazon River CruisesAmazon Adventure ToursGalapagos & Amazon TourWhere can you find an antelope the size of a rabbit, a snake that can fly, or a …
Tambopata National Reserve
The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7 million acre reserve in southeastern Amazonian Peru created in 1990 by the national government working in partnership with local grassroots and …
Tambopata Conservation: A Letter from Charles Munn
I have just finished checking with the world's experts on tropical forests and have concluded that without doubt the watershed of the Candamo River and the immediately surrounding areas of tropical …
Observing Macaws
In order to view the Tambopata Research Center clay lick it is necessary to cross the river at dawn in one of our motorized canoes and find a good spot on the rocky beach in front of the clay lick, …
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Tropical rainforests are defined primarily by two factors: location (in the tropics) and amount of rainfall they receive. Rainforests receive from 4 to 8 meters of rain a year -- 5 meters of rain …
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. Because of its …
Amazon FAQs
1. When is the best time to go to the Amazon? You can really visit the Amazon any time of year. Wildlife viewing and weather patterns are not especially different from one season to the next. …

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