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Travel Articles: Amazon
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 incredible destinations. Below are highlights of just a few of these options to help in your decision.
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Figuring Out Dad, The Reluctant Traveler
Beth shares insight about where her wanderlust really came from...
Journey Into The Amazon!
Hello everyone! ^_^ This is a blog for my adventures in Ecuador! I journeyed down the Napo River and explored many areas of the Amazon Rainforest!! I saw hundreds of flora and fauna that were truly incredible!!
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 …
Impressions of Iquitos, including Belen, and reflections on a week-long boat trip on Amazonian rivers.
Ecuadorian Amazon & The Galapagos Islands
We headed back in time to the deceivingly desolate Galapagos Islands for a cruise through Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Santiago, and Bartolome Islands. We then then continued to the lush Amazon Basin, where we enjoyed four days exploring the forest floor and canopy surrounding Sacha Lodge.
Ecuador and Amazon Trip with Rainforest Alliance
Just returned from an unforgettable couple of weeks in the Amazon -- where Adventure Life is working on a project with the Rainforest Alliance and USAID to strengthen, lend and receive advice from community-owned lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Had the pleasure to spend time with Achuar, Huaorani, Kichwa and Secoya communities.
Craig and Steph Explore the Cultures of Ecuador
We experience the varied local cultures of Ecuador, starting with a 5 night homestay with a family of Kichwa farmers in the highlands of Morochos. Then we spend three nights camping with the jungle-dwelling Kichwa Waira Churi family. During a three day paddle down the Shiripuno River, we learn about the Huaorani culture of the Amazon basin. We …
To say this was an adventure of a life time is an understatement. It wasn't long after the MY Tucano left the dock in Manaus that I spotted my first of many grey dolphins. The Rio Negro was so expansive it looked more like an ocean than a river.
A Wildlife Explosion @ SACHA LODGE
Ecuador Travels from the Amazon to Galapagos
Quito, a trip to Sacha Lodge in the Amazon, and a 5-day Galapagos Island cruise. I was amazed at the incredible variety in environment and landscape I found in such a tiny country. And the wildlife did NOT disappoint!
Adventure to the Amazon and the Galapagos (land based)
For our honeymoon we wanted to do something fun and eco-friendly. Our trip was exactly what we wanted. It was a nature lovers paradise. And it was filled with good people, good food, and awesome adventures.
Voyage to Heart of Amazon
Sacha Lodge - Ecuadorian Amazon
The amazing Amazon and Adventure life. A dream come true for me. As a child I always dreamed of going to the Amazon. Growing up in the Bronx there wasn't a whole lot of wild life, except for some squirrels and some sparrows.
Amazon Adventure - 8 Day Ecuador
I had an adventure of a lifttime and would not have missed it for the world even if I had known I would be caught in quicksand and stranded in the rainforest. I'll hold dear to my heart the camaraderie, and will always remember our splendid teamwork
Quito and the Amazon Jungle
My first trip to South America. Though thoroughly scared of snakes, I WANT to see an Anaconda (from a safe distance preferably). That will be my quest.
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.
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.
Our Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure
The Amazon Rainforest, another of the amazing natural wonders of the world found in South America. As our most recent adventure draws to a close, we were fortunate to end our trip in such a wonderful, beautiful, tranquil and pristine spot...The Sacha Lodge, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest.
Ecuador Adventure - Manatee Voyage and Sacha Lodge
Delving into the rich wildlife of the Amazon, we explore the Napo and Aguarico Rivers of Ecuador. Then it on to Sacha Lodge to experience the unique atmosphere at this ecolodge on our Ecuador tour.
Galapagos and Amazon- Birds, Tortoises and Iguanas
By paddling, hiking and biking you get close to so many unusual birds and reptiles. I felt like we were in the Center of the Earth. I thought that it is impossible for birds to have blue feet- but here they are, living next to penguins on the equator.
Galapagos and Amazon -Feast for the senses (and stomach)
Neither the best coffee-table book nor video documentary begins to capture the Galapagos. Only walking (and biking) the ground, paddling the shore and snorkling the waters can give a sense of the beauty and fragility of this one-of-a-kind place
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
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.
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