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Explore South America's 83 exceptional rainforest exploration tours during 2024 and 2025 and uncover a realm where natural wonders and cultural immersion unite in captivating harmony. As you journey through the lush rainforests, venture into remote corners that unveil untold stories of the continent's breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity. South America's natural beauty is your backdrop – from the dense Amazon jungles to the serene beauty of the Andes Mountains, each location offers a unique perspective. These rainforest exploration tours, spanning 5 to 15 days, begin at $1,250. Contact us to curate a personalized South American adventure.
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A pair of macaws in the Amazon
$5,690
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Authentic Amazon

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Anakonda
  • Enjoy exploratory canoe trips
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Kayak though the Indillama River
  • Learn from Kichwa women
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and …
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Hiking Machu Picchu
$2,423
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Incas and Rainforest

Machu Picchu & Amazon - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Watch for wildlife as you canoe
  • Take a night hike though the Amazon
  • Discover the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Observe traditional weaving
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3 night stay in the Peruvian Amazon. Next explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the great ruins of Machu Picchu on a fully guided Peru tour. Wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit …
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River in the Amazon Rainforest
$1,857
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Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season

4 Day Itinerary aboard La Perla
  • See pink and grey dolphins play
  • Visit the birth place of the Amazon
  • Meet and visit with locals
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Nauta
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join La Perla on this 4-day journey down the Amazon River! This great adventure is designed for those nature lovers who do not have much time to travel. Your journey offers a worthy view of life in the Amazon jungle, including piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, visit local villages, and …
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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$3,811
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Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the diversity of the rainforest from your jungle lodge and …
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Sunset over Iguazu Falls
$1,172
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Iguazu Falls & Argentine Rainforest

5 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the famous Iguazu Falls
  • Spot wildlife at Yacutinga Lodge
  • Float the San Francisco River
Activities:
Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing, Ziplining
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iguazú Falls, where over 275 distinct cascades tumble through lush subtropical forest, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in South America. The falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil; explore the Argentine side to get up close to the plummeting water. Also visit the …
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Keep your binocs handy...you never know what youll see!
$1,370
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Tambopata Research Center

5 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a 30-meter tree
  • Watch the sunset with wine
  • Visit the Colorado clay lick
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Tambopata Research Center is the most remote lodge in the Amazon. There are many chances to spot monkeys, macaws, and other large species. If you are lucky you may even be able to spot a jaguar! Enjoy exploring the uninhabited wilderness, hiking through the flood plains, and learn about the …
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$2,330
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Sacha Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
  • Take night walks through the forest
  • Observe the unique wildlife
  • View the forest from the canopy
Activities:
Fishing, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy the wild Amazon Rainforest from the comforts of Sacha Lodge! Each day brings new possibilities and adventures including an observation tower, butterfly house, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Seize the opportunity to search for the Amazon's unique myriad of wildlife such as toucans, howler …
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Wildlife watching in the Amazon in traditional dugout canoes
$855
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Ceiba Tops Amazon Lodge

4 Day Itinerary
  • Witness pink or gray dolphins
  • View wildlife from the canopy
  • Learn about Amazon holistic healing
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Cusco take a flight to Lima and then to the jungle town of Iquitos. This is the heart of the Amazon and the headwaters of the greatest ecological zone on earth. A motor boat takes you 25 miles downstream to the Ceiba Tops Lodge, a beautiful sanctuary with air-conditioned rooms, hot water …
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$7,692
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Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience three wonders of the world - the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Andes mountains - in one action-packed 15-day trip visiting the best of Ecuador. Spend five nights in the Amazon jungle at the comfortable Sacha Lodge, paddling dug-out canoes and searching for Amazonian …
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Tree frog spotted in the Amazon
$4,725
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Luxury Amazon Discovery - High Water

4 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Nera
  • Visit the Manatee Rescue Center
  • Journey through Jungle of Mirrors
  • Discover the town of Nauta
Starts / Ends:
Iquitos / Iquitos
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the Aqua Nera in the remote colonial city of Iquitos, Peru for this 4-day luxury Amazon River Cruise. Journey along the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring rivers (the Yarapa and Dorado), each one rich in vibrant wildlife and thriving rainforests. …
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Macaws in the Amazon
$945
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Refugio Amazonas Adventure

4 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak on the Tambopata River
  • Discover a new species of insect
  • Boat to the Chuncho Clay Lick
Activities:
Kayaking, Land Exploration, Rainforest Exploration, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a 4 day adventure in the Amazon Rainforest. Explore the beautiful forests and search for wildlife such as the caiman, hoatzin, and horned screamers. Visit a jungle farm to learn about the way of life in the rainforest and go to a river to paddle around on a kayak or stand up paddle board. …
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Canoe up the Amazon on your small ship cruise
$6,000
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Amazon Encounter

5 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin Amazon Cruises
  • Explore the Marañon & Ucayali River
  • Canoe Tawampa Lake
  • Swim with Amazon dolphins
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the legendary Amazon river on this 5-day luxury cruise aboard the Delfin. Encounter the local and remote villages that line the river and search for the mysterious pink river dolphin which lives between its shores. This Amazon cruise treats travelers to an exciting journey on South …
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La Selva Ecolodge
$1,570
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La Selva Snapshot

4 Day Itinerary
  • Climb up an observation tower
  • Visit the Mandi Cocha lagoon
  • Look for nighttime wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Ecuador by taking a trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Learn from a naturalist guide and a native guide about the plants, animals and people of the area while staying at the La Selva Lodge. Walk on trails in the forest, climb up an observation tower for beautiful views and take a night canoe …
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Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
$2,153
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La Selva Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Ecuador's famous macaw lick
  • Take night walks in the rainforest
  • Observe unique Amazon wildlife
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get up close and personal with nature on this 7-day adventure to La Selva Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. With no shortage of activities to choose from, this tour has something for everyone! Enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, wildlife watching, and much more. Naturalist guides are available …
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Kayaking the Amazon
$1,698
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Black Caimans
  • Walk Yasuni National Park
  • Encounter Amazon wildlife
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities:
Camping, Fishing, Homestays, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
A true Amazon adventure! This kayak expedition takes you into one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on earth. Explore the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador located in the Yasuni National Park, which is renowned for its impressive biodiversity and thriving indigenous cultures. During this …
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At the Parrot Clay Lick
$3,542
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Manu Explorer

8 Day Itinerary
  • See giant otters in oxbow lakes
  • Visit Macaw Clay Lick Project
  • Fall asleep to the forest sounds
  • Enjoy the changing scenery
Activities:
Land, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Manu National Park, one of the highlights of the Peruvian Amazon. Most travelers to the Manu Amazon never actually enter the park as tours tend to skirt the edges and few accommodations exist there. This 1.8 million-hectare jungle preserve contains over 1000 species of birds, 13 species of …
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$8,390
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Wild Peru Escape: Amazon & Machu Picchu

9 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin II
  • Explore with indigenous guides
  • Skiff or walk thru the rainforest
  • Make personal kayak explorations
  • Discover a profusion of wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Lima / Nauta
Activities:
Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxurious Delfin II to discover the pristine upper reaches of the legendary Amazon on this 9-day voyage. There seems to be a pulse to the Amazon - a kind of undercurrent.Spend unforgettable days in a seldom-seen, cathedral of green, along inky waters that at oncerelax and invigorate.Wild …
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Hiking through the rainforest
$3,700
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Amazon Discovery

4 Day Itinerary aboard Delfin III
  • Join a night safari to Fundo Casual
  • Explore the exotic Amazon
  • Fish for pirahnas at Nauta Caño
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail through the fantastic waters of the Amazon River aboard the luxurious Delfin III on this incredible 4-day cruise. This magnificent experience offers an intimate opportunity to observe Amazon wildlife like howler monkeys, macaws, and pink dolphins, and visit local indigenous villages, all while …
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