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The Best Tours of the Amazon Rainforest

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Aug 26, 2019

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By Jaclyn Hill

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The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most spectacular areas of our planet. One of the reasons why it’s so special is because of its diverse collection of wildlife. There is an extraordinary variety of birds in the Amazon, including colorful toucans, hummingbirds, and oddities such as the hoatzin. Unusual insects such as the black butterfly and Brachydiplax dragonfly can be seen flying around in the tree canopy. Exotic plants such as bromeliads and passion fruit flowers add breathtaking beauty and vibrant colors to the landscape. Sloths climb in large trees, caimans patrol the waters, jaguars hunt the river banks and monkeys swing through the forests. Amazon Rainforest tours introduce you to all of this plus comfortable lodgings and interesting cuisines. When you are searching for Amazon vacation packages, consider a customized tour where you can tailor the trip to your interests. You can decide how long you want to stay in an area and your desired level of luxury. You also have the option to combine several days in the rainforest with visits to other important South American destinations, such as Machu Picchu, Lima, or Rio de Janeiro. The ability to customize your trip to the Amazon Rainforest often gives you the best value for your money. Especially due to the fact that you are seeing the places you want to see, in the order and duration that you desire.

The Highlights of the Amazon Area

An emperor Tamarin is spotted in the Amazon Rainforest   Amazon trips are an opportunity for travelers to reconnect with nature. You can relax in your jungle lodge and experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the jungle. Imagine sitting in a cozy bungalow, nestled in dense foliage, and seeing a troop of monkeys swinging right outside your window. Or maybe you will see a flock of parrots feeding on fruit close by or a colorful hummingbird sipping the nectar from a bright red flower. Other possible highlights of your Amazon trip include the following:

  • Seeing exotic wildlife up close and personal
  • Taking walks with local guides who can point out the hidden wonders of the forest
  • Eating traditional dishes from fruits, plants, and fish gathered from the surrounding area
  • Meeting local indigenous peoples and to learn about their way of life
  • Climbing towers within the jungle and experience the forest from above the canopy
  • Embarking on a nighttime safari to hear and see the unique species of the night

Our travel experts can help you create the best Amazon rainforest tour package, which will suit your interests perfectly. While we offer set itineraries, they can always be tailored to fit your interests. We like to refer to these itineraries as simply inspiration. If you desire more time spent learning about the local culture, we will do our best to set that up. If you are looking to learn more about birds or flowers, we will work to arrange that. This tour will be everything that you’ve imagined it to be.

The Top Excursions Beyond the Rainforest

A cable car soars through the air, above the lush trees to get to Sugarloaf Mountain   Many people that travel to the Amazon Rainforest wish to see some of the famous cultural sites of the area, once they have had their fill of the rainforest. Therefore, we are able to combine rainforest tours with other activities. The following are a few of the most popular offerings we have:

A visit to Machu Picchu is often a must-see for visitors who experience the Peruvian Amazon. This ancient citadel of the Incas is located high up on a plateau in the Andes. Its purpose and history are still a mystery to researchers, however, there is sufficient evidence of a successful civilization. However, the list above is only a few of the options that you have available. Remember, you can choose to follow one of our established itineraries or completely customize the entire trip for your interests. An example of an excursion not listed above would be to the famed Iguazu Falls National Park. Which is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and is labeled as one of the new Natural Seven Wonders of the World. 

The Main Benefits of Custom Travel

Two visitors peer into binoculars as they sit on a canoe on the Amazon River   When you customize a trip to your interests, you get to see the areas that you dream of and engage in the activities that you love. It often is a great way to save money, as you spend just the right amount of time you want at each destination. Additionally, you have the ability to fly in and out of airports that make the most sense for your itinerary, instead of sticking to a rigid plan. Basically, through customization, you spend time and money on the things you love. And don’t have to bother spending time and money in areas you are not interested in. This aspect may not always be true with other tours that don’t offer the same flexibility. By working with our travel consultants, not only will you get to pick the areas you are interested in, but you may get to learn more about South America. All travel consultants at SoutnAmerica.travel are either from South America or have lived there for an adequate amount of time. Due to their extensive experience, they can tell you the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, or provide tips to seeing Machu Picchu without large crowds. You will have the opportunity to learn of hidden gems that few travelers know about.      Contact our travel experts to begin planning your perfect South American trip. At SouthAmerica.travel we will guide you through the process of choosing the perfect Amazon rainforest tours available. Only book when you have all of the details to your liking.

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