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 the jungle. 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 exciting 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 famous 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. Travel experts will work hard to make sure you see the places you want to see in the time you’re able to acquire.
The Highlights of the Amazon Area
Amazon trips are an opportunity for travelers to reconnect with nature. 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. We offer sample itineraries which can always be tailored to fit your interests. We like to refer to these sample itineraries as simply inspiration. If you desire more time learning about the culture of the Amazon, we will bring you to local communities. If you want to learn more about birds or flowers, we will work to arrange an adventure discovering wildlife. This tour will be everything that you’ve imagined it to be.
The Top Excursions Beyond the Rainforest
People travel to the Amazon Rainforest from all over the world to see wildlife and the enormity of the jungle. Once they are satisfied with their rainforest experience, they look to embark on other activities or visit new destinations. The following are a few of the most popular offerings we have:
- A Peruvian adventure to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Colca Canyon
- A city tour of Lima, Peru
- A visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- An exploration of the gold mining area of Brazil, including the cities of Ouro Preto, Paraty, and Mariana
- A stay in the historical city of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
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 thriving civilization. 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 and customize the entire trip for your interests. An example of an excursion not listed above would be a visit to the famous Iguazu Falls National Park, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls is one of the new Natural Seven Wonders of the World and a must-see destination!
The Benefits of Custom Travel
When you customize a trip to your interests, you get to experience your personal bucket-list destinations and engage in the activities that you love. 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. Through customization, you spend time and money on the things you love. Rather than spending time and money in areas which don’t interest you. This aspect may not always be true with other tour agencies that don’t offer the same flexibility. On a custom Amazon or multi-country tour, you get the best value for your money and you come home richer in experience.
All our Travel Consultants at SouthAmerica.travel are either from South America, have lived there, or have traveled throughout the continent extensively. Due to their experience, they can tell you about hidden gems, the best restaurants, arrange the perfect logistics, and more. Contact us today 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.