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The Flora and Fauna of the Amazon Rainforest

The biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest is absolutely staggering. It’s 5.5 million km² covers 40% of South America and nine countries. It contains nearly 10% of all known wildlife species with new discoveries being made on average every three days. Amazonian tribes who have never been contacted are...

What to Expect when Visiting the Amazon Rainforest

The world’s largest tropical rainforest is an exotic landscape of steamy undergrowth, towering canopies and twisting rivers home to a staggering bio-diversity. For many visitors, a trip to the Amazon can, at first, seem a little intimidating with thoughts of mosquitoes, unbearable humidity and wandering creepy...

My Peruvian adventure to the Amazon

Last week, I continued telling you about my 15 day journey through Peru with tales of my trek to Machu Picchu and exploration of the Sacred Valley. This week I head into the lush wilderness of the Amazon Jungle to spot pink dolphins, fish for piranhas and more....

Into the Amazon

Encompassing 1.4 billion acres and spread across eight nations, the Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. With unparalleled biodiversity, rich waterways and indigenous settlements, it cannot fail to inspire. Here is our pick of the best ways to really experience this natural wonder...

Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is synonymous with South America. It’s the largest of the rainforests, supporting a huge number of plants and animals and hugely important to our own survival. Taking up most of the Amazon Basin, the Amazon rainforest is mostly contained within Brazil, and stretches into Peru, Ecuador, Colombia,...

Braving the Amazon Jungle

When I had the opportunity to incorporate a trip to the Amazon into my Peru trip on the Peruvian Poncho tour I thought: ‘Why the hell not? It’s a once in a lifetime experience and not everyone can say they’ve been to the world’s largest and...

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