Upper Amazon, Peru

amazon river cruise

Upper Amazon, Peru

Upper Amazon, Peru

It's difficult to visit the Amazon River basin without, well, spending some time on the river. Even if you're looking to stay grounded in an Amazonian jungle lodge, you often need to take a boat to get there. For those who don't want to rough it too much, an Amazon River cruise provides a touch of comfort as well as an intimate look at the unique flora and fauna of the world's largest rain forest. Lindblad Expeditions, Smithsonian Journeys and Aqua Expeditions all offer cruises through the lagoons and tributaries of Peru's Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, where the lines' onboard naturalists help travelers spot monkeys, sloths, macaws, pink dolphins and much more.

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