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Join Us in the Peruvian Amazon

By
Eric Aguirre
on
May 11, 2017

We're launching a brand new trip to the Amazon. Here's why you should come and what to expect.

The Amazon Rainforest

Those words alone spark images of adventure, exploration, and curiosity. 

What secrets could this ancient patch of land be hiding?

The ancient Amazon rainforest has existed for at least 55 million years and accounts for more than half of the entire remaining rainforests in the world.

Within its thick trees and lush jungle, some of the most beautiful and unique animals thrive and there are millions more we have yet to discover.

There are even native tribes that have never been in contact with the rest of the world. 

In total, scientists estimate that humans have discovered less than one-quarter of the total plant and animal species and many of the secrets are embedded within the mystery of the Amazon.

What stories do awaiting to tell? What other mysteries are still out there?

The Peruvian Amazon

Peru is home to what was once the center of the Incan Empire and typically the first thing that comes to mind is the world famous Machu Picchu. 

Machu Picchu is absolutely a must-see when visiting Peru and there is no question that any trip to this country would be incomplete without seeing the spectacle. It is, after all, recognized as one of the wonders of the world.

Of course, that's why we still visit this marvel when going to the Amazon but many people seem to overlook the other wonder of Peru which is right next door: the dense Amazonian rainforest covering more than half of the country!

Approximately 11% of the entire Amazon rainforest sits within Peruvian borders. After Brazil, it is home to the second largest section of the Amazonian rainforest. 

And this incredible patch of Earth is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. 

Where We Go

The southeastern Peruvian jungle is a perfect base for exploring one of the most fascinating corners of the world and it's exactly where we take you. 

Boasting a perfect blend of accessibility to lodges and guides, coupled with some of the most biodiverse regions of our planet, it is the ideal place to explore the Amazon.

After we explore Lima, Cusco, & Peruvian sacred valleys, we will hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Then, the Amazon journey begins.

Our home base will be the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and we'll get there by hopping on a motorized canoe through the Amazon Basin--one of the best protected tracts of the rainforest. 

We will be staying at an amazing eco-lodge (video below) where the opportunities to see and experience wildlife will be in abundance. With tens of thousands of animal and plant species residing within the Peruvian Amazon, this is a wildlife lovers paradise.

What We Do

How often will you be able to say you woke up in the largest rainforest in the world?

We'll start our day with the sounds of tucans and howler monkeys in the background as we enjoy breakfast. 

One of the most important habitats within the rainforest are the Oxbow Lakes, channels of the Amazon River that have been cut off from the main, more turbulent river. 

An Oxbow lake provides the perfect backdrop for some astonishing pictures. Calmer waters attract amazing wildlife and make for a much smoother ride.

Having access to the thousands of unique plant species found only in the Amazon is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we'll have the chance to visit a traditional community where we'll learn about Amazonian plant medicines. You will learn firsthand how locals heal themselves using the medicinal powers of the jungle. 

During the day, kayak through the homes of river otters and caimans. And at night, explore the wonders of the nocturnal creatures of the jungle. 

The opportunities for adventure and exploration in the jungle are endless...and you may even walk away feeling like a modern-day Indiana Jones. 

Where We Stay

A picture is worth a thousand words? This video of our eco-lodge will be worth 10x that:

 

Ready for the adventure?

See the full itinerary and reserve your spot before this once in a lifetime experience sells out.

Eric Aguirre
I'm Eric, I aim to inspire and lead fellow and future thought-provoking leaders around the world. I love geeking out on Personal Development and strive to make myself and the world around me a better place.

Edited by:  Miles Demars-Rote

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