Why Visit the Amazon?
Over 5.5 million square kilometers of South America are swaddled in the Amazon Rainforest, an emerald green blanket pulsing with life and adventure. Bygone explorers may have come in search of the mythical golden city of El Dorado, but it is now the allure of its bedazzling natural riches that make Amazon vacations so appealing to modern-day explorers.
More than 1/3 of all animal species recorded in the world are found in the Amazon Basin, including 1/5 of all bird species on Earth. Sleep under starlit skies surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest canopy in a gravity-defying treehouse, explore the remote corners of this wild jungle realm from the comforts of a luxury Amazon lodge, or embark on an enrapturing Amazon River cruise deep into the ultimate untamed wilderness on remarkable Amazon Rainforest vacations.
Amazon Vacation Packages
Our custom Amazon tours have been carefully crafted with enriching private excursions and thoughtful routes honed with years of in-destination experience. Browse our best-selling Amazon Rainforest travel packages below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.
Rio, Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu
Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio
Best of Peru
Galapagos & Amazon
Rio, Iguazu Falls & Amazon
Amazon Rainforest & Machu Picchu
Rio & Amazon Tour
Quito & Amazon
Peru Amazon Adventure
Brazil Amazon Adventure
Our hand-picked portfolio of Amazon river cruise ships has been carefully chosen to include remarkable riverboats operated by only the most trusted of partners, preeminent pioneers in the region who offer exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge, and utmost levels of service. Amazon River cruises are available in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Bolivia.
Want to know more about vacations in the Amazon? Our destination specialists have compiled the definitive Amazon Rainforest travel guide to help you plan your trip. Find out when and where to go, what to see and do, where to eat and sleep, and more below.
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Amazon Rainforest Weather: Seasons & Best Time To Visit
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Do I Need A Visa To Travel To The Amazon?
To enter the countries in the Amazon basin, you will need a valid passport. However, visitors from most countries do not need a visa, provided their visit will be shorter than 90 days. If you plan to stay longer, you will need to request a visa in your home country.
Do I Need To Get Any Vaccinations Or Malaria Tablets Ahead Of Travel?
Vaccines recommended for travelers to the Amazon often include hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and yellow fever. Visit your doctor four to six weeks before your trip for the latest recommendations and requirements for your destination. You may be advised to start taking malaria pills around this time.
The US Center for Disease Control is an excellent resource for detailed information on preventing travel related illnesses.
What Is The Local Cuisine Like?
Is The Amazon Safe?
You may think the Amazon is fraught with danger due to its wildlife. However, most rainforest animals are wary of humans and prefer to stay out of sight. Food and water-related illnesses are common, but by far the biggest threat comes from being bitten by mosquitos carrying malaria and yellow fever.
To stay safe in the Amazon, travelers should eat sensibly, dress appropriately and apply repellent to minimize the chance of getting bitten by mosquitos, and take the necessary vaccinations, medication and precautions as recommended by your doctor.
When hiking, canoeing, and enjoying other jungle activities you should always stay with your group and follow your guide’s advice. We also recommend that you leave valuable jewelry, watches and electronics at home, and where possible use a money belt and any room safes at your disposal to store passports and important documents.
Is It Easy To Spot Wildlife In The Amazon?
Amazon wildlife is abundant, but you have to know where to look. Many creatures are weary of humans and often camouflaged. Our expert naturalist guides will help you spot and identify animals with their local knowledge, tracking experience, and remarkable eagle-eyesight and trained ears.
Many can even mimic bird and monkey calls to attract them! In general, the longer you spend in the region and deeper you can travel into the rainforest, the more chance of spotting wildlife you see. A decent set of binoculars will also go a long way to help.