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Panama Hats - A Traditional Item Of Ecuadorian Culture
Panama Hats - A Traditional Item Of Ecuadorian Culture

  |   Ecotourism

Find out more about this piece of Ecuadorian heritage right here with us. Discover the history, craftsmanship and uniqueness of this beautiful, native South American product - the ‘Panama’ hat.

Benjamin Cross - Culinary Genius Behind The Aqua Blu
Benjamin Cross - Culinary Genius Behind The Aqua Blu

  |   Ecotourism

With years of culinary experience under his belt and a wealth of knowledge from around the world, it's no surprise he has been gifted with the honor of becoming the newest addition for the Aqua Blu.

What Is The Endangered Species Act?
What Is The Endangered Species Act?

  |   Ecotourism

The Endangered Species Act (based in the United States) was designed to protect critically endangered, or threatened wildlife. In 2019, due to Trump’s administration, their progression is sadly at risk.

Galapagos Penguin Facts
Galapagos Penguin Facts

  |   Galapagos

Charismatic and cute, the Galapagos Penguin is without a doubt one of the most popular, unusual and rare specimens on the planet! Click here to read all about these little creatures.

Which Is The Best Amazon Jungle Region To Visit In Peru?
Which Is The Best Amazon Jungle Region To Visit In Peru?

  |   Wildlife & Flora

There are a wealth of different ways to explore South America’s branchy behemoth, so we’re going to split the jungle into three bite-size sections for you - the northern region, central region and southern region.

Difference Between Llamas, Alpacas and Vicunas
Difference Between Llamas, Alpacas and Vicunas

  |   Wildlife & Flora

Can you tell the difference between a llama, alpaca and vicuña? Do you know which one has the softest wool? These three animals all look similar but there are noticeable differences between them that will help you tell them apart.

Llama Facts
Llama Facts

  |   Wildlife & Flora

Llamas may be a little intimidating up close but that doesn’t stop them from being absolutely adorable. These big, fluffy creatures can be found all over the world but are native to South America, where they are used for their wool and meat and as a pack animal.

Victoria Water Lily Facts
Victoria Water Lily Facts

  |   Wildlife & Flora

While there are literally millions of things we could marvel at in the Amazon, today we have decided to focus on just one plant: the Victoria lily, also known as Victoria Amazonica or the giant lily. These gigantic lilies are the real show stoppers when it comes to the Amazon’s flora.

Amazon Orchid Facts
Amazon Orchid Facts

  |   Wildlife & Flora

The plant life of the Amazon Rainforest is truly phenomenal and among the most spectacular of all the vegetation is the mighty orchid, one of the coolest plants in the jungle. Orchids are exceptionally beautiful and range in size from roughly a dime to a CD. They are brightly colored, which makes them an aesthetic delight and they can be found all over the Amazon Rainforest.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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