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A Look Into Ancient South American Civilizations
A Look Into Ancient South American Civilizations

  |   Amazon Legends & Tribes

Taking a trip along the rivers of Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador is like taking a step back through history, giving you direct contact with the world of our ancestors. Read on to learn a little bit more about the region’s rich past.

Meaning Behind Face Paint of Amazon Tribes
Meaning Behind Face Paint of Amazon Tribes

  |   Amazon Legends & Tribes

Amazonian tribes believe that it is this human ability to alter ourselves into something else that inherently separates us from other animals. But what exactly is the meaning behind each painted face?

Embrace of the Serpent– Cannes Film Festival
Embrace of the Serpent– Cannes Film Festival

  |   Colombia

Tales of Amazon exploration have always been exciting, and the surprise success of an Amazon-inspired film at the Cannes Film Festival this year is further evidence that the allure of the magic and mystery of the Amazon and its inhabitants shows no sign of waning. 

Famous Amazon Explorers– Who Discovered the Amazon River?
Famous Amazon Explorers– Who Discovered the Amazon River?

  |   Amazon Legends & Tribes

Have you ever wondered who first sailed into the mighty Amazon and lived to tell the story? Before your Amazon river cruise, get to know the pioneers of the Amazon rainforest, and the hardships they went through (and caused) to fully discover the largest river in South America. Here is a list of the Top 7 Famous Amazon River Explorers...

Amazon Tribes - Uncontacted Or On The Run?
Amazon Tribes - Uncontacted Or On The Run?

  |   Brazil

Uncontacted Amazon Tribes - are they truly 'uncontacted'? Can they really exist in this modern world of advanced technology? If so, how many are left? Should we contact them, or do they not want to be contacted? Rainforest Cruises investigates.

Legends of the Amazon: El Mayantu
Legends of the Amazon: El Mayantu

  |   Amazon Legends & Tribes

Not every creature in the rainforest is out to get you, so long as you have good intentions, that is ... 

Anakonda Amazon Guides: Juan Kunchikuy
Anakonda Amazon Guides: Juan Kunchikuy

  |   Guides

Here at Rainforest Cruises, we like to see tourism to the Amazon as a force for good, helping to maintain the integrity of the jungle’s immense bio-diversity in the face of massive pressure from extractive industries. Symbolic of this force is the transformation of a hunter into a guide … exactly the journey that M/V Anakonda guide, Juan Kunchikuy has made. And what a journey it has been!

Bigfoot Of The Amazon Jungle: The Mapinguari
Bigfoot Of The Amazon Jungle: The Mapinguari

  |   Wildlife & Flora

Many will be familiar of tales of the sasquatch of North America and the yeti of the Himalayas, but have you heard of the Bigfoot of the Amazon? The vast Amazonian jungles of western Brazil and eastern Peru are said to harbor a huge monster that is wrapped in mystery and local legend.

Threats Facing The Uncontacted Tribes Of The Peruvian Amazon
Threats Facing The Uncontacted Tribes Of The Peruvian Amazon

  |   Ecotourism

In the remotest parts of the Peruvian Amazon, some of the last remaining uncontacted tribes on the planet are at a high risk of extinction due to illegal logging and oil exploration. Survival International, an organisation devoted to the protection of tribal peoples, believes there to be around 15 remaining, living in remote regions of the Amazon.

The Legend Of The Pink River Dolphin
The Legend Of The Pink River Dolphin

  |   Wildlife & Flora

The Pink River Dolphin is the subject of an interesting legend in the Amazon. It is believed that in the evening, the River Dolphin can transform itself into a man, hypnotizing and seducing unsuspecting, young women. Here is how the story goes.

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