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The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley, Peru
The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley, Peru

  |   Lodges

The Explora brand owns and operates seven luxurious lodges throughout South America. Locations include Patagonia, the Bolivian highlands, and even the remote Easter Island, 2,300 miles off the coast of mainland Chile. In this article we are going to take an in-depth look at the Explora offering in Peru’s Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado).

How to Get to Kuelap Peru
How to Get to Kuelap Peru

  |   Peru

Are you planning a trip to Peru and wondering how to get to Kuelap? Kuelap sits in the North of Peru and is home to a collection of pre-Incan ruins that are even older than Machu Picchu and far less crowded. In fact, explorers that have already experienced Kuelap are dubbing these ruins “the new Machu Picchu”.

A Complete Guide to Gocta Falls
A Complete Guide to Gocta Falls

  |   Peru

The Gocta Falls sit just outside the ancient town of Chachapoyas in the North of Peru. The falls plunge 2,530ft over the side of a jagged cliff, through lush vegetation, into the depths of the Cocahuayco River. It is an immensely impressive sight to behold and its sublime natural surroundings of verdant cloud forest make it all the more magical.

5 Incredible Trips You Need to Book a Year in Advance
5 Incredible Trips You Need to Book a Year in Advance

  |   Amazon Tours

If you want to book something out of the ordinary, like the Galapagos, Amazon or Mekong Rivers then you need to be booking your trip about a year before you intend to head off. It might be a challenge to commit to something that far in advance, but once you have the adventure of a lifetime locked into your calendar, everything else will fall into place.

Brazil Safari: Pantanal and Amazon
Brazil Safari: Pantanal and Amazon

  |   Brazil

Brazil is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries on the planet and, for safari and nature lovers among us, it is a dream come true. This gigantic South American country is home to the largest swathe of the largest rainforest in the world: the Amazon Rainforest. But, that’s not all. In addition to the famous Amazon Rainforest, Brazil boasts the lesser known, but no less spectacular, Pantanal Region.

Gocta Andes Lodge
Gocta Andes Lodge

  |   Peru

Just outside the town of Chachapoyas in northern Peru is the spectacular Cocachimba Valley. Here, vivid green forest blankets rolling slopes and a layer of pearly mist entwines itself between the trees. It is a fairytale backdrop to a place full of ancient mystery and there is nowhere better to drink it all in than the magnificent Gocta Andes Lodge.

Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise
Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise

  |   Ecuador Amazon Cruises

The Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise snakes along the rivers that flow through the Ecuadorian portion of the rainforest. Often overshadowed by neighboring Peru and Brazil, Ecuador does not get nearly as many rainforest explorers as these other countries. This is a blessing for those who do decide to venture into Ecuador’s rainforest, as they are likely to have the whole place to themselves.

Anakonda Amazon Cruise
Anakonda Amazon Cruise

  |   Ecuador Amazon Cruises

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise takes its passengers through the little-explored Ecuadorian chunk of the Amazon Rainforest. As you cruise along the peaceful water of the Amazon River, you will have the unique opportunity to observe the flora and fauna from this incredibly advantageous vantage point.

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.

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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