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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.

Alpaca Facts
Alpaca Facts

  |   Wildlife & Flora

If you travel through Peru, particularly through the Sacred Valley, you are likely to see at least one alpaca and you might want to know a few Alpaca Facts before you encounter them yourself. These curious looking creatures have become one of the hallmarks of a trip to the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu.

Amazon River Otter
Amazon River Otter

  |   Wildlife & Flora

The Giant Otter can only be found in the Orinoco, Amazon and La Plata rivers in South America. This means that you will need to travel to the Amazon Rainforest to be able to spot it in its natural habitat.

Endemic Species of Galapagos
Endemic Species of Galapagos

  |   Wildlife & Flora

From fur seals to finches, giant tortoises to marine lizards, we’ve uncovered some of the most charismatic endemic Galapagos species that can be seen only here and nowhere else.

Galapagos Tortoise Facts
Galapagos Tortoise Facts

  |   Galapagos

Giant tortoises are synonymous with the Galapagos, being top of the “must-see” list of many visitors. Galapagos tortoises have a large bony shell of a dull brown, light green or grey colour. The plates of the shell are fused with the internal skeleton, providing the tortoise with a rigid protective structure.

About Rainforest Cruises

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