From the Amazon to the Galapagos, see Ecuador’s spectacular flora and fauna from a completely different perspective. This 11-night Wildlife of Ecuador Luxury Tour kicks off in Quito and then heads to a comfortable cruise along the Ecuadorian Amazon’s Napo River. It then concludes in the Galapagos in search of the region’s iconic blue-footed boobies, sea lions, reef sharks, and more.
In 2020 Latin America will see several new hotel openings in the most remote parts of the land. Intrepid travelers can explore exciting locales and find fresh experiences. Here’s where to go in Latin America in 2020.
Ker & Downey’s Bekah McNeel recently returned from a trip to Peru’s Amazon basin. She recounts her trip below. Stepping off the plane in Peru’s Amazon basin, my skin immediately recognized the tropical air rich with oxygen and Vitamin D. Only a one hour flight from Cusco’s high altitude chill, Puerto Maldonado feels like a different country. Peru is known for the diversity of its ecological regions. The desert coast of Lima, the Andes, and the Amazon ebb and flow across the land, yielding endless variations of flora, fauna, and climate. No one shows it off better than Inkaterra, Peru’s […]
The Peruvian Amazon is the portion of the Amazon rainforest confined within the country of Peru. The area stretches from the east Andes to the borders of Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, and Bolivia. Notably, the region comprises more than half of the total area of the Peruvian countryside; it is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon. The region is typically divided into two distinct ecoregions: the lowland jungle and the highland jungle. The lowland jungle is the largest portion of the rainforest and stands, at times, nearly 400 meters above sea level. The temperatures in the highland jungle are […]
Instead of the jungle cruise at Disneyland, consider this: a custom-built trip to the Amazon is far more luxurious than one might think. The city of Manaus is only 5,200 air miles from Seattle. From Manaus, riverboats sail nearly a thousand miles downstream to Belem, a four-day journey, or upstream 1,200 miles to Iquitos, Peru, which takes a week or so. Sailing the Amazon is part of the undeniable appeal of the river. The closest town to Manaus is Itacoatiara- a coastal town famous for its surfing, bodyboarding, and bodysurfing- which is 124 miles downstream. In a post on his […]