Good News from Tambopata, Peru

August 28, 2018

A few weeks ago we had some R2R travelers return from a two-night stay at Refugio Amazonas Lodge in Tambopata, Peru. Refugio Amazonas is the newest lodge in Rainforest Expeditions’ portfolio. The other two properties are Posada Amazonas and Tambopata Research Center. As expected, we received rave reviews about their stay. But we didn’t expect […]

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Newest Cruise Option for Exploring Peru’s Amazon

September 25, 2017

The re-imagined Delfin III (formerly the Amazon Discovery) launched earlier this year and offers three, four and six-night cruises in 2017 through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in northern Peru. Accessed via Iquitos, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the largest and most richly diverse area in the Amazon region. The Delfin III is the largest […]

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New Entrance Rules for Machu Picchu Start in July

May 30, 2017

New rules affecting all visitors to Machu Picchu take effect on July 1, 2017. Over the years since its UNESCO World Heritage status designation, the Inca Citadel has grown increasingly popular as a tourist destination. Entrance tickets are limited to 2500 per day, which sell out in high season with as many as 3800 entrances […]

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New in Peru – 5-Star Sleeper Train Connects Cusco, Puno and Colca Canyon

May 20, 2017

Belmond’s Andean Explorer connects Cusco, Puno and Colca Canyon via luxury train. The Andean Explorer is the sister train to Belmond’s Hiram Bingham train that takes guests from Cusco to Machu Picchu. As Peru’s first five-star sleeper train with room for up to 48 passengers, the Andean Explorer offers unprecedented levels of comfort and style […]

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Peru’s Newest National Park – Sierra del Divisor

November 21, 2015

Earlier this month, a new national park received final approval by Peru’s president, Ollanta Humala. Sierra del Divisor National Park spans 3.3 million acres, protecting a huge swath in the Amazon basin. Rainforest Trust in the US worked with Peru’s CEDIA (Center for the Development of an Indigenous Amazon) along with local communities and government […]

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Peru – South America’s Most Awarded Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards

August 13, 2014

Did you hear the news? Peru was South America’s Most Awarded Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards. This annual event serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. The 2014 event was held in Quito, Ecuador on Saturday, August 9. Peru’s Awards: Leading Cultural Destination: […]

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September – Our Choice for Travel to Peru

September 5, 2012

Labor Day has come and gone, the days are getting shorter, and summer seems to be waning. All of these point to the month of September, one of our top choices for travel to Peru. September marks the end of Peru’s winter and the weather is spectacular. In addition, crowds are smaller at big attractions […]

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Peru Discovery with Denver Botanic Gardens – Day 3

March 16, 2012

Guest Blogger: Nick Snakenberg of Denver Botanic Gardens After a quick breakfast at our hotel, our adventurous group of travelers loaded a bus and began a day of exploration of the Urubamba Sacred Valley. After following the UrubambaRiver out of Cusco, we began climbing along a new highway to Cuyuni Pass, a mountain peak at […]

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Peru Discovery with Denver Botanic Gardens – Day 1

March 5, 2012

Guest Blogger: Nick Snakenberg of Denver Botanic Gardens In mid-February a group of Denver Botanic Gardens’ supporters and I began an exciting journey to Peru, spending time in each of the three major climate zones – the coastal desert, mountainous Andes highlands, and the rainforest of eastern Peru. Over the next several weeks, I will […]

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