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Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve

The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (RNPS) is the second largest natural protected area in Peru and is one of the best places for nature tourism lovers, as it has more…
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August 16, 2017
Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve
Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (RNPS) is the second largest natural protected area in Peru and is one of the best places for nature tourism lovers, as it has more…
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May 30, 2017
Birdwatching in the Peruvian Amazon
Birdwatching in the Peruvian Amazon
Can you imagine a single country capable of holding more species of birds than can be found throughout North America and Europe together? A territory that possesses 1,831 different species?…
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August 23, 2016
Gourmet Traveler
Gourmet Traveler
We hear the island before we see it. Raindrops pelt my face like bullets as we zip across the Amazon Basin in a motorised skiff towards the primate sanctuary known…
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December 03, 2015
The Amazon – Heart of the Earth
The Amazon – Heart of the Earth
Antonio Donato Nobre researches the “ingenious systems” of the Amazon. His work illustrates the beautiful complexity of this region, as well as its fragility against a backdrop of climate change.…
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October 20, 2014
Pink River Dolphins: The Amazon’s Playful Aquatic Companions
Pink River Dolphins: The Amazon’s Playful Aquatic Companions
[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignnone" width="660"] photo by Pruit Phatsrivong, Shutterstock[/caption] Most of us are familiar with the fun and playful blue bottlenose dolphin named Flipper, made famous by Hollywood productions, but…
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October 17, 2014
Things to See and Do in Iquitos, Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon
Things to See and Do in Iquitos, Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon
Looking for something different to accompany your Peru Amazon cruise? Spend some time in the remote jungle city of Iquitos! On embarkation day with Delfin, we recommend arriving by flight…
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August 31, 2010
All Macaws are Parrots, but…
All Macaws are Parrots, but…
All macaws are parrots, but not all parrots are macaws. As a group, parrots are unique: all have short, hooked bills, flexible tongues, and grasping four-toed feet which they often…
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May 10, 2010
A Rare Southern Two Toed Sloth on the road to Nauta!
A Rare Southern Two Toed Sloth on the road to Nauta!
Wow! Today we were all in the bus on our way to Nauta, and the guides were explaining all about the “terra firme” we were passing by. It was already…
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May 03, 2010
Day of Macaws
Day of Macaws
It has been a blue and yellow macaw day! It's amazing how many macaws we have seen today. It is not always like this. Sometimes we see a pair or two,…
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February 22, 2010
Myth and History of the Chuchuhuasi
Myth and History of the Chuchuhuasi
There are always tales in the jungle and their origins are always mysterious. There is a tale that has been known for centuries by the ancestors of the Cocama villagers. It…
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