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Amazon & Machu Picchu Stories & Articles

Ever wonder how it feels to spot rare pink river dolphins during a cruise down the Amazon River? How about what it's like to photograph screeching monkeys and macaws in the rain forest canopy or gaze upon ancient archaeological wonders in the Peruvian Andes? Find out in this collection of inspirational first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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Traveler Story: The Great Amazon River Cruise

Traveler Story: The Great Amazon River Cruise

—Mark Schwartz
The Amazon rain forest is a bucket-list destination for any nature lover, and there's no better way to encounter rain forest wildlife than cruising the Amazon River aboard a deluxe riverboat. A...
Machu Picchu's Best-Kept Secrets

Machu Picchu's Best-Kept Secrets

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Sitting proudly at the top of the bucket list of anyone who loves to travel, Machu Picchu—the “Lost City of the Incas”—is one of the most spectacular ancient ruins in all the Americas...
Five Myths about Amazon River Dolphins

Five Myths about Amazon River Dolphins

—By Elissa Poma
The elegant gray-and-pink river dolphins that glide majestically through the chocolate-colored waters of the Amazon River aren’t always thought of in such glowing terms. In fact, many residents....
Inside an Amazon River Cruise

Inside an Amazon River Cruise

—By Debra Kathman
I recently had the opportunity to go on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip to Peru, which included a river cruise on the Amazon. It was an amazing trip and gave me the opportunity to experience the incredible diversity of the Amazon while...
10 Interesting Facts about Machu Picchu

10 Interesting Facts about Machu Picchu

—By Johanna Murphy
More than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the most visited tourist destination in Peru. A symbol of the Incan Empire and built around 1450 CE, Machu Picchu was...
10 things I learned in the Peruvian Amazon

10 things I learned in the Peruvian Amazon

—By Jon Tua
Giant water lilies in the Amazon provide food and shade for insects, catfish, and even freshwater stingrays. We spotted a group of baby spectacled caiman, a possible sign that the species is making...
Conservation and Traditional Medicine in the Amazon

Conservation and Traditional Medicine in the Amazon

—By Katie Zdilla
The village these children live in is nestled along the headwaters of the Amazon River in Peru. Families here have lived in the region for generations and are experts in making the most...
Why the Whole Family Will Love a Peru Adventure

Why the Whole Family Will Love a Peru Adventure

—By Explorandes Peru
Shrouded in mystery and myth, the Peruvian Andes is a place where stories live and traditions live even longer. It’s a land dotted with ancient ruins, where history is still being unearthed...
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