Know Before You Go | Amazon & Machu Picchu
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Weather & Climate
Peruvian Cuisine: Wild Foods of the Amazon
On a trip to the Peruvian Amazon you will find an abundance of delicious traditional rain forest foods that can be hunted or gathered.
The Amazon River Through the Eyes of a Naturalist Guide
While traveling solo can be a very enjoyable experience, traveling with an experienced guide can open our eyes in new ways to details we never would have noticed alone.
Travel With a Climate Scientist: Venture to Remote Greenland, Meet Polar Bears and Explore the Amazon
Three climate change-related adventures to the Peruvian Amazon, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic (created in partnership with conservation experts at World Wildlife Fund) bring travelers face to face with the effects of a warming climate to help them better understand the dire effects of climate change—and inspire positive action.
Explore Rain Forest and Ruins from the Amazon to Machu Picchu
The Peruvian Amazon is home to nearly 4,000 unique species. Peru is also where the mighty river begins— and its remote headwaters are our destination on Nat Hab’s Great Amazon River Expedition.
Visiting the Amazon Rain Forest in Style: A Guide for Nature Lovers
A trip to the Amazon, especially one in which the focus is on spotting wildlife respectfully, comes with many variables to consider. Not all locations, itineraries, nor guides are equal, so here is what you need to know before you go.
The Loudest Bird on the Planet Lives in the Amazon
In a recent study published in the science journal Current Biology, biologists report that they have now recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented. Surprisingly, they’re made by dove-sized, male white bellbirds that live in the cloud forests of the northern Amazon.
Sustainable Solutions to Preserving the Amazon
Travelers who visit gain a better understanding of this critical rain forest’s worth as a sanctuary for wildlife, plants and people, and return home inspired to become advocates for its preservation.
Four “New” Frog Species to Celebrate on Save the Frogs Day
Four new species of frogs were recently found by scientists around the world and we’re here to celebrate them for Save the Frogs Day!
9 New Animal Species to Celebrate in the New Year
Despite the challenges today’s world faces, Planet Earth is the gift that keeps on giving. That’s good news for scientists who relish the rush of discovery, as some think there are approximately 8.7 million species left to be found.
8 Rain Forest Ecotourism Adventures
To start you daydreaming about your next nature getaway, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite rain forest destinations.
World Rainforest Day
Established in 2017 by Rainforest Partnership, World Rainforest Day recognizes forests as one of the most powerful and cost-effective climate change mitigation tools we have.
Inside an Amazon River Cruise
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
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...
Machu Picchu's Best-Kept Secrets
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...
Traveler Story: The Great Amazon River Cruise
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...
Why the Whole Family Will Love a Peru Adventure
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...