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The Great Amazon River Cruise

Know Before You Go

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming adventure to the Amazon or just want to learn more about the world's largest rain forest, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of useful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.

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Travel Tips
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

From squirrel monkeys to pink river dolphins, learn about the incredible array of biodiversity you'll see on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon!
Amazon Nature Trivia

Amazon Nature Trivia

Take our wildlife quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the Amazon rain forest. 
Amazon Weather & Climate

Amazon Weather & Climate

Find out the monthly temperatures and average rainfall in the Amazon Basin, so you'll be prepared for any weather in store!
Amazon Packing List

Amazon Packing List

Browse our helpful packing guidelines, which contain gear and clothing recommendations for a cruise down the Amazon River in search of wildlife.
Travel Stories & Articles
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...
Conservation and Traditional Medicine in the Amazon

Conservation and Traditional Medicine in the Amazon

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...
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...
Traveler Story: The Great Amazon River Cruise

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...
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....
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