At the most remote jungle lodge in South America, travelers can play macaw researcher for a day (and, really, would you want to play a macaw researcher for much longer?) by scaling 115-foot trees with rope, harness, and jumar. Scientists at the Tambopata Research Center perform this canopy climb daily to check the artificial nests of breeding macaws—and now able-bodied adventurers can join in on the bird's nest fest, too. You can take it easy and enjoy the eye-level view of the surrounding primary rainforest, or hustle and try to beat the guide’s record—a mere 4 minutes and 20 seconds. ($75 as an add-on activity, included in six-day adventure packages from $1,226 with Rainforest Expeditions)
If kayaking across the world’s highest navigable lake or climbing through rainforest canopy holds any appeal, this is the destination for you.
6. Canopy Climb Through the Tambopata Jungle
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