Swap the concrete jungle for the real deal with a tour of the Amazon rainforest, which largely spans northwestern Brazil, Peru, and Colombia as well as Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Delfin Amazon Cruises offers the perfect entry point—via a luxury river vessel complete with five-star cuisine—into one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, starting with Peru’s sacred Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Get an up close and personal view of this tropical wonderland with a canopy walk across eight hanging bridges, stand up paddle boarding excursions and a night-to-remember post-sunset safari. Keep your eyes peeled (and cameras ready) for pink river dolphins, sloths, seven species of monkeys, and 300+ species of birds.
>>$3200 for four days in a deluxe suite, includes all meals on board, all excursions and some gear, ground transportation to/from the vessel, and entrance fees. June to October is low water season and November to May is high water season – both times allow travelers to explore the reserve in unique ways (delfinamazoncruises.com).
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