Andes to the Amazon tour

Weird and wonderful encounters with amazing animals and plants.

The great Amazon River basin is vast with an area of 5.4 million, about 70% of the area of Australia. Its humble beginnings are in a freshwater spring in an alpine marsh high in the Andes near Cusco in Peru. It draws its water from nine countries on its way to the Atlantic Ocean in far off Brazil.

The river travels through diverse ecosystems, from the mountain marshes through cloud forest, lowland tropical forest and rainforest jungle, just to name a few. A drop of water takes 6 weeks (on average) to travel 6516 km from source to mouth.  You’ll travel on part of this great journey.

You travel in a small group, escorted by trusted local naturalist guides.

The Amazon

  • contains 20% of the world’s fresh water,
  • discharges over 200,000 cubic metres of water every second (!) into the Atlantic,
  • has a flow 12 times that of the Mississippi River,
  • contains 30% of the world’s species with 20% of the world’s plants, > 1500 species of bird and thousands of insects and frogs, many of which are undescribed.

This tour is not on offer in 2024 but please register your interest.

“Leadership, experience and knowledge was very important. Rod and Michèle ensured everyone had a great experience” – Mary.

“Their ability to speak the language inspired a feeling of safety, their … overall skill in managing a tour group enhanced the tour” – Alwyn.

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  • We take care of you.
  • We are a family business specialising in personal attention.
  • We take a maximum of 14 people on tour.
  • We escort you (plus our trusted local guides) but we make sure you have time to explore on your own.
  • You stay in typical 3-4 star boutique accommodation so that you can experience some of the local culture.
  • You will have a great time with lots of fun – not so much a holiday but a safe, enjoyable adventure with friendly people.
  • You will love the time we spend together.

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