Experience the Natural Beauty of the Amazon
Lush, verdant and unforgettable, the Amazon Rainforest is truly one of the western hemisphere’s great natural wonders. Venerated for hundreds of years by South America’s indigenous peoples, the Amazon continues to teem with both life and mystery. With custom Amazon lodges and authentic riverboat trips by Cregor Adventures, you can experience this wondrous land in complete comfort as you travel deep into the rainforest.
With either experience, you will have the opportunity to enjoy daily hikes, as well as small riverboat excursions, all with top quality, English speaking native guides.
During your custom Amazon trip, you’ll see an incredible array of flora and fauna up close and personal, including the famous fresh water pink river dolphin. Birders will be entranced as they enjoy colorful toucans, macaws and parrots, as well as dozens of species not seen anywhere else in the world. From graceful stingrays, river otters and giant caiman below you to the tiniest leaf cutter ants and tree frogs, the Amazon Rainforest is your chance to see the incredible natural diversity firsthand.
Amazon Rainforest Tours by Cregor Adventures
Amazon Jungle Tours and Lodges
Cregor Adventures’ jungle lodge tours of the Amazon, located in Peru and Ecuador, give you the flexibility of designing a trip that meets your schedule. Our operators will take you deep into the jungle, where you’ll stay at a comfortable lodge while taking shorter trips to see wildlife, birds or other Amazonian highlights — itineraries are available that anyone, of any age, will enjoy.
Amazon River Cruise Packages
Our small group Amazon River cruises leave from either Iquitos, Peru or Manaus, Brazil. Three, four, seven and eight day trips are available, each of which will take you into the rainforest through various untouched Amazon tributaries. You will see breathtaking orchids in their natural habitat as well as several types of native forests which speak to the region’s incredible biodiversity. On our Brazil tour, you’ll see the famous “meeting of the waters” where the black waters of the Rio Negro converges with the white waters of the Amazon.
International Travelers Welcome
Any international travelers interested in an Amazon rainforest holiday will be happy to know we can arrange transportation to South America from anywhere in the world. Call or email today for more information!
The Amazon Rainforest is changing right before our eyes. At Cregor Adventures, we practice sustainable tourism and work exclusively with local operators who respect the rainforest and the culture of the indigenous people who inhabit it.
Why the Amazon? Why Now?
You may have heard, the Amazon Rainforest is disappearing. We are losing Earth’s greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be gone in less than 40 years.
Did you know:
- The Amazonian Rainforest covers over a billion acres, encompassing areas in Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia and the Eastern Andean region of Ecuador and Peru. If Amazonia were a country, it would be the ninth largest in the world.
- The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the “Lungs of our Planet” because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recyling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest.
- More than half of the world’s estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests. One-fifth of the world’s fresh water is in the Amazon Basin.
- Currently, 121 prescription drugs currently sold worldwide come from plant-derived sources. And while 25% of Western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest ingredients, less than 1% of these tropical trees and plants have been tested by scientists.
- The U.S. National Cancer Institute has identified 3000 plants that are active against cancer cells. 70% of these plants are found in the rainforest. Twenty-five percent of the active ingredients in today’s cancer-fighting drugs come from organisms found only in the rainforest.
Why Choose Cregor Adventures for your Amazon Rainforest Experience?
Cregor Adventures has been traveling to the Amazon since 1995. We have personally cruised on the riverboats in Brazil and Ecuador and visited the Jungle Lodges in Ecuador and Peru on numerous occasions. Importantly, we work closely with our Amazon partners. This relationship allows us to offer you the best itineraries to meet your specific Bucket List destinations.
Believing that protecting our fragile environment is of paramount importance, we partner with companies who are committed to protecting the Rainforest.
We use passionate, professional, indigenous guides. And we include some cultural experiences in all the different tours, whenever possible.
You will truly have the opportunity to enjoy the complete experience of the Amazon when you travel with Cregor Adventures.
Contact Cregor Adventures for Peru, Ecuador and Brazil Amazon Lodge and River Cruise itineraries and pricing.
The Amazon is a beautiful and mysterious place.
We hope you’ll let Cregor Adventures help you unravel just a little bit of her mystery.
A Letter From Frank…
All of the information in this section is very important and offers a great reason to visit the rainforest. In addition, to me, the land also simply offers a wonderful holiday for people of all ages.
We delight in waking up right before sunrise to hear the almost deafening calls of the Howler Monkeys (Peggy thinks they sound like espresso machines!)
The Rainforest continues to awaken with the sounds of birds singing “good morning.”
In the Jungle Lodges, we climb towers to platforms and bridges that take us to the top of the canopy. It is an indescribable feeling to actually look down on the dense forest.
On the Riverboat cruises, we take early morning “panga” rides, enjoying the beauty of the morning. What a delightful way of starting the morning, before returning to a breakfast full of local fruits, breads, along with normal breakfast fare.
In the evening, we take another “panga” ride to enjoy the sunsets, seen only in the rainforest and then at dark to see the red mysterious eyes of a caiman.
Perhaps one of the most memorable aspects of the trip is the enormity of the rainforest and the huge variety of different species, some of which never leave the safety of their own small island in the vast archipelago.
The rainforest is truly a destination unlike any other in the entire world.
I invite you to enjoy it, just as we have.