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Prices From $625 / £508.125 per person
Dates: January 2019
Capacity: 5 per person
Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado are all must sees when visiting the city as well as experiencing its colourful nightlife.
Rio is famed for its carnival and hosted World Cup Soccer matches in 2014 as well as the Olympic Games in 2016.
You can easily combine a short stay here with a few days in the chic resort of Buzios, the charming colonial town of Parati or the the tropical wilderness of Ilha Grande.
Not only cultural diversity but also an insurpassable biodiversity mean that Brazil will surely delight all your senses.
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Everything was wonderful. Everything was taken care of for us. As soon as we got off the plane, we didn't have to think about a thing. We could just enjoy ourselves and take it all in. The food was amazing - everything was so fresh!
It is definitely difficult to pick one highlight, as the whole trip was pretty spectacular. If I had to pick one, though, it would probably be the squirrel monkeys.
Our guide, Ivan, was able to call over a pack of them, and they were so playful and curious. They reminded us of cats! It was amazing. Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures that are especially great, but that's because we were too focused on watching them live!
Ivan did an outstanding job. His ability to see and hear wildlife in the distance was unreal, but even more outrageous was his ability to actually call the animals to him. Absolutely amazing.
And it was so great they were so accommodating to me, since I am a vegetarian. We became addicted to fish eye chilis, which we learned are only available in that very specific part of the Amazon. Our guide made sure every meal had a chili sauce, since we loved it so much, which was incredible.
During the trip, we hoped that we were actually helping the local communities, and it wasn't just a facade. But we learned that it absolutely wasn't once we got into town. We met an esteemed professor, who focuses on bioethics and conservation, and talked with him for nearly an hour. He taught us a ton about the area, including the benefit of ecotourism in Peru.
This is his choice lodge; he has been going there for years as a stopping point before traveling deep into the Amazon for his research. Knowing that this specific lodge was the choice lodge for someone so deeply concerned about the environment and people, definitely gave us a good feeling.
I found Andean Trails through a responsible tourism website. Once connected with Andean, the team was super helpful and thorough.
We wanted to see animals in the Amazon, and they certainly delivered!
Molly Fay, USA, Aug 2019
» Tambopata Amazon Rainforest Tour, Peru
Too many highlights to mention. Rafting down the Arajuno River; snorkling with giant turtles; having our cycle rides interrupted by sea lions, giant tortoises and marine iguanas, etc etc…There were no low points.
Food: Extremely high standard everywhere- even in “basic” looking places and roadside cafes the quality was much higher than I would have expected
Guides: First class in every respect. Especially Jorge on the mainland (fountain of knowledge), Jan/Angel at Liana (nothing too much trouble), and Tanya on Isabela (who taught the children snorkelling and helped them get over their initial trepidations)
Overall organisation: cannot fault any of it. Tom at Andean was particularly helpful and user-friendly for the prep, and as above all the people on the ground were excellent once we got there.
We wanted to take the children to the Galapagos (they are really into David Attenborough documentaries…). Felt we needed an agency with people “on the ground” if we were going to do something like that. Combination of recommendations and googling led us to Andean for that purpose. We then chose places based on Andean’s recommendations for what would be good to do with children.
Thanks for organising a great holiday and we will definitely recommend you to others.
Paul H, UK, Aug 2019
» Galapagos Island Hopping
Students Study Food Insecurity & Climate Change in Peru University of Edinburgh students and teachers report back from Peru, where they learned how traditional farming techniques could help prevent climate change and reduce food insecurity. The team visited coastal Lima, the Cusco Highlands, and the cloud forest. For Andean Trails and our local team, it was a chance to showcase a side of Peru that many visitors may not see when passing through. It went so well that the University has already signed up its team to another Food Security tour in the spring of 2024. Learning About …
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