The Amazon is the biggest, baddest jungle there is. Fo’ real. We make its acquaintance in Puerto Maldonado, head up Tambopata River by boat, stalk into its rainforest under the cover of night (and day) and visit a clay lick. Macaws looove licking clay.
No amount of David Attenborough documentaries can prepare you for the mind-boggling awesomeness of the Amazon Jungle. So switch off your TV, put down your iPad, and channel the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt, one of Darwin’s influences. Google him.
- Your remote jungle lodge is a sweet base to get your nature on. And if your tired legs ever need a bit of TLC, kick back in a hammock and chat to some parrots
- You cheeky little monkey! Not you, silly. We're talking about that primate swinging behind your head. This place is packed full of wildlife, so bring an extra pair of eyes and wallet full of memory cards
- What's better than exploring the Amazon Jungle? Doing it with someone who has the land mapped inside their awesome brain. Jungle guides are super-friggin' awesome
- Roam the Amazon Jungle at night while pretending you're David Attenborough (this adds to the suspense).