The Amazon River Basin covers much of South America with parts in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia among others. Mostly inaccessible by road, travel to the Amazon rainforest is an adventure in itself. A combination of small planes, buses, trucks, boats and dugout canoes are used for Amazon tours to set the tone for an amazing wildlife experience. But situated in these hard to reach areas are a variety of jungle lodges, research stations and small villages that offer an exciting travel experience available nowhere else.
Visit our Amazon River Cruises page for interactive route maps and deckplans, and for more wildlife photos and guides.
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and sea travel, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique once-in-a-lifetime cruise – including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there – after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The “lost city of the Incas” will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.
Highlights: Take in mountain views on the scenic train to Machu Picchu, explore the Pacaya–Samiria National Reserve—the largest national park in Peru, spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River, explore ancient ruins off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley, visit local villages and a Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op.
Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)
Strange how a country that’s literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isn’t it? Stranger still considering how amazing Ecuador is. This 8-day trip shows off its best, rolling natural wonders (the Amazon!), stunning landscapes (the Ecuadorian highlands!), rich culture (Quito!) and active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding and mountain-biking everywhere you look. Good on its own, this trip also makes an ideal add-on to any Galápagos trip. (Trust us. It’s worth the time.)
Highlights: Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay, witness Andean scenery, soak in the hot springs of Baños, shop the Otavalo market
Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Amazon Riverboat Adventure & Machu Picchu Explorer (PXIIA)||16 days||Comfort||Upgraded||
|Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)||8 days||Classic||Standard||