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An early morning excursion lets you watch the sun rise over the Rio Madre de Dios.

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The Anaconda walk at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica crosses six rope bridges through the treetops (about 10 storeys high).

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Paddling small wooden boats through jungle rivers offers an intimate and unforgettable experience.

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A white caiman in Peru.

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Keep your camera ready on a ride through the Tambopata Reserve, a sanctuary for some of the Amazon’s most endangered creatures.

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The Amazon pulsates with birdlife and we see hoatzins thrashing around in the bushes.

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More than 200 birds – parrots, parakeets and macaws – gather at the clay lick for breakfast.

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Hacienda Concepcion, set deep in the jungle, offers guests a wilder Amazon experience.

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