Amazon Tours

A place that is larger than life, the Amazon comprises half of the world’s remaining rainforest, whilst the Amazon River is the second longest in the world.
Home to more species of wildlife per square kilometre than its African or Asian counterparts, the Amazon rainforest is positively humming with life. Butterflies the size of birds, brightly coloured Macaws, comical Toucans and an array of cheeky monkeys frequent the tree tops, whilst Anacondas, Coatis, Capybara and Jaguars are among the lowland neighbours. Add to that 2.5 million species of insects and you can understand why an Amazon Jungle tour would be an experience of a lifetime.
Navigating the River is by far the most popular way to tour the Amazon. As well as being a convenient way to travel it is also very rewarding. You may be greeted by one of the enigmatic pink river dolphins, locals will wave excitedly as you cruise past and enormous trees will stand sublime on the river banks welcoming you to your Lodge.
Whether enjoying a Peruvian Amazon tour in Puerto Maldanado, Manu or Iquitos, a Bolivian tour in Rurrenabaque, a Brazilian tour in Manaus or an Ecuadorian tour in the remote Kapawi region, you won’t be disappointed. You may choose a luxury Amazon River tour on-board a first-class cruiser or stay in one of our chosen community run, eco-friendly lodges. Either way, you will get up close and personal with this enigmatic part of the world.
See below our suggested itineraries designed by our specialist team.  Choose one of these or alter to design your own journey. 
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Spend 3 nights at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge. Enjoy a luxurious experience, a magnificent view of Lake Garzacocha and a wide variety of exciting excursions.

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Refugio Amazonas is ideal for science enthusiasts, soft adventurers and families; located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. 

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Articles On Amazon

Why Is The Amazon So Important?

Posted on Mon, 12 Dec 2016

The Amazon rainforest is a wondrous and beautiful place, full of mighty rivers and lush green trees. But, beneath its glossy green exterior, it’s working hard to provide the world with countless benefits. Without the Amazon the entire world’s climates would be thrown off, the atmosphere would be polluted with billions of tonnes of CO2, 10% of the world’s biodiversity …


The Mysteries of The Amazon River

Posted on Sun, 02 Oct 2016

We have all heard about the mighty Amazon River, however there is still a lot of mystery surrounding this natural wonder. From it’s sheer length, majestic surrounding forests, rich and terrifying biodiversity, and unusual scientific history, this is definitely one of the most interesting rivers in the world. This is why we have put together this list of 10 mysteries of …


Fascinating Facts About the Amazon River

Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Learn all about the mightiest river in the world and one of the most popular destinations in South America, with these 10 Fascinating Facts About the Amazon River South America’s Amazon ecosystem is often described as ‘larger than life’ and indeed it comprises the most expansive rainforest in the world, home to the second-longest river on earth. Combined, they spawn …


THE AMAZON: My Number One Family Holiday Destination

Posted on Fri, 01 Apr 2016

I admit, I’m not a flop and drop kind of traveller, I like to ride the road less travelled and I go out of my way to avoid tourist traps, I don’t mind a long bus ride or a sleepless night to get to the far reaches of this planets most incredible locations and since my kids were big enough …


Chris’s Tailor made journey through South America – Part 4 The Spectacular Wildlife of the Amazon

Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2016

A client testimonial by Chris Drieberg on his tailor made trip through South America. Day 17, the 25th, after a 5.30am breakfast we hiked through the heart of the amazing and rugged Amazon witnessing the audio and visual spectacle of the wild, seeing fauna and flora, varied bird life, monkeys, colourful butterflies and all that the Amazon had to offer. Ending up in …


How to (not) rough it in the Amazon

Posted on Tue, 22 Dec 2015

An Amazon cruise in style – by Greg Carter So, The Amazon is supposed to be about sleeping in hammocks, raging rivers, giant horror movie sized insects, alligators, jaguars, tropical diseases – you name it, we have all heard the stories, both tall and true. Hey, the Amazon is no picnic to the traveller – but you can certainly make …


Exploring the Brazilian Amazon

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015

We boarded the Amazon Clipper form a small pier outside Manaus. The boat was small but had a great communal feel. It was to be our home for the next three days as we left the metropolis that was Manaus and set off into the labyrinth of waterways on the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers.


Special Amazon Family Holiday

Posted on Sat, 11 Apr 2015

Amazon Adventures Now Child’s Play With Chimu Forget the zoo and leave the theme parks behind – next school holidays shock the neighbours and take your family on the adventure of a lifetime to the Amazon Basin, where the kids can fish for piranhas, eat grubs with the natives and explore the world’s largest rainforest. “Every day is a massive …


Amazon Reviews

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting place to visit We recently spent 3 nights in the Amazon with Chimu staying at Refugio Amazonas. The accomodation was excellent and very natural, with the whole place being open and feeling like you were living in the jungle (but with the luxuries!). The treks were good due to having a fantastic guide who spotted most of it for us - far away largely so needed to use his telescope for viewing/photos. Very muddy and sweaty place as humidity was 80% and no clothes washing service at the hotel. We have since spoken to travellers who went into the Amazon from different places/countries and saw a lot more of the wildlife than we did (especially jaguars) - so if thinking of visiting the Amazon make sure you check online the best place to do it from. We went from Peru (flew from Cusco) as fitted in with our schedule - but may not be the best place to do from perhaps?
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Queen Violeta Amazon Cruise Fantastic adventure that was well paced and provided a great variety of experiences with an excellent guide. Wildlife viewing opportunities were plentiful and cultural experiences were authentic.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fond memories of Refugio Amazonas We stayed at Refugio Amazonas in Peru. The setup and service were excellent considering the remoteness of the place. Our guide, Luis Chipa, was very genuine and worked very hard for us. All the staff offered excellent service. The food was exceptional given its remoteness of the place. At the time I found the muddy trails, rain and humidity challenging. Now looking back bizarrely I liked the experience!
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Napo wildlife centre, ecuador Truly amazing in all respects -just the getting there is fantastic. Place ran like clockwork - a great effort by the local community. Very few mozzies, no leeches, quite mild, wonderful wildlife including the giant otters. Way exceeded expectations.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic experience The Ecopark accommodation was excellent. Our tourguide Marco was very knowledgeable and made all of the tours very interesting. All meals were good with plenty of variety.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paradise in the Amazon We stayed at Tamapata Research Centre. Wildlife was at your door step. Lodge was very comfortable, food excellent. Just don't book when a school trip is going.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic trip !!! The Amazon was a highlight of my trip to South America. Amazon Refugio was amazing and Julian our guide made the whole experience very memorable.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic
Date published: 2016-10-28
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