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A Must-See Peruvian Phenomenon

Epic Wildlife Adventure Includes Rare Gathering of 1,000 Macaws in Amazon This Fall with Wild Planet Adventures

Macaws

Rare and exotic wildlife viewing specialist Wild Planet Adventures announces a Peru & Galapagos Ultimate Wildlife expedition this fall combining peak coinciding seasonal wildlife events with world-class cultural experiences,” says Josh Cohen, company director.

This wildlife adventure targets a September-October phenomenon in the Peruvian Amazon that brings upwards of 1,000 birds at a time to the world’s largest macaw and parrot clay lick at the Tambopata National Reserve.  “It’s also the peak of the dry season in the Galapagos, which means penguins and sea lions are at their most active, fur seals are mating and Giant tortoises are laying their eggs, said Cohen. “At the same time, there are dramatically fewer tourists at Machu Picchu, and the world’s largest macaw and parrot clay lick in the Amazon is at its peak with five species of macaws and 15 species of parrots and parakeets transforming the clay into a shifting kaleidoscope of pulsing blues, greens, reds and yellows. The fall Galapagos / Peru combination is truly one of nature’s greatest events, and a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure for any lover of wildlife.”

Mother and Daughter Observing Wildlife

Wild Planet is offering discounts of up to 15 percent off select Galapagos Ultimate Wildlife Cruises when combined with Peru. While the Galapagos is well known as one of the world’s premier wildlife viewing destinations, many people don’t know that the #1 park in the world for biodiversity is Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon, with an astounding 200 species of mammals.  The combination of Peru and the Galapagos is the perfect showcase for Wild Planet Adventure’s wildlife expertise, with exclusive activities such as floating silently downriver at dawn to see jaguar on a “Jaguar Kayak Float“ and exclusive excursions to see pygmy marmoset, the worlds smallest –and cutest– primate.

Discounts on 8-day/7-night cruises in the Galapagos on environmentally friendly, first class 20-passenger yachts are available Aug 25-Sept 1, Sept 22-29, Sept 29- Oct 6, Oct 6-13, Oct 13-20, Oct 27-Nov 3, and Nov 3-10with savings of up to $682 per person, double.  The cruise can be before or after a Peru Ultimate Wildlife 13-Day Adventure that combines the best of Peru: the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu, and up to two Amazonian biosphere reserves, Tambopata and Manu, where Wild Planet’s guests can experience more wildlife sightings than guests of other tour companies because of their exclusive wildlife activities.

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About Wild Planet Adventures
The expert wildlife guides of Wild Planet Adventures go the extra mile to explore remote wildlife habitat and study wildlife patterns in destinations not often accessible to the general public. Thanks to the company’s comprehensive itineraries that balance diverse and complex ecosystems and habitats, guests enjoy wildlife and game viewing that is carefully aligned with animals’ seasonal, daily and nocturnal migrations. It’s a beautiful Peruvian phenomenon.

Following a philosophy that interacting with nature has the power to transform lives, tours are conducted in Africa, Belize, Borneo, Brazil, Costa Rica, Galapagos, India, Laos, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Thailand and Zambia. Wild Planet Adventures is recognized by top publications in the travel industry for its itineraries that combine intimate encounters with wildlife and local culture.

For a more information and a complimentary 2013 catalog call toll-free 1.800.990.4376, or e-mail: trips@wildplanetadventures.com. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.wildplanetadventures.com/.