Traveling to the Amazon?
River Cruise or Jungle Lodge?
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Myths & Mountains, multi-award winning tour operator to Latin America and Asia, reveal the questions they ask travelers about travel to the Amazon. Each question informs the travel planners at Myths and Mountains whether guests are better suited to a lodge stay or a river cruise.
- Is your Amazon fantasy set in a jungle lodge or on a river cruise?
- Does your Amazon adventure include waking up to the sounds of exotic birds?
- Is your vacation schedule flexible?
- Do you like activity by day and comfort at night?
- Is seeing a variety of wildlife your top priority?
- Do you enjoy walks on your own?
- Do you enjoy knowing the details of what you’re seeing and where you’re going?
- Is this your “splurge trip”?
Myths recommends a minimum of a five-day experience in the Amazon for ample time to explore the jungle. A cruise travels to several areas that are quite far apart, providing the opportunity to see different flora and fauna and even spot big cats like the jaguar.
Cruises have specific departure dates and times for their three-and-four-night or longer trips, so schedules must mesh with the boat’s timetable. Most rainforest lodges have flexible schedules.
The lodges Myths and Mountains suggest are deep in the rainforest in a national park or reserve. Rooms have screened windows that can be opened to allow all the sounds of the jungle–chirping of insects, and musical birdsongs. A lodge gives an authentic experience of the jungle where guests fall asleep to the sounds of nature.
Both lodges and cruises offer organized group hikes, but lodges allow guests more independence. Guests are free to go for a walk any time in designated areas or on trails. Hikes on a cruise or from a lodge are usually no longer than two hours, so any reasonably fit person can do them. Be prepared to deal with heat and humidity and take plenty of insect repellant!
Guides on boats and at the lodges used by Myths and Mountains are experts with scientific knowledge, years of experience, and good language skills. They speak English, Spanish, and often another language.
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About Myths and Mountains
Veteran adventurer Dr. Antonia Neubauer founded Myths and Mountains in 1988 to foster intimate cross-cultural experiences and offer tours designed to take travelers to the very heart of the places they visit. The company’s mission to provide handcrafted, experiential journeys has created a solid place for Myths and Mountains in the adventure travel industry. They were named as Trusted Travel Experts on the 2017 Wendy Perrin WOW List; Allie Almario is the WOW expert for Ecuador and the Galapagos, while Dr. Neubauer is the WOW expert for Bhutan, Nepal and now Myanmar. Dr. Neubauer has also been Condé Nast Traveler’s Nepal and Bhutan Top Travel Specialist since 2011. Achievements: “Ultimate Adventure Outfitters From Around the Globe” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2010; “50 Tours of a Lifetime” – National Geographic Traveler, 2013 and 2015. Myths and Mountains was presented the 2015 Legacy in Travel Philanthropy Award from Tourism Cares.
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