The glory of the Peruvian Amazon 10

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Similar to my post and video about the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, I didn’t get a chance to see the Amazon during my RTW trip in 2009, so when I got my schedule for my trip a few months ago with Cox & Kings, I was excited to get a chance to see the Amazon for the first time.

Although I had a really great time on my couple days there, I literally feel like I only scratched the surface, which is probably the feeling you should have after spending a very limited amount of time in a very small part of the massive Amazon rain forest.

This limited taste was just what I needed to get inspired to head back at some point, hopefully in the semi-near future, to do a lot more there. Given my environmental bent and my love for boats and river transportation, I can see a multi-week journey in my future.

In the meantime, I hope  you like this video I did about my time in the Peruvian Amazon, and if you do, I would really appreciate it if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am trying to get to 500 subscribers by the end of the year and have a ways to go. Thanks!


This trip was sponsored by Cox & Kings and Prom Peru, but the opinions (and photos and videos) are my own.


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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

10 thoughts on “The glory of the Peruvian Amazon

    • Michael Hodson Post author

      Wish I could have gotten more footage of them. They were a LONG ways off from us, so barely could get anything useable with them in it.

      More reason to go back though.

  • Rebecca

    amazing! thanks so much for showing this video and the effort to create it! I am so inspired to see this beautiful jungle now!

  • Andy

    Incredible video amigo. I love the way you captures life in the Amazon. It has been high up on my list for some time to get down there. I’d love to visit the Andean region.

  • Bram | Travel. Experience. Live.

    Unlike most of the travel videos out there, yours are really well edited. I’m loving them! And I’m slightly jealous as well 😉

  • Suzanne Fluhr

    We visited Peru on our pre-nuptial honeymoon in 1982. Our last stop was a “lodge” in the Peruvian Amazonas region several hours down river from Iquitos. Talk about a “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” experience. Your video brought back some wonderful memories. Coincidentally, my latest blog post is about that very trip after I finally had our slides digitized so I could share some photos—inexpert for sure, but the material is so evocative that it was difficult to take a really poor photo—-even with a Kodak Instamatic!

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