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Educational adventures of discovery to Peru for Amazon River boat cruises and rainforest lodges, Cuzco & Machu Picchu. Also travel and tours to Costa Rica, Panama, and the Mundo Maya for groups and independent travelers.

You are welcome to call us anytime at 1-239-992-9660, or email us at travel"at"GoExploring.com

Amazon rainforest canopy walkway at ACTS in Peru
Thank you for visiting. We special in customizing tours to our destinations, so you are welcome to contact us for special itineraries.

Our Amazon tours from Iquitos, Peru, include Amazon Jungle Safaris using premier rainforest lodges for excellent birding and wildlife viewing and experiencing the world's longest Rainforest Canopy Walkway. Our Amazon River Cruises on small ships travel both up and down the Amazon River from Iquitos.

We also explore the Andes in Peru with tours to Machu Picchu and Cuzco (Cusco) and trip extensions to other great destinations in Peru such as Tambopata, Lake Titikaka, Nazca Lines, Nasca, Paracas and the Ballestas Islands. Plus, we customize stays and itineraries in Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, and more.

In addition to educational and culinary tours and travel in Peru, we provide travel packages and custom itineraries in Costa Rica, Panama, and tours to the Mundo Maya (World of the Maya) in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

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Special Tour announcements:

PERU MISTURA: September 2014 (click for more info)
A Cultural and Culinary Exploration in Peru and the 2014 Mistura festival!
Like the Spanish word "mistura", which means mixture, this small group, private tour mixes cultures, cuisines, and geography.

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The unique trip is designed by anthropologist Charlie Strader, President of Explorations. His love and appreciation of Peru’s cultures and food diversity started with travels there in the 1980’s. Having traveled throughout Peru, he wanted to plan a special cultural, natural history, and food-focused itinerary that also included the incredible gastronomy fair in Lima, called Mistura! During cultural adventure, resident guides introduce the cultures of Peru, their environment, history, art and foods. You will experience why National Geographic named Peru the "next Foodie Frontier" in their Best of the World for 2012.

5 Days & 4 Nights, September 6 - 10
mistura peru food tour
This small group tour will still feature some of the best Lima offers. Escorted by a professional Peruvian Chef we will have a full day at the world's largest food festival, called Mistura. You will learn for yourself why Lima is often considered the gastronomical capital of South America. For a nice video overview of Mistura and the foods of Peru, here is a link to a video on VIMEO, called Peruvian Cuisine - a Catalyst for Change.

6 Days & 5 Nights, September 10 - 15
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After the Mistura 2014 Tour in Lima, for a trip extension we will be
exploring along the Pacific Coast of Peru, escorted by anthropologist Charlie Strader and local guides. For travelers, this area may be known best for its incredible archaeology sites, and many have enjoyed it for the beautiful colonial cities, scenic beaches, friendly people, and of course its delicious regional cuisine. We will take advantage of all.

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SPECIAL DEAL: We are currently offering a discount on select 2014 departures of the Amazon River Cruise on the Queen Violeta.

Amazon Cruise Queen Violeta ship
Select departures for the 9-Day itinerary start at only $1,875 USD per person in double cabin, including the Lima-Iquitos-Lima airfare! Estimate $2,400 per person for most 2014 departures.

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Below are popular travel programs and destinations with year-round departures.

ANDEAN INCA EXPLORATION explores the Sacred Valley of the Inca, Cuzco, and includes overnight at magnificent Machu Picchu. The 8-day, cultural adventure offers a great introduction to the colorful Andean peoples, their archaeology, history, environment, cuisine, and handicrafts.

AMAZON JUNGLE SAFARI with overnights in remote and exotic lodges! With expert guides, you travel over 300 miles on the Amazon River and its tributaries. Includes stay at Ceiba Tops Resort and the ACTS field station where you will experience the world’s longest Treetop Canopy Walkway! The premier rainforest lodges provide a relaxing base for excellent birding and wildlife viewing.

AMAZON RIVER CRUISES another great way to explore Amazonia! Three natural history itineraries explore the Amazon River from Iquitos, Peru. Your live-aboard riverboat has air-conditioned cabins with private baths. The varied daily excursions and naturalist guides provide an insightful look at life along the world’s largest river as you travel through the world’s largest rainforest. Our Amazon River Cruises on small river boats travel both up and down the Amazon River from Iquitos.

PERU EXTENSIONS We have packages and custom design travel for other great destinations in Peru such as such as the Amazon Treehouse Lodge, Tambopata Amazon Jungle Lodges, Lake Titikaka, Nazca Lines, Nasca, Paracas, and the Ballestas Islands. Plus, we customize stays and itineraries in Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, and more.

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explore the biodiversity, culture, and varied geography of this beautiful Central America country.

PANAMA EXPLORATIONS explore the canal, biodiversity, cultures, and varied geography of this beautiful Central America country.

FOOD EXPLORATIONS We custom design culinary tours in Peru, Mexico, and Central America.

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Some of the features and aspects that make our explorations such a great travel value include:

• Knowledgeable and professional guides!
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• Well-paced and in-depth tour itineraries!
• "Off the beaten path" discoveries and cultural interactions!
• Small group size and opportunities for personal exploration and reflection!
• Great prices with no hidden costs!
• A strong focus on environmental and cultural education!
• High level of personal service and client satisfaction!
• Concern for local people and the environment with a portion of proceeds returning to areas visited!

We hope you will explore our website! You are welcome to call us anytime at 1-239-992-9660, or email us at travel@GoExploring.com

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