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Where to go in June

April 2, 2019

With winter coming, it is that time of the year where we crave a getaway to a warmer climate. The issue is, as always…where to go? At Contours Travel we can help. So check out our three recommendations to escape the winter blues this June.

The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest isn’t necessarily known as a tourist hotspot. But trust us, for wildlife enthusiasts, it is heaven on earth. June is the low-water season in this part of the world, which gives travellers an excellent chance to spot rare creatures like jaguars, tapir and pink river dolphins.  Also, for those who think mosquitoes are their worst enemy, do not worry because they won’t be as abundant as they would at other times of the year.

You might be wondering where in the Amazon you should go as it is a large region. In fact, it encompasses nine countries! And you will experience it differently from country to country. So whether you prefer a deluxe river cruise, rustic and remote lodge or even an exotic treehouse, we’ve got the right option for you!

The Galapagos Islands

June is a busy month for migrant species both in the sea and sky. If you are a fan of Humpback whales or bird-watching activities, this is the time of the year you should be buying your tickets, especially because we have great offers!

Oh, and that is not all, it is the end of the mating season and the beginning of nesting season for the Galapagos giant tortoise, which is the largest living species of tortoises of the planet. It is certainly one of the best places to travel in June!

Cuzco, Peru

June is the height of the dry season and the ideal time to visit Machu Picchu. Though the altitude can be a bit hard for some, start your tour in the perfect climate of the Sacred Valley to acclimatise.

Also, on the 22nd of June 2020, Cuzco hosts Inti Raymi, the second-largest festival in South America. It’s held to honour the winter solstice and the Inca god of the sun, with colourful celebrations and parades held throughout the city.