The largest parrot in the world, the Scarlet Macaw measures 80cm (33 inches) from beak to tail. The birds can be found from southern Mexico to Peru. Their strong hooked beaks are well adapted to breaking hard nuts and fruits found in the rainforest, some of which are toxic enough to kill other animals. They ingest large amounts of clay, which is thought to neutralize plant poisons. In fact, in the Peruvian Amazon hundreds of macaws and other parrots descend to exposed river banks to consume clay on an almost daily basis. Take seven seconds and get to know this one.
Amazing things happen on this big blue planet of ours every day, and when they do, G Adventures is there to capture them. “Your Planet in 7 Seconds” is a mini-feature to showcase those wild, weird, and wonderful things. Just give us seven seconds and we’ll show you the world!
G Adventures runs a number of departures encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips to Peru here.