Peru Amazon tours

Peru amazon tours offers amazing opportunities for amazon jungle and exotic encounters. From the comfort of the tourist lodges, amazon animals  in Manu or Iquitos to exciting amazon river trips around Puerto Maldonado, in this place you can experience firsthand the wildlife of the rainforest more easily than in any other country in the edge of the Amazon. Not far from Iquitos is the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, a very distant and incredibly beautiful region that is one of the least visited parts of the Peruvian jungle; in the south is the newly created Zone Tambopata incorporating 600,000 hectares plus high Tambopata Candamo River and its tributaries, which contain some of the endangered rainforest animals and species of flora and exciting world fauna.

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3 Jungle destinations in Peru Amazon

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ew countries are as amazing, as forbidden and as diverse as Peru. The third largest country in South America, with 1,285 square kilometers, is more than five times larger than the United Kingdom, twice the size of the city of Texas and is one sixth the size of Australia. It is found in the tropics, south of the equator, three strikingly different geographical areas stand out: the arid Pacific coast, the rugged Andes mountain range and a large portion of the Amazon basin. Peru is home to innumerable ecosystems and has a spectacular variety of wildlife. It is one of a dozen countries in the world considered ‘megadiverse’. Wildlife enthusiasts find a rainbow of birds in Peru, as well as camelids, freshwater dolphins, butterflies, jaguars, anacondas, macaws and goggles, to name a few. In recent years, some positive measures are being taken to help protect the environment of the Amazon of Peru. For example, the Peruvian government and private interests within the tourism industry have come together to develop sustainable travel projects in the Amazon. It is a member of the Amazon River Declaration, which requires environmental safeguards to guarantee biodiversity and the development of tourism strategies that combat rural poverty and stimulate sustainable regional development in the Amazon.

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You will also find a number of Peru amazon tours from cusco that include a visit to a macaw clay lick in Tambopata or surf the Amazon river tributaries.

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TAMBOPATA TOURS

Puerto Maldonado is a jungle city: Once you are in Puerto Maldonado, visit Tambopata national reserve with attractions like: Macaw Clay lick and Sandoval lake

  • By plane: from Lima and Cusco
  • By Land:  from Cusco and Puno

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MANU TOURS

If you are in Cusco  and want to visit the Peru Amazon rainforest  you have two options to go:

  • Manu: to get to manu you can go by van o shared small plane not available daily to “Manu national park”
  • Puerto Maldonado:  To get to this city you have to take a bus or airplane  daily departures

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PACAYA SAMIRIA TOURS

Iquitos is a jungle city: Once you are in this city, visit the Pacaya Samiria national reserve with particular attractions like: Pink Dolphins, manatees and more

  • By plane: From Lima only
  • By land:  There is no access by land
  • By river:  From Pucallpa (Peru) long journey to get there not popular

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Puerto Maldonado city

The city of Puerto Maldonado is located within Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru. It is the main city to be able to access the jungle of the south of the Peruvian Amazon. It is located on the edge of the river Madre de Dios, and the tambopata river. It stands out mainly for being the starting point to all the excursions to be made in the reserve of Tambopata that extends through the savannah and the tropical jungle.

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Manu Park

Manu National Park has its main access through Cusco and is divided mainly into three areas: the zone of restricted use where only investigations can be made in its intact forests and native communities; the reserved zone is for recreation and research; and the cultural zone that is where the population generally inhabits existing greater cultural intervention

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Iquitos region

Iquitos is a Peruvian jungle city and is the gateway to the jungle tribes of the north of the Amazon. conformed its rustic houses on stilts that border the Itaya river. Some of its buildings have European influence dating from the boom in rubber production in the region of the early twentieth century. It is the access point to the nature reserve of Pacaya Samiria and known for its expeditions in cruises

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Peru Amazon activities

There are a variety of Peru amazon rainforest toursand packages on offer. Many of the tours include some tour activities of adventure, whether in a lagoon trekkingkayaking in the waters of wildlife in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. You will also find a number of Peru amazon tours from cusco that include a visit to a macaw clay lick in Tambopata or surf the Amazon river tributaries. Peru’s Amazon jungle is accessible overland from other countries in South America.

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Peru Northerm Amazon

From Brazil, you can take the boat ride down the Amazon from Manaus to Iquitos; This is a journey of one day that if you are ready for a memorable experience. The Amazon Basin in Peru has immense size and impenetrability which has long been protected from the outside world. Remote tribes still exist in its depths and not yet listed plants grow in tropical mist. In fact, more types of plants bloom in one hectare here than in any European country. And fauna, totally pristine. Exploitation of the abundant natural resources of the forest, either oil or wood, threatens to irreversibly damage. For now, however, this desert is still a paradise for adventure seekers. It is an excellent opportunity for observing wildlife, hiking in the untamed forest and the life of the scandalous city unlike anything you will experience elsewhere in Peru.

Peru Amazon territory

Peru Amazon jungle have more than half a million square kilometers Peru territorry, it is in turn one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. More than 66% of Peru is covered by jungle forest or amazon rainforest, only 3 per cent is arable land and about 21 percent have permanent pasture. The coast is an unusually dry desert; east of the Andes, the Amazon rainforest stretches thousands of miles beyond Peru to the Atlantic Ocean

Peru Western Amazon

  • Only the Amazon jungle of Peru contains almost two-thirds of its territory but has a small fraction of the population that remains outside the reach of the coastal markets of Peru, and even here the oil and timber companies, coca farmers and settlers often They are considered closest to Brazil and Colombia. Coming from Brazil in western Amazonia, there is a relatively simple input bus along the paths of the jungle to Puerto Maldonado in southeastern Peru; From here you can go by road or fly to Cusco and Lima

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Animals of Peru Amazon

1 GIANT OTTER Manu and Tambopata National Park remains the best place with a large population of giant otters endangered, a carnivorous mammal that can reach nearly 2 m in length. They can be quite territorial and aggressive. They build large camps, clearing large amounts of vegetation. They build dens, which are holes dug on the banks of lakes or rivers. Many can be seen by Cocha Juárez area and Sandoval Lake. 2 JAGUAR: The jaguar is the main predator of the Peru Amazon jungle are at the top of the food chain. They are a major attraction in Manu, Tambopata and Iquitos, regularly see on the riverbanks in our tours. 3 CLAY LICKS: Not only humans know how to use the medicine. Some mammals have the strange habit of eating clay: it neutralizes the toxins produced by fungi found in fruits they eat. Animals that are known to eat clay, the most famous is the tapir, the largest mammal in the Amazon. Other animals that use clay are small rodents and deers. In the Amazon jungle tours Peru, you can visit many of these places

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Amazon descendant people

Peru’s Amazon rainforest is home to over 150 indigenous tribes and their members live throughout the reserve. Some are remote groups that still live in the traditional way. Mashco Piro remote tribe recently watched from a boat, and one attacked him with arrows. The tribes typically live in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, it is known that for reasons of modernity invading their land forces them to look for a new place to live closer to the settlements in the Rio Alto Madre de Dios.

Manu and Iquitos

Manu National Park In more than 20,000 km2, this vast Peru nature reserve is larger than many countries. It is also the most fiercely protected wilderness area of ​​Peru, with 80% off-limits to outsiders. What you may see in this place is fantastic: this is one of the best places on earth to see wildlife. * National Reserve Pacaya-Samiria In this Peru natural resereve located in Iquitos you can see manatees and dolphins also beautiful gray, piranhas, giant river otters and rare river turtles. That does not even include the prized birds found in the reserve macaws, tanagers, parrots and, of course, Martin Amazonian fisherman.

Iquitos, Puerto maldonado

The best way to visit these places is to take a cruise meanders from the nearby Iquitos, traveling along beaches and coves, and remote human settlements visit. If the houses in the vicinity of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado feel a little too urban for you, Tambopata river within the limits of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park in southern Amazonas offers extravagant opportunities to observe wildlife: from capybaras up species of wild pigs, to a distant colpa dense clay attracting groups macaws on the banks of the Tambopata river, you can see also one of the rarest birds in the Amazon called Punk chicken. This huge wild chicken with a blue face and a crest on its head makes a very unusual sight. Known as the Hoatzin, these creatures striking aspect are as big as a pheasant, but have their own punk style.

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No roads to Iquitos

Embrace the chaos of Iquitos It is the largest city that even today can not be reached by road, the city of Iquitos is home to half a million people, legions of motorcycle taxis grunting (motorcycles, taxis, auto rickshaw), floating markets and some priceless examples of architecture rubber along one of the most famous rivers in the world, the Amazon river. It may not be a very wooded town but is a necessary experience in the Peru jungle.  If you were looking for a particularly exciting Amazon experience test a golf course with nine holes on the outskirts of the jungle city of Iquitos. In addition to obtaining the highly unusual experience of playing golf in the middle of the jungle, the 4th hole offers the thrill of playing on an island surrounded by piranhas.

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Manu National Park To go for an Amazon jungle tours Peru people have to go through three climatic that cross from the Andean highlands to the cloud forest mist shrouded the lower slopes en route to the depths of the forest in the Manu National Park, the best adventure Amazon areas. Manu has long been better protected nature park in Peru, brimming with opportunities to see legendary creatures of the jungle as the anaconda, tapir, thousands of macaws, lakes clay with their colors and the jaguar. In this deep forest, the tribes live as they have for centuries, with little contact with the outside world.

Manu National Park

Manu National Park To go for an Amazon jungle tours Peru people have to go through three climatic that cross from the Andean highlands to the cloud forest mist shrouded the lower slopes en route to the depths of the forest in the Manu National Park, the best adventure Amazon areas. Manu has long been better protected nature park in Peru, brimming with opportunities to see legendary creatures of the jungle as the anaconda, tapir, thousands of macaws, lakes clay with their colors and the jaguar. In this deep forest, the tribes live as they have for centuries, with little contact with the outside world.

Pacaya Samiria National Park

The largest national park Pacaya Samiria National Peru is home to weird and wonderful creatures that are rarely seen elsewhere: Amazonian manatees, pink dolphins, caimans reach 6 meters and giant river turtles. Being right here is a challenge: this park is a day trip by boat from the nearest cities. But unlike other peruvian amazon tours in a reserve, this is really a walk on the wild side. Transportation is by reedbeds, no sophisticated shelters and shaking you have to spend several days to see one of the best pure natural tides.

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Exploring the Amazon Peru amazon is a place to experience the wildlife and tribal peoples. It varies and changes dramatically from the eastern slopes of the Andes to slide deeper into the Peru amazon rainforest, which extends to the Atlantic. All this itinerary takes a month, or may be divided by region into segments of one or two weeks. The most popular tour begins in Cuzco and heads Manu area, the size of a small country, but with jungle kingdoms. Another option is to fly from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado amazon and relax in a bungalow with a thatched roof overlooking either along the Madre de Dios River, the entrance to the enchanting Lake Sandoval, or along the Tambopata River, where a national reserve protects one of the largest macaw clay lick.

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The least rainy season in Peru amazon is (from July and August) is traditionally the best time to return to Cuzco by land, although the paving of this road means that you can do throughout the year. Or change its approach to the northern jungle. The easiest way is to fly from Lima to Pucallpa, stay in a cabin or bungalow in the near Yarinacocha. The beautiful oxbow lake is surrounded by tribal villages. You can visit some of these, including matriarchal Shipibo village, famous for its pottery. Pucallpa and Iquitos By land stalwarts travelers can choose to reach Pucallpa from Lima through the settlement of San Ramon and the tiny village of Puerto Bermudez, the strength of the largest Amazonian tribe of Peru, the Ashaninka. From Pucallpa, start the classic slow trip down the Ucayali River to the north. Iquitos The world’s largest city without road access! This capital of the northern Peru amazon has a floating market and a busy port, where you can have a more comfortable Peru amazon river cruise in a national park in Peru, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve via Lagunas. It is also tempting to float to Brazil through the triple border area. it is best to fly if your time is limited; if not, lose for weeks on an epic journey along the river and the road through the jungle terrain.

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