Peruvian Amazon river cruises & tours
Much is predicated on the world’s largest – and second longest – river. Superlatives aside, it’s the author of continent-spanning jungles, myriad wildlife, secretive tribes and even one fifth of the very oxygen we breathe.
Amazon river cruises
The best way to see it all is on a river cruise, watching as dense banks animate in flurries of nature’s activity. Stop off for visits to tribal communities, treks under its sun-defying canopy and skiff excursions to get up close to its unique flora and fauna. However, unbridled by borders, it’s often difficult to choose your Amazonian destination. While Brazil’s great swathes grab headlines, its headwaters in Peru are relatively untouched by deforestation and a favourite for wildlife. Expect brightly coloured parrots, primate calls and river turtles – unsurprising considering that over 400 new animal species have been discovered across Amazonia since 2010.
Amazon luxury lodges
If a river cruise isn't for you, there's also the chance to explore this remarkable region from dry land, with a stay at a luxury lodge. With the option of motorboat transfers bringing you out to accommodation hidden deep in the rainforest, this is the chance to get right in among a particular area of the Amazon, getting to know its local inhabitants and heading out on expert-led excursions along tiny tributaries and undisturbed jungle trails. Speak to our Peru specialists to discuss the available options.
Top itineraries in The Amazon, Peru
Introduce yourself to Peru’s colonial tapestry with its capital before delving further into the country’s rich history with Machu Picchu – the enigmatic poster child for the Sacred Valley’s lost Incan cities and stunning geography.
Top places to stay in The Amazon, Peru
Set in a private reserve on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, surrounded by the vast expanses of the Amazon Rainforest, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica offers its guests one of Peru's finest ecotourism experiences.
Accommodating just four luxury suites, you’ll dine on fine Peruvian cuisine and enjoy boutique hospitality as you explore one of the Amazon’s best-preserved stretches.
On tailor-made activities – think jungle walks and the chance to swim with dolphins – and riverboat lazes, you’ll experience Amazonia in style.
Where to go in The Amazon, Peru
Iquitos is the principal town in Peru's jungle region. A pleasant tropical city, it is accessible only by air or river and thus maintains the feel of a frontier town.
The Manu rainforest provides one of the world's great wilderness experiences, with incomparable diversity of life forms.
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