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The Amazon, Peru

The Amazon, Peru

Natural wonders & ancient tribes

Peruvian Amazon river cruises & tours

Introduction

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.


 

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Top itineraries in The Amazon, Peru

Amazon River, Peru

Amazon Cruise & Sacred Valley of the Incas

13-day tailor-made journey from £7,885 pp incl. flights

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.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Puerto Maldonado

Discover the Amazon, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,535 pp incl. flights

Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.

Top places to stay in The Amazon, Peru

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Puerto Maldonado

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Puerto Maldonado

Contemporary lodge

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.

Delfin I

Delfin I

Luxury cruise ship

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.

Delfin II

Delfin II

Luxury cruise ship

On tailor-made activities – think jungle walks and the chance to swim with dolphins – and riverboat lazes, you’ll experience Amazonia in style.

MV Aria Amazon

Aria Amazon

Luxury cruise ship

Laze down the Amazon, spotting pink dolphins from the comfort of your bed or outdoor Jacuzzi, as you enjoy fine-dining cuisine and exploratory excursions.

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Where to go in The Amazon, Peru

Iquitos & Amazon cruises

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.

Manu National Biosphere Reserve

The Manu rainforest provides one of the world's great wilderness experiences, with incomparable diversity of life forms.

Puerto Malonado

The vibrant frontier city of Puerto Maldonado is located at the juncture of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers and is the best base for exploring the south-eastern jungles of the Tambopata Reserve.

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The Amazon, Peru articles

Aria Amazon

Cruising the Amazon

Far away from Peru’s usual tourist trail, two luxury cruise ships explore seldom-seen stretches of the Amazon basin.

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