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.