Recently named Natural Patrimony of the Earth, the Amazon River and its surroundings are one of the least explored and most attractive territories of Peru, that is, the Amazon jungle with its rainforests and the green mountains of the eyebrow of the jungle. The trip to the different places that this area offers is a challenge that is facilitated by having the necessary services and comforts within reach. Extensive and plentiful rivers, towering waterfalls (such as Gotca, which is the third largest in the world) and primary forests that keep nature intact are the main dish of this trip. Get ready to venture into an unforgettable experience.
The Manu National Park is home to a commendable biodiversity, so much so that biologists and naturists from all over the world spend months of the year investigating the variety of birds and mammals without neglecting the beauty of its flora with an extensive variety of orchids. With more than 2 million hectares and diverse ecological levels ranging from cloud forest and lowland jungle, Manu is wonderful. For some reason, when a Nobel Prize winner in Biology was asked in Seville 2000 what should be preserved on the planet, he answered without thinking twice: Manu.
Tambopata, the river that flows into the Madre de Dios right in the city of Maldonado (capital of the department of Madre de Dios) is home to a series of lodges distributed along its banks. With a biological diversity as extensive as that of Manu, the Tambopata has become a popular destination for those who enjoy nature.
Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, was considered "The Pearl of the Amazon" back in 1920, the time of the rubber boom. It has beautiful buildings among which the Casa de Fierro (built by Gustavo Eiffeld, the same of the Eifeld Tower in Paris) and is the starting point for many excursions that go into the Itaya, Nanay, Momon and Amazon rivers. These excursions are appreciated for the possibility of seeing the pink Amazon dolphin and for touring the areas of Pacaya Samiria, an impressive national park. Iquitos has lodges of all styles, from 5 star lodges with canopy over the flooded jungle, to rustic lodges in the middle of the jungle that invite us to walk through the Amazon jungle.