Peru has 2 main amazon destinations, Puerto Maldonado, located in the south of the country and Iquitos, in the north. Both are rich in biodiversity and have a wide variety of lodges offering different Amazon Tours.
Which is the best one? You will have to consider which species you would like to see, the activities you would like tp do and also how much time you have to spend there. More details below.
Would you like to see how people live in the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon? Would you like to have a close encounter with pink river dolphins? Have you dreamed of being on a luxury river cruise or sleeping in a tree house in the middle of the jungle? These are some of the fantastic options that can be found in Iquitos.
If you have limited time in Peru, Puerto Maldonado is the better option. It takes only a 55 minutes flight from Cusco and you will be there to enjoy the biodiversity of Tambopata National Reserve, located only 30 minutes far from the town. In this part of the Peruvian amazon you are likely to find howler monkeys (famous for the loudest call in the forest), colorful macaws, caimans and insects.
Any of the amazon tours / lodges above can easily be incorporated in a larger Peru itinerary that covers othe amazing destinations of the country. Check out our programs and choose the one of your preference!
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