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Six Amazing Reasons to Visit the Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most magnificent and unique places on Earth. Where else can you see the macaws in all their glory or spy pink dolphins in their natural habitat?

Peru offers three wonderful springboard points to visit the Jungle – Puerto Maldonado and the nearby Tambopata National Park, Iquitos, the well-known port city, and the protected reserve of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. June through to October are the most popular months as it is the dry season in the jungle. Outside of these months be prepared for lots of rain and even more humidity. Whichever destination you visit, there is no denying that you will have some amazing memories.

Unique wildlife

The wildlife that inhabits the Amazon Jungle in Peru is one of the reasons why many people visit the area. Depending on your destination, you might be able to see capybaras, caimans, turtles, puffins, poison dart frogs, fresh water dolphins, otters, monkeys, macaws, coati, tapir, sloth, toucans, parrots, capuchins, jaguars and more. And don’t forget the colorful Amazonian butterflies and the unusual insects which call this place home. Whether you venture out during the day, or in the evening, there are so many incredible experiences waiting to happen.

Tropical flora

You may be surprised to learn that the Amazon Jungle features a large number of plants with amazing medicinal properties as well as plants that are only found in this part of the world. Did you know over 3,000 species of orchids can be found in the wilds of Peru alone? Jungle treks are great opportunities to explore the flora and learn about the plants and plant remedies such as ayahuasca.

Boat rides

The Amazon River is a huge draw card to the area. As soon as you see it, you can feel its amazing power and understand why explorers have been drawn to the waters for thousands of years. Imagine taking a boat ride up the Amazon River at night on the lookout for caimans? You can even fish in the lagoons or ride on the lakes spotting the myriad of animals in and around the water. Visiting the Amazon Jungle in Peru, these and other amazing adventures, are indeed possible.

Nature walks

Imagine hiking the pristine trails in the Amazon jungle? There are so many fascinating things to see and do; and, if you are lucky, you may even spot a monkey or two. There is just no better way to connect with nature than a relaxing ethno-botanical walk. This bio-diverse area is a treat for all the senses, and don’t forget those fabulous sunsets which are not to be missed.

Eco-friendly accommodation

The jungle offers a fantastic array of lodgings, many of which cater for eco-friendly tourists. They are often located directly in the jungle habitat, allowing the local fauna to venture close to your door. Jungle huts with mosquito nets and traditional set dinner menus are the norm for those visiting the Selva. And all accommodation offers nearby access to expeditions, hikes and boat rides as part of the remarkable jungle experience.

Fun experiences

Do you like action and adventure? How would you like to zoom through the jungle on a zip line or kayak down the river? Would you like to visit a Manatee Rescue Center or learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous population of the jungle area? Perhaps you would like to try your hand at fishing in a lagoon or undertake a canopy walk? These are all experiences that you will not forget in a hurry.

Seemingly endless and naturally beautiful, a trip to the Amazon Jungle or a ride down the Amazon River is unlike anything else. Tours can be arranged to suit your timetable and your budget. Contact Perú InsideOut for more information.

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