The Mighty Jungle
The lungs of our planet, the Amazon rainforest stretches over 2 million sq mi (5.5 million sq m) of South America. The most biodiverse place on earth, it’s teeming with incredible wildlife, with many species yet to be discovered.
Visiting the Peruvian Amazon
Sixty percent of Peru is covered by the Amazon, and for the most unforgettable Peru Amazon adventure, Good Life Expeditions takes you to a choice of two recommended destinations:
In the north, fly to Iquitos, the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. A gateway to the pristine rainforest, from here we offer Amazon cruises that take you deep into the Amazon jungle, along its waterways. Journey upriver aboard one of the four vessels recommended by Good Life Expeditions. With comfortable accommodation, gourmet food and excellent guiding, this is one of the best ways to experience a Peru Amazon adventure, covering an impressive distance. Each day your expert guide will take you on hikes through terra firma and through the tributaries and ox-bow lakes aboard small canoes. There’s even the chance to go swimming with the famous Amazon pink river dolphins.
In the south, start your Peru Amazon adventure by flying to Puerto Maldonado. Flights are available from Lima and Cusco, making this a great add on to a trip to Machu Picchu. From here you’ll travel by bus and then motorized canoe upriver, slowly leaving civilization behind, to one of our three recommended Amazon lodges. With expert guides you’ll spend each day exploring the rainforest by foot and canoe, in search of the incredible flora and fauna of the jungle. You’ll spot howler monkeys, wild peccaries, sloths, and strange creepy crawlies by night. Keep your eyes peeled along the riverbanks for a sight of the majestic but elusive jaguar!
Explore with Good Life Expeditions
To start planning your unforgettable Peru Amazon adventure, contact us today. Our expert travel team at Good Life Expeditions are ready to advise you on the best options and plan all the logistics for you.
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