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Amazon Peru

The Peruvian Southern Amazon is wild and abundant. With 670 bird species, 174 different mammals, 100 species of reptiles and amphibians and around 20,000 different plant species, this is an idyllic location for anyone wishing to be enthralled by Mother Nature.
Ideal as a family holiday, the forests of the Amazon are so rich in flora and fauna that they are one of the most biodiverse pockets of planet Earth. We recommend that you delve into this rainforest - catch a short internal flight to Puerto Maldonado before boarding a motor boat to your lodge.

About the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

During your stay in the rainforest, you will be looked after by a highly knowledgeable local naturalist guide who is based at your lodge. Excursions depend on weather conditions and recent wildlife viewings.

Typically, you might go on an early morning birdwatching trip, an afternoon paddle around the waterways and in the evening you may take to the waterways in search of caiman and nocturnal critters.
A stay in an Amazon lodge is a great way to add variety to your Peru experience. Location is the most important aspect to consider to ensure your wildlife viewing opportunities and experience is maximised.

Where to stay

Lodges are built from local materials and rooms are spacious, clean and practical. There are a couple of lodges offering a more luxurious services (Reserva Amazonica), but it is worth bearing in mind that the more basic and remote lodges tend to have better wildlife viewing...

Top tip

We highly recommend taking a post-supper stroll around the lodge, this is wonderful time to appreciate the vastness of the starry sky while enjoying the strange sounds of the forest at night.


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