The Peruvian travel experience would not be complete without some time spent in the Amazon rainforest, so set off to a jungle lodge and immerse yourself in the wonders of this region’s untouched nature.
If rainforest expeditions conjure images of sleeping in exposed hammocks and washing in the river itself, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There are plenty of ecologically sensitive accommodation options that provide modern comforts whilst also allowing you to be at the centre of this biodiverse paradise. Most lodges offer full board, with excellent meals and a huge variety of included excursions.
See the river’s wildlife from the vantage point of a motorised boat, or paddle yourself down tributaries with an experienced guide. Sit and spot all manner of birdlife from the deck of your room, or venture out on a nighttime tour. Your Destination Expert can pre-book any special experiences so you won’t miss out.
Howler monkeys, Giant river otters and even the elusive jaguar are just a few highlights of the wildlife you might encounter along the way.
Lodges are accessed by flying to Puerto Maldonado. For those not wanting to stay in a lodge, opt for a cruise instead. Choose between 3, 4 or 7 nights aboard comfortable amazon river cruisers, departing from Iquitos in the north of the country.