Amazon Rainforest

Amazon River Cruises



Iquitos, the Capital of the Peruvian Amazon, is localized on the left bank of the Amazon River, in northeastern Peru. This is surely the best starting point for your cruise on the upper Amazon River, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Cruising the Amazon River, the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by water flow, is probably the most mystique way to explore the surrounding rainforest, looking out for its animals hidden in the densely green flora and definitely an once in a lifetime adventure on any traveler’s list.


The rainforest near Iquitos is home to an astonishing biodiversity of fauna and flora. The Peruvian jungle is home to an abundant and varied wildlife. The countless lakes, swamps and water holes area are refuge for 130 types of mammal, 330 bird species - and an as-yet unknown number of reptile and amphibian species. Some of the attractions of the area all of which are endangered species include the huge river turtle, the manatee, the pink river dolphin, the giant river otter, the black caiman and the paiche - the largest freshwater fish species on Earth.





Manú National Park is a biosphere reserve and since 1987 a World Heritage Site. Because of its topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world. Overall, more than 15,000 species of plants are found in Manú, and up to 250 varieties of trees have been found in a single hectare. The reserve is a destination for birdwatchers from all over the world, as it is home to over 1000 species of birds. The Manú National Park has also a very rich wildlife. Larger species of the lowland forests include jaguar, puma, ocelot, giant otter, giant armadillo, brown-throated sloth, Brazilian tapir and capybara. There are 14 species of monkeys, 222 species of mammals and 1307 species of Butterflies.


Tambopata National Reserve is a nature reserve in the Peruvian Amazon Basin south of the Madre de Dios River in Tambopata Province. The forests adjacent to the rivers Heath and Tambopata have two important ecosystems that are noted for its biodiversity, representing native flora and fauna with 165 species and 41 families of trees, 103 species of mammals, 1300 species of butterflies and 90 species of amphibians. Researchers have discovered in the protected area large numbers of species that are now rarely found elsewhere in the Amazon jungle, particularly tapirs and spider monkeys, but also jaguars, white-lipped peccary, medium-sized and large monkeys and caiman.



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