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Amazon Rainforest Tours

Appreciate nature’s diversity while adventuring on trails, search for caiman and river otters, and walk on platforms in the high canopies of the Amazon rainforest. All of our Amazon vacation packages include transfers, expert local guides, and a comfortable jungle lodge to rest in after spending your days exploring the most biodiverse place on earth.

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Things to See in the Amazon Rainforest

Puerto Maldonado

Puerto Maldonado is the heartland for Peruvian Amazon Rainforest tours. Its location in the south-eastern region of Peru makes it strategic to add to a visit to Machu Picchu or Cusco. A boat ride will take you from Puerto Maldonado down the Madre de Dios river to a comfortable jungle lodge. Here you can spot all kinds of unique wildlife, visit the Tambopata National Reserve, or the world's largest macaw clay lick, the Chuncho claylick.


Iquitos is the gateway to Amazon River exploration in the Peruvian Amazon. Lodges tend to be more rustic, but Iquitos is where the most luxurious Amazon River cruises embark. Iquitos city has a fascinating history, while just beyond the buildings, the dense rainforest seems to go on forever. River cruises sail around the Pacaya Samiria Reserve where you'll have ample opportunities for bird watching, sporting pink river dolphins, and maybe an elusive jaguar.

Manu National Park

Manu National Park is for off-the-beaten-path Amazon touring. This UNESCO World Heritage site spans an astonishing 1.5 million hectares of highly protected Peruvian Rainforest and is not easily accessible. Expect long car and boat rides through the jungles to get to your lodge, all the makings for a wild adventure!

Tambopata Research Center

The Tambopata Research Center is an eco-friendly lodge in the Peruvian Amazon near Puerto Maldonado. This research center is the only lodge within the Tambopata National Reserve, giving you prime opportunities for wildlife spotting. Ongoing research for the Macaw Project continues onsite.

Peru Highlights

Peru is filled with archaeological ruins, scenic landscapes, and delicious flavors. Must-see places in Peru include:

Inca Trail

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in four or two days. The Inca Trail is a 500-year old pathway where the elite Incas once entered into the “Lost City of the Incas”. Plan with your Peru for Less travel advisor in advance, Inca Trail permits tend to sell out even 6-months in advance.

Amazon Rainforest

Step into the lush Peruvian Amazon Rainforest and witness a spectacular array of wildlife in its natural habitat. Lodges in Puerto Maldonado are ideal for excursions and daily activities. Those looking for a more luxurious Amazon experience would love an Iquitos Amazon River cruise. Colorful macaws, giant tarantulas, and playful river otters are among the sights you’ll behold.


Cusco city has it all, archaeological ruins, colonial buildings, top-rated restaurants, and countless places to explore. Your Cusco City Tour will take you to the top highlights like Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, the Cusco Cathedral, and more.


Arequipa is a picturesque town and also the second-largest city in Peru. Local markets, beautifully built colonial architecture, and El Misti volcano are among the things you’ll see while walking the cobblestone streets of the white city.

Lake Titicaca

Sail on the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca and step on the reed Uros and Taquile floating islands. Some of the best weavers are found in this area so pick up some Peruvian textiles here for unique souvenirs.

Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are mysterious geoglyphs and geometric shapes drawn onto the desert floor hundreds of years ago by the Nazca culture. Little is known about them nevertheless, the Nazca Lines inspire awe in those who take a flight over them.


Lima is a mixture of modern city living and historical significance. Here you’ll find Central restaurant (ranked #6 by 50 Worlds Best), UNESCO World Heritage sites like Historic City Center with the San Francisco Convent, and the best shopping in Peru.


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