If you visit Latin America, you should put it on your wish list, get to know the beautiful jungle of the great Amazon. Because in its vast habitats there is the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Peru is part of this great ecosystem, in which you can develop exploration activities and spend the night in the most eco-friendly and luxurious lodges in the world. Andean Great Treks organizes excursions to the mythical Amazonian landscape of Manu, this environment is a national park whose characteristics are incomparable since three habitats are concentrated in its territory, the first is the Subtropical Montane, which is made up of the mountains from where the mountains descend waterfalls, to later form the great rivers of the Amazon, as you go down you will find the cloud forest, the preferred habitat of high mountain monkeys, the cock of the rocks, the quetzal, the Andean bear, etc.
It is also a habitat for orchids and amphibians; many of them are considered endemic. Already reaching the lower part is the typical Amazon jungle, with its immense plains full of tropical forests, and mighty rivers. When you visit the Manu jungle, the best experience is to visit an authentic Amazon natural reserve. Where you go to know all its flora and fauna, in its wild state. This land is home to 1,025 species of birds, about 10% of the world’s bird species; 221 species of mammals (5% of the world total); more than 1,300 species of butterflies (15% of the total of the globe), 136 of dragonflies, 650 of coleopterans and more than 300 species of ants; 210 species of fish in rivers and lakes, 155 amphibians, 132 reptiles; species that were recorded by the different expeditions of naturalists, becoming the most biodiverse protected area in the world with respect to these animals.
It is also the natural space of many Amazonian tribes who still preserve their culture and identity, some have not yet been contacted and live in a state of voluntary isolation. Come and visit the Manu National Park, in Cusco. Feel the purest air on the planet, explore the Amazon forest sailing in boats with the best guides and biologists specialized in ornithology, entomology, botany.
With many years of experience in designing customized trips, our Amazon Rainforest Tours have been carefully crafted, our Peruvian Travel experts always focus on the quality of Amazon Tours to provide the unforgettable moments and highlights of each destination to travellers. Browse our bestselling Amazon Rainforest travel packages below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.
The largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, has great biodiversity. But the Amazon region of our country is recognized for its large number of climates, natural settings, and exotic specimens. Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, a magical place home to a variety of amazing wildlife. To give you some insight into what you can experience in this extraordinary part of South America.
The gastronomy of the Peruvian Amazon can be considered exotic due to the wide range of roots, fruits and, in general, fauna available. This variety can be observed through the colors, flavors and aromas of each product, characteristics that are achieved thanks to the favorable climatic conditions that exist in the Amazon jungle.
The people who live in the Amazonian regions of Peru are characterized by being friendly and very cheerful, always very hospitable to visitors, they will show you their customs and traditions, many only speak Spanish as their second language. Peru is hole of 60 different amazon indigenous groups, they have different languages and traditions.
The Amazonian landscapes of Peru are simply unique, since its forests start from the great mountains of the Andes where special microlimes are created, like the cloud forest, and the streams form capricious waterfalls. A unique landscape is the great Amazon river, being one of the largest on the planet, there are also the most beautiful sunsets on the planet.
Your journey to the Tambopata National Reserve offers a great opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world.
The top sights of Peru will leave all the family thrilled by the scenic grandeur, ruined temples, colonial cities, amazing inca trail to Machu Picchu, the Inca Lost City, once buried under the tropical forest which surrounds it.
Dive deep into the culture and landscapes of Peru with this adventure to Machu Picchu, the Amazon and more. Search for wildlife along jungle trails and rivers in the rainforest from a comfortable lodge then head up into the Andes to Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire.
The weather of Peruvian Amazon Rainforest is generally warm with some rain at any time of the year. If you are planning to explore the Amazon rainforest at its most exuberant and getting close to a lot of Amazon wildlife. The best season to visit Peruvian Amazon Rainforest is from May to November. In the dry season you can access lakes, bird and animal clay licks, and jungle paths, allowing our groups to explore much more easily.
The rainy season in Peru (from December through April) is relatively cooler and wetter. This is the season with the most abundant rainfall causing fast moving rivers impossible for our boats. In some sectors of the Manu National Park will occur landslides. The probabilities to observe the wildlife is minimum: cause the beaches disappear under the water, and the jaguar, capybara, alligators, giant ant eaters or even turtles, retreat far away into the forest. Additionally, the Amazon Rainforest becomes very muddy and inundated with so much water running throughout, paths can impassable.
Vaccines recommended for travelers to the Amazon often include hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and yellow fever. Visit your doctor four to six weeks before your trip for the latest recommendations and requirements for your destination. You may be advised to start taking malaria pills around this time.
The US Center for Disease Control is an excellent resource for detailed information on preventing travel related illnesses.
To stay safe in the Amazon, travelers should eat sensibly, dress appropriately and apply repellent to minimize the chance of getting bitten by mosquitos, and take the necessary vaccinations, medication and precautions as recommended by your doctor.
When hiking, canoeing, and enjoying other jungle activities you should always stay with your group and follow your guide’s advice. We also recommend that you leave valuable jewelry, watches and electronics at home, and where possible use a money belt and any room safes at your disposal to store passports and important documents.
Bring comfortable walking shoes, light-weight long pants, and long-sleeved tops, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, extra socks, mosquito repellent with DEET, bathing suits and of course, waterproof ponchos with hoods to protect against rain your camera, with charger and extra batteries on excursions. Binoculars are very important to enjoy the wildlife. Do not forget to include some items that you can give away to the locals (t-shirts, pens, and paper are especially prized, and perhaps some chocolates or candies for little kids). During meals in the dining room, we ask our guests to wear casual clothing and shoes. We provide rubber boots for wetland excursions and wet landings, and recommend taking comfortable walking shoes.
Travelers are strongly advised to purchase trip cancellation insurance which will reimburse the cost of air tickets and other non-refundable trip payments. International medical, baggage loss, and delay insurance are also recommended. Unfortunately, if you miss the Amazon tour because of a weather-related flight cancellation, we will not reimburse the cost of the reservation since flight cancellations are beyond our control and we have to comply with our schedules.
Every Andean Great Treks holiday has been thoughtfully planned and crafted by our specialists. They draw on their own extensive travel experience and the guidance and expertise of our local partners to create superb holidays. Our specialists are committed to making every aspect smooth and enjoyable; they genuinely want to ensure that the holidays they create leave you with wonderful lasting memories.
Every Andean Great Treks traveller is accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you will be immersed in Historic cities, ancient ruins and unfamiliar landscapes are all brought to life by our carefully selected local guides. They want to share their expertise and help you make your own discoveries too; their sole mission is to ensure you enjoy every moment.
Giving you the freedom to make your holiday even more memorable. We know how much our customers look forward to their holiday and we pride ourselves on the choice and flexibility that we offer to enhance every aspect of your experience. Whether it’s getting to the airport, upgrading your room or booking an additional excursion, we can help.
Our guides are the stars of the show; it is their unrivalled knowledge, passion and expertise that will transform your tour experience from good to truly extraordinary!
Because the have grown up in the area and know it like the back of their hand, so they can help you experience whichever aspects most interest you. They’re passionate about sharing their corner of the world with you, and as you explore together, they’ll open your eyes to the intricate details, provide background to enhance your understanding of what you’re seeing, and share stories that will bring everything to life.
“Your inspiration for a trip can be a single word or a highly evolved outline, but it’s the conversations we have that help us understand the experience you’re looking for. Meanwhile, I’m looking back on the time I spent at the destination.
‘The great thing about working with a specialist at Andean Great Treks is how they take your complete jumble of ideas and turn them into something absolutely spectacular.’
As you begin to share your ideas with your specialist, it will connect them immediately back to a time in their own travels. Conjuring a picture of the rest time they made that same discovery, reminding them how it felt.
Your specialist understands that, when the journey is right, it has the power to excite your emotions in the most profound ways after all, that was the effect on them.
They carry a treasure box of moments, captured over many journeys, into every suggestion they’ll share with you, as they ask you how you want to feel on your trip.
EXPERIENCES THAT CALL TO YOU
It’s what you do in a destination that helps bring it to life. It’s why we strive to choose experiences that help you connect to a place, absorbing a little of its complex character. Wherever your passions lie, we’ll recommend experiences that speak to you, and we’ll recommend the guide or local expert who’s most qualified to help you explore. Packing your holiday full of special experiences means some early starts and long days, but you can be sure that you’ll return home with many incredible memories! Read our Tours and check the Physical Ratings to see if the pace and activity levels are right for you.
STAYS WITH DIFFERENCE
We know that where you stay is a cherished part of your travels. So, we go to great lengths to find places to stay that exceed expectations, or go above and beyond the ordinary, whether in their character, hospitality, or location. Over the years, we’ve discovered the very best properties, trying and testing them, so we can choose the right one for you. We’ve nourished long-standing relationships with these establishments and the people who founded them, and we’ve stayed there many times often, we’ll even know which rooms have the best views (and reserve them for you).
Our style of travel — authentic, thoughtful, and focused on building meaningful connections to the people and places you visit — is inherently respectful and considerate of the destinations we love. We design each aspect of your trip exactly as you want it, which includes its sustainability. That might mean choosing a train journey instead of a flight, staying at eco-friendly wildlife lodges, or opting for experiences that give back to the communities you’re visiting. The choice is yours.
Responsible travel has always been at the heart of what we do. First and foremost, because it gives you the best experience, but, also because it helps to preserve the communities and landscapes you visit. This isn’t new for us we collaborated with local communities and outside experts so we can grow to be better ambassadors.
The most authentic and interesting experiences often directly benefit the local people. We prefer to buy local products that are produced in the organic farms, we also have alliances with local artisan organizations who provide us with souvenir items for our clients, your money directly benefits the local economy.
‘There’s a saying: we don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. When we show you our country, this philosophy guides everything we do. It’s our responsibility to preserve the environment and wildlife, and support communities. That means using slower modes of transport, like cycling, employing local people, and working with communities who’ll benefit directly from your visit. This also gives you the best, most authentic impression of the places we want to share with you.
We prefer to buy local products in ecological bags, to avoid the use of plastic bags, likewise we teach the use of soaps and ecological products in each tour that we organize. We also work on reforestation projects with local communities who take care of landscape resources such as communal reserves, national parks.