The Peruvian Amazon is the least populated part of Peru, though some indigenous communities do inhabit the jungle, and there are pockets of urbanisation in cities such as Iquitos. Generally, however, it’s a wild, thickly forested region with two distinct ecosystems: lowland and highland jungle.
Peru has more species of birds than any other country on Earth, and the third largest number of animal species. The Manu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers mountains, creeks, and valleys. Its grasslands, cloud forest, and rainforest support an estimated 1,000 species of birds, including great tinamou, Spix’s guan, rufescent tiger-heron, mountain caracara, and the mitred parakeet. The mammal population is no less exciting, with jaguar, ocelot, tayra, marmoset, and nine-banded armadillo.
Talk to us about an amazing river cruise aboard a triple-decker river boat to then explore the rainforest by cruise and on foot with expert Indian Guides. The birding is second to none, and keen photographers will be equally in their element.