The Peruvian Amazon is the least populated part of Peru, though there are pockets where indigenous communities inhabit the jungle. These people are the long term guardians of the forest, and when they become your guides and teachers, you will see the trees, birds, and animals around you through new eyes. Every moment is one of discovery, and the thrill is that you never know what you will encounter next.
Centre your adventures on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Manu National Park, which covers a large area of mountains, creeks, and valleys. There are superb trekking trails through its grasslands, cloud forest, and rainforest, and your guide will help you select routes which are suitable to the age, fitness levels, and interests of all members of the family. It’s an animal lovers dream: look out for jaguar, ocelot, tayra, marmoset, and nine banded armadillo as you go.
Combine your rainforest hike with a canopy tour to see the Amazon’s birdlife, including colourful, squawking parrots and tuxedoed toucans, up close. You can zip line from 100 ft up in the air, which is a truly exhilarating ride!