Peruvian jungle

The Andes mountain range is like a great backbone that divides the country into numerous geographic regions. On one side we find the wonderful Peruvian coast and its magnificent deserts, while on the other side we descend through the Highlands towards the magical cloud forests and the vast and endless Peruvian jungle. The Peruvian Amazon hides some of the most pristine rainforests around the world. And the gigantic biodiversity provides numerous opportunities to appreciate wildlife, experience jungle adventures, and enjoy dream landscapes. And together with the travel experts of Machu Travel Peru, we want to tell you everything about this incredible Amazon region. So you can enjoy all the luxuries and comforts in one of the most remote and amazing places in the world.



Northern Peruvian jungle

The entire Peruvian Jungle can be divided into three main areas, the northern, the central, and the southern jungle. All these areas share some characteristics in general, but each one can differ in their available routes and how often they are crowded. The northern jungle is mainly made up of the beautiful city of Iquitos and the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The city of Iquitos is usually one of the most popular Amazon destinations and boasts the title of the largest city unreachable by land or road. To get there, you will have to fly or take a boat trip. When you get there you will find many things to do in Iquitos. The city is the gateway to numerous activities within the Peruvian Amazon. Not only can you enjoy luxurious lodges on the outskirts of the city, but there are also numerous possibilities for luxurious and exclusive cruises. Most of the people who visit Iquitos are to enjoy one of the most vibrant Amazonian cities and appreciate the wildlife in its natural environment. A visit to places like the Butterfly Farm or the Pilpintuwasi Animal Orphanage will justify by far your stay within the city.


Central Peruvian jungle

The Peruvian Jungle plant is right in the middle of the Andean country, in the tropical province of Chanchamayo. To be honest, the central jungle is not usually as famous or internationally recognized as the northern or southern jungle. The jungles around Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado are usually more visited and great destinations within the Machu Picchu and Amazon tours, while the central jungle is usually more frequented by locals. Despite this, the central jungle has a clear cost advantage over the southern and northern regions. The lodgings, excursions, and the different luxury services are much more accessible than those of the north or the south. For this reason, Lima residents often choose the central jungle as a vacation destination. In general, those looking to explore the central area decide to stay in San Ramón or La Merced, the two main towns that you can find in the Chanchamayo River Valley. You will be able to find numerous outdoor activities, hiking trails, bird watching, and much more.


Southern Peruvian jungle

The southern Amazon is another of the main regions within the entire Peruvian jungle. The southern jungle is made up of the beautiful city of Puerto Maldonado, the Manu National Park, and the Tambopata National Reserve. Compared to the northern region, the south is located at a higher altitude and with much more dry land. Therefore, it is usually an ideal destination for wildlife observation and hiking through beautiful natural landscapes. Puerto Maldonado is one of the most important cities within the Peruvian Jungle, it is usually the beginning of any adventure that seeks to visit the different attractions within the jungle. It is very close to the Highlands and Cusco, making it a perfect destination to complement your journey through Peru. The Tambopata region is one of the best refuges to enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat, you can enjoy excursions in places like Sandoval Lake and much more. Tambopata tends to receive many more tourists than the Manu region because trips to Manu Park require much more organization and reservations in advance. Despite this, both Manu and Tambopata can be visited throughout the year.


Peruvian jungle luxury amazon lodges

For travelers and adventurers looking for comfort, you don’t have to worry. One of the best things to enjoy inside the Amazon in Peru is to be able to stay in one of the luxurious and exclusive lodges available. Experiencing comfort, luxury, and exclusivity within the remote Amazon is very possible. In general, all the cabins and lodges within the Peruvian jungle have the same concept and theme. It is sought that the complexes combine harmoniously with the natural landscapes, but adding modern services and comforts. All rooms and common rooms are protected with mosquito nets and include all the services expected in a 5-star hotel. Prices may vary depending on how close to cities you are, the quality of accommodation and the services included.


Peruvian jungle luxury amazon cruise

If you are near Iquitos, you cannot miss one of the best Amazon tours in Peru available. If you don’t want a rustic and comfortable approach, there are other possibilities to enjoy the Amazon along with the amenities offered in 5-star hotels. You can enjoy numerous exclusive ships and cruises where you can relax while enjoying the scenery. Aqua Expeditions and Delfin Amazon Cruises offer numerous luxury options to experience in one of the most pristine Reserves in northern Peru.


We hope, together with the travel experts of Machu Travel Peru, to have informed you a little about the main destinations within the Peruvian Jungle. You will find infinities of forms of entertainment, endless adventures, and much more. If you want to find out more about private trips in the Amazon, you can consult with our qualified advisers.

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