The Peruvian Amazonas (Amazon) rainforest is part of this huge lively jungle shared with Ecuador, Colombia and Brasil. Regardless of whether you explore it up-close, by means of hiking, boating or flying, the Peruvian rainforest appears infinite. Almost to thirds of the country is sheltered by dense hot humid rainforest, and this jungle section is shared the western edge of the Amazon among Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. The Amazon in general forms part of what is almost certainly the unique biodiverse territory on planet Earth. Toucans, piranhas, tiny monkeys, anteaters and Jaguars still roam the jungle, enormous anacondas lurk in the swamps, toothy caimans/lagartos lie in the sun next to riverbanks, and vegetation and trees grow higher resembling giants from the forest ground. Many local native tribes even now exist scattered throughout the Peruvian segment of the Amazon, majority of these native tribes are primarily hunters and fishers.
The Amazon of south eastern Peru is abundantly full with lodges, guides, boats and flights. Cusco City is perhaps the best departure spot for exploration trips into the southern rainforest (Selva), with air and road travel-access to Puerto Maldonado. The town of Puerto Maldonado is a good starting point to visit the nearby jungle of Madre de Dios, which displays the Tambopata National Reserve and the Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene, a vast territory of virgin rainforest near the Bolivian border. A lot of naturalists consider this jungle territory as the most bio diverse on planet Earth, and consequently the greatest area to head for wildlife. Accessible by bus from Cusco, the Biosphere Manu Reserve and Manu National Park operates from cloud forest on the Andes peaks downward to relative lowland forest. For a faster and less expensive experience of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest you can take a trip by bus from Cusco City via Ollantaytambo to Quillabamba and then to Urubamba river which runs north next to the base of the Andes, through the hazardous whitewater rapids of Pongo de Mainique.
North of Pongo de Mainique lies-down Pucallpa town, a fast developing manufacturing jungle town in the central amazon region, best way to arrive is by air flights or by bus from Lima. An additional sector of this beautiful central jungle territory is Chanchamayo, about nine to eleven hours by bus from Lima, this area is surrounded with crystalline rivers, several sheltered locations for birdwatching, and good road connections.
Making your way through quickly but dangerously downward from the Andean heights of Tarma, the autopista (highway) Carretera Central is all the way to Satipo, a jungle border city, fairly nearby to the Río Ene. En route, the highway passes the Amazon from side to side to La Merced, from where there are plenty of bus providers to Oxapampa and the exquisite settlement of Pozuzo.
Best Times To Visit Peru And The Amazon
Conditions alongside the Peruvian Amazon River split into 2 distinct seasons: a high-water time of year from December through May and a low-water time of year that lasts from June until November. Sailing the Amazon in either time of year guarantees abundant benefits by means of spectacular options to observe and photograph magnificent plant and animal life nothing like anyplace else on earth.
Climate conditions in this area of the Amazon jungle stays generally warm with some precipitation even throughout low water season. Actually, regardless of being the rainy season, through the high water months, the Amazon forest will only get about 15% more rain than in the low water season. Consequently, as you decide the time of your Aqua Expeditions cruise on the Amazon River (time of the year) we recommend you take into account the next three key points:
- Some precipitation will drop in whichever time of year you select. This is the Amazon Rainforest.
- You will observe spectacular Amazon natural world, flora and fauna life any time of year on the Amazon.
- In either time of year, you will absolutely observe the Amazon River’s unusual pink dolphins.