Home to indigenous communities, the world's largest rainforest and most majestic river, the Amazon Basin is a highlight of any tour of Peru.
Both Iquitos in the north and Puerto Maldonado in the south offer easy access to the jungle. Spend a few days in a jungle lodge in Peru's Amazon before embarking on an Amazon River Cruise on a boutique river cruiser.
Peru's Northern Amazon basin is home to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and Iquitos, which offers excellent food, exciting nightlife and a local floating market.
The south of the Amazon basin, accessible via Puerto Maldonado offers some of the best lodges in the Amazon as well as outdoor adventures in Manu National Park, Tambopata Park and beautiful Lake Sandoval.
Peru's Amazon basin is a place where it's still possible to follow in the footsteps of the early Amazonian explorers and get a real taste of adventure.