Plan your holiday in the Jungle of Peru with Nanan Travel
The Peruvian jungle or the Peruvian Amazon is one of the most diverse areas on the planet. In Peru it occupies 782,880 km2 of surface, which is more than 60% of the country and is a lush, humid and high vegetation extension that is – along with the rest of the Amazon in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Venezuela – one of the great lungs of the world, which maintains the balance of the planet’s temperature and animal life. Although it is the least populated region, most of the ethnic groups of Peru are found here.
Information for your trip to Jungle of Peru
Although there are several starting points, the most common way to travel to the Peruvian jungle is from the city of Lima, in a journey that can last up to a couple of hours. The provinces of the Peruvian jungle are: Loreto, Amazonas, Madre de Dios, San Martín and Ucayali. To enjoy the Amazon River, you must arrive in Iquitos, the largest and most touristic district in Loreto.
Tips for your trip
In the jungle of Peru the climate is hot and humid throughout the year. It is best to wear light, quick-drying clothing; Hiking boots, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts to protect yourself from the sun and the abundant mosquitoes. In addition, you must bring repellent, medicine kit, raincoat for rainy days, flashlights and articles for personal use. It is recommended to be vaccinated against yellow fever.
What can we do while on tour in the Jungles of Peru?
If you travel to the jungle of Peru you will be able to observe unique fauna and flora in the world. You will share with diverse indigenous ethnic groups, you will do long trekkings and you will be able to navigate through exotic landscapes to reach unforgettable places.
Loreto is the largest department in Peru. Its capital is Iquitos and it is the most diverse region in terms of indigenous ethnicities and languages. There the Marañón and Ucayali rivers converge to form the main channel of the Amazon, with a unique and exuberant landscape. From Iquitos you can get to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, a protected area and the largest in Peru, where you can enjoy the fauna of the jungle and learn more about the indigenous communities.
Kuelap is a fortified city in the Amazonas region, built by the Chachapoyas between 500 and 800 BC. It is on the top of a mountain and that is why they call it the Machu Picchu of the north and it has been recognized as one of the seven wonders of Peru and named Cultural Heritage of the Nation. Another great attraction is the Gocta Falls, a 700 meter high waterfall, which is reached by trekking from Cocachimba.
Madre de Dios
The Manu National Park is one of the great attractions in the Madre de Dios province of Peru. There are 2 million hectares on the western edge of the Amazon basin, with a great wealth that has earned it the status of a Biosphere Reserve granted by UNESCO. For its part, the Tambopata National Reserve is south of the Madre de Dios River and is a protected area to conserve the beautiful flora, fauna and the ecological process of the tropical rainforest.
The Blue Lagoon or Laguna el Sauce is one of the jewels of the Peruvian jungle, in the San Martín region. It is so called because it is in the town of El Sauce and is an ideal place to walk, watch birds or practice sport fishing. Very close to Tarapoto are the Ahuashiyacu Falls, two waterfalls of 30 and 40 meters high, which are quite accessible by walking for at least 25 minutes and that is why it is one of the most visited places in the region.
Gastronomy of the Jungle
Amazonian cuisine is one of the most exquisite in the world and in the Peruvian jungle you can try dishes full of flavor and textures. They can start with a Tacacho with jerky and chorizo or a Juane, which is a large tamale made from rice, eggs, chicken or hen. For fish lovers there is the Patarashca or the various casseroles; also the Chicken Inchicapi with peanuts, which is a highly nutritious soup. Blanquita restaurant is highly recommended in Iquitos and in Chachapoyas, El Batán del Tayta.
Adventure sports in the Jungle
The jungle of Peru is the perfect setting for extreme activities. You can do long trekking, climbing, abseiling or cycling along designated routes. The riverbed allows kayaking and rafting in the roughest parts. You can also slide down long zip lines to feel the adrenaline to the fullest.
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