THE PERUVIAN RAINFOREST
The Peruvian Amazon is a fascinating location which offers opportunities to spot incredible wildlife...
Iquitos is a city in the north-eastern jungle region of Peru which has colourful mansions dotted around the city centre built during the rubber-boom of the early 20th century. It is a transit point for cruises that go through the Amazon river, and for lodge tours to visit the Amazon Jungle. Iquitos is considered as the birthplace of the Amazon River. The river also encompasses wildlife that is not found in some of the smaller tributaries, hence it is possible to spot rare pink dolphins. In addition to the fantastic lodges, there are also some excellent excursions, including piranha fishing and the possibility to visit indigenous villages and observe their traditional ways of life.