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Amazonas

Caiman Manu NP

The Amazonas region is about a third of the territory of Peru but has only a tenth of the population. Partly due to the low human population, Peruvian Amazon has some of the most incredible biodiversity on the planet. Also, the variety of micro-climates and cloud forests mean that in a relatively small geographical area, you can see many different ecosystems, each with its own flora and fauna.

The dominant pre-Columbian culture was the Chachapoyas, after whom the capital is named. The Chachapoyas were at their height between the years 1100-1300, after which they were dominated by the Inca. Kuélap is the most important archeological site for the Chachapoyas.

Transport

There are few roads in this area and almost every destination requires hiking. It’s also colder than most jungle areas this close to the equator. This is a vast area, so plan ahead for which parts you want to visit.

Amazonas Hikes

Bosque Palmeras Taulia Molinopampa

Saving the rainforest

Chachapoyas

City & airport

Iquitos

The jungle city

Karajía

Archeological site

Kuélap

Archeological site

Laguna de los Cóndores

aka Laguna de las Momias

Parque Nacional de Cutervo

Anteaters, pampas cats & bears

Pongo de Manseriche

River canyon adventure

Quiocta Caves

Geology and archeology

Revash

Archeological site

Sonche Canyon

Spectacular canyon vista

Yalape

Archeological site

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper