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This is a preview of the full content of our Peru’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Jungle Diseases

Health in the Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon is an amazing place with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. However, there are some special health considerations for those who want to see the Amazon rainforest.

Visit a travel clinic at home before you travel to Peru. Malaria, Dengue and Yellow Fever are all present in the Peruvian Amazon. Be sure to research the area that you are planning to go, since not all of Peru carries the risk of these three diseases.

Fun fact about malaria in Peru: The Quina tree used to make quinine, the first drug used to fight malaria, is native to Peru. Indigenous people used it long before they shared the knowledge with European colonizers. The tree is actually on the Peruvian national flag and seal.

Health & Safety

Wildlife & Birding

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper