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Wildlife & Birding

Gallito de las Rocas Manu National Park

With the Peruvian Amazon, high altitude Andes and rich coast, this is a wonderful country for people who want to see birds and other animals in the wild.

Tours & agencies

Many of these places are difficult to access without a tour agency. This is either because transportation into the area is by boat or because guides are required by national park rules.

As always, when you’re choosing a tour agency, I recommend doing research – see my advice on Tour Agencies.

Don’t forget to check out my Peru’s Wildlife In-A-Week itinerary before you go.

Amazon Shelter

Visit for the day or volunteer for longer

Ballestas Islands

Birding and biodiversity

Birdwatching in Iquitos

Lodges, cruises & Alpahuayo

Bosque Palmeras Taulia Molinopampa

Saving the rainforest

Colca Canyon

Condor spotting


Beach, bays & sea lions

Laguna de los Cóndores

aka Laguna de las Momias


The jungle experience


The Tyrolean-Peruvian Amazon!

Pampa Galeras

See vicuña in the wild

Pampas del Heath

Santuario Nacional Pampas del Heath


National Reserve & town

Bahuaja-Sonene National Park

Binational Conservation

Parque Nacional de Cutervo

Anteaters, pampas cats & bears

Quiocta Caves

Geology and archeology

Río Abiseo National Park

Jungle & archeology

Tambopata Reserve

See all the macaws & monkeys

Jungle Diseases

Health in the Amazon

Yumbilla Falls

Heart in love

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper