Tambopata - AmazonStarting from $2495
Peru is located on the western coast of the South American continent and shares its borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Known as the ‘Country of 1000 Tastes’ and home of the Incas, the largest pre-Colombian civilisation in the Americas, it is blessed with an incredible diversity of culture and wildlife with a highly productive Pacific waters, a desert coast, majestic Andean highlands and expansive Amazonian rainforest, each home to unique cultures, flora and fauna.
Here you can find the famous Machu Picchu, a royal Incan citadel; Cusco, the capital of the Incan empire, and the nearby Sacred Valley which supplied the Incan capital with food. The Nazca Lines, large, impressive and mysterious geoglyphs etched into the desert soils. Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake and home to the unique and endangered Titicaca frog and the Uros people who live on floating islands of reeds. The Colca Canyon, considered the deepest canyon in the world and home to the iconic Andean Condor. These and so many more cultural and natural gems can be found throughout the country.
The Amazon region takes up 60% of the country along the eastern border, making it the second largest portion of the Amazon after Brazil. Peru also holds the title of being the 2nd most bird biodiverse country in the world with more than 1850 species, 800 of which live in the Amazon rainforest. A trip to the Peruvian Amazon holds the opportunity to see and photography iconic species such as neotropical primates, multi-colored macaws gathering at mineral licks, the large mammals of the rainforest like tapir, capybara, endangered giant river otters, caimans or even the elusive jaguar, giant anteater or giant armadillo. Hummingbirds, motmots, puffbirds, barbets, toucans, antbirds, manakins and tanagar flocks are just some of the neotropical bird specialities on offer on an Amazon Rainforest wildlife adventure.