Tierras Vivas
A Whole World of Experience
+51 984 004 472

Peru Jungle Tour

Home / Travel Blog / Peru Jungle Tour
Peru Jungle Tour

If you like to travel with friends, take walks and discover remote corners of the jungle, Puerto Maldonado, in Madre de Dios, is your destination. Discover the adventures you can experience in one of the best Peru tours.

The most visited places are Lake Sandoval and the Tambopata River. If you want to have more chance to see wildlife and the most beautiful landscapes away from civilization, then you should choose a tour to the Alto Tambopata river. There are located the biggest macaw and mammals colpas in the world. (Colpa is a word quecha meaning natural place where animals congregate to eat salt). The river leaves the Andes forming spectacular scenarios.

Do not expect to see animals as in the African savannas or as if it were a zoo, the fauna of the Amazon is usually elusive. However, in the Alto Tambopata River it is easy to observe capybaras, alligators, monkeys and water turtles. There is no other place that offers greater possibilities to see large mammals such as the tapir and the jaguar.

 

Puerto Maldonado Peru Tours

Our starting point to discover the wonders of Puerto is Boca Manu, a village near the Manu National Park. This town can be reached by flying from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado Airport or by bus from Puerto Maldonado to Atalaya, and from there take a boat. The first option, by air, takes about 45 minutes; the second option, however, takes around 16 hours and is quite a feat. The choice depends on the adventurous spirit and the time available for the trip.

 

Amazon Rainforest Fauna

In Boca Manu we start our Peru jungle tour by visiting a “collpa” of macaws and tapirs. The clay licks are clay walls formed by the river, from which different species of parrots and macaws extract mineral nutrients.

Some of the most common species of birds here are the parakeets, the Amazon parrot, the blue-headed parrots and the extraordinary macaws. Near this collpa, there is another one frequented by tapirs, curious mammals with elongated snouts that approach to eat mud.

 

Manu Tour Peru

From our starting point in Boca Manu, we depart by one of the most beautiful Peru river cruises to the Manu National Park, crossing a river of the same name. In these paradisiacal landscapes we can observe an immense variety of flora and fauna, one of the most numerous in the world.

In the Park there are areas for tourism where you can camp. An excellent option to spend a night of adventure.

We can not fail to visit the ponds or lakes Salvador and Otorongo, where we can observe numerous species of birds, as well as many other species of monkeys and other mammals.

 

Peru Amazon Lodges Puerto Maldonado

The best place to stay in Puerto Maldonado is undoubtedly the Amazon Lodges, located on the banks of the river and surrounded by nature. Despite being located near from the center of the city, it has abundant wildlife such as birds, sloths, nocturnal monkeys and others. The rooms are rustic but comfortable.

 

Amazon Advertising Tips

  • The Manu National Park is a natural area protected by the State. It is important that in your visit you hire authorized agents. Even for your own safety.
  • Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing, as well as a good pair of hiking boots. Do not forget the repellent, sunscreen and other implements that you may need.
  • If yours is the adventure sport, you're lucky. Here you will find albuergues with established trekking routes or canopy lines (zip line).

Peruvian Jungle Tours 

Best Hiking Tours in the Amazon

Many are the routes that pass through the Amazon, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

 

When is the best time to visit the Amazon?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can enjoy the Amazon and find Machu Picchu clearly of clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.

Request information

Travel New Posts

inca-trail-availability

Inca Trail Permit Availability 2023

03 October 2022
Check Inca Trail permits real-time availability in 2023. Book your hike to Inca Trail in advance. There is limited availability for the Machu Picchu hike

+ More information +

lord-of-sipan-peru

Lord of Sipan: one of the most important archaeological finds in America

27 September 2022
One of the greatest milestones in the history of world archeology is, without a doubt, the discovery in 1987 of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán in Perú.

+ More information +

quelccaya-ice-cap

Quelccaya: The largest tropical glacier in the world is in Peru

26 September 2022
The Quelccaya glacier, located in Cusco, is considered one of the wonders of Peru and a natural destinations to live an unforgettable experience.

+ More information +

Best Peru Tours
Credi Card Payments
tierrasvivas-partner