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From the Andes to the borders of Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia the Peruvian Amazon takes up roughly 60 percent of the country's land. Lowland and highland jungles make up the vast span, with Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado as the two main gates. Explore the depths of the Amazon Rainforest in Peru at a remote eco-lodge in the Manu Biosphere or Puerto Maldonado regions. Or opt for a river cruise on a luxurious small cruise ship that embarks in Iquitos and floats down the mighty Marañon river spotting monkeys and stopping at indigenous villages and taking hikes through the lush, bio-diverse rainforest. Contact one of Adventure Life's Peruvian rainforest travel specialists to modify any of the below hand-selected tours to your exact needs.

Top 10 Tours & Cruises of the Peruvian Amazon for 2022-2023

10 Best Peru Amazon River Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season$17854May 25, 2022La Perla hosts this 4-day Amazon cruise from Iquitos. Explore the Amazon, Ucayali, and Pacaya Rivers on their way deep into the Pacaya Samiria …
Amazon Discovery$44504Jun 6, 2022Sail the legendary Amazon River on this 4-day luxury cruise on the Delfin. Visit remote villages that line the rivers and search for the mysterious …
Amazon Encounter$39005May 24, 2022Cruise the storied Amazon River in luxury on this 5-day itinerary aboard the Delfin III. Experience the local and remote villages lining the river …
Luxury Amazon Discovery$42304May 28, 2022Embark on this 4-day Amazon River luxury cruise on the Aqua Nera, from the Amazon port town of Iquitos. Your journey includes Yacapana Islands, Lake …
Amazon Discovery$30004Jun 4, 2022Explore the Amazon River on this spectacular 4-day river cruise, where you'll learn more about this incredible biome and its exceptional culture and …
Amazon Discovery$34504Aug 14, 2022Take on a four-day luxury cruise down the storied Amazon River on the Delfin II. Learn about local customs and traditions as you visit local and …
Luxury Amazon Expedition$98708May 28, 2022Board the luxurious Aqua Nera for an 8-day river cruise of the enthralling Amazon. In the intimate company of just 32 passengers, you'll have …
Amazon Journey via Ucayali River - High Water Season$35354May 25, 2022Explore the Amazon, Ucayali, and Pacaya Rivers on their way deep into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, one of Peru´s largest national parks. Go piranha …
Amazon Journey via Ucayali River-Low Water Season$17854Jun 1, 2022Trek through dense jungle in search of Amazon species and birds, participate in night safaris and guided tours, see indigenous towns, and learn about …
Amazon Encounter$57005May 26, 2022The luxurious Delfin hosts this Amazon cruise visiting Yanaycu Pucate, with chances to kayak along Jacinto Lake as you navigate the Yarapa River. The …
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10 Favorite Peru Amazon Eco Lodge Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Incas and Rainforest$225110May 24, 2022Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and explore the Peruvian Amazon in this 10 day tour. Spend 3 nights in the Amazon, observing the …
Tambopata Research Center$11205May 24, 2022Explore the Amazon rainforest on this 5-day tour from Puerto Maldonado. Hike on the floodplain trails, search for frogs at night, and look for the …
Reserva Amazonica Snapshot$11244May 24, 2022Experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest on this 4 day tour. Go on the Anaconda Walk, search for wildlife, and explore a rainforest garden …
Posada Amazonas Exploration$7564May 24, 2022Posadas Amazonas is the perfect place for you to experience the beauty and nature of the Amazon rainforest on this 4-day adventure tour from Puerto …
Refugio Amazonas Adventure$9084May 24, 2022Take your family on a Peruvian trip to the Amazon rainforest from the comfort of Refugio Amazonas on this exciting 4-day tour. Enjoy climbing a 30 …
Sandoval Lake Lodge$7004May 24, 2022Visit the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest on this 4-day tour. Observe the wildlife, relax by the lake and enjoy scenic views during your stay at Sandoval …
Hacienda Concepcion Rainforest Adventure$5674May 24, 2022Experience a snapshot of the Amazon rainforest during your stay at the Hacienda Concepcion on this entrancing 4-day tour. Learn about the local …
Manu Wildlife Adventure$20496May 25, 2022Explore the beauty of the Amazon on a 6-day trip to Manu Wildlife Center in Peru. Watch as tapirs and macaws feed on clay licks, boat down the river …
Manu Wildlife Snapshot$17245May 29, 2022Travel to the remote Amazon Rainforest on your trip to Peru. Watch in awe as woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws, toucans and parakeets fly around the …
Wild Tambopata$15827May 24, 2022From the comfort of the Tambopata Research Center, visit the largest known macaw salt lick in the Amazon and travel deep into the wildest area of the …

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Highlights of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

The densely jungled Amazon is a hotspot for biodiversity, with more species of plants and animals in one acre than most entire continents have. Explore wildlife-rich national parks in Peru including Manu Wildlife Center, Tambopata National Reserve, and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. With a stay in the Peruvian Amazon, this incredible nature is at the heart of any tour.

Here are a few of the many exciting activities that will be featured on your Amazon itinerary:
  • Cruising rivers and lakes in a dugout canoe
  • Kayaking alongside pink river dolphins
  • Fishing for piranhas
  • Swimming in black water lagoons
  • Looking for monkeys and other wildlife
  • World-class birding
  • Climbing through the canopy on rope walks or towers
  • Canoeing to see Clay Licks and Oxbow Lakes
  • Meeting Indigenous people

Best Time to Go: Peru Amazon Tours

Low Water Season
  • Trail Access is Easier
  • Increased fishing and bird-watching opportunities.
  • There are less mosquitos
  • It's an ideal time to observe caiman crocodiles.
High Water Season
  • Increased river access and navigation
  • More mosquitoes
  • Swimming in blackwater creeks is ideal at this time of year.
Regions of the Amazon Rainforest:

Lowland Jungle: Peru's largest zone, with 260-1300 ft (80 to 400 m). Climate: warm (82°F/28°C average), humid, and rainy all year. The Amazon River flows across Peru's lowland jungles of Putumayo, Ucayali, Maraón, and Pastaza.

Highland Jungle: Peru's high forest is found in the Andes' eastern foothills, at altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 3,280 ft (400 to 1000 m). The climate in the highland jungle is cooler than in the lowland jungle. The area is more secluded from the rest of the Amazon and other places, attracting rare animal species.

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