The Amazon Basin Travel Guide
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Plan Your The Amazon Basin Vacation
Peru's least-developed region occupies some two-thirds of the country, an area the size of California. The selva (jungle) of the Amazon Basin is drained by the world's second-longest river and its countless tributaries. What eastern Peru lacks in human population it makes up for in sheer plant and animal numbers. There are lodges, cruise boats, and guides for the growing number of people who arrive to see a bit of the region's spectacular wildlife.
Puerto Maldonado and Iquitos have plenty of small hotels. Iquitos also has a few nicer hotels geared to business travelers. Beyond those urban centers lie...read more
You can dine out at restaurants only in Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado, the Amazon Basin's two main cities, and even they have limited choices. Your sole...read more
Things To Do in The Amazon Basin
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
The River: The Amazon is a natural choice for adventures, but it is best explored on an organized tour.... Read more
The knock at the door comes early. "¡Buenos días! Good morning!" It's 5 am and your guide is rousing you for the dawn excursion to the nearby... Read more
The most comfortable way to explore the Amazon and its tributaries is on a river cruise, most of which depart from the port of Nauta, a one-hour... Read more
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This is a continuation of my report on the Argentina forum, Salta.
Below is a cut and paste from my blog, edited with details of costs and names of hotels for people who may be interested.
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I was planning this trip for a very long time. Read more
I'm aware many people have had problems trying to buy tickets to Machu Picchu on the government web site http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/ including me.
Starting last weekend I made several attempts. At firs Read more