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.


The Amazon Basin Hotels

Puerto Maldonado and Iquitos have plenty of small hotels. Iquitos also has a few nicer hotels geared to business travelers.... read more


The Amazon Basin Restaurants

You can dine out at restaurants only in Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado, the Amazon Basin's two main cities, and even they have... read more

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Things To Do in The Amazon Basin

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Amazon Basin Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    The River: The Amazon is a natural choice for adventures, but it is best explored on an organized tour. Wild Things:... Read more

  • Jungle Days

    The knock at the door comes early. "¡Buenos días! Good morning!" It's 5 am and your guide is rousing you for the dawn... Read more

  • Cruising the Amazon

    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... Read more


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