The Amazon Basin: Places to Explore


  • Iquitos

    A sultry port town on the Río Amazonas, Iquitos is quite probably the world's largest city that cannot be reached by road. The city has nearly 500,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the vast Loreto department... Read more

  • Manu Biosphere Reserve

  • The Peruvian Amazon

    The Amazon Basin is the world's most diverse ecosystem. The numbers of cataloged plant and animal species are astronomical, and scientists are discovering new ones all the time. More than 25,000 classified... Read more

  • Puerto Maldonado

    The inland port city of Puerto Maldonado lies at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers. The capital of the department of Madre de Dios, it is a rough-and-tumble town with 60,000 people... Read more

  • Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park