The Amazon Basin Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Amazon Basin - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Iquitos 9

The Peruvian Amazon 5

Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park 5

Puerto Maldonado 3

Manu Biosphere Reserve 1

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Casa de Fierro

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The most interesting structure on the Plaza de Armas is this “Iron House,” which was originally the home of a rubber baron but now...

Centro de Rescate Amazónico

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At this animal rescue center, a short trip south of town, you can get a close look at one of the region's rarest, and most threatened...

Collpa Chuncho

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The largest collpa , or clay lick, in this region is located in Bahauja Sonene National Park, behind an island on the Tambopata River.

Collpa de la Cachuela

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A 20-minute boat trip up the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado takes you to this small collpa (clay lick) on the riverbank.

Distrito de Belén

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Iquitos's most fascinating neighborhood lies along, and floats upon, the Itaya River. During high-water season (December-May), tiny houses...

Hotel Palacio

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Iquitos enjoyed its heyday as a port during the rubber boom a century ago. Some of the wealth of that time can still be detected in the...

La Isla de los Monos

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An easy reserve to visit—and a popular spot for explorers of all ages—the Isla de los Monos (Monkey Island) is home to more than...

Lago Sandoval

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Changes in the course of Amazon tributaries have created countless oxbow lakes, which are formed when the riverbed shifts and the abandoned...

Lago Tres Chimbadas

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This oxbow lake, a short hike from the Tambopata River, is a great place to see wildlife, including the endangered giant river otter.

Lago Valencia

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Located near Peru's border with Bolivia, across the Madre de Dios River from the Tambopata Reserve, is the oxbow lake of Lago Valencia.


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