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jokusue Apr 14th, 2015 10:45 AM

Peruvian Amazon
We are planning a 2 week trip to Peru this September. Of course, we want to go to Machu Picchu, but we also want to go the amazon jungle. Any suggestions? Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado or somewhere else? Would prefer not to be in a touristy area, but we will be semi pressed for time.

Bedar Apr 17th, 2015 02:14 PM

All areas are touristy. Also, remember to get Yellow Fever shots for the Amazon.

mlgb Apr 18th, 2015 11:05 AM

If you go to Iquitos you will be at the "real" Amazon.

You could do that at the beginning or end of your trip flying round trip from Lima. I would allow for at least 4 nights to make it worthwhile.

Tahuayo is a lodge that is operated in conjunction with the local community, if you are interested in a less commercial type venture.

jokusue Apr 20th, 2015 10:47 AM

Thank you for your responses, will look at Tahuayo and didn't know about the Yellow fever shots.
appreciate it :)

Amy Apr 26th, 2015 10:41 AM

I go to the Explorama lodges out of Iquitos; in fact, I'm planning to do that for the fourth time this summer. My favorite of them is Explornapo. I love the Peruvian Amazon; in fact, I really enjoyed all of Peru.

dwdvagamundo May 6th, 2015 10:00 AM

I second Explorama.

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