A big breath of fresh air
Iquitos is for many visitors, the gateway to start their exploration of the Peruvian rainforest but it’s also the world’s largest city that can only be accessible by boat or aeroplane. The northern region is the unique area in Peru where the Amazon River can be found, which means that it's home to wildlife that you can’t find anywhere else such as the rare pink dolphins. From Iquito, you can choose to spot incredible animals as you cruise down the river or stay with one of the many indigenous tribes and learn about their culture.
Less explored than the northern region, the Southern Amazon is one of Peru’s remotest territories. It can be reached from Cusco and offers some amazing opportunities to see the jungle in an intact state. Puerto Moreno is a rather forgotten city when it comes to the Amazon. But, the small town gives travellers a chance to get immersed immediately into the Amazon Jungle and make the most of its wonderful wildlife.