The Amazon in Peru
Our Adventure Tours to Peru include a 3 day / 2 night excursion to the Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, staying at the Eco Amazonia lodge approximately 1 ½ hours motorised canoe ride from Puerto Maldonado. Part of this journey may be undertaken in a land vehicle, depending on the season. There are also Add-ons packages available to this lodge. This excursion is available as an optional extra on Overland Tours and Budget Expeditions.
Eco Amazonia is unique in that it owns and protects an animal sanctuary called Monkey Island, 5 minutes from the lodge and located in the heart of the Madre de Dios river. In one location on the island, there is a feeding spot where your naturalist guide will put out food to attract the monkeys to come down and eat. As a result you will be able to see the various types of monkeys such as maquisapa, martin, little lions, frailes, achué and ronsocos at quite close range.
The guide will also show and tell the group about different type of trees and medicinal plants that can be found in the area. During your visit you have the opportunity to take a trek into the jungle, exploring marsh areas, dense vegetation and giant trees. You also have the chance to enjoy panoramic views from an observation point near the Apu Victor Lake and take a boat ride to look for giant otters and other unique wildlife. You may spot spot parrots, guacamayos, toucans, camungo, shanshos, herons, and other animals like caimans, turtles, butterflies and a vast variety of birds.
Accommodation is on a twin or multi-share basis, with all bedding and towels, mosquito nets and candles or oil lamps provided. Most cabins have ensuite bathrooms with cold or tepid running water, a toilet and shower. Electricity is only available for a short period in the morning and evening. All meals are provided and there is a bar onsite selling alcohol and soft drinks.
Although it is generally easier to travel to the Peruvian Amazon during the dry season, there is very little variation in temperature throughout the year, so the best time to travel is whenever it suits your schedule best. It rains all year round so make sure you bring a rain jacket or poncho and perhaps waterproof trousers no matter when you travel.
During the dry season, generally June to September, sudden friajes (cold fronts) bring rain and cold weather to Tambopata / Madre de Dios, especially in July, so it pays to be prepared for the worst. Temperatures can drop from 32°C (90°F) to 10°C (50°F) overnight. However, there are fewer mosquitoes and that can make the experience more comfortable.
The jungle experiences its wettest months in the period of December through May, but even then the rain rarely falls for more than a few hours at a time. However, many people prefer to visit during the wet season due to the higher water levels of jungle rivers.
Browse our tours of Peru that include an excursion to the Amazon Jungle below:
Enquire About This Tour Code PAI Amazon & Incas
Duration: 8 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,299.00
If your time is limited and you want to grasp the true essence of Peru, this is the ideal tour for you. With a stay in the heart of the lush Amazon Jungle, a visit to the extraordinary lost city of Machu Picchu and the chance to explore two of the most vibrant cities on the continent, you'll experience a serious cultural adventure.
Duration: 11 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,969.00
Experience the exotic ancient ruins and geographical diversity that characterises Peru. Stay in the lush, steamy Amazon Jungle, enjoy a fascinating trek along ancient Inca pathways and uncover the mysteries traditions throughout the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Duration: 12 Days Route: Lima to La Paz Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,399.00
Immerse yourself in the many facets of Peruvian and Bolivian culture. Enjoy bustling colourful markets, astonishing wildlife, ancient Inca ruins and friendly locals. Explore the desert city of Lima, spot incredible wildlife in the Amazon Jungle, discover the mysteries hidden throughout legendary Inca ruins and stay overnight with friendly local folk on Lake Titicaca.
Enquire About This Tour Code PIL Jungle to Andes
Duration: 12 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,679.00
Machu Picchu, discovered just over 100 years ago, is shrouded in mystery and is waiting to be explored on this adventure tour through all the highlights of Peru. From the desert city of Lima, to the immense wildlife-rich Amazon Jungle, to friendly local communities living on the islands of Lake Titicaca, you will fall in love with Peru and its incredible diversity.
Enquire About This Tour Code PMP Magical Incas
Duration: 15 Days Route: Lima to La Paz Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,899.00
Encounter a truly magical Peru with a small bit of Bolivia and absorb an array of culture, history, mystery and tradition. Colourful markets, fascinating ruins, spectacular mountain scenery and flourishing Amazon ecosystems provide the perfect insight into this alluring destination. This tour finishes in La Paz, Bolivia.
Enquire About This Tour Code PML Inca Delights
Duration: 15 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,199.00
Encounter a truly magical Peru and absorb an array of culture, history, mystery and tradition. Colourful markets, fascinating ruins, spectacular mountain scenery and flourishing Amazon ecosystems provide the perfect insight into this alluring destination.
Enquire About This Tour Code PLL Amazon & Andes
Duration: 18 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,289.00
A whirlwind adventure around Peru, you aren't in Lima long before you are whisked off to the dark Amazon Jungle to discover the hidden mysteries and fascinating wildlife hiding in the trees. Take a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu, spend the night at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, see the infamous Nasca Lines and stare into one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Enquire About This Tour Code PCP Peru Completed
Duration: 21 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,489.00
This is a genuine all-encompassing adventure offering a rare insight into the all of the allure, mystery and excitement that characterises Peru. Experience the parched coastal desert, the stunning Andean mountains and the thriving Amazon Jungle. Mingle with colourful locals, walk along ancient Inca pathways and absorb Peru's majestic spirit completely.
Enquire About This Tour Code AEP Andean Experience
Duration: 21 Days Route: La Paz to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,949.00
Experience the wonders of Bolivia and Peru on this fascinating trip through some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Marvel at snowcapped mountains, trek through pristine rainforests, visit some of the oldest civilisations on earth and travel through parched deserts. If you want to see the incredible diversity these countries offer then this is the trip for you.
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is Andean Experience (AEL).
Enquire About This Tour Code AEL Andean Experience
Duration: 21 Days Route: Lima to La Paz Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$3,949.00
Experience the wonders of Peru and Bolivia on this fascinating trip through some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Travel through parched deserts, marvel at snowcapped mountains, trek through pristine rainforests and visit some of the oldest civilisations in South America. If you want to see the incredible diversity these countries offer then this is the trip for you.
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is Andean Experience (AEP).