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Jungle in the Amazon region

Most of Peru's territory (just over 60%) is covered by primeval forest (jungle). Due to the different altitudes, proximity to the equator, soil conditions and settlement, this presents itself in very different forms: tropical and subtropical jungle, cloud forest, rain forest, mountainous jungle, lowland jungle, year-round or occasionally flooded jungle, blackwater jungle, cultivated jungle area, regenerated jungle, primary forest , secondary forest. Depending on the conditions, the plants and animals of the jungle also vary, all in all an unimaginably diverse flora and fauna, e.g. more than 600 different bird species in a relatively small area.

Large areas of the jungle have been declared protected areas in order to preserve them in their original form. At various points in the peruvian jungle there are jungle hostels (lodges) for a wide variety of requirements and corresponding tourist services to enable tourists to experience the magic of the jungle, its plants, animals and indigenous inhabitants.

Possible activities: boat trips on the great rivers Amazon, Napo, Marańón, Tambopata, Madre de Dios and many smaller rivers; night boat trips; hikes in the jungle; night walks in the jungle; tracking caimans; fishing for piranas; bird watching; observation of parrots, parakeets and macaws at the collpas (salt licks); Observation of tapirs, monkeys, sloths, river dolphins, hoatzins, rock cock (Gallito de las Rocas), turtles, capybaras (ronsoco), giant otters (Lobos de río), wild boar, leafcutter ants;
observation of the jungle from an observation tower (Canopy-Tower) or a suspension bridge in the treetops (Canopy-Walkway); visit to the ancestral inhabitants of the jungle to learn about their way of life and hunting methods; raft ride on a jungle river; learning about the medicinal plants of the jungle in an ethnobotanical garden; listening to the diverse voices in the nocturnal jungle; collecting brazil nuts; ...

Travel programs:

Erlebnis Peru + Bergurwald des Manu


Experience Peru + Cloud Forest of Manu

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Manu mountain forest, Lima.

Erlebnis Peru + Tieflandurwald des Tambopata


Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

Rundreise Nordperu


Northern Peru

13 days / 12 nights

Round trip: Lima, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Karajía, Kuelap, Leymebamba, Gocta, Tarapoto, Lamas, Laguna Azul, Tarapoto, Lima.

.Cordillera Escalera


Pumarinri: coffee, cocoa and chocolate

4 days / 3 nights

From Pumarinri Lodge, visit to two villages with an outstanding culture and identity: Chazuta with cocoa, chocolate and ceramics and Mushuk Lamas with coffee and views of great landscapes. 

Beobachten von Vögeln – Inotawa 


Bird watching – Inotawa

6 days / 5 nights

Nearly 600 bird species have been recorded around Inotawa. The lodge near the Tambopata was built with the traditional materials of the area and is integrated so well into the surrounding jungle.

Beobachten von Vögeln – Posada Amazonas 


Bird watching – Posada Amazonas

5 days / 4 nights

Posada Amazon Lodge on the banks of the Tambopata, co-owned by locals from the village of Infierno. Suitable as an introduction to bird watching.

Beobachten von Vögeln – Tambopata-Research-Center 


Bird watching – Tambopata-Research-Center

9 days / 8 nights

Tambopata Research Center in an uninhabited area in the Tambopata National Reserve with the world's largest parrot lick. The geographical conditions in the area cause very different forests with diverse flora and fauna. For die-hard birders and nature lovers.



Manu mountain cloud forest

3 or 4 days

The mountain cloud forest of Manu is a paradise for relaxing, for observing animals, especially birds, in the midst of a mysterious nature that leaves unforgettable impressions.

Manau, Tieflandurwald


Mountain cloud forest and Amazon lowlands

4, 5 or 6 days

After the mountain cloud forest of the Manu, the path continues to the Amazon lowlands.

Manu, Biotrip


Bio Trip

6 days / 5 nights

All regions of the Manu from the heights of the Andes to the low-lying jungle. During the journey, it is good to observe the abrupt changes between the different ecosystems.



Expedition Pacaya-Samiria

5 days / 4 nights

From Iquitos by road to Nauta and further by boat to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Overnight in tent camps.

Tambopata, Explorers Inn


Explorers Inn

3 days / 2 nights – 5 days / 4 nights

«Explorers Inn» in the Tambopata Nature Reserve. Exploring the jungle around the lodge. Tent camp at the «Colpa de Guacamayos» (salt lick).

ExplorNapo-Lodge, Canopy



3, 4 or 5 days

Canopy trail up to 35 m high in the treetops, the longest in the world at 500 m. Ethnobotanical garden with medicinal plants in the ExplorNapo Reserve. Experience the original nature of the rainforest.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica


Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

5, 4 or 3 days

Variety of land and sea excursions to enjoy the magic of the jungle in a luxury ecotourism setting.

Inotawa, Lobo de Rio


Inotawa Expedition

Programs of different duration

Lodge at the entrance to the Tambopata Nature Reserve. Exploration of the area around the Lodge, hiking to Tres Chimbadas Lake. Boat trip to the «Quebrada del Gato» with its waterfalls. Observing the Guacamayos at the Collpa Colorado.

Laguna Azul


Tarapoto + Chachapoyas

7 days / 6 nights

Combination of two important tourist centers in the north of Peru: jungle area around Tarapoto + Andean mountains with historical sites around Chachapoyas.

Manu Wildlife Center


Manu Wildlife Center

4 days / 3 nights – 5 days / 4 nights

A paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers in one of the most lush areas of primeval forest. Bungalows with private toilet and hot water.

Manu, Mountainbike


Mountain biking in the jungle of Manu

3, 4 or 6 days

From the Andes to the Amazon jungle of Manu National Park. This tour is a dream route through the eastern highlands with exhilarating downhills, down the eastern slopes of the Andes to the Amazon jungle!




3, 4, 5 or 6 days

A three hour boat ride from Iquitos where nature has been preserved in its original form. The local people can be seen going about their normal daily lives.

Pacaya-Samiria Amazon Lodge


Pacaya-Samiria Amazon Lodge

3, 4, 5 or 6 days

From Iquitos to the Pacaya-Samiria Amazon Lodge to explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Posada Amazonas 


Posada Amazonas

The lodge is co-owned by locals from the village of Infierno. 35 m high lookout tower, Tres Chimbadas Lake, Ethnobotanical Centre.

Laguna Azul


Tarapoto with Lamas, Laguna Azul, Alto Mayo and waterfalls

4 days / 3 nights

Tours around Tarapoto with the folkloric Lamas, the Laguna Azul lake, «Alto Mayo» (upper reaches of the Mayo River) and waterfalls.

Refugio Amazonas


Refugio Amazonas

3 days / 2 nights – 4 days / 3 nights

The lodge Refugio Amazonas is located about 3 hours by bus and boat from Puerto Maldonado upriver on the Tambopata in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.

Collpa im Heath River Wildlife Center 


Río Heath, Guacamayos and Sandoval

5 days / 4 nights

Boat trip to the Heath River on the Bolivian border. Overnight at the Heath River Wildlife Center run by the native Ese Ejas. Observation of the guacamayos. Wildlife at Lake Sandoval.

Sandoval Lake Lodge


Sandoval Lake Lodge

3 days / 2 nights

Lake Sandoval is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Peruvian jungle. Research and observation of wildlife at the lake and in the surrounding area.



Sinchicuy and Yanayacu

4 days / 3 nights

Sinchicuy Lodge (30 km from Iquitos) and Tambo Yanayacu Lodge (60 km). Excursions into the jungle with explanations of flora and fauna and their use. Visit to Indian villages.

Tambopata Research Center 


Tambopata Research Center

Programs of different duration

Tambopata Research Center in the heart of the uninhabited sanctuary, the world's largest collpa (salt lick) where a variety of parrot species congregate.

Flussotter im Nationalpark Manu 


Tour of Manu National Park

5, 7 or 9 days

Starting from Cusco through the different ecosystems of the Manu National Park with its rich flora and fauna.

Trekking im Bergnebelwald des Manu 


Trekking in the jungle of Manu

4 days / 3 nights

An unforgettable journey on the ancient Inca road to Antisuyu. We hike down from the eastern highlands of the Andes through the Manu mountain forest and get to know the jungle of Amazonia.

Ceiba Tops 


Jungle with comfort

2, 3, 4 or 5 days

40 km from Iquitos a lodge that has a comfort that you would not expect in the jungle: air conditioning, hot water, swimming pool, etc. Excursions through the jungle with huge Ceiba trees and to Indian villages.



Bird watching at Amazonas, Napo and Sucusari

8 days / 7 nights

Specialized bird-watching tour in different parts of the jungle on the Amazon, Napo and Sucusari rivers, including suspension bridge in the treetops (over 500 species of birds).

Vögel bei der Lodge Explorers Inn 


Bird watching – Explorers Inn

7 days / 6 nights

More bird species (over 600) have been recorded around Explorers Inn than anywhere else in the world. Exploring the jungle and bird watching around the lodge.

Vögel bei der Lodge Muyuna 


Birdwatching – Muyuna

4 days / 3 nights

Bird watching around the Muyuna Lodge, on the banks of the Yanayacu, on Lake Corrientillo, on the Yanayacu and Tahuayo rivers.

Vögel im Nationalreservat Pacaya-Samiria 


Bird watching – Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

7 days / 6 nights

The Pacaya-Samiria and Allpahuaya-Mishana National Reserves are home to a large number of different bird species. Ideal places to observe birds in an unspoilt nature.

Vögel in der Reserva Amazónica


Bird watching – Reserva Amazónica

1 day

Bird watching for guests of the «Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica». All-day excursion according to individual interests accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.



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