The Amazon jungle is more immense, more compelling and less accessible than most people imagine. The remote Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is a protected wildlife area blanketed by rainforest and jungle and is only accessible by boat.
Much of the Amazon is unexplored and many of its indigenous species are unknown, but a cruise will take you as far as you can get to witness the explosion of colours on offer from orchids to macaws.
Iquitos is the starting point of your Amazon adventure and is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest and the fifth-largest city of Peru with a population of over 400,000. It was founded in the Jesuits missionaries in the mid 1700s but it was the rubber boom in the early 20th-century that attracted many Europeans and the city flourished. The city is now noted for its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Leaving Iquitos and cruising along the Amazon you will soon be in untouched natural wilderness where you will explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds whilst walking along a jungle trail, visit local villages and meet with native Amazonians who are delighted to share their traditions with you.
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