Rainbow Tours takes your privacy very seriously and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please read our Privacy Policy so you can understand how we collect and use your personal data. https://www.rainbowtours.co.uk/content/privacy/
Kristen Lanskail-Morris
Kristen Lanskail-Morris Latin America Travel Specialist
"Spot the magnificent Andean condor in the Colca Canyon. It's a very special experience."

Peru's Amazon Rainforest Holidays

No journey to Peru is really complete without a few days in the Amazon rainforest. The diversity of lush flora and fauna in the many Reserves in the Amazon Basin region makes a vivid contrast to the Andean highlands around Cuzco and Lake Titicaca.

One of the most pristine areas for wildlife is the Manu Biosphere Reserve but access is more difficult than other regions, usually requiring a charter plane into the Reserve from Cuzco which warrants a longer stay at one of the remote lodges. If you are short on time but still want to access the jungle with all its richness of wildlife, you can fly from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado daily. Stay at one of the lodges situated along the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon, or further into the forest by Sandoval Lake or Tambopata National Reserve.

If however you yearn to travel along the mighty Amazon River itself, head to Iquitos which is on the shores of the river and some 4-5 hours downriver from the best wildlife spotting in the region in Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Stay at a simple lodge right on the edge of this wildlife paradise or better still, take a leisurely cruise in style from Iquitos along the river to Pacaya Samiria aboard Peru's newest luxury expedition vessel.

All lodges and expedition cruises in the jungle offer a comprehensive package during your stay which includes full board, accommodation, transfers from the nearest airport or city and all excursions with local English-speaking naturalist guides. The wildlife is most active at dawn and dusk, so expect plenty of night excursions or early starts and long clothing and insect repellent as well as malarial protection are advised in all areas. Lodges do vary in terms of the levels of comfort, so do ask our advice if you are not sure which region or lodge will suit you best. 

Filter Holiday Ideas:
Holiday Type
Total Holidays: 2      
Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £3470 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
Give back to local communities on this eco-tour that takes in the best of Peru, including iconic sights such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
Andes & Amazon Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £6795 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
This Andes & Amazon Adventure allows travellers to get under the skin of one of South America's most enticing countries. Drive in...
Calling from one of the countries below?
If so use the toll-free number listed.
USA611 3001 4894
Australia184 4332 5169
New Zealand184 4332 5137
Your bookings are protected by our travel guarantee Read More