The last great natural wilderness, the Amazon is a truly awesome location that needs to be experienced to be fully understood. Peru's Amazon region called Madre de Dios, is located in the southeastern part of the country just north of Lake Titicaca.
The region takes its names from the Madre de Dios river (tributary of the Amazon) that runs through the area. It's a magnificent place to see hyacinth macaws, monkeys, caiman, giant otters and other amazing wildlife in one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.
The Amazon can be visited all year round, though it's best in the drier months mid-April to mid-October
Easily reached from Cusco and Lima, this is one of the most accessible regions of the Amazon but also brimmming with biodiversity
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