Peru‘s Northern Amazon is a huge area, reached by flying into the ‘forest-locked’ city of Iquitos which has no road connections to the rest of Peru.
Travelling here allows access to one of the most pristine areas of the Amazon, the Pacayra Samira reserve of flooded forest. An area of outstanding beauty that is best visited by boat.
That’s why we’ve selected a number of luxury, expedition cruises to allow you to explore deep into the jungle, whilst remaining in comfort. What makes a trip into the Amazon exceptional however, is the guides, who we feel are exceptional on these cruises. It’s through their intimate knowledge of the rainforest that you will come to appreciate and enjoy this vast wilderness.
Speak to your Travel Designer about incorporating a Northern Peru Amazon Cruise into your luxury tour of Peru.
When to go
It is possible to travel to the northern stretch of the Amazon all year round, with both the dry and rainy seasons offering something different. During the wet season (November to May), treks are not possible but birdwatching is particularly good as the higher water levels means you are closer to the treetops. During the dry season (June to October), activities include jungle treks, fishing and visits to the beaches.
What to do
- Nature walks
- Visits to local communities
- Bird watching
- Dolphin spotting