We all know that the Amazon Rainforest is important, but for most of us, that is where our knowledge of this great, green wonder ends. The rainforest acts as an enormous pair of lungs, filtering out massive amounts of carbon dioxide and providing us with clean oxygen. So, let’s start with the very basics: where is the Amazon Rainforest?
The Amazon Rainforest spreads out across several South American countries. These are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. It is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and spans a staggering 5.5 million square kilometres. Are you impressed yet? Well, you should be!
The Amazon Rainforest in Peru
Let’s take a look at Peru. Around 60% of this Latin country is covered by the Amazon Rainforest, accounting for 11% of the entire rainforest. With over half of the country dominated by this natural phenomenon, it is no wonder people flock from all over the world to access the rainforest through Peru.
While the rainforest spreads over the majority of the country, it is not always easy to access. The Amazon Rainforest is dense with thick swathes of lush vegetation that are not always easy to get through. In order to access the Amazon Rainforest, you will need to travel to Iquitos. Let this mysterious Amazonian city be you gateway to a world of wildlife and natural beauty.
From Iquitos you can access the Amazon River and its estuaries and walk along trails that wind under the canopy. You won’t find all-inclusive resorts in this part of the world, but that’s not what you’ve come for anyway. What you will find, however, is an excellent array of river cruises that will and allow you to immerse yourself in your world class natural surroundings as you glide along the powerful waterway that is the Amazon River.
One of the most impressive parts of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest is the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. It is famed for its plethora of wildlife, including pink river dolphins, three toed sloths, jaguars, and over 500 different bird species. With Delfin Amazon Cruises you will have the opportunity to team up with one of our Eagle Eyed guides to seek out some of the world’s most exotic animals.
The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but it is truly enormous and the thought of visiting can be a little overwhelming, even to the most experienced traveler. Delfin Amazon Cruises understands that a vacation should involve a balance between adventure and relaxation and each river cruise itinerary is created with that in mind.
By gliding along the Amazon River, you will be able to experience the rainforest from its very core, spending your days listening to the symphony of animal cries that resonate from the trees. With enough activities to keep you entertained, but not so many as to wear you out, the Delfin experience will be one you’ll never forget.
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