Discover another universe in the Peruvian Amazon. You might be surprised to learn that Peru is home to the second largest percentage of the Amazon rainforest after Brazil, and 60% of the country’s territory is covered by this incredible biosphere. Anyone looking for an immersive nature or wildlife experience cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the Amazon in Peru, which is just a short plane ride from Cusco.
For those adventurers who prefer to get off the beaten path, choose the road less traveled by heading to Manu National Park, a virgin territory where you can experience the Amazon in its rawest form. The park, which was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a World Heritage Site in 1987, is home to an array of enigmatic wildlife including giant otters, black caiman, jaguars and tapirs, as well as 200 mammal species, more than a thousand varieties of birds and innumerable types of plants. The vast swathe of the park has mostly escaped the touch of modern forces, and indigenous native tribes such as the Mashco-Piro, the Machiguenga, the Yaminahua and the Yuras still call this untamed oasis home.