Given the breadth of options, it’s not easy to decide which bit of the jungle to head for. Your three main criteria will probably be budget, ease of access (see Jungle essentials) and the nature of jungle experience you’re after, whether it’s a few days in a luxury lodge, exploring the rivers by boat or a back-to-nature week of wildlife-spotting. Below are the best places for…

Cash-strapped travellers Satipo or Puerto Maldonado; both can be reached with ease by bus.

Trips of three days or less Puerto Maldonado or Iquitos.

Off-the-beaten-track adventure Pucallpa, Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado are the best starting points; book through an established tour company.

Wonderful wildlife The Manu Biosphere Reserve, Reserva Nacional Tambopata or Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria.

Blow-the-budget luxury Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado/Tambopata are great for top-flight jungle tours.

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