1 Río Tambopata
You’ll be hard-pushed to find anywhere as rich in flora and fauna as the rainforest around some of the lodges on this stunning Amazonian river.
2 Manu Biosphere Reserve
An excellent place to experience a truly pristine rainforest and spot plenty of jungle wildlife – from giant otters in secluded lakes to caiman littering the riverbanks.
3 Pampa Hermosa Lodge
Just eight hours’ drive from Lima, this sumptuous cloud-forest lodge, one of the jewels of Peru, offers access to a cock-of-the-rock refuge, where Peru’s national birds dance every evening.
A fun, vivacious city, ridiculously hot during the day, with an equally sizzling bar and club scene when the sun goes down.
Quite common in the rivers around Iquitos, pink river dolphins and blue dolphins are a fantastic sight as they leap around your canoe.
6 Ayahuasca healing
Witnessing a shaman’s ancient chants waft under the moonlit jungle canopy feels like a hallucinatory experience.