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.

4 Iquitos

A fun, vivacious city, ridiculously hot during the day, with an equally sizzling bar and club scene when the sun goes down.

5 Dolphin-watching

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.

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