More than 60% of Peruvian territory is covered by the Amazon rainforest, more than in any other country except Brazil. Discover the Peru Amazon Rainforest Tours Jungle. Cusco is arguably the best departure point for trips into the southern jungle, with air and road access to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado – a great base for visiting the nearby forests the National Reserve Tambopata and the National Park Bahuaja-Sonene, enormous tract of virgin rainforest close to the Bolivian border. Many naturalists believe that this region is the most biodiverse on Earth. The Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth, Peru also has a very high number of species of butterflies, orchids, and other organisms.
Reachable overland from Cusco, the Manu Biosphere Reserve and National Park runs from cloud forest on the slopes of the Andes down to relative lowland forest. About 1’000 bird species – about a quarter of all birds (more than 1800) known in South America and 10% of all species in the world – and more than 200 species of mammals have been identified.
The largest natural reserve in Peru, Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria is one of the Amazon’s (and the world’s) richest wildlife habitats. Covering more than 2 million hectares (5 million acres) of pristine rainforest and wetlands in the north-central Amazon region only accessible from Iquitos, Loreto. The reserve is full of rivers and lakes, and it boasts some of the Amazon’s most abundant species of flora and fauna. Pacaya-Samiria is considerably less accessible than the jungle farther north and is much less visited than Manu or Tambopata. We have one of the best Peru Amazon Rainforest Tours Jungle in Pacaya-Samiria in the Iquitos Ecolodge.