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For birwatchers, Peru is a true paradise. It is filled with species dwelling in unique and fragile habitats, large migratory birds arriving from the most remote parts of the world and with species that have disappeared in other countries. New species are continually being discovered every year in its cloud-forests and Amazon jungles. 1 in 10 species from around the world are found in the Amazon. Home to approximately 427 mammals, 378 reptiles, 428 amphibians, 1,294 birds, 3,000 fish, 40,000 plants and 2.5 million insect species, the Amazon Jungle provides the greatest collection of wildlife including jaguars, Black Caimans, Anacondas, Electric Eels, Piranhas and various poisonous frogs and parasites. In the coasts of Paracas, at the Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands, one can also find sealions, peruvian boobies, Guanay Black cormorants, Humboldt Penguins and Incan Terns among other birds and ocassional dolphins. Finally, the Colca Canyon is a must for those looking to spot the Andean Condor.
Tambopata and its massive wilderness reserves, are accessed from Puerto Maldonado, at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers in the Amazon Basin. The riverside city serves as a gateway to what very well may be the world's ...
By far the richest, most extraordinary biological transect in the Peruvian Amazon, or the world, starts in Cusco and runs northeast by road and river to the great Manu Wilderness. Manu offers by far the greatest quantity and diversity of animals and ...
Iquitos serves as the jungle capital of the Amazon River-Amazon region, and is the only city in the area with an airport, making it the best (and only) choice for most travelers since there is no direct road access, and river routes are ...
It is generally believed that the Nazca Lines were created nearly 2000 years ago by the indigenous Paraca people, but there are endless theories to explain their origin and use including suggestions that the images were astronomical maps, ...
One of the deepest, and most breathtakingly beautiful canyons in the world, the Colca Canyon at 10,300 feet is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, and home of soaring condors, panoramic vistas, eternally blue skies, healing thermal waters, ...
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Tambopata Reserve - Machu Picchu 9 nights from $1,920 *
Peru and its Wonders The Amazon and MachuPicchu 7 nights from $2,508 *
Machu Picchu + 3-night Manu Biological Reserve 10 nights from $4,222 *
Southern Circuit by Bus + Tambopata Amazon 19 nights from $4,261 *
Nazca Lines - Colca Canyon - Machu Picchu 14 nights from $3,924 *
Amazon Cruise (MV Aqua Exp) - Machu Picchu 11 nights from $5,231 *
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