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THE AMAZON RIVER: THE BEST TRAVEL GUIDE 2024

THE AMAZON RIVER: THE BEST TRAVEL GUIDE 2024

The amazon river is a wild place where time seems to go in a different way and if you are planning to travel to this pure rainforest, I swear you will live amazing and inspiring experiences!

Nevertheless, strolling throughout the amazon river might be a bit difficult owing to the phenomenal jungle is a gigantic paradise where you don’t know what is around every nook. Therefore, we have created a travel guide that possesses the most important data to keep in mind for visiting the exuberant rainforest.

Get ready to pack your bags and track the road!

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1. HOW TO GET TO PERU RAINFOREST?

You can get into the jungle in peru through different ways; actually there are several cities from where you can take some transportation towards nature, but if you want to go deeper into the jungle of peru, the best way is through Puerto Maldonado.

This beautiful amazon town boasts a great accessibility to the exuberant rainforest, where you will be able to discover many wild animals and tribes that still dress up their traditional costumes.

As well, you can ask for our Tambopata jungle tours and we will make you live an authentic experience within the pure rainforest of eastern Peru.

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2. HOW TO GET TO PUERTO MALDONADO?

Cusco and Lima are the main gateways to this destination:

  • From Cusco: Before or after enjoying a full day Machu Picchu tour or other unforgettable tours in Cusco, you can travel to Puerto Maldonado.
    – By flight: It only takes 45 minutes and Latam is the only airline that flies to this destination.
    – By bus: It takes 10 hour and is not comfortable at all. However, you can count on “Cruz del Sur” Transportation Company to travel towards Maldonado.
  • From Lima: A direct flight takes 1.5 hours, while traveling by bus is not an option to reach the phenomenal jungle.

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3. WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING TO PERU RAINFOREST?

Now, we will give you useful tips to keep in mind before kicking your adventure off. Some of them seem to be obvious, but it is necessary to achieve a dream vacation within the jungle of peru.

  • The best way to explore the Amazon river is by boat: Because it allows you to contemplate the exuberant rainforest and its awesome animals such as caimans and river otters.
    Therefore, before traveling, analyze which is the best option for water transportation. Motorized boats or not? By the way, we offer both types of transportation: on the main river, fiberglass boats with outboard engines and on the lakes, rowing boats to avoid scaring the animals.
  • Always hike with a tour guide: If you are within the wild and pure rainforest, a wise decision is to stay with local people or tour guides who live in this peru amazon jungle. In addition, they will show you the hidden natural treasures to explore; as well, they will take care of you.
    Do not be reckless; it is dangerous to walk by your own in the Peruvian jungle!
  • Avoid scams when booking your tambopata tours: The best way to avoid non-certified services is to contact with official travel agencies such as Natourandes. Never mind that if you come from Cusco or Lima, we always offer the best tours in Cusco and Tambopata.The cheapest option is not always the most reliable one! And even more so in the jungle.

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4. HOW IS CLIMATE AROUND THE AMAZON RIVER?

During the day, the amazon river is hot! This means you should pack light clothing and many t-shirts. Because due to the permanent humidity you will sweat more than you think.

At night, especially during thunderstorms, the weather can get cold. A good idea is to pack a light jacket (preferably waterproof).

Do not bring with you heavy coats!

Another important fact, that you should be aware of, are the mosquitoes along Tambopata jungle tours. Therefore, you should buy insect repellent.

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If you have more questions, please contact us. We will be glad to solve all doubts!