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Peru Selva


This is the isolated rain forest region in the eastern part of Peru, and it takes almost 60% of the country. La Selva is the area between the eastern foothills (the montaña) of the Andes and the enormous rain forests of the Amazon basin, which extends further into Brazil. Most people will think of Brazil when hearing the name Amazon. Indeed is Brazil's part of the Amazon rain forest much bigger. However, the Amazon river finds its roots in Peru, and most of the Peruvian Selva is still unspoiled.

Actually, Peru has some of the best untouched rain forests anywhere in the world. Although the Peruvian rain forest suffers from deforestation as it does anywhere else, there is a lot of ecological awareness in the country, and there are up to 24 national parks to protect this fragile nature.

The root of the Amazon lies in the heart of the Peruvian Selva, at the point where two other big rivers, the Marañon and the Ucayali, flow together and form the Rio Amazonas. Another mighty river and important source of the Amazon is the Urubamba. It flows from Peru's southern Andes northwards through the montaña, where it joins the Ucayali. On its way it passes magnificent sites like Machu Picchu and the Pongo de Mainique. Coming from Lima, one of the easiest ways to enter the Selva is the Chanchamayo Valley.

One of the biggest nature reserves in La Selva is Manu National Park. Manu is called the most bio-diverse rain forest in the world. With 4.5 million acres, half the size of Switzerland, it is one of the best areas for seeing wildlife anywhere. There are for instance over 1000 species of bird, 300 more species than can be found in the USA and Canada together.

La Selva is a region where only few people live. There are some small cities, with the only exceptions the relatively big city Iquitos, in the district of Loreto, and Pucallpa in the Ucayali district. Other cities are Puerto Maldonado in the Madre de Dios district, Moyobamba and Tarapoto in San Martin, San Ramon and La Merced, both in the Chanchamayo Valley in Junin, Satipo and Tingo Maria, and Yurimaguas in the Loreto district.

 



We Recommended this Packages:

 

MACAW CLAY LICK "COLLPA DE GUACAMAYOS"
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Tambopata Express 3 days 3 days and 2 nights

DAILY DEPARTURES

Macaw clay lick  "Collpa de Guacamayos" and Sandoval Lake
Tambopata  Classic 4 days 4 days and 3 nights Macaw clay lick "Collpa de Guacamayos" and Sandoval Lake
Tambopata Extensive 5 days 5 days and 4 nights Complete program which combines the comfort of beautiful Lodges with the experience to spend a night camping in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park

Tambopata Amazon Adventure Tour 3 days
3 days and 2 nights ecological tour with opportunities to learn about the Amazon jungle

Tambopata Amazon Adventure Tour 4 days  
4 days and 3 nights combines adventure activities and nature expeditions in the Amazon Rainforest
Sandoval Lake Paradise 3 Days Tour 3 days and 2 nights Puerto Maldonado, Sandoval Lake
SANDOVAL LAKE TOURS
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Sandoval Express 3 days and 2 nights Macaw clay lick, Sandoval Lake
Sandoval Classic 4 days and 3 nights Macaw clay lick, Sandoval Lake
Two Ecosystems 4 Days 4 days and 3 nights Rainforest and Savannah
Two Ecosystems 5 days 5 days and 4 nights two ecosystems 5 days 4 nights
Heath River Classic 5 days and 4 nights Heath River, macaw clay lick, Sandoval lake.
CORTO MALTES LODGE
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Corto Maltes Short 2 days and 1 night Parrot Clay Lick
Corto Maltes Express 3 days and 2 nights Monkey Island, Tambopata - Candamo National Reserve, Sandoval Lake
Corto Maltes Classic 4 days and 3 nights Monkey Island, Tambopata - Candamo National Reserve, Sandoval Lake, Local Natives Community "Palma Real"
Corto Maltes Extensive 5 days and 4 nights Monkey Island, Tambopata - Candamo National Reserve, Sandoval Lake, Local Natives Community "Palma Real", Taricaya Centre, Canopy Walk
INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Reserva Amazonica Express 3 days and 2 nights Twilight River Excursion, Sandoval Lake, Canopy Walk
Reserva Amazonica Classic 4 days and 3 nights Sandoval Lake, Canopy Walk, Tambopata National Reserve, Gamitana Creek
Reserva Amazonica Extensive 5 days and 4 nights Twilight River Excursion, Tambopata Natioanal Reserve, Gamitana Creek, Ese'eja Family Farm, Canopy Walk
RAINFOREST TOURS & EXPEDITIONS
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Jungle Express 3 days and 2 nights Tambopata river , Posada Amazonas
Jungle Classic 4 days and 3 nights Tambopata river , Posada Amazonas, Bamboo forests , primary floodplain forest
Tambopata Expedition Express 5 days and 4 nights Tambopata river ,Posada Amazonas , Tambopata National park, Macaw clay lick
Tambopata Expedition Classic 6 days and 5 nights Tambopata river ,Posada Amazonas , Tambopata National park, Macaw clay lick
Tambopata Expedition Extensive 7 days and 6 nights Tambopata river ,Posada Amazonas , Tambopata National park, Macaw clay lick
MANU NATIONAL PARK TOURS
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Manu Cloud Forest 3 days and 2 nights Cock of the Rock lodge, Manu cloud forest
Manu Wildlife Express 4 Days and 3 nights Manu Wildlife Center, Macaw clay lick
Manu Wildlife Classic 5 Days and 4 nights Manu Wildlife Center, Blanco river, Macaw clay lick
Manu Adventure 5 Days and 4 nights Manu National Park
Manu Explorer 5 Days and 4 nights
( with fixed departure dates )
Manu National Park
Manu Bio Trip 6 Days and 5 nights Cock of the Rock Lodge, Manu Wildlife Center, Macaw clay lick
Manu National Park Tapir and Macaw clay licks 7 days and 6 nights Manu National Park
IQUITOS - AMAZON TOURS / CANOPY WALKWAY
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Ceiba Tops 2 days 2 days and 1 night Ceiba Tops, canopy walkway
Canopy Walkaway Weekend Special 3 Days and 2 nights ExplorNapo Lodge
Ceiba Tops 3 days 3 days and 2 nights Ceiba Tops
Canopy Walkway & Ceiba Tops 4 days and 3 nights Canopy walkway
Explorama Lodge & ExplorNapo 4 days and 3 nights Explorama Lodge, ExplorNapo
Ceiba Tops & Canopy Walkway Special 5 days and 4 nights Ceiba Tops, canopy walkway
ExplorNapo Lodge Basic Program 5 days and 4 nights ExplorNapo Lodge
ExplorTambos Camp Basic Program 5 days and 4 nights ExplorTambos Camp
Full Week Combination Program 7 Days and 6nights Full week
Birdwatching Holidays 8 days and 7 nights Birdwatching
IQUITOS - CUMACEBA PACKAGE
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Dolphin Package 2 Days 1 Nights Tour 2 days and 1 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge, Birdwatching
Toucan 3 Days 2 Nights Tour 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge,tour by the Amazon river
Papagayo 4 Days 3 Nights Tour 4 days and 3 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge
Iguana 5 Days 4 Nights Tour 5 days and 4 nights Iquitos, Cumaceba Lodge, Monkey Island
IQUITOS - BOTANICAL LODGE
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Excursion Caucho Express Tour 2 days and 1 night Iquitos
Excursion Caoba Tour 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Yagua Tribe
Excursion Cedro Tour 4 days and 3 night Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Amazon, Napo
Excursion Mohena Tour 4 days and 3 nights Iquitos, Ceiba, Lupuna, Napo River
IQUITOS - PACAYA SAMIRIA
Package Tours Duration Highlights
Pacaya Samiria National Reserv3 3 days 3 days and 2 nights Iquitos Lodge, Pacaya Samiria, Riberbank Village
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 4 days 4 days and 3 night Iquitos Lodge, Pacaya Samiria,Nauta Creek, Riberbank Village
Camping In A Bird'S Paradise 5 Days 5 days and 4 nights Iquitos Lodge,Nauta Creek,Pacaya Samiria,
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve 6 days 6 days and 5 nights Iquitos Lodge,Nauta Creek,Pacaya Samiria, Camping
CRUISE ON AMAZON RIVER TOUR
Package Tourss Duration Highlights
Delfin Cruise 4 Days 4 Days and 3 nights Iquitos, Yanallpa, Dorado River, Pacaya River, Atun Poza Lagoon, Nauta
Delfin Cruise 5 Days 5 days and 4 nights Iquitos, Belluda Caño, Dorado River, Atun Poza Lake, Rio Pacaya, Caro Curahuayte Lagoon, Amazon River, Yarapa River

 



 



 
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