The Amazon Basin Travel Guide
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Peru's least-known region occupies some two-thirds of the country, an area the size of California. The selva (jungle) of the Amazon Basin is drained by the world's second longest river and its countless tributaries. What eastern Peru lacks in human population it makes up for in sheer plant and animal numbers, more than you knew could exist, for the viewing. There are lodges, cruise boats, and guides for the growing number of people who arrive to see the spectacle.
Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.
Find the best Amazon Basin restaurants in every price category with our top picks.
Things To Do in The Amazon Basin
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
- $1527 & up -- Machu Picchu: 8-Nt. Trek w/Inca Trail Hiking LatinEscapes.com
- $1387 & up -- Peru 6-Nts. w/Machu Picchu, Lima & Cusco Tours — $1,387 LatinEscapes.com
The River: The Amazon is a natural choice for adventures, but sign up with a tour operator, who will know the safest places to explore.... Read more
Manu Expeditions. The specialists in bird watching, with decades of experience, Manu Expeditions offers trips into the Manu Biosphere Reserve... Read more
The knock at the door comes early. "¡Buenos días! Good morning!" It's 5 am and your guide is rousing you for the dawn excursion... Read more
Amazonian cuisine, with its jungle game meats and off-color local dishes, is truly far-out. Chicharron de lagarto (caiman nuggets) venado a la... Read more
A New York City judge has ruled against the use of apartments for "transient tenants," which includes... Read more
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of what we like to call "weekend getaway season."... Read more
Wineries have a very obvious main draw.... Read more
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