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The logistics of travel and isolation make it unlikely that you could visit both the northern and southern Amazon regions—separated by 600 km (370 mi) at their nearest point—during one trip to Peru. The city of Iquitos is the jumping-off point for the northern Amazon; Puerto Maldonado, for the south. Some 1,200 km (740 mi) and connecting flights back in Lima separate the two cities. Neither will disappoint, and both are dotted with the region's famed jungle lodges.
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