Welcome to Amazon Basin
But as the 21st century encroaches on this enticing expanse of arboreal wilderness, exploitation of the rainforest’s abundant resources threatens to irreversibly damage it. Sure: the Peruvian Amazon offers phenomenal wildlife-spotting, dalliances into untamed forest from the jungle’s best selection of lodges and raucous city life. But it also begs for ongoing protection. Remember that as, forging through it by rough road and raging river, you emulate the explorers who first brought international attention to this region.
To maximise wildlife-viewing, visit during the dry season (July to October).