Peru is an incredible spectacle of nature. Its one-of-a-kind geography holds an immense array of surprises that will make you want to come back for more, be sure to take your time as Peru offers amazing variety when it comes to nature.
The territory of Peru shelters84 of the 117 life zones existing on Earth and owns 28 of the 32 different types of weather. It is one of the most diverse countries in term of nature and wildlife and its breathtaking landscapes will please every nature lover.
The Amazon in Peru is home to a diversity of life that is unparalleled anywhere on Earth making it a paradise for nature lovers and offering an entire range of awe-inspiring experiences and adventures! Enjoy wildlife spotting in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, visit Iquitos- the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon which is comparable to an island in the heart of the green forest. There are so many different ways to experience the pristine rainforest and jungle life from touring through Manu Biosphere Reserve, watching the jungle come to life on the canopy walkways, staying in jungle lodges for a unique and authentic experience or exploring the Amazon River with all the comfort and luxury on a riverboat cruise.
In terms of wildlife diversity, Peru tops the list in fish, butterflies and orchids, is second in birds, third in mammals and amphibians, fourth in overall biological diversity and fifth in plants and reptiles. While visiting the Peruvian Amazon be sure to keep your eyes peeled for pink dolphins, sea lions, jaguars, amazing colourful birds and over 3,500 species of orchids.
Nature has been so generous to Peru that such a beauty deserves to be preserved and shared. That is why about 15% of the national territory is protected by the Government through a system of 60 natural areas spread across the coast, highlands and throughout the jungle. Areas such as Tambobata, Pacaya-Smiria, Huascaran and Paracas will remain in your memory for years to come.