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As the Andes Mountains fall away to the west the vegetation changes into dense primary rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest covers nearly two-thirds of the landmass of Peru and the vivid colours and loud animal calls makes for a complete contrast to the desolate and silent altiplano.

Fly from Lima or Cusco to the southern jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. Travel further into the rainforest by motorised canoe before alighting at your chosen jungle lodge. Howler Monkeys swing from the trees and piranhas patrol the rivers; your experienced guide will help you look for these and many other tropical creatures. If you wish to spend your time on or near to the Amazon River, fly north to Iquitos and stay at a riverside lodge, alternatively board a cruiser and sail along this mighty river.