UJ Explorer

Eight reasons to plan your next adventure in the Amazon

Published 18 May 2018

Written by: Ximena Arrieta

The Peruvian jungle, one of our three natural regions, contains many secrets and charms. Thick forests, great rivers, magnificent species of animals and plants, and delicious ingredients are some of the attractions that await you in our Amazon.

We give you eight reasons to encourage you to discover it. You will fall in love:

1. You will see unique species

If you are an animal lover, there is nothing better than seeing them in their habitat. Pink dolphins appear stealthy on the waters, monkeys jump between the treetops, sloths watch from the top of the branches and birds fly from one side to another filling the sky with color.

2. You will enjoy nature as never before

Many places in the Amazon are accessible only by boat. Going into them on board of traditional 'peque-peques' is a way to connect with Mother Earth and appreciate it as it should be: quietly and calmly.

3. You will fill yourself with energy

Forget about energy drinks. A trip to the Amazon will recharge your batteries when you breathe the pure air of the forest, enjoy an afternoon under the warm sun or relax while listening to the flow of the river. It’s a good dose of natural fuel.

4. You will be disconnected from everything

Tired of the routine and the city that never stops? In the Amazon, time seems to stop. Without cellular signal, and often without electrical power, it is the perfect opportunity to connect with yourself. Replace the honks with the singing of the birds, or the streetlights with a starry sky.

5. You will know new ways of life

Learn about the way of life of the communities that call the Amazon home and the special relationship they have with nature. They are an example of sustainable use of resources, with respect and without depredation.

6. You will enrage the palate

Amazon food is a delicacy, an explosion of exotic flavors and ingredients that you cannot stop trying. Unique fruits, hundreds of species of fish, peppers only for the brave palates ... all in one place.

7. The Amazon River

The simple fact of being able to navigate the Amazon River is already a reason to travel to the Amazon. Having the opportunity to explore the immensity of this natural wonder, the longest river in the world, is an unforgettable experience.

8. The landscapes

Each region of Peru has its charm, and the Amazon is not far behind. The green thicket of the forest stands out in the clear blue sky, with dark waters over which birds of bright colors fly over. Each landscape is unique and beautiful, especially at sunset.