When you visit South America, it would be a sin to give up on cruising through the Amazonian heartland of Brazil and Peru. Getting unrivalled access to the best of the rainforests along the Amazon River will certainly offer an exciting and adventurous expedition in the South American continent.
An escape to paradise
With a variety of rare tropical birds and exotic wildlife species to greet you, there is no reason you would not love the uplifting experience of being far away from the maddening city life and enjoy the primitive yet surreal experience of being tucked away in nature’s wonder paradise. You will even cherish meeting with many of the local ethnic groups who are friendly and heartwarming.
A City Without any Roads peru amazon tours
Ever known of a place that cannot be reached via modern transport ways? Well, Iquitos in Peru is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road! It is primitive but amazingly friendly and a unique place to visit. In fact, this could even come as a culture shock to many. But then if you have decided on visiting Iquitos just be prepared for experiences which could seem strange but are nevertheless fun and interesting. Once known to be a thriving economic town with a booming rubber producing industry, Iquitos is now a major tourist hub. Most travelers visit the city primarily as a base for exploring further into the Amazon.
Of Alligators, Piranhas, and Portuguese Heritage
Belem is another must visit city when touring the Amazon. It’s a fantastic adventure destination for those who love a mix of thrill and nature tour. The city resides at the point where the Amazon River meets the sea. This unique geographical position has endowed Belem with immense natural beauty which is wonderfully complemented by the friendliness of its people. Now while Belem in itself is a wonderful place to visit, the region’s main attraction remains the island of Marajo. This island is the world’s largest freshwater island with a diverse collection of exotic colorful birds along with the dreaded flesh-eating piranhas and the alligatorid crocodylians known as ‘caiman’. Belem is the entry port to the Amazon, and has a functional port, airport, and other modes of modern conveyance. Founded in 1616 by the Kingdom of Portugal, Belem was the first colony on the Amazon developed by the Europeans. You can still see the remnants of Portuguese architecture and lifestyle as you walk down the city’s streets.