Get Inspired / South America / Peru Peru Amazon Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Peru Peru Amazon story by: Inspire South America Considered to be possibly the largest pharmacy in the world due to the tremendous number of medicinal plants that grow here, the Peruvian Amazon region and the adjacent Andean foothills are the most diverse and wildlife rich of the whole basin. With over 4000 species of butterflies, 32 species of parrots and 13 different types of monkeys, the river too thrives with near 2000 species of fish. Iquitos is the starting point for cruises down the Amazon to protected areas of Peru, Brazil and Colombia. Tucked into remote southeastern Peru, Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata-Candamo Reserve offer some of the best wildlife viewing in the Amazon basin, sheltering dozens of endangered species. Not to forget Manu National Park, another remote area with fantastic wildlife. Enquire Now First name * Last name * Email address * Confirm Email Address * Phone number * How can we help? My local consultant or House of Travel store Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei How do you prefer to be contacted? EmailPhoneEither I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The best football stadiums in South America Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 6 places to take a selfie Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.