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* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Walks of the World Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The best football stadiums in South America Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.