The Inca Trail
Walking the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu often features on must-do travel lists and it is little wonder why. Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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All of Explore's trips to Peru can be paired with a 3-night extension to the Amazon jungle, which is a perfect way to round off your time in this varied country. After you spend much of your time in the mountains throughout most tours to Peru, it can be a shock to the system to go from the vast open valleys and jagged peaks of the Andes to being enclosed by thick, dense, leafy jungle.
A massive 60% of Peru is comprised by the Amazon, and the Peruvian Amazon is the second largest section of the Amazon Rainforest after Brazil. With Explore you'll generally be discovering the Tambopata ecological reserve, only 30km from Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River. All journeys into the Amazon start with a boat or canoe trip from Puerto Maldonado town, which is an adventure in itself.
The remote locations of the Amazon lodges mean that electricity is usually provided by a generator, and only available for certain hours of the day. This just adds to the sense of being in the middle of nowhere, and it's a great place to go without technology for a few days.
Part of the joy of an Explore Amazon trip is simply observing the local flora and fauna close up. Caiman spotting by night, observing macaws and parrots at a clay lick, spotting giant river otters and learning about the indigenous uses of the many plants found in the forest are just some of the many wildlife opportunities that you'll have during your jungle experience.