Nauta

Discover Why Nauta is Better Than Iquitos

After spending a few days in Iquitos, visiting Nauta is a breath of fresh air. Despite only being 94 km outside Iquitos, Nauta couldn’t be more different. It’s perched on a small mountain that allows the city to avoid the rising river levels. This strategic position provides views of río Marañón and río Ucayali. The […]

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Velo de la Novia

Discover Tingo Maria’s Amazing Waterfalls

Out of all the gorgeous features of the jungle, none are more prominent than Tingo Maria’s never-ending selection of waterfalls. Thanks to the abundant rainfall, the entire lush jungle area around Tingo Maria is teeming with waterfalls. There are literally too many to visit in one trip, but a few manage to stand out. From […]

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Cueva de las Lechuzas

Explore Tingo Maria’s Coolest Caves

Even though the amount of waterfalls and attractions are abundant, not all of Tingo Maria’s landmarks are above the surface. The jungle surrounding Tingo Maria is filled with enough caves to satisfy anyone who craves adventure. From the limestone mountains of the Bella Durmiente to the hills in the jungle, the entire area is filled […]

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Craziest Landmarks Around Tingo Maria

On top of being tucked away in the center of Peru, Tingo Maria is emerging from a dark history of terrorism. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, the entire area was under control of the infamous Sendero Luminosos. At first this rogue terrorist group gained the community’s support by publicly hanging thieves and rapists. […]

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Velo de la Novia

Meet Tingo Maria: Peru’s Hidden Paradise

Out of all the places to visit in Peru, none are more overlooked than Tingo Maria. This isn’t an accident, since even after decades of improvements in transportation this area remains surprisingly remote. Due to the heavy rains and jungle fog, flights to Tingo Maria are scarce. This lack of areal opportunities forces visitors to […]

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Pichari

Examine the Controversial Legacy of Coca Leaves

Out of all the plants in South America, none are more infamous than coca leaves. Despite being illegal in most countries, the legacy of this plant continues to echo throughout the world. Boasting over 14 helpful minerals and alkaloids, coca is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood plants in the world. Unfortunately, recently cocaine has […]

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Carnaval

Take Carnaval to the Next Level In Quillabamba

Out of all the potential entry points to the selva around Cusco, none are closer than Quillabamba. Thanks to a relatively new paved road that replaced an old rickety train, Quillabamba is only four hours outside Cusco. This convenient location is complemented by a truly immense amount of variations. While the city of Quillabamba is […]

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Manu

Witness Unmatched Biodiversity In Manu

For those who crave a dose of unadulterated jungle, Manu National Park can’t be beaten. This immense stretch of land showcases the untamed beauty of Peru. While the interior of this reserve is filled with untouched wildlife and native tribes, the outskirts are surrounded by clandestine coca plantations and resorts for hippies. Despite having unexpected […]

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