Peru can be found in Western South America bordered by countries such as Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The landscape of Peru is quite varied and often split into three geographical zones. Firstly, the coast which is a dry arid area in the West, the highlands which is the region of the Andes and finally the jungle covered by the Amazon rainforest, where Operation Wallacea is based in the Samiria-Yavari landscape. The language spoken in Peru is Spanish but the indigenous communities do speak Cocama. The Samiria-Yavari landscape lies at the heart of Amazonian Peru and is home to pink river dolphins, taricaya turtles, jaguars, red uakari monkeys, peccaries, saki monkeys, giant river otters and many other species.
While on the expedition you can expect to stay aboard one of the historical riverboats, the Rio Amazonas, Clavero or Pithacia that are large 100 year old boats from the rubber boom period in the Amazon restored by FundAmazonia. Accommodation is fairly comfortable for a ...Find out more