After deciding that a trip to Peru must include a view of the Amazon River and the surrounding rainforest, part of the adventure was simply getting there. We chose the destination of Iquitos, a large city along the Amazon River in northern Peru, with many rainforest expedition guides and tour companies. Despite its large population (exceeding 300,000), Iquitos cannot be reached by road. Plane and boat are the only options, due to its location in the heart of the rainforest. Due to a lack of time, we booked a flight from Iquitos back to Lima, but we chose a more adventurous method for going to Iquitos.
Starting in Lima, we spent a week traveling north, stopping to enjoy the cities of Trujillo, Chic...Read More