Best Time to Visit the Peruvian Amazon

Peruvian Amazon pic

Peruvian Amazon
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Attorney Chris Llinas practices through his firm J. Christopher Llinas, Attorney at Law in Ocean Pines, Maryland. In his free time, Chris Llinas enjoys ecotourism and traveling to off-the-beaten-path destinations. He has visited the Peruvian jungle twice.

The swathe of Amazon Rainforest located in Peru is home to more than 1,300 bird species and countless other animal and plant varieties.

Picking a time to visit can be tricky and generally depends on what the traveler is hoping to see. Those who want to spend most of the day exploring the jungle will want to visit during the dry season, which runs from June to October. The rain is less plentiful, and the humidity is at its lowest. Additionally, the mosquito population is smallest during the dry season.

The rainy season makes for optimal river explorations. Visitors who wish to journey down the Amazon River are encouraged to book a trip from November through April. Peru is often the preferred spot for river explorations because it is farther upstream and thus has greater biodiversity. Animals that live and hunt near the river are easiest to spot during the rainy season, while land mammals are easier to spot during the dry season. Additionally the farther from civilization you travel, the more creatures you will likely encounter.

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