The Amazon in Peru

Adventure, biodiversity and one of the last intact natural paradises in the world: the Amazon in South America has always had a great fascination. The gigantic river begins in Peru, where it is fed by its two rivers Marañón source and Ucayali river. From there, it travels through Brazil to the Atlantic coast. Adjacent and tributaries of the Amazon expand their catchment area around the countries Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia.

Amazon – rainforest of superlatives

The quantities of fresh water that the Amazon and its tributaries transport provide one of the most fertile areas of the earth. The Amazon basin covers 6 million square kilometers and covers much of the northern half of the South American continent. In addition, 60% of the area of Peru is covered with dense jungle. But not only its size makes the Amazon and the jungle an incredible area. By far, the greatest biodiversity of all the rainforests in the world prevails here, and not all the species of animals and plants that live here are discovered and investigated for a long time.

The longest river in the world?

The answer to the question of how long the Amazon really is researchers and adventurers occupied since the discovery of the New World. The Amazon and the Nile have been fighting for almost 100 years for the title of the longest river in the world. Only a few years ago, both rivers were calculated again with the most precise methods and now the Amazons are conducted with an official total length of 6,992 kilometers. He is thus 140 kilometers longer than his African competitor. But once you get immersed in the fascinating world of this area, the numbers are quickly forgotten. Everywhere along the river, you will find spectacular landscapes that are unparalleled in the world. Experience the adventure of Amazonas and embark on an unforgettable trip in Peru.