Peru Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Designation of Amazon River as Natural Wonder of the World |

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LIMA, Peru – (BUSINESS WIRE) – November 29, 2021–

Ten years ago, Peru was at the forefront on the international scene thanks to the Amazon River, the longest and fastest river in the world, named natural wonder of the world by the organization New Seven Wonders, reported the Commission. for the promotion of Peruvian exports and tourism – PROMPERÚ. Thus, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this prestigious recognition, we would like to highlight the heart of the tropical Amazon jungle in Peru, Loreto, which is located in the northeast of Peru, just two hours by flight from the capital, Lima. The nature that surrounds Iquitos, the regional capital, seems endless and is surrounded by the Amazon River and its tributaries, making the boat or plane the only way to reach it.

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Peruvian Amazon River: the way to experience this natural wonder of the world is to visit its source and travel to Iquitos, Peru. @ PROMPERÚ (Photo: PROMPERÚ)

From Iquitos, travelers arrive by navigating to the exact point where the mighty Marañón and Ucayali rivers meet. The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, a biodiversity paradise, is also located there. This area has more than 85 lakes and lush vegetation that is home to 132 species of mammals such as the jaguar, sloth bear, giant otter and capybara (the largest rodent in the world). There are species of monkeys like the black spider monkey and the white-bellied monkey. The region is distinguished by its 350 species of birds, including the rooster of the rock, toucans and blue, yellow and red macaws.

Night boat rides on these rivers, with the starry sky reflecting on their surface, allow you to hear a multitude of lyrical sounds: it is the voice of nature. The purple sunset at dusk and the blue tones of the sunrise invite you again.

Iquitos is the perfect place for nature and adventure lovers: there are cruises that offer multi-day trips, including jungle walks, visits to indigenous peoples, nighttime expeditions and fishing. . A cruise on the Peruvian Amazon offers great opportunities to observe pink dolphins emerging from the river, a magical and unforgettable experience.

Celebrating the majesty of the mythical Amazon River helps raise awareness of the importance of caring for the Amazon, which covers nearly 60% of Peru and is considered the lung of the planet.

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José Carlos Collazosjcollazos@promperu.gob.pe

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SOURCE: PROMPERÚ

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