Peru: Amazon Extension

  • Extension
  • Overview
    Starts at



    4 days

    Activity Level



    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

    Did you know the Peruvian Amazon covers 60% of the country, and it’s the fourth largest rainforest in the world? So while you are ticking Machu Picchu off your bucket list, be sure to take your wildlife-loving family on to the forest. It’s both other-worldly and easily accessible. Plus, it’s completely different from anything else you’ll see while in Peru.

    Encounter Incredible Wildlife

    From creepy crawly critters to enormous mammals and stealthy cats the Peruvian Amazon is home to all kinds of crazy wonders. Have you ever seen pink toed tarantulas, armadillos, tiny poison dart frogs, giant river otters, howler monkeys, caimans, anacondas, sloths, piranhas, macaws, parrots, blue morphos, capybaras, pygmy marmosets, tapirs, king vultures, toucans, owls, leaf cutter ants?  Those are just some of the mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, and butterflies you’ll encounter.

    Paddle Dug-Out Canoes Through an Oxbow Lake

    Paddle dug-out canoes through an oxbow lake, a free-standing body of water formed when a stem of river is cut off. You’ll find giant river otters, turtles, monkeys, and maybe  even anacondas here.

    Hike Through the Amazon

    Through thick steamy forest and up on suspension bridges, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore high and low, accompanied by expert naturalist guides whose eyes and ears don’t miss a thing.

    Go Piranha Fishing

    Visit a black water creek and try your hand at catching piranha – they’re fast! You’ll also get an up-close look at caiman, a small member of the crocodile family – they like catching piranha too.

    Enjoy Eco Luxury in the Wilderness

    Who would think you could be deep in jungle, yet enjoy delicious food and comfortable accommodations? It makes it all the more fun to enjoy this family adventure without the crankiness of roughing it.

  • Hotels

    Reserva Amazonica

    With 35 thatched roof cabanas with canopy beds and mosquito netting, this lodge offers eco-luxury amenities on a 42,000 acre private reserve deep in the heart of the Amazon. With electricity during the important hours, an inviting spa and sumptuous meals including afternoon tea, life won’t feel too rough in the rainforest. Note: There is no cell phone service or Wi-Fi at the lodge!

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

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8 days

Activity Level


Our challenging trips are the most active adventures that we have and require a high level of fitness. These trips generally involve over four hours of strenuous activity on multiple days. While these trips can be demanding, they are rewarding and gratifying at the end. These adventures are perfect for families to bond over unique experiences that will challenge and excite.