THE PERUVIAN AMAZON
STANDING BEFORE THE IMMENSITY OF NATURE, ONLY AUTHENTICITY REMAINS
Experience the world’s largest river — and biggest rainforest — on a voyage of discovery aboard our cruises. The adventure includes an amazing array of flora and fauna, encounters with Peru’s indigenous peoples, and awesome outdoor activities.
Embark on an endless journey. The magic of the Peruvian Amazon is in its immensity: nature, biodiversity and culture merge into an experience in the only place where there is only room for authenticity, for what is truly important, for what is truly original, for both the planet, and for each one of us.
Nature is the greatest work of art in the world. More than 200 species of birds, more than 7,300 species of flowering plants, more than 2,500 species of daytime butterflies, among other living beings, share their habitat in the Peruvian Amazon; forming an immense and overwhelming array of shapes and colors. It is a work of art whose canvas is nature and whose medium is water and earth.
Culture: the most beautiful fruit of human beings. More than 40 native languages are used today in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. These indigenous languages that remind us how immense mankind can become. More than 40 languages that speak of different cultures, and ways of life that are foreign to us; demonstrating that we live in a world full of people capable of creating wonderful things.
- The Amazon originates from a small stream located more than five thousand meters above sea level.
- The Amazon River is about 6,440 kilometers (4,080 miles) long and accounts for 1/5 of the total world’s river flow to the ocean.
- 56% of the world’s tropical forests are located in or near the Amazon basin.
- The Amazon is the largest source of fresh water on Earth and its watershed is the largest of the five continents.
- More than one thousand tributaries of the Amazon are intertwined in this watershed, coming from nine different countries and occupying an area greater than the million square kilometers.
- During the rainy season, the Amazon river reaches the 50 km of amplitude.
- At its mouth, the Amazon is 240 kilometers wide.
- In the Strait of Obidos, in Brazil, the depth of the Amazon is around 300 meters.
- 20% of the world’s plant species are found in the Amazon forest.