Reflections along the Amazon River!

Iquitos is surrounded by the Amazon River on one side and the Amazon Rainforest on all other sides so the only way to reach Iquitos is to either fly there or travel by boat. Therefore, Iquitos is the world’s largest city that can not be reached by any roads. For this reason, Iquitos is also an important port city for this area of Peru as many goods and supplies arrive by boat after a week long journey floating up the Amazon River from the Atlantic Ocean. A journey of over 2,200 miles. 

Transportation along one of the Amazon River tributaries to a local jungle lodge.
Transportation along one of the Amazon River tributaries to a local jungle lodge.

There are so many things to see and do in Iquitos and you can read about all of those things in this post about Iquitos, but If you would like to venture deeper into the Amazon rainforest there are many tour companies that offer jungle expeditions down Amazon tributaries to jungle lodges which allow you to visit tribal villages where you can stay and experience the local culture of the local indigenous Indians of the region. Take a look at some of the pictures below to see what visiting a jungle lodge and tribal village is like and let me know in the comments below what you think about it!

Enjoying the boat ride down the Amazon River tributaries to a local jungle lodge.
Enjoying the boat ride down the Amazon River tributaries to a local jungle lodge.
Arriving at our jungle lodge along the Amazon River.
Arriving at our jungle lodge along the Amazon River.
A view of the Amazon River tributaries from our jungle lodge.
A view of the Amazon River tributaries from our jungle lodge.
Relaxing in a hammock from the highest point of vista from the jungle lodge.
Relaxing in a hammock from the highest point of vista from the jungle lodge.
Our jungle lodge accommodations.
Our jungle lodge accommodations.
Beautiful plants of the Amazon Rainforest.
Beautiful plants of the Amazon Rainforest.
The trees in the Amazon Rainforest are huge!
The trees in the Amazon Rainforest are huge!
Look how big this plant leaf is! It is as big as me!
Look how big this plant leaf is! It is as big as me!
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful family who taught us how they hunt for food using a blow dart!
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful family who taught us how they hunt for food using a blow dart!
Learning to play the drums in one of the indigenous villages that we visited.
Learning to play the drums in one of the indigenous villages that we visited.
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful tribe who showed us their traditional music and dance!
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful tribe who showed us their traditional music and dance!
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful tribe who showed us their traditional music and dance!
We had a fantastic time visiting this wonderful tribe who showed us their traditional music and dance!
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this Three Toed Sloth.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this Three Toed Sloth.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this giant river turtle.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this giant river turtle.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like these parrots.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like these parrots.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this snake.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this snake.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this monkey.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this monkey.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this ant eater.
It was an awesome experience to get to view some of the animals found in the Amazon Jungle, like this ant eater.
Isn't this the cutest face you have seen?
Isn’t this the cutest face you have seen?
The one classroom at the local school located in the Amazon Rainforest off one of the Amazon River Tributaries.
The one classroom at the local school located in the Amazon Rainforest off one of the Amazon River Tributaries.
The Amazon River is a place you must visit if you ever have the opportunity!
The Amazon River is a place you must visit if you ever have the opportunity!
The sun setting over the Amazon River after a fantastic day exploring the Amazon Jungle!
The sun setting over the Amazon River after a fantastic day exploring the Amazon Jungle!

Visiting the Amazon Jungle was a once in a lifetime experience and I would encourage anyone who is thinking about traveling to Peru to visit a jungle lodge somewhere within the Amazon Rainforest to experience the beauty mother nature has to offer! This Amazon journey was yet again another one of the incredible Treasures Of Traveling in Peru.  

Luke Keeler

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Reflections along the Amazon River!
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