Pulsating with wildlife, and plants straight out of sci-fi films, Peru’s Amazon basin spans more than five million acres.
If you’re lucky enough to explore it, the best way to do it is aboard an Aqua Expeditions cruise. With these wonderfully luxurious vessels, you’ll pass virgin rainforest, canoe along murky tributaries and spot caiman crocodiles, three-toed sloths and the mesmerising pink river dolphin.
Back on "dry" land are rustic and atmospheric rainforest lodges such as Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, where you can wobble your way over rope bridges and take a nocturnal safari amongst jungle croaks and hums. Anything else? Giant lily pads large enough to sit on, flocks of macaws pecking at clay cliffs and legendary Amazon sunsets.