The classic image associated with Peru is always Machu Picchu but while an amazing feat of historic architecture, it is just a small part of Peru’s history and evolution. One of the most amazing things you can do on a Peru holiday is to visit the Amazon rainforest. After completing the Inca Trail it is a great idea to join an Amazon extension.
The Peruvian Amazon is awash with tribes carrying around a head full of myths and legends about the jungle they live in. From the sirens who lure vulnerable men to the rivers, drowning them in the swift currents, to the lupuna tree that will punish you for disrespecting the forest, the myths of the Amazon hold a recurrent theme; protecting the forest. Any self-respecting Amazonian knows the legend of El Tunchi, a spirit of people lost to the jungle, who protects the fauna and flora; beware if … Read More