Although Brazil may first come to mind when thinking about the Amazon Jungle, and that country does indeed contain the largest amount of the rain forest. But the jungle makes up 60% of Peru’s land. Experience this fantastic landscape at the Manu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Try to spend a minimum of five days in the park, keeping in mind that the farther into the jungle you go, the more likely you are to see a large variety of wildlife. Given that the park encompasses microclimates that range from over 13,000 feet above sea level down to 984 feet, you will find a great diversity of vegetation, birds (800 species), and mammals (200 species) here. Not to mention butterflies (an incredible 1,300 butterfly species live in the jungle).
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