Amazon Basin Travels

lobo (guide) dez and nuts

The Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. There is such a variety of species that most of them are still not discovered, or at least adequately studied. Peru is the country with largest number of birds species in the world and the third of mammals, with 44 percent and 63 percent respectively inhabiting the Peruvian Amazon. Peru also has a very large number of species of butterflies, orchids, and other organisms.

The Amazon of Peru from the east of the Andes borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region comprises more than half of the country and is an area with great biodiversity.  The Peruvian Amazon is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon.  The Peruvian Amazon is traditionally divided into two distinct ecoregions:

The lowland jungle (in Spanish Selva Baja) is also known as Omagua region, walla, anti, Amazonian rain forest, or Amazon basin. This ecoregion is the largest of Peru, standing between 80 and 400 meters above sea level. It has warm weather ,relative humidity and good amounts of rainfall.  It contains long and strong rivers such as the Amazon, Ucayali, Marañón, Putumayo, Yavarí, Napo and Pastaza Tigre.

The highland jungle (in Spanish Selva Alta) is also called Rupa-Rupa region, andean jungle, ceja de selva or ceja de montaña. This ecoregion extends into the eastern foothills of the Andes, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

In 2007 Listen Recovery went to Peru to continue studying the Afro Peruvian culture.  While reading an Article about the Amazon and deforestation it helped me realized about the movement of a culture that had been neglected. On the daily battle for survival, the Amazon people are been pushed away from their lands and trees are getting cut down to give area for Cattle & Ranch owners.

I began to research about the Amazon’s music, art and culture.  I was amazed by what I was discovering.  I spoke to Desiree (Listen Crew) and Rodrigo (DJ Nuts) about the Amazon, they were excited about the idea of going.  So while RNZ (Listen Recovery) went to Nazca, Ica Peru, home of the Wonder of the World “The Nazca lines”.  Rodrigo, Desiree and I left to Iquitos, Peru.

Once we arrived in Downtown Iquitos, we went to eat.  That same day we took a boat 4 hours in deep the Amazon river.  The environment was amazing.  We stopped by villages and witnessed their earthy way of living.  I realized that humans are here to positively contribute to Earth, we are the Intelligence of our soil.  While we traveled inside the Amazon through the dense vegetation area, the sounds of the animals were like an orchestra traveling with us.  I met Lobo, a native from the Centro America area who has been working as a guide for an agency.  He told me he had land privilages because he was born there.  So our spirits took the intentions we were feeling and moved them forward to create “TRAVEL WIDE Tours”.

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crusin' down the amazon in a canu Centro Amazonas en Iquitos Perunuts in matto grossosunset in the amazon

Rich on the way to Centro Amazonas Resort

Rich on the way to Centro Amazonas Resort


One Response to “ Amazon Basin Travels”

  1. anaconda..? yes (it) is true correctness is big snake of amazon dale forest. there also place live original tribe [of] indian really which still maiden once!!!!!!

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