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Wildlife Watching Locations

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Peru has several excellent locations for watching wildlife. There are national parks and protected areas with good tourist facilities. These areas provide good opportunities for viewing wildlife. Here is a map of Peru showing the locations of many of these parks.

  • Bahuaja-Sonene National Park
  • Ballestas Islands (Islas Ballestas)
  • Colca Canyon
  • Huascaran National Park
    This park is located in the Central part of Peru. It includes El Huascaran - the highest peak in Peru. Special species include the Spectacled Bear and the Vicuna. 
  • Iquitos
  • Manu National Park
    Manu is located on the eastern slopes of the Andes and stretches to the lowland rain forest on the Brazilian border.
  • Pacaya-Samiria National Resrve
    It is located in the headwaters of the Amazon River in northeastern Peru, on an alluvial plain between the Marañon and Ucayali river systems. It is accessible via the Amazon River through the city of Iquitos in the department of Loreto, or through the city of Tarapoto in the department of San Martin. 
  • Pampa Galeras National Reserve
    This is a stronghold of the Vicuna. The habitat is mostly Puna grasslands.
  • Paracas National Reserve
    It is located along the Pacific Coast in southern Peru, about 160 miles south of Lima. It includes marine habitat and coastal desert.
  • Rio Abiseo National Park
    It is located on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northeastern Peru. The endemic Yellow-tailed Wooly Monkey - Lagothrix flavicauda - is found here. 
  • Sierra del Divisor Reserve Zone
    It is one of the newest protected areas (declared in April 2006). It is located in northeastern Peru in the departments of Loreto and Ucayali and expanding into the Alto Juruá region of Acre state in Brazil. The region is an important biodiversity corridor. 


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