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Sunrise on the Amazon River
Sunrise on the Amazon River, Peru


Peru River

Peru a delightful country located in South America is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the Pacific Ocean. When traveling to Peru there are many beautiful sites to explore and discover, namely the gorgeous rivers present within the country.



Many people visiting Peru make sure to also travel around the gorgeous rivers. If looking for a beautiful Peru river, full of life and fun, there are an abundance amount of rivers that can be explored. No matter what your taste is you will surely find a river to fulfill your taste and expectations. The location of the rivers run along the mountain range of the Andes and onto the Pacific Ocean.

The Madre de Dios River
Madre de Dios River, Peru


It is right at the foot of the Pacific Ocean where the Peru Rivers are located. You will be able to discover a breath taking and plentiful array of biodiversity, whether this richness is found in the vivid wildlife, or the habitation of the indigenous groups, which are located there.

A truly beautiful array of rivers to explore, and discover, you can even find yourself picking a few that you can research about and take a look at while you are there. The ten longest rivers in Peru are:

Ucayali, Maranon, Putamano, Yavari, Huallaga, Urubamba, Mantaro, Amazon, Apurimac, Napo, and Madre De Dios. They are all naturally bountiful and absolutely breathtaking. During my visit my personal favorite was the Amazon and Urubamba rivers.

Napo River, Peru
Napo River, Peru


The Amazon River is characterized as being the second largest river in the whole world. On that note, I should add that its magnificence is truly as grand as itself. The Amazon River also has the largest drainage basin on the planet, with one fifth of the world's complete water flow. The vast diversity of rivers within Peru allows travelers to select which ones they would like to see depending on their taste.

The variety of different rivers in Peru can be categorized according to their main distinguished qualities, for instance: black rivers, red rivers, white rivers, and tranquil and romantic rivers. If you are looking for a rather big river to explore you should travel to the Ucayali and the Amazon Rivers.

Another beautiful and truly mystic rivers that can be explored, are the holy rivers like the Vilcanota which, finds its way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, full of culture, colour, and history.

Related Information

Urubamba River
The Urubamba River is located in Peru and it is most commonly characterized as being a partially navigable headwater of the Amazon River.

Amazon River
The Amazon River... even the name brings to mind the largest river in the world, in all its splendor. The total water flow of this mammoth river is greater than the eight next larger rivers put together!





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