Peruvian Nature and Ecology in Peru | Tours Peru Ecology in Peru

Peru is doted with a rich diversity of animal and vegetal species, and Man has lived alongside them in a harmonious co-existence for thousands for years.

Species such as the condor, serpent and puma were worshipped by the ancient highlanders, who crafted their images into pottery and monuments during the rise of early civilizations, in homage to their beauty and power. Other species served as food or as raw materials for Man’s creations.

Some animals even forged a relationship of interdependence that has lasted for thousands of years, a relationship maintained by Peruvians living outside the major cities. Peru’s territory has also long kept hidden thousands of species that continue to amaze scientists from all over the world.

The most startling are the native species, due to their unique characteristics and beauty, and above all the way they have managed to adapt to Peru’s difficult climate and geography.

National Parks


Manu

Manu



Huascaran

Huascaran

National Reserves


Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca



Pacaya Samiria

Pacaya Samiria

National Sanctuaries


Huayllay

Huayllay



Manglares de Tumbes

Manglares de Tumbes

Historical Sancturies


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Protected Rainforests


Protected Rainforests

Protected Rainforests

Hunting Areas


Hunting Areas

Hunting Areas

Reserved Areas


Pantanos de Villa

Pantanos de Villa



Tambopata Candamo

Tambopata Candamo

Community Reserves


Yanesha

Yanesha

Nature Watching


Orchids

Orchids



Primates

Primates

Peruvian Waters


Waterfalls

Waterfalls



Lakes and Lagoons

Lakes and Lagoons

Andean Camelids


Alpacas

Alpacas



Vicuñas

Vicuñas

Birdwatching


In Arequipa and Colca Valley

In Arequipa and Colca Valley



In Manu and Tambopata

In Manu and Tambopata

Traditional Medicine


Traditional Medicine

Traditional Medicine