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You need a motorbike license or endorsement on your domestic license that allows you to ride a 90cc motorbike in Peru.

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90cc monkey bike.

A miniature adventure machine to thunder across a chunk of South American awesomeness. Plus the legally required vehicle insurance and vehicle paperwork to get past police checkpoints.

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A day of monkeying around to make sure you know where the go pedal is, with advice and instruction from the crew if you need it.

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A stage to mark your victorious arrival and another party including dinner to celebrate the end of the adventure.

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We put you up at the jungle lodge on the day of the finish line.

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Isla de Monos, Iquitos

  • Isla de los monos, a natural paradise on the Amazon River

Visit this rescue center and spend an unforgettable moment with these cute anima

Isla de Monos, Iquitos Credit: Carlos Ibarra / PromPerú

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One of the places that you definitely have to visit on your trip to Iquitos is the Isla de los monos (Monkeys Island). It is a rescue center located 30 km from Iquitos, where the only thing you can breathe is vegetation and freedom. Here you will spend fun and unforgettable moments in the company of many little monkeys that live temporarily in this place. A primate paradise where you will feel like a child playing and taking photos with these cute animals.

Unlike zoos, this refuge is intended to assist and care for primates in a state of vulnerability. Once recovered, they are reinserted into their natural habitat. If you are an animal lover and want to play an active role in the protection of wildlife, Isla de los monos offers the possibility of volunteering, having as the only requirement the desire to help.

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Unlike zoos, the purpose of this shelter is to provide assistance and care for primates. Credit: Carlos Ibarra / PromPerú.

An outdoor animal shelter

This wonderful place was created 20 years ago thanks to Don Gilberto Guerra Reátegui, a generous dweller who, knowing the constant danger of illegal traffic to which the monkeys were exposed, had the initiative to build a shelter on his property that would allow them to live in freedom.

Aníbal Flores, one of the keepers, tells the RPP portal that the first years served to adapt the 450 hectares of the area as a natural habitat for monkeys. Trees were planted to provide green areas and the search and rescue process began. During the following years, the island began to be populated with different species of primates, among which it is possible to find monos choros, tocónes, titíes, maquisapas and spiders.

To visit the refuge, you must move from the center of the city of Iquitos to the port of Nanay, a meeting point for boats, locally called "peque-peques", that go to different parts of the Amazon River. From there, you have to embark in the direction of the island. During the 30-minute journey, it is possible to observe pink dolphins and macaws. When disembarking, you must pay an entrance ticket whose cost is 30 soles for foreigners and 20 soles for Peruvians.

The money collected is invested in food, vitamins, medicine -for the monkeys- and maintenance of the shelter.

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This wonderful place was created 20 years ago by Mr. Gilberto Guerra Reátegui. Credit: Carlos Ibarra / PromPerú.

Mutual affection

Once inside, the staff will welcome you very kindly. A guide will take you to the forest where the monkeys spend the day so you can interact with them. Do not be scared if from one moment to another they start to climb on top of you. That means they are comfortable with you and the fun has begun. Play with them, take photos and, above all, give them lots of love.

We recommend not carry objects like glasses, necklaces, earrings, headbands or hair clips, because monkeys are very hyperactive and like to entertain themselves with your belongings. Just have your camera and cell phone. On the other hand, it is not allowed to feed them because they have a special diet based on seeds, fruits and vitamins.

If you are in Iquitos, visit the Island of the monkeys, where you will spend a special moment with these lovely animals that find a second chance to go with a family of their kind and be happy again.

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Monkey Island Peru: Ultimate Guide To An Unforgettable Jungle Experience

Monkey Island Peru

Embark on a thrilling adventure in the heart of the Amazon rainforest with the ultimate guide to Monkey Island Peru. This hidden gem promises an unforgettable jungle experience, where lush green foliage and exotic wildlife await at every turn.

Monkey Island, located in Iquitos, Peru, captivates visitors with its untouched landscapes and diverse ecosystem.

Explore the winding trails, listen to the symphony of tropical birdsong, and witness the fascinating behaviour of capuchin and squirrel monkeys in their natural habitat.

Three monkey island's species spread over a wood structure

Why visit Monkey Island

Monkey Island, located in Peru, captivates visitors with its untouched landscapes and diverse ecosystem. The island is home to a variety of monkey species, including the charismatic capuchin and squirrel monkeys, which are known for their playful antics and curious nature.

But Monkey Island offers more than just monkeys. The lush rainforest surrounding the island is teeming with life, from colorful birds and butterflies to rare plant species.

The rich biodiversity of Monkey Island makes it a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike.

A monkey breeding sticks to his mother's back as she goes her way in the monkey Island Peru

How to get there?

Getting to Monkey Island is an adventure in itself.

The journey begins with a flight to Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon . From there, you’ll take a boat ride down the Amazon River , venturing deeper into the heart of the rainforest. The boat ride is a mesmerizing experience , as you navigate the winding waterways surrounded by towering trees and the sounds of nature.

Once you arrive at Monkey Island, you’ll be greeted by friendly staff who will guide you through the jungle and introduce you to the resident monkeys. The island is carefully managed to ensure the safety and well-being of the monkeys , so it’s important to follow the guidelines provided by the staff.

They will also provide you with valuable information about the island’s ecology and the importance of conservation efforts in the region.

Iquitos's Nanay bridge, said bridge crosses the Amazon River and connects Iquitos with the rest of the country by land means

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Monkey Island is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this time, the weather is more predictable, with lower chances of rain and clearer skies. The dry season also coincides with the mating season for many bird species , so you’ll have a higher chance of spotting colorful plumage and witnessing elaborate courtship displays.

It’s worth noting that even during the rainy season, Monkey Island is still a captivating destination . The rainforest comes alive with vibrant colors, and the sound of raindrops on the leaves creates a unique atmosphere. Just be prepared for occasional showers and pack appropriate rain gear to fully enjoy your visit.

A walk that crosses part of the surrounding Amazon rainforest

Activities and attractions on Monkey Island

Monkey Island offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. One of the highlights is the opportunity to interact with the monkeys. You can observe their behavior, feed them under the supervision of the staff, and even join in on their playful games . It’s a truly unforgettable experience to have these intelligent creatures so close to you.

In addition to monkey encounters, Monkey Island offers guided jungle hikes, where you can explore the diverse flora and fauna of the rainforest . The island is home to numerous plant species with medicinal properties, and your guide will explain their traditional uses and importance in indigenous cultures. You might also have the chance to spot other wildlife, such as sloths, river dolphins, and anacondas, depending on the season.

For those seeking more adrenaline-pumping activities, Monkey Island offers options like kayaking along the Amazon River , ziplining through the jungle canopy, and even night excursions to observe nocturnal animals. These activities provide a unique perspective on the rainforest and allow you to fully immerse yourself in its wonders.

A monkey stares at his photographer while holding to a tree

Wildlife and nature on Monkey Island

Monkey Island is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

The island’s lush vegetation provides a rich habitat for a wide variety of species . In addition to the monkeys, you’ll have the chance to spot colorful birds, such as toucans and macaws, as they fly overhead or perch on tree branches. The symphony of tropical birdsong is a constant companion as you explore the island.

The rainforest is also home to a diverse array of plant species, many of which have unique adaptations to survive in this challenging environment.

Your guide will point out interesting plants, such as orchids and bromeliads, and explain their ecological significance. If you’re lucky, you might even come across rare and endangered species , such as the giant water lily or the Victoria amazonica.

A Irupe flower grows amidst several victoria regia lilypads

Tips for visiting Monkey Island

Before embarking on your adventure to Monkey Island , it’s important to be well-prepared. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip:

1. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing to cope with the humid climate. Don’t forget to bring insect repellent and sunscreen to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the sun’s rays.

2. Take a good pair of binoculars to enhance your wildlife spotting experience. A camera with a zoom lens will also come in handy for capturing those breathtaking moments.

3. Respect the wildlife and follow the guidelines provided by the staff. Remember that Monkey Island is their home, and it’s crucial to minimize our impact on their natural habitat.

4. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. The Amazon rainforest can be hot and humid, so it’s important to stay hydrated to avoid heat exhaustion.

5. Embrace the adventure and be open to new experiences. Monkey Island Peru offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The typical flooded rainforest around Iquitos's covers the surroundings under the river's water flux

Safety precautions on Monkey Island

While Monkey Island is a safe destination, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your well-being:

1. Follow the instructions and guidelines provided by the staff. They are experienced professionals who know the island and its wildlife best.

2. Use a reputable tour operator to arrange your visit to Monkey Island. They will have the necessary permits and knowledge to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

3. Be aware of your surroundings and watch your step, especially during jungle hikes. The rainforest terrain can be uneven and slippery, so it’s important to wear sturdy footwear and take caution.

4. Stay up to date with any travel advisories or warnings issued by the local authorities. It’s always a good idea to check the latest information before your trip.

A touristic boat sails around a Amazon body of water

Why Monkey Island Peru should be on your travel bucket list

Monkey Island Peru offers a unique and unforgettable jungle experience that should not be missed. From the playful monkeys to the diverse flora and fauna, every moment spent on the island is filled with wonder and awe. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature, Monkey Island has it all.

So pack your bags, leave behind the chaos of the modern world, and embark on a journey that will take you deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Monkey Island Peru awaits, ready to unveil its secrets and provide an adventure of a lifetime.

Don’t miss the chance to create memories that will stay with you forever.

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An Expert’s Guide to Discover Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru is a unique treasure on earth: rich culture, among the world’s most delicious cuisine and breathtaking landscapes that stretch from the coast to the Andes to the Amazon jungle. As if these are not enough reasons to make a stop at the South-American country once in a life, it is also home of the famous Machu Picchu . Found on bucket lists of millions of people it is among the top travel destinations in the world . There are some tips for visiting one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and having an unforgettable experience.

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The Peruvian Andes are divided into two significant seasons: the dry season and rainy season. Whereas many people are deterred of the rainy season, there is not a considerable difference since it Is a worth travelling destination at any time!

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Rainy season

As the name says, during this time you will encounter rain. From November to March daily rainfalls are common, some lighter and some heavier, with January and February being the wettest months of the year. This being said, it is essential to bring your raincoat and waterproof shoes. On treks, it is recommendable to bring a waterproof case for your backpack and extra clothes, just in case. On the other hand, with plenty of rain falling from the sky, nature is incredibly beautiful, with its lush vegetation and warmer temperatures. Furthermore, the great tourist wave has rolled past which is noticeable not only at the world famous sanctuary but also its surroundings. Especially the former Inca capital Cusco , starting point for Machu Picchu tours and numerous popular treks.

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From April to October, the dry season is the main time of the year for tourists to come, also known as “busy season” in the tourism sector. Cusco’s streets are filled with people from all over the world , enjoying their holidays with their families, friends and/or partners. Machu Picchu , in particular, is heavily crowded with people making their dream come true. That means long queues, hotels, and backpacker hostels fully booked quickly and tickets selling out extremely fast. For anyone who wishes to travel during this time it is highly recommended to book accommodations and buy tickets well in advance. T he weather in the dry season is in your favor, though with cold nights. However, the days are bright and sunny with a clear blue sky!

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There are two main ways to get to Machu Picchu : walking or by car and train.

Plenty of treks that count with final destination Machu Picchu. One of the most famous is the Inca Trail . Available in 4 days or 2 days, it allows us to follow the footsteps of the Incas for a part of the way. Originally, the Inca Trail stretched throughout the Tahuantinsuyo Empire (Inca Empire) for thousands of kilometers. Now the most famous part leads us on around 43 kilometers, passing stunning landscapes and amazing Inca ruins in 4 days to their greatest heritage. For the Inca Trail , an entrance ticket is mandatory and they are limited. Especially for high season, they can sell out 6 months or even a year in advance. The Inca Trail is not the only route that brings us there, though.

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For example, both the Lares Trek and the more popular Salkantay Trek lead you through astonishing nature to the UNESCO World Heritage. Passing the Lares hot springs and picturesque villages along the way the Lares Trek is a truly beautiful trail. Through the Salkantay Trek explore the mighty Andes and the Peruvian jungle at the same time while hiking up to 4650 meters to the Salkantay Pass, the highest point on the trek, from where you have a breathtaking view over the mountain range.

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Taking the car and train

Nowadays, the infrastructure around Machu Picchu and Cusco are quite developed. There are different ways to reach your final destination. From Cusco, there are countless transports that will bring you to Ollantaytambo from where you can take the train or to Hidroelectrica in Santa Teresa. From there you can either walk the approximately 3 hours along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, the small village at the bottom of the Inca citadel , or buy a train ticket directly there and go by train for around 25 minutes.

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If you want to enjoy a comfortable train ride to Aguas Calientes you would have to take the train from either Poroy (Cusco) train station or Ollantaytambo train station. The latter is more common and counts with a higher frequency. You can choose between the Expedition train (classic train) or the Vistadome train (panoramic train). If you book a tour through an agency they usually buy the ticket for you. You can also buy it online or directly at the PeruRail office. Also for buying the train tickets applies: the sooner the better. If you wish to have an extraordinary Machu Picchu experience take the Hiram Bingham luxury train in the style of the 1920s.

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Once in Aguas Calientes you can either climb up plenty of stairs for around 1 – 1,5 hours to the entrance of Machu Picchu or take the bus along serpentines for 25 minutes. The bus ticket can be bought directly in Aguas Calientes.


Machu Picchu does not only consist of the world-famous citadel that can be seen on countless pictures on the Internet. The surroundings of the site surprise with hidden and not so hidden treasures.

Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain

On these numerous pictures on the Internet, you can also see mountains next to the Inca heritage. What many do not know: You can climb these mountains. Mostly, Huayna Picchu is portrayed in the pictures which are also more popular than Machu Picchu Mountain. Hiking up to Huayna Picchu takes you around 45 minutes and you get the chance to visit the Temple of the Moon, a tight-fitting construction inside a cave. Machu Picchu Mountain is located on the other side, near the main entrance. An about 1,5-hour hike climbing up stairs takes you to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain with an amazing view over the whole sanctuary. Through the years, it has gained more popularity realizing the beauty that lies in this mountain.

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For both, you will need an entrance ticket (you can only choose one) which has to be bought together with the general entrance ticket to the world heritage. There are only 400 tickets available daily for each mountain, and especially with Huayna Picchu, you might want to buy your ticket as soon as possible due to the high request. You can either buy your tickets directly at the Ministry of Culture (online or at their office) or assign your agency to do so.

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The Sun Gate and the Inca Bridge

Not requiring any entrance ticket, the Sun Gate, also known as the “Inti Punku” and the Inca Bridge are well-worth a visit. The Sun Gate used to be the main entrance to Machu Picchu and is still to this day for the Inca Trail hikers. It takes around 1 hour to get there and allows a lovely view. Near the main entrance follow the path with signs to Machu Picchu Mountain and the Inti Punku, you cannot miss it.

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The way to the Inca Bridge requires to enter more into the archeological site. It takes you about 40 minutes to get there. The bridge seems like a usual wooden board, however, it was essential for the people living there. It is believed that it was the secret entrance to the Inca army. Without the bridge, the path would leave a 6-meter gap cutting into a cliff making it impossible for any intruder to cross.


Before starting the journey to your dream destination it is always recommendable to gather as much information as you can. Especially the entrance times for Machu Picchu might seem a bit confusing. Since 2019 there are now 9 different time schedules for Machu Picchu and 3 different for each Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain, instead of only 2 for each site. With many years of experience in the tourism sector, Machu Travel Peru is happy to help with anything regarding your trip to Machu Picchu and any tours around it. Make your Machu Picchu experience an unforgettable one!

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Monkey Island Tour + Kayaking

Monkey Island Tour + Kayaking

This Monkey Island + Kayak Tour is a unique experience in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, specially designed for those who appreciate nature at its best. We will begin our tour by kayak, navigating to the first stop that promises a dose of excitement: the zip lines among the lush trees. Afterwards, we will head to an authentic local restaurant, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch, immersing ourselves in the authentic flavors of the region.

The day will continue with an exploration of the famous Monkey Island, a sanctuary that houses several species rescued from the black market. Here, we will marvel at the friendly macaques, witnessing their process of readaptation to their natural habitat.

At the end of the afternoon, we will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado, taking with us the memories of this enriching experience. Farewell is scheduled for around 5:30 p.m., marking the end of an unforgettable day in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

Monkey Island – Kayak – Tyrolean traverse

  • The Monkey Island Tour + Kayak starts with the pick up from the hotel at 9:00 am.
  • We will leave towards the Puerto Maldonado pier, here we will get into the kayaks and navigate for 30 minutes, on the way we may see turtles or caimans if we are lucky
  • We will enter the Peruvian jungle until we reach the zip line platforms, where we will put on the harness and start the adventure.
  • Then we will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to the popular Monkey Island.
  • This place has been the refuge of different species of monkeys such as the friendly macaques.
  • We will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado, arrival time 17:30 p.m. approximately.

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I know what you’re thinking. Backpacking around South America isn’t the first honeymoon activity that comes to mind for newlyweds when the likes of a two-week break staying in a Maldivian island hut or Balinese white-sand beaches and the volcanic calderas of Lombok are on the table. But for those in search of epic adventures, rich cultural learnings, and tantalising cuisine, there’s no place quite like it.

Made up of 12 sovereign states, two dependent territories, and one internal territory, South America’s terrain constitutes all of the world’s major climate zones, from the warm tropical climates of Brazil and Peru to the cold temperatures of the Andean region and Patagonia. Home to the most biodiverse continents on earth (think everything from llamas and jaguars to anacondas and piranha), it’s estimated that Brazil alone contains 10% of the Earth’s species – David Attenborough, eat your heart out.

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Week 1: cusco, peru.

If you know your rain jackets from your windbreakers, you’ll likely be contemplating whether to start or end your South America trip in Peru or Patagonia, given the cinema-worthy vistas both hiking destinations have to offer. As an avid hiker, I’d suggest kicking off your journey in Peru so that you can get the eye-watering altitude sickness (it hits most people and is short-lived and harmless if you follow medical advice) out of the way first and prepare your legs for four weeks of serious physical challenges. At 3,399m altitude, Cusco – located in the Peruvian Andes – is one of the most culturally rich and beautiful places to start an active-packed honeymoon, following a relatively short (1hr 30mins) internal flight from the capital of Lima.

With a handful of luxury hotels to choose from in Cusco, Antigua Casona Son Blas is one of the most in-demand boutique hotels which is located in the artistic and cultural heart of the city in the area of San Blas. And it’s not hard to see why. This hotel is home away from home, and its welcoming environment permeates its walls, whether it’s the attentive staff on hand, or the hot coco leaf-infused tea and hot water bottle left in your room during the daily turn-down when temperatures drop at night.

To acclimatise to the altitude, visitors are encouraged to take their first few days in the city relatively easy given symptoms can include fatigue, nausea, and issues sleeping. Depending on how you feel, we’d advise a short – and slow – walk through the city’s bustling streets up to Sancris Restobar Mirador for chocolate-filled crêpes and coffee, or sauntering down to Cappuccino Cusco Café and sipping on hot chocolates while overlooking the main square (Plaza Mayor de Cusco). If you’re feeling peckish, no stop is better than lunch at KUSYKAY Peruvian Craft Food, overlooking Inglesia del Triunfo (ask for a table on the balcony to take in the ambiance). Other top spots include Café Dwasi for classic Peruvian coffee and live jazz music at Casa Palacio.

When it comes to dining in Cusco, the majority of tourists will encourage you to try the local ceviche – a citrus-infused raw seafood dish popularised in Peru, and for good reason. As opposed to the UK’s version, Peruvian ceviche is incredibly fresh, tangy, and comes at a fraction of the price. Start the night with an aperitif of Pisco Sour at Los Perros bar in town, before making your way over to the traditional Peruvian restaurant Yaku and dine on generous portions of andina salad, alpaca skewers, and traditional lime-scented mashed potato topped with petit trout ceviche. Closer to ‘home’ (Antigua Casona Son Blas) is the top-rated Piedra & Sal restaurant, where dishes such as Ceviche Nikkei, alpaca with potato gnocchi, ají de gallina tacos, and Cusco Sours – a twist on the Peruvian but made with the Cusco coca leaf – are popular and utterly delicious.

The Amazon and Puerto Maldonado

The Amazon rainforest, also known as the Amazon jungle or Amazonia, extends all the way into the likes of Colombia, Peru, Ecuado, Bolivia, Brazil, and is the single largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. While there are numerous ways to visit and explore the Amazon, one of the easiest ways to do this from Cusco is to take a two-hour flight to Puerto Maldonado and book a three-night stay at the all-inclusive eco-rainforest lodge Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica .

Located in a 42,000-acre private concession adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve and in the Madre de Dios forest, the lodge is prime for a White Lotus filming destination, given it is the height of luxury, exclusivity and comfort (without the pretentiousness of many five-star choices).

Each cabana features its own siesta lounge, complete with hammocks, while some (including the superior double room) feature an outdoor pool and shower where you can wash in moonlight as you hear the cries of howler monkeys just metres away. During a stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, guests are spoilt with the range of tours on offer, all hosted by expert guides (many of whom grew up in the local area) who can spot caimans in the dead of night, identify a species of monkey from its cry, and mimic the call of a scarlet macaw. On the first night, you’ll be invited to jump in a river boat and enjoy a spot of cayman spotting at twilight, before waking to an early morning alarm and visiting Reserva Nacional Tambopata to see everything from howler monkeys to river otters and, if you’re lucky (depending how you look at it), a cayman floating in the distance. Other visits on offer include a visit to the organic farm, canopy walks through the trees, and a twilight walk around the grounds to see tarantulas, frogs and more (do you dare to turn your torch lights off and take in the sounds of the active rainforest while stood in darkness?). During ‘downtime’, guests can enjoy the local amenities of the spa (think foot therapies and deeptissue massages), hot coffees and teas in the dining room, and Pisco Sour sundowners before dinner.

Machu Picchu

The 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, is one of the most famous sites to visit during a stay in South America. Measuring an astonishing 2,430m on a mountain ridge, it’s not for the faint-hearted, which is why many tourists choose to visit the site over a couple of days – whether it’s the 43-mile Inca Trail Route over four days or combined with an evening stopover at Ollantaytambo, a nearby town and Inca archaeological site with a railway station that takes you to Machu Picchu.

If you’re on a tight schedule, in our opinion Intrepid offers the best one-day trip to Machu Picchu. Following a carriage ride in a glass-roofed Vistadome train, featuring panoramic windows overlooking the awe-inspiring landscape, you’ll arrive at Machu Picchu Pueblo Station and find yourselves greeted by an Intrepid guide, who will join you on the short bus ride to the start of the Machu Picchu site and provide information all about the ancient city, which is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site. Other nearby visits worth a trip are the Sacred Valley tour, the Moray Inca Ruins Salt mines, and lunch at Ñusta Restobar overlooking the town of Pisac.

Week 2: Bolivia and the Salt Flats

Bolivia is one of South America's most cultural diverse countries with a landscape which includes mountains, rainforest, lush valleys, dormant volcanoes and famous salt flats. Before heading to Uyuni, where many start their visit of the Salt Flats, it’s worth staying a night in the Bolivian capital of La Paz and paying for a walking tour to visit the witches’ markets and the outskirts of the infamous San Pedro prison, before catching a night bus to Uyuni to start the Salt Flat tour.

On arrival in Uyuni, if you choose the travel operator Howlanders ' three-day tour (we did our research and found this to be the most reasonable and well reviewed) you be grouped into a car of five fellow travellers who will be your companions for the next three days. During the trip you’ll visit the Train Cemetery (Cementerio de Trenes) in the Uyuni desert, cactus island (Isla Incahuasi) before retiring to a salt-made hotel for the night. The following day, you’ll wake up to visit Laguna Colorada, a vast colourful lake where you’ll see hundreds of flamingos, followed by a day trip to Sol de Mañana to see the Geysers and bath in the Polques Hot Springs.

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

On arrival in San Pedro de Atacama, the small Chilean town and commune in El Loa Province, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported into the Outback of Australia and staying in a hippy commune, so laidback is the surfer-style vibe of the desert-surrounded terrain. After a busy few days on Bolivia's Salt Flats, you’ll be in need of some R&R, which is why Atacama Loft & Glamp is the ideal place to rest your head for the night. The camp features individual bungalows – otherwise known as glamping tents – all decked out with double beds and an outside seating area. There’s a restaurant on-site, and two fully-equipped kitchens, as well as hot water, a swimming pool, bike hire and yoga classes on demand.

Following a short bike ride into town, you’ll be surprised at the numerous bars and restaurants to choose from. We suggest dining at La Picada Del Indio before retiring for the night for a long slumber, and waking for a bike ride and grabbing breakfast at Franchuteria, a French bakery haven situated offering giant pain au chocolats, croissants and hefty sandwiches. For lunch, make your way to Tierra Atacama , South America's first solar-powered hotel and an all-inclusive sanctuary for those in search of a modern yet luxurious desert hotel. The hotel offers treatments at its Uma Spa, as well as an al fresco hot tub, daily yoga, an infinity pool overlooking the Andes mountains, and an unparalleled dining experience offering traditional Chilean specialities (think Peruvian corn and meat) and delectable wines and cocktails (we suggest you order the Rica Rica Sour cocktail).

Week 3: Mendoza

No honeymoon is complete without a celebratory toast, which is why Mendoza is a must-visit for those in search of quality Argentinian wine (on a budget). After a short flight from San Pedro de Atacama’s Calama Airport, you’ll arrive in Mendoza and should head your way straight to La Calma Ecolodge – an isolated lodge located on the outskirts of Mendoza in the mountainous region of Potrerillos.

La Calma Ecolodge is, by far, one of the most outstanding secrets Mendoza keeps close to its chest. Leo, who owns the lodge, is keen to invite guests to enjoy the tranquility of the region, which overlooks the precordillera and Andes mountain range, and is located in a restricted area, just 85km from the town of Mendoza. Designed with nature in mind, the lodge is environmentally-friendly and embraces its surroundings, from the stone and earthy-hued interiors, to the outside fire and solar-panels.

In the morning, we suggest hiking into the precordillera before making your way down to the lake for a private swim, and returning to the lodge for a six-course wine pairing with cheese and Tomahawk steaks. The next day, head into Mendoza and go on a self-guided bike tour of the vineyards and wineries. With some hires starting from as little as 7,000 Argentinian pesos and glasses (125ml) of wine costing approximately 3,000 pesos, there’s no better way of getting some exercise in while you taste the best tipples the region has to offer. When it comes to a city-centre accommodation, book into Gorilla Hostel , complete with its very own pool, to meet some fellow travellers.

Buenos Aires

From Mendoza, we suggest you jump on a flight to Buenos Aires and head straight to Viajero Hostel to dump your bags before setting off on a half-day cycling tour of the city, taking in the sights of Puerto Madero and La Boca as your learn about the area from live commentary from your guide and taste the Chilean caffeine-rich infused herbal drink of choice, mate. Other must-sees include a night out at La Bomba de Tiempo (live drumming music) on a Monday), the national library (La Biblioteca Nacional Del Maestros), the bars of Palermo and a dinner of steak at the Buenos Aires favourite, Calden del soho Grill.

Week 4: El Calafate

No trip to Patagonia is complete without a stay at El Calafate, a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. It’s the first port of call for those looking to visit Los Glaciares National Park, which is home to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Prices and demand varies for the trip, which is why it’s advisable to book on early onto one of the numerous tours on offer (the entrance ticket and the boat trip), like those from Howlanders . The best time of year to visit is between November and March.

The boat trip takes you to the north wall of the glacier (measuring around 70m above the lake), where shards of ice regularly break off (known as ‘calvin’) in intervals and crash into the ice-blue waters below (the noise is spectacular). Visitors can also walk across the glacier, kayak the icy waters, and walk through the national park along the boardwalks. After a day on the glacier, retire for the night in El Calafate and hit up the Buenos Cruces Pasta Bar, which offers up some of the tastiest pasta dishes on offer in the whole of South America, or Mi Rancho Restaurant Patagónico for more traditional Argentinian cuisine.

When it’s time to pack up, head straight to the bus station and board a bus to El Chalten for a few days of serious hiking. El Chaltén is located in the small mountain village of the Santa Cruz Province in Argentina and is the place to visit if you love nature and are a thrill-seeker in search of walking, climbing and more. One your first day, start with one of the most classic hikes to Laguna Torre, also known as the Cerro Torre trek given its views of the glacier-topped Cerro Torre lake. The route measures around 11 miles and takes on average five hours to complete, so it’s not for the faint-hearted.

Fuel up on juicy burgers at Fresco bar on burgers in the heart of the town, and wake up early the following day for one the most iconic and unforgettable hikes to Laguna de Los Tres – a 24km or 15-mile day hike. Broken up with miradors (lookout points) along the way, the Mirador Fitz Roy (Cerro Fitz Roy mountain is the logo of the Patagonia outdoor brand), Rió de Las Vueltas mirador and lagoon are the most standout moments of the trip.

The next day, make your way to one of the most luxurious and special lodges to exist on earth. Located 37 km away from El Chalten, and 15 km away from The Glaciers National Park lies a 1700-acres private property (or a haven, as we light to call it) known as Aguas Arriba . Situated on the bank of Lago del Desierto, the only way to get to the property is by a 15-minute boat ride along the lake and, once there, you’ll immediately feel at home.

With just five rooms, guests are given their own guide for their stay, who take you on magical walks through the forest, where you’ll learn about the flora and fauna of Argentina, as well as opportunities to try out yoga in the on-site domed studio in the forest), fly fishing and more. The family-like feel and luxury of the property is unparalleled, thanks to its owners Pato and Ivor, who have an impeccable eye for detail and hospitality, as well as the attentive staff (who outnumber guests) who are on hand to provide everything your heart desires, from a rich glass of Malbec and hot water bottles, to a blanket on the veranda and a whistle stop history lesson in the local area and its geography. It’s a true gem in the heart of the mountains and an unforgettable experience you have to at least indulge in once in your life.

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As your trip nears its end, it’s time to take a bus further down towards the end of the earth (quite literally) and spend your final nights in Puerto Natales, which is close to Torres del Paine, a national park made up of mountains, glaciers and lakes in the southern part of Chile’s Patagonia. Known as a hiker’s paradise, it’s most famous for its 31-mile W trek (the route takes the shape of the letter) which can take up to five days to complete. Day trips are also possible, which sees visitors cross Lake Pehoé and hike into the Francés Valley up to the snow-capped mountains of Torres del Paine.

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When it comes to accommodation, The Singular Patagonia in Puerto Bories is an experience more so than a hotel, made up of a museum/hotel that envelops guests in its history and surroundings. The hotel is made up of modern and old buildings, from the reception – located in the old meat packing plant – to the outdoor glass-fronted pool. If you have time off from a busy day of hikes, it’s worth renting bikes and heading into town and up to Horse Connection Patagonia for the afternoon. Here, owner Lynn will teach you all about horses – from grooming and feeding, to how to saddle up and build a connection – before embarking on a ride.

Finish your trip with a visit to Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile surrounded by the snow-capped Andes. Book into Hotel Magnolia , a boutique hotel in the heart of the city, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Lucia Hill and Palacio de la Moneda. The building might have been built in the 1920s but has since been renovated, incorporating its art deco heritage with modern injections of glass, metal and natural woods. The hotel not only has a gym and wine cellar, but a roof terrace which is primed for sundowners after a day of sightseeing.

Start your visit with a trip up the funicular railway on the slope of San Cristóbal Hill overlooking the city. Barrio Italia is one of the coolest parts of the city and a hipster haven. The area takes its name from its beginning, when Italian immigrant craftsmen arrived to the area in the 19 th century and has flourished into a hub for creatives filled with laid-back vintage shops, craft stores, antique furniture shops, boutique restaurants and cafes (hit up Ruca Bar for gin cocktails and al fresco tapas). Think of it as New York’s Williamsburg meets Miami’s Wynwood art district.

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If you’re traveling to Peru, you might visit Machu Picchu and navigate the Inca trail — but doing so means that you need to plan ahead for the money you’ll be using. Your USD will go far in Peru with 1 USD = 3.85 Peruvian Sol (PEN), the national currency. In Peru, cash is king, so be sure to exchange your dollar for sols at the airport in Lima. Though you’ll find places where you can use your Visa or Mastercard, don’t rely on using plastic outside of luxury shops, hotels and restaurants.

Your best bet is to carry both cash and a credit card on hand so that you’re ready for any payment, and you’ll want a card that reimburses or waives foreign transaction fees. While you can use US dollars in some stores, do so only in a pinch since retailers may charge slightly more for products and services in US currency.

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Counterfeit sols and dollars are a problem in Peru, mostly in the major cities. And spotting a counterfeit note can be hard, so become familiar with the local currency before you arrive. Scams are also common — short-changing and pickpockets — so always be on alert.

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Plan to use your debit card to cover most of your day-to-day expenses while traveling in Peru. Visa and Mastercard are accepted by merchants that are set up to handle card payments, though fewer accept American Express. You’ll see those more at luxury hotels and restaurants.

You’ll find ATMs in most cities. Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP) has ATMs throughout the country, while Citi has a small presence in the larger cities of Lima and Cusco. Beware that in Ollantaytambo, home of the great Inca fortress, the ATMs can be unreliable, and there are no ATMs near Macho Picchu — so get cash before you leave.

Wait until you arrive in Peru to exchange your USD. Exchange companies in the US charge high commission, taking a cut of what could go a long way in Peru. You’ll find exchanges at the airport and in the cities or in banks — all offering about the same rate.

There are no travel cards that support Peruvian sols. If you can load another currency, find another card that waives the currency conversion fee so you can use it in Peru.

You will be using cash in Peru. Take a travel card, debit card or credit card that lets you withdraw your money for less from an ATM. Spread your travel budget across a couple of cards, so you have access to money in the event of the unexpected.

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Using a credit card

Besides providing emergency access to a line of credit, use a credit card for deposits and online reservations. Credit cards have handy travel features such as complimentary travel insurance and airport lounge access.

But be careful. Many credit cards charge a fee of about 3% of the transaction value for currency conversion. Keep more money in your wallet by using a card without foreign transaction fees.

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Using a debit card

ATMs are the best ways to get cash in Peru. You’ll find them in most towns and cities, though not on every street corner. You can withdraw both sols and US dollars.

A Visa or Mastercard debit card can be used at all ATMs and some merchants throughout Peru. You’ll find that there are fewer places where you can use your card for over-the-counter purchases. Consider debit cards that charge less or even nothing for international ATM withdrawals, such as the Betterment Checking which reimburses currency conversion fees.

It’s good to note that most third-party banks will charge a fee to use their ATMs.

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Using a prepaid travel card

No travel cards support Peruvian sols, so look for a card that waives the currency conversion fee, such as Travelex, if you’re set on taking a travel card when you visit Peru. These products won’t apply the additional charge for currency conversion when you spend in sols, which can be higher than what you’d pay if you use your regular debit or credit card. The compromise is these cards will charge you to use an international ATM withdrawal in Peru, which is a couple of dollars for each withdrawal. You can load these cards with another currency to use at some merchants— but don’t count on it. And you won’t get the best exchange rate.

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Paying with cash in Peru

Cash is king in Peru. Make ATM withdrawals at the many machines in the cities and some in the smaller towns and villages. In general, Peruvians like small denominations — equal to $20 USD or less so they can make change. If you do pay with larger bills, be sure that you count your change to be sure you’re getting the correct amount.

When you pay by cash, especially in US dollars, be ready for the merchant to scrutinize the condition of your bills. Many merchants will reject torn or overly worn bills.

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  • More difficult to manage expenses
  • High risk of theft

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Using traveler’s checks

Once upon a time, traveler’s checks were a popular way to take foreign currency overseas. Today, this type of travel money has been replaced by plastic. travel cards, debit cards and credit cards offer the same security features and are more convenient. In Peru, traveler’s checks can be cashed at most banks, but be aware that you may wait in long lines and pay a commission.

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As one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, Peru has seen a sharp decline in poverty in recent years. It has one of the most stable currencies and has held steady against the USD for the past 10 years.

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Sols are an exotic currency, and you may find it difficult to find a bank or exchange office that can sell you PEN. You will get a far better deal if you wait till you arrive in Peru to purchase sols.

The main banks in Peru are:

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  • Banco de Comercio
  • Banco Interamericano de Finanzas
  • Banco de la Nacion
  • Banco Santander Peru

You’ll find ATMs in major cities and inside banks in Peru, where you can withdraw cash and speak English if you don’t know Peru’s native tongue. The best place to look for an ATM is either inside a bank or by going to the city center in the Plaza de Armas. Nearly all ATMs use Visa debit cards, but you can find some that accept Mastercard as well. A Betterment Checking Visa debit card would suit you well in this country since it reimburses Visa’s normal foreign transaction fee as well as ATM operator fees.

As a major tourist attraction throughout the world, there are plenty of opportunities for you to spend a lot in Peru. But the good news is there are less expensive options for budget travelers who can budget as little as $15 dollars a day staying in hospedajes — cheap family-owned hotels. Midrange travelers can budget for $50 a day, and a traveler that wants to live it up can plan for $150 a day. All prices are in US dollars.

Prices are approximate and subject to change

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Amy shopped like a local in Peru

Amy spent six months in South America. She started her trip in Colombia and finished in Peru after seeing Machu Picchu and walking the Inca trail. In Peru, she visited Chimbote, Lima, Cusco and Agua Calientes. We interviewed Amy about her experiences with travel money in Peru.

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Always try and get lower denominations from ATMs as it can be hard to break large notes. Also, in Agua Calientes, make sure you have enough cash for your trip to Machu Picchu because banks and ATMs are hard to find.

She also said not to be afraid to haggle over prices, especially in traditional markets. Prices start high, with the expectation that you’ll settle on a price that’s acceptable for both of you. It doesn’t hurt to try negotiating prices for hotel and hostel rooms, especially if you plan on staying there for four or five days.

When it comes to cab rides or another kind of service where the price isn’t plainly displayed, be sure you agree on a price before accepting the service. Taxis don’t have meters to measure the mile per dollar, so negotiating a fair price before your ride will save you money in the end. If you think the fare is too high, find another taxi — it’s easier than arguing a high price at the end of your trip.


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Peru’s illegal pet monkey trade is also an infection superhighway

By Carla Ruas

At Belén Market in the northeastern Peruvian city of Iquitos, monkeys illegally captured from the Amazon Rainforest are sold as pets right next to fruits and vegetables. The primates are kept in tight cages and in close contact with other animals, people and trash — ideal conditions for picking up and spreading diseases.

But markets like Belén are only the beginning, according to a recent paper published in PLOS ONE . The monkeys continue to transmit viruses, parasites and bacteria all along the trafficking route, even as they reach their final destinations in households, or rescue centers and zoos if local authorities seize them.

Scientists estimate hundreds of thousands of primates are captured and trafficked annually in Peru . While some are traded for food, artifacts and remedies, most are sold alive and locally as pets. According to a recent survey by World Animal Protection , 40% of Peruvians living in cities have admitted to purchasing wild animals as pets.

When local authorities confiscate trafficked monkeys, they take them to zoos and rescue centers. Image courtesy of Patricia Mendoza /Neotropical Primate Conservation–Peru.

The most popular trafficked species are tamarins (from the genera Saguinus and Leontocebus ) and squirrel monkeys ( Saimiri ), which sell for as little as $10. At the other end of the scale, species like Goeldi’s monkey ( Callimico goeldii ) are sought-after on the international black market and can cost up to $900.

For the recent study, researchers tested 388 monkeys that had been illegal trafficked in nine Peruvian cities, and found a total of 32 disease pathogens in their blood, saliva and fecal samples. These pathogens included mycobacteria, which causes tuberculosis, and parasites that cause Chagas disease, malaria and various gastrointestinal ailments. Combined, these diseases kill more than 1.4 million people every year globally.

“When we bring animals from the wild to the cities and put them into places of captivity, we are bringing along various disease agents,” said study lead author Patricia Mendoza, an anthropologist at Washington University in the U.S. and researcher with USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (PREDICT) program. “It’s not only new viruses such as COVID-19 that we are concerned about. Many known infectious diseases can be easily transmitted through trafficked animals.”

Major trafficking routes for the illegal trade of primates in Peru. Map courtesy of Shanee et al.

The monkeys tested in street markets were still carrying hemoparasites found in the Amazon Rainforest, including the parasite that causes malaria. However, as the monkeys were moved to other smuggling sites, they acquired other pathogens, such as the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Shigella sonnei , which in people can cause bloody diarrhea, fever and stomach pains.

Throughout the entire trafficking route, humans exposed to these animals were at constant risk of infection. “At these markets, thousands of people are circulating, and there’s a high risk of transmission,” Mendoza told Mongabay. “But in households, people sleep [with], hug, and kiss monkeys. The one-to-one contact is very close, endangering these families.”

2. Map of Peru showing the location of markets permanently selling live wildlife (red pins) or only domestic animals (green pins). Map courtesy of Mendoza et al.

Even zoos and rescue centers, where primates are often taken when confiscated by local authorities, aren’t free from contamination. “They are doing their best to keep animals healthy and well cared for. But infections are common, no matter how much emphasis they put on screening for parasites,” Mendoza said.

While researchers initially tested birds and turtles, monkeys stood out as a particularly dangerous avenue of transmissions. They’re among the most trafficked animals in Peru, and their DNA is, on average, 96% identical to that of humans. That makes them more likely than other animals to spread diseases that can affect humans.

Climate change increases risk of zoonotic transmission

Scientists say wildlife traffickers and their families are most at risk of picking up diseases from trafficked monkeys. They’re are commonly bitten, scratched and exposed to animals’ feces. A similar transmission pattern has been found among hunters in the Peruvian Amazon who interact closely with wildlife.

However, infected primates can disseminate diseases more broadly. They carry parasites that mosquitoes can pick up and spread to the surrounding community. Yellow fever, cutaneous leishmaniasis and even new strains of malaria are transmitted this way.

Tamarins are popular pets among Peruvians and can be bought for as little as $10. Image courtesy of Patricia Mendoza/Neotropical Primate Conservation–Peru.

“This is a matter of public health,” said Alessandra Nava, a researcher with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil’s leading public health research institute. “Illegal wildlife trade is forcing animals to live beyond their home range, where they are introducing a whole reservoir of new viruses, bacteria and parasites.”

The risk of transmission via mosquitoes is accelerating due to climate change. As temperatures rise, mosquitoes are advancing into new areas, becoming more active and incubating more disease. In Peru alone, the mosquito population has exploded in recent years, fueling an alarming spread of dengue fever.

Monkeys also at risk

The exchange of pathogens with humans also threatens monkeys caught up in the illegal pet trade. New diseases can burden species already threatened by hunting and habitat loss, including Goeldi’s monkey, classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

If infected primates are reintroduced to the wild, there’s also a possibility they could spread these diseases to other species.

Wildlife trafficking hurts primates in many other ways.

Researcher Patricia Mendoza led the study that tested 388 monkeys that were trafficked in Peru. Image courtesy of Fernando Vilchez.

“When these animals are captured from the Amazon forest, there’s a lot of suffering and stress for them,” said Roberto Vieto, global animal welfare adviser at World Animal Protection. “Sometimes, hunters will kill the parents looking for the babies that are more desirable in the pet market, and the methods of killing them are extremely cruel.”

Once abducted, the monkeys go on long journeys in small boxes or cages to remain undetected by local authorities. Some are taken across the border to Ecuador and Bolivia and smuggled onward to Europe, China and the United States. “Many do not survive the trip, and there’s a high mortality rate,” Vieto told Mongabay.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, environmentalists expected the Peruvian wildlife trade would slow down. Many street markets closed or reduced operations, and vendors became wary of openly selling wildlife. However, the lull didn’t last. “The illegal wildlife trade came back as business as usual,” said Vieto, who worked on the 2021 WAP report “Risky Business: How Peru’s wildlife markets are putting animals and people at risk. ”

Alessandra Nava, a researcher with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, believes animal trafficking is a matter of public health. Image: Archive/ Fiocruz Amazônia

Vieto said he’s hopeful that new legislation will finally curb the illegal activity. Since November 2022, animal trafficking has fallen under the Law Against Organized Crime, with harsher penalties. “We already see authorities paying more attention,” Vieto said. “But we need to do more helping those involved with trafficking to have sustainable livelihoods that don’t depend on hurting wild animals.

Mendoza, A. P., Muñoz-Maceda, A., Ghersi, B. M., De La Puente, M., Zariquiey, C., Cavero, N., … Rosenbaum, M. H. (2024). Diversity and prevalence of zoonotic infections at the animal-human interface of primate trafficking in Peru. PLOS ONE , 19 (2), e0287893. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0287893

Banner image : Trafficked primates can spread viruses, parasites and bacteria all along the trafficking route. Image courtesy of Patricia Mendoza/Neotropical Primate Conservation–Peru.

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The deaths of dozens of howler monkeys may be the latest sign of the danger extreme temperatures pose to wildlife around the world.

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By Manuela Andreoni

Gilberto Pozo, a biologist, was monitoring a small forest in the town of Cunduacán, in southern Mexico, in early May when two mantled howler monkeys fell from a tree in front of him with a thud.

“They were dehydrated and received treatment,” he said. “But they didn’t survive.”

At first, Dr. Pozo and his team at Cobius, a nonprofit conservation group, thought the monkeys had been overcome by smoke from fires set by farmers clearing land nearby.

But, as temperatures soared over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in recent weeks, dozens of reports of dead monkeys started popping up. Residents were finding groups of 10 or more dead at a time, many also showing signs of dehydration. As of Wednesday, 147 monkeys have died in the states of Tabasco and Chiapas in southern Mexico.

The deaths of dozens of mantled howler monkeys in Mexico may be the latest sign of the danger extreme temperatures pose to wildlife around the world. As global temperatures have shattered records , scientists have recently documented a die-off of Amazon dolphins and a mass bleaching event in the world’s coral reefs .

“The animals are sending us a warning, because they are sentinels of the ecosystem,” Dr. Pozo said of the monkeys. “If they are unwell, it’s because something is happening.”

Scientists investigating the deaths still don’t know exactly what caused them. But they hypothesize that warmer temperatures may have combined with a confluence of other factors — including fires, deforestation and logging — that have cornered the monkeys in smaller areas of forest with little shade, food or water. The scientists haven’t yet ruled out pathogens, but a recent necropsy on one of the monkeys showed no signs of influenza, including bird flu, or Covid-19, Dr. Pozo said.

Mantled howler monkeys are one of the largest primates in Mexico and Central America, measuring around 25 inches on average. Covered in thick black fur, they are known for their low, guttural calls. They eat fruit and leaves, which are also one of their main sources of water. Scientists suspect that the drought dried up leaves and streams, making it harder for the monkeys to hydrate.

The species, which is found as far south as Peru, is considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. But the Mexican subspecies is in worse shape and has been classified as endangered.

In Mexico, the heat has helped unleash drought in much of the country and the capital is running out of water . Environmental changes have very likely put more stress on Mexico’s small mammals. Tabasco State is home to much of the country’s cattle and is one of the most heavily deforested states in Mexico. As farms have expanded in the region, the tropical forests where monkeys live have shrunk.

“In general, howler monkeys are very resilient to those conditions and can survive for long periods of time,” said Liliana Cortés Ortiz, a primatologist at the University of Michigan and the vice chair of the primate specialist group at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Videos of large groups of dead monkeys on the ground, or of local residents with the limp bodies of baby monkeys, have spread through social media in recent weeks. “Please whoever is setting fires, stop,” one person said in a video posted on Facebook.

On Monday the deaths prompted a reaction from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when he told reporters his government was looking into how to help. “It’s been very hot,” he said. “I’ve never felt it this bad,” in recent visits to some states, he added.

This isn’t the first time this species of howler monkeys has been in trouble. In 2016, a similarly hot and dry year, mass die-offs of howler monkeys were also reported in Nicaragua. At the time, scientists estimated at least 280 had animals died in three months, though they were unable to pinpoint the cause.

Now, scientists from the region are forming a working group to put together protocols that lay out what people should and shouldn’t do if they find monkeys in distress. They are also trying to attract funding to do more research into the causes of the deaths.

Dr. Cortés Ortiz said she worried about what could be happening to other species that people aren’t as likely to notice.

Though species have evolved to adapt to different conditions, things are now changing “so fast, that it’s going to be very difficult for many species to adapt,” Dr. Cortés Ortiz said. “There is not enough time.”

For now, nonprofit and academic groups in Mexico are caring for the monkeys they can find. More than a dozen are in clinics being hydrated and treated. Some are recovering in the city of Cunduácan, where Dr. Pozo first saw animals fall from a tree. But on Wednesday, he said, “sadly, one of them has died.”

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    Explora la magia de Perú con Peru Travel Monkey. Desde ruinas incas hasta playas costeras, vive inolvidables aventuras con nosotros.

  2. The Details: Monkey Run Peru

    The Details: Monkey Run Peru. Monkey bikes take some beating. Unless there's a steep hill. Or bad weather. Or even a non-steep hill. Luckily there's loads of that sort of thing in Peru, which is part of the reason this is currently the toughest thing you can do on a monkey bike. 1.

  3. Monkey Travel

    Monkey Travel, Lima, Peru. 109 likes. Bienvenido a Monkey Travel! aqui haremos de sus viajes una experiencia gratamente inolvidable!

  4. Monkey Travel

    Monkey Travel. 447 likes. Somos una empresa de turismo en Oxapampa ¡Conoce la Selva Central con nosotros! - Tours Oxapampa

  5. Monkey Island

    If you go north-east, about 30 km away from Iquitos City, you can find one of the Jungle's most renowned spots: The Monkey Island. The Monkey Island is a local Monkey's Natural Reserve, where you can find 8 different kind of monkeys as well as sloths. This Island works both as a touristic park, where you can see a variety of monkeys running ...

  6. Isla de los monos, a natural paradise on the Amazon River

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020. One of the places that you definitely have to visit on your trip to Iquitos is the Isla de los monos (Monkeys Island). It is a rescue center located 30 km from Iquitos, where the only thing you can breathe is vegetation and freedom. Here you will spend fun and unforgettable moments in the company of many little ...

  7. An Unforgettable Jungle Experience in the Monkey Island Peru

    Iquitos Peru Amazon Tours (5 Days) Treks & Trails. Ausangate Trek (4 Days) Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 Days) Lares Trek (4 Days) Huchuy Qosqo Trek (3 Days) Package Tours. Cusco Tour Package (5 Days) Payment Methods; Contact Us

  8. An Expert's Guide to Discover Machu Picchu, Peru

    Inca Trail - Machu Picchu - Peru - the construction process explained by our guide. The way to the Inca Bridge requires to enter more into the archeological site. It takes you about 40 minutes to get there. The bridge seems like a usual wooden board, however, it was essential for the people living there.

  9. Surviving 8 Days on a Tiny Motorbike in Peru

    The Monkey Run 🙉 Spending a week on motorbikes driving through the most remote and beautiful parts of Peru is an adventure we'll never forget 😳 Get up to a...

  10. Monkey Adventures

    Our minimum requirement for operation is only one client. So we can offer the tour any day of the year for you. 240 tours found. Sort tours by: We are an award winning tour operator in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), offering Safari Tours and Kilimanjaro climbs, Gorilla treks & Beach Vacations.

  11. Chullos Travel Peru

    This Monkey Island + Kayak Tour is a unique experience in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, specially designed for those who appreciate nature at its best. We will begin our tour by kayak, navigating to the first stop that promises a dose of excitement: the zip lines among the lush trees.

  12. Inca Trail Tours

    SAM Travel Peru, a local tour operator in Cusco that offers amazing Peru treks, provides you with the day trips, tours and trek packages you want. We're a 100% Peruvian-owned tour operator that offers fantastic experiences to untouched and unknown wilderness areas in the country. ... Monkey island Ica. Nazca lines ...

  13. 10 COMMON Monkeys Found in Peru! (2024)

    10 monkey species that live in Peru: #1. Black-faced Spider Monkey. Ateles chamek; Also known as the Chamek Spider Monkey and Peruvian Spider Monkey. ... Some travel in pairs, while others gather in groups with as many as 70 members. Impressively, they cover up to 2 km (1.2 mi) per day foraging for food. ...

  14. The Monkey Run

    The Monkey Run. 2,124 likes · 60 talking about this. 50cc monkey bikes vs the world. Giant adventures on tiny motorbikes in Mongolia, Morocco, Peru & USA.

  15. Monkey Run Peru

    Crossing the Andes Mountains and Amazon Jungle on a crap 90cc Chinese motorcycle. How much fun will that be? Subscribe Here:

  16. Monkey Travel

    Monkey Travel. 446 Me gusta. Somos una empresa de turismo en Oxapampa ¡Conoce la Selva Central con nosotros! - Tours Oxapampa

  17. Monkey Adventures

    Explore our safaris to Seregenti and other parks in Tanzania. 5 Days - Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. 5 Days (Ndutu Migration) - Ndutu, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. 5 Days (North Serengeti Migration) - Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. 7 Days - Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire.

  18. Peruvian Monkeys

    Peru is a tropical country in western South America, known for its beautiful landscapes, vast flora, and fauna. Peru is home to 52 species of New-World monkeys; 13 of the species are endemic to the nation. Examples of these monkey species that can only be found in Peru include: The Rio Mayo titi monkey (Plecturocebus oenanthe)

  19. A Wellness-Obsessed Editor's Guide To Honeymooning Around South America

    From traversing Machu Pichu in Peru to fly fishing in the snow-capped mountains of Patagonia, here's an ELLE editor's guide to traveling around South America. ... identify a species of monkey ...

  20. Popular Travel Destinations in The World

    What is your next destination ? Well, I'm glad you ended up here. On this page you can find the overview of destinations I have been to. Browse and fast forward to the articles about each of the travel spots to get unique travel tips, see destination reviews and read personal stories of travel monkey's triumphs, failures and learnings acquired at each and every of these travel destinations.

  21. Travel money Peru: How to pay & how much to bring

    Read our travel money guide to get the most out of the land of the Incas. If you're traveling to Peru, you might visit Machu Picchu and navigate the Inca trail — but doing so means that you need to plan ahead for the money you'll be using. Your USD will go far in Peru with 1 USD = 3.85 Peruvian Sol (PEN), the national currency.

  22. Peru's illegal pet monkey trade is also an infection superhighway

    Peru's illegal pet monkey trade is also an infection superhighway. At Belén Market in the northeastern Peruvian city of Iquitos, monkeys illegally captured from the Amazon Rainforest are sold ...

  23. List of Peruvian monkey species

    There are about 52 known species of New World monkeys in Peru, particularly in the Peruvian Amazon. Among these are species of marmoset, woolly monkey, and others. ... Yellow-tailed woolly monkey: Oreonax flavicauda: Critically Endangered: See also. List of mammals of Peru; References This page was last edited on 14 May 2024 ...

  24. Dead Monkeys Are Falling From Trees Amid Brutal Heat in Mexico

    By Manuela Andreoni. Published May 22, 2024 Updated May 23, 2024, 2:17 a.m. ET. Leer en español. Gilberto Pozo, a biologist, was monitoring a small forest in the town of Cunduacán, in southern ...