Peru Trippers Travel Agency & Tourism Info

 

 

 

 

Tourism Info Flights to Peru Peru sightseeing tours Peru amazon and jungle tours Peru rent a car in Peru Lima Peru vacation guide Peru Tourism Peru trip advisor Peru Travel Bureau Peru Tourist Information back Index

 

 

Peru Recommended Tours
Peru Recommended Tours
Tours Destination :
Days
Cusco & Machupicchu
8d / 7n
Machupicchu & Titicaca Lake
10d / 9n
Machupicchu & Nazca
11d / 10n
Machupicchu & Rainforest
11d / 10n
Inca Trail to Machupicchu
12d / 11n
Machupicchu & The Amazon
12d /11n
Machupicchu,Nazca & Titicaca
13d /12n
Wonders of Peru & Bolivia
14d /13n
From the Andes to the Rainforest
16d /15n
Total Peru Tour
22d / 21n
Honeymoon in Machupicchu
8d / 7n
Inti Raymi Tours
9d / 8n
Relax in Cusco
10d / 9n
Peru & Comfort
12d / 11n
Enjoy & Help in Peru
14d / 13n
Royal Tours in Peru
15d / 14n
Peru Mystic Experience
15d / 14n
Extreme adrenaline in Peru
16d / 15n
 
Peru Hotels
Peru Hotel Bookings
South of Peru Accomodations
Centre of Peru Accomodations
North of Peru Accomodations
 
Instant bookimgs free of charge
 
Peru Tourism
 
Peru Tourism

All About Peru

Peru Tourism

Peru by Destination

Peru Tourism

Peru Culture

Peru Tourism

Peru Adventure

Peru Tourism

Peru Nature

Peru Tourism

Peru Tourist Circuits

Peru Tourism
 
Train To Machupicchu

Train Ticket to Machupicchu Bookings

Cusco Package Tours 4 d 3 n

IncaTrail Cheap Tour

Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary

Machupicchu For Couples

Machupicchu Luxuty Hiram Bingham

Machupicchu for Backpackers

Machupicchu by Train VIstadome

Cusco To Puno By Train Andean Explorer

 
Machupicchu Tourism
 
Peru Treks
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon river

     

The Amazon River (Portuguese: Rio Amazonas; Spanish: Río Amazonas of South America is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total river flow greater than the next eight largest rivers combined. The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, accounts for approximately one fifth of the world's total river flow. During the wet season parts of the Amazon exceed 120 miles (190 km) in width. Because of its vast dimensions, it is sometimes called The River Sea. At no point is the Amazon crossed by bridges. This is not because of its huge dimensions; in fact, for most of its length, the Amazon's width is well within the capability of modern engineers to bridge. However, the bulk of the river flows through tropical rainforest, where there are few roads and even fewer cities, so there is no need for crossings.
While the Amazon is the largest river in the world by most measures, the current consensus within the geographic community holds that the Amazon is the second longest river, just slightly shorter than the Nile. However, some scientists, particularly from Brazil and Peru, dispute this (see section below).
Drainage area

The Amazon basin, the largest drainage basin in the world, covers about 40 percent of South America, an area of approximately 6,915,000 square kilometres (2,670,000 sq mi) . It gathers its waters from 5 degrees north latitude to 20 degrees south latitude. Its most remote sources are found on the inter-Andean plateau, just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean.
The area covered by the water of the Amazon River and its tributaries more than triples over the course of a year. In an average dry season 110,000 square kilometres (42,000 sq mi) of land are water-covered, while in the wet season the flooded area of the Amazon Basin rises to 350,000 square kilometres (135,000 sq mi) .
The quantity of water released by the Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean is enormous: up to 300,000 m³ per second in the rainy season. The Amazon is responsible for about 20% of the total volume of fresh water entering the oceans worldwide. Offshore of the mouth of the Amazon, potable water can be drawn from the ocean while still out of sight of the coastline, and the salinity of the ocean is notably lower five hundred kilometres out to sea.
Origins of the river

The Upper Amazon has a series of major river systems in Peru and Ecuador, some of which flow into the Marañón and others directly into the Amazon proper. Among others, these include the following rivers: Morona, Pastaza, Nucuray, Urituyacu, Chambira, Tigre, Nanay, Napo, Huallaga, and Ucayali. The headstreams of the Marañón—which for many years had been seen as the origin of the Amazon—flow from high above central Peru's Lake Lauricocha, from the glaciers in what is known as the Nevado de Yarupa. Rushing through waterfalls and gorges in an area of the high jungle called the pongos, the Marañón River flows about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) from west-central to northeast Peru before it combines with the Ucayali River, just below the provincial town of Nauta, to form the Amazon River.
The most distant source of the Amazon was firmly established in 1996, 2001and 2007 as a glacial stream on a snowcapped 5,597 m (18,360 ft) peak called Nevado Mismi in the Peruvian Andes, roughly 160 km (99 mi) west of Lake Titicaca and 700 km (430 mi) southeast of Lima. The waters from Nevado Mismi flow into the Quebradas Carhuasanta and Apacheta, which flow into the Río Apurímac which is a tributary of the Ucayali which later joins the Marañón to form the Amazon proper. (While this is the point at which most geographers place the beginning of the Amazon proper, in Brazil the river is known at this point as the Solimões das Águas). Soon thereafter the darkly colored waters of the Rio Negro meet the sandy colored Rio Solimões, and for over 6 km (4 mi) these waters run side by side without mixing.
After the confluence of Río Apurímac and Ucayali, the river leaves Andean terrain and is instead surrounded by flood plain. From this point to the Marañón, some 1,600 km (990 mi) , the forested banks are just out of water, and are inundated long before the river attains its maximum flood-line. The low river banks are interrupted by only a few hills, and the river enters the enormous Amazon Rainforest.
The river systems and flood plains in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela whose waters drain into the Solimões and its tributaries are called the "Upper Amazon". The Amazon River proper runs mostly through Brazil and Peru, and it has tributaries reaching into Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
Flooding

Not all of the Amazon's tributaries flood at the same time of the year. Many branches begin flooding in November, and may continue to rise until June. The rise of the Rio Negro starts in February or March, and it also begins to recede in June. The Madeira rises and falls two months earlier than most of the rest of the Amazon.
The average depth of the river in the height of the rainy season is 40 metres (130 ft) and the average width can be nearly 40 km (25 mi).
The main river (which is between approximately one and six miles (10 km) wide) is navigable for large ocean steamers to Manaus, 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) upriver from the mouth. Smaller ocean vessels of 3,000 tons or 9,000 tons and 5.5 metres (18 ft) draft can reach as far as Iquitos, Peru, 3,600 kilometres (2,200 mi) from the sea. Smaller riverboats can reach 780 kilometres (480 mi) higher as far as Achual Point. Beyond that, small boats frequently ascend to the Pongo de Manseriche, just above Achual Point.

 
 
 
 
Tourism Peru

Email Contact : toursperu@outlook.com │ Phone : 0051 + 999017609
WhatsApp│0051 + 999017609│ Facebook.com/tripstoperu
S. Guzman Barron # 3816 - Condevilla SMP Lima 31 South America Peru
Trippers Peru : Tours & Travel Agency │ Machu Picchu Peru Tours

www.peruviaggi.it - www.perutravel.pewww.peruviagens.com.brwww.peruturismo.es

GO UP
Peru Travel
Peru Reisen
Peru Voyage
Peru Viaggi
Peru Viagem
Turismo en Peru
Peru Travel
 
 
IQUITOS TOURISM INFO
TOURS & HOTELS
 
Peru Tourism
Tourism Peru
 
Peru Travel
Peru Recommended Tours
Peru Treks
Peru Jungle Tours
Jungle Lodges Reservations
Train To Machupicchu
Peru Info
Tourism Peru
 
Peru Tourist Circuits
All Peru Tours
Peru Tours Superior
Peru Escorted Escape Tour
Escorted Fixed Departure Tours
Peru Affordable Tours
Peru Familiy Tours
Premiun Inca Trail
Luxury Adventure Tours
Luxury Inca Trail
Peru Tours Premiun
Peru Gourmet Tours
Peru Archaeology Tours
Peruvian Train Journay
Peru Birding Tours
Wildlife Tours in Peru
Peru Fishing Tours
Mountain Biking Tours
All Peru Treks
Machupicchu Tours Specials
Tailor Made Peru Tours
Peru Adventure Tours
Peru Jungle Tours
Peru Last Minute Trips
Homestay & Working Tour
Volunteering Programmes
Peru Honeymoon Tours
Authentic Colors of Peru
Rafting & Kayac Tours
Cycling & Surfing Tours
Disavility Tours in Peru
Wheelchair Tours in Peru
Special needs Tours in Peru
Add on Tour Externsions
Galapagos Islands Honeymoon
Peru Tourism
 
Galapagos Tourist Information
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Peru Treks Galapagos Islands Cruises