Valleys and Canyons
Like veins running through the human body, the rivers born in the Andes mountain range cross the western slopes towards the coast and from the eastern slopes to the jungle, with waters that discharge in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, including the gigantic Amazon, which is born in Peru and ends in Brazil.
The vast majority of the rivers in Peru are formed as a product of thaws in the Andean mountains, but others exist, created by rains that increase during the so-called El Niño phenomenon. Some are totally navigable and others more difficult, making them especially attractive for experts in adventure sports.
The Amazon River stands out as the largest river in the world in terms of waterflow; and according to recent studies, the longest on the planet. The river is formed in the heights of Caylloma province, Arequipa department, and after a long journey, in which it merges with the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers, takes the name Amazon. Its waters discharge 170,000 cubic metres of water into the sea per second and host over 2,000 species of fish.
Another attraction caused by the rivers are the channels that run through deep canyons, formed by nature over centuries, or the beautiful waterfalls surrounded by varied vegetation, worthy of a postcard.