The Las Piedras River begins in Alto Purús National Park and flows into the Madre de Dios River which ends in the Amazon River. The headwaters of the Piedras make up a large portion of two of Peru’s most important protected areas. “Alto Purus National Park” and “Madre de Dios Territorial Reserve for People Living in Voluntary Isolation” together harbor some of the last isolated indigenous tribes and most remarkable biodiversity on Earth.
This part of the Peruvian Amazon is unique because of its very high biodiversity. The Las Piedras River meanders through an ancient forest with stunning scenery which I enjoyed, especially during (night)walks and boat trips. Here I was surrounded by massive trees, white sandy beaches, clay licks, waterfalls and a plethora of animals.