Tambopata National Reserve is the most visited area in Madre de Dios, home of the richest ecosystems in the world and offers a unique experience for those who want to discover the Amazon rainforest.
The conventional way to easily reach this area is to navigate by the rivers and staying in the jungle lodges that offer the service of expeditions for wildlife encounter, lodging and meals. There are daily flights to Puerto Maldonado from Lima and Cusco.
The most popular Tambopata jungle tours in the reserve are the lake tours. Having the opportunity to navigate the lake observing different birds, turtles, fish, and sometimes even otters, is one of the best sensations. Don’t miss the chance to see alligators at night. In addition to knowing the water, let yourself be fascinated by the walks through the jungle with its fauna. There is an island called “Isla de Los Monos”. This is home to spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, and black-capped capuchins, as well as many other specimens of wildlife in Peru. It also has birds as inhabitants, perfect for anyone interested in bird watching. And next to the enormous diversity of plants you can find a special variety that will even leave you a temporary tattoo. Climbing the canopy towers will leave you speechless once you’ve taken a look at the vast Tambopata region, watching birds flying over the rainforest and boats cruising the lakes and rivers. One of the most popular attractions in the Tambopata National Reserve is the clay lick, a clay area where many animals gather to primarily consume the salt and antioxidants within the clay that are often vital to them. It is especially attractive to macaw parrots. The largest clay lick is offered by the Tambopata Research Center, one of the greatest Peru tourist places to visit.
Tambopata is definitely on the list of the best tourist spots in Peru and the best Amazon tours in Peru. It is the ideal place to have unforgettable memories and an excellent option to experience wonderful ecotourism in the jungle. With the wide range of different Tambopata jungle tours, satisfaction is guaranteed. If you have little time to spend in the Peruvian Amazon, don’t worry at all. Some of the lodges offer tours for 2 days. However, some of the must-do activities include a boat ride along the lakes, the canopy tower, and the clay licks. If possible, stay at least three nights to be able to experience all of the different things to do in the Peruvian Amazon.