The Tambopata Jungle is home of incredible biodiversity. The reserve has more than 550 identified bird species (eg macaws, hoatzins), around 200 mammals, 200 different amphibians and reptiles (eg tree frogs, rainbow boa), thousands of insects, and more than 10,000 plants and trees identified. In this part of the Amazon, there is no dry season, it can rain at any time.
There are numerous and varied Tambopata jungle tours to enjoy within the renowned nature reserve. You can choose to try experiential tourism and share with one of the indigenous communities. A community integrated into tourism is the Ese Eja community that lives in Tambopata. They are dedicated to fishing, hunting, and agriculture. They are especially dedicated to the collection of Brazilian nuts and tropical fruits such as cocoa and pineapple, which are also part of their main activities.
The Ese Eja community is made up of several families, including the “Infierno” family dedicated to tourism. An incredible experience is having the opportunity to live a day in life like a traditional member of the communities and learn more about their culture. This activity is offered for example by Posada Amazon Lodge (jointly managed by the Ese Eja community), Tambopata Research Center, and Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
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.
Peru is a country with different cultures and beautiful landscapes. It has one of the best gastronomy in the world. This tour is designed for travelers looking for unique and special moments in their vacations, and families who want to avoid crowds. You will visit the ancient city of Lima, the Amazon forest, the beautiful sacred valley of the Incas, the wonder of Machu Picchu.
Your journey to the Tambopata National Reserve offers a great opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world.
The 3 Days Tambopata Adventure Tour is exclusively designed for those wanting to experience the best of Peruvian Amazon Rainforest in a short time. The Tambopata jungle adventure offers an insight to the culture and amazon wildlife.