Tambopata, an unmissable travel destination for anyone planning a Peru vacation or a holiday in South America, offers visitors contact with nature, wildlife observation, and birdwatching opportunities that few places on Earth can match. Visit Tambopata and experience nature in all its incredible biodiversity, and learn more about the many treasures of this remote corner of the Amazon region.
Tambopata National Reserve, officially created as the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone in 1990, is located in the middle and lower sections of the Tambopata river basin, and it has one of the highest rates of biological diversity found anywhere in the world. It can be visited all year round, and its eight ecosystems offer the chance to spot an incredible variety of wildlife. For fans of birdwatching, the reserve is home to several aquatic habitats used as stopovers for more than 40 species of transcontinental migratory birds.
Tambopata’s humid subtropical climate presents an average annual temperature of 26°C, with peaks and lows between 38°C and 10°C. The best season to visit is in the low rainfall season between June and October; however, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t rain at that time of year; there is always the chance of a downpour in the rainforests of South America! And if you can’t visit Peru’s jungle from June to October, remember that there is so much to see at any time of the year. In fact, there are real advantages to visiting Tambopata in the rainy season, when several species of mammals and birds are particularly active!
Among the most popular tourist destinations with the National Reserve are the lakes. These picturesque bodies of water are surrounded by palm trees where macaws can often be seen, and some of the forest’s lakes are even home to families of giant river otters.
Another major attraction of Tambopata National Reserve is its macaw and parrot clay licks, riverbank cliffs where birds and even some mammals gather to feed on the mineral deposits that enhance their diet.
If you decide to explore this jungle paradise on one of our all-inclusive full board packages, you’ll stay at our hotel-standard eco-lodge and be accompanied on the excursions included in your itinerary by an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guide. Among our jungle tours, we offer 3-, 4- and 5-day itineraries in the National Reserve and our own Private Conservation Area.
When you visit Tambopata, be sure to pack what you’ll need for your rainforest adventure. During excursions, include in your daypack sunglasses, plenty of water and a hat, and be sure to pack a rain poncho, just in case! And your general packing list should also include long sleeved cotton shirts; long and lightweight trousers; warm clothing for early mornings and evenings; sunblock; suitable footwear for trail walks; a camera (and binoculars if you’re a keen birdwatcher); a flashlight; and whatever personal medical supplies you may need. In Tambopata, the great outdoors is waiting for you to come and explore it!