How long should I spend in the Amazon?

06 July 2024 (198 visits)

Covering the territory of several countries in South America, the Amazon rainforest is vast. This can mean it can be difficult to know how long you should spend in the Amazon. Assuming you plan to see the actual jungle itself, and not just the communities on the periphery of the rainforest, you should plan to set aside enough of your Peru vacation to arrive in the jungle region, take a guided jungle excursion, and return.


For those with plenty of time to see the Amazon rainforest, there are many options. But if you are planning to visit Peru on a 2-week or even a 10-day annual vacation, and you want to see as much as possible of the country during your stay, some more careful planning is needed.


For those traveling to Peru who want to see more than Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, the Inca Trail, or Rainbow Mountain, we believe that our eco-lodge is the best option for a jungle trip.


In just 3 or 4 days at our jungle lodge, including arrival and departure travel plans from Lima or Cusco, our guests can enjoy an authentic rainforest trip in protected primary forest, where animals and plants thrive, far from the influence of humans.


Whereas the lodges closer to the town of Puerto Maldonado –where we meet all our guests from their bus or flight- are in secondary jungle, meaning that there is less wildlife, at Tambopata Ecolodge we are located in primary jungle, where wildlife is abundant and the typical flora of the Amazon rainforest is able to thrive.


To experience these wildlife sightings and learn about the trees and plants of the rainforest in the company of one of our naturalist guides, all you need to do is book an eco-lodge stay with us, and then let us take care of every detail.


Each rainforest package we offer includes all transfers, transport, accommodation, meals and jungle excursions, and in addition to meeting our guests in Puerto Maldonado, we also make sure that they get back in plenty of time for their onward travel plans.



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Check out the itineraries we offer:

rainforest EXPERIENCE

3 days (USD 494.00)

rainforest EXPLORER

4 days (USD 677.00)

rainforest ENCOUNTER

4 days (USD 761.00)

rainforest ADVENTURE

4 days (USD 932.00)

rainforest JOURNEY

4 days (USD 1148.00)

rainforest EXPEDITION

5 days (USD 1370.00)

What your rainforest visit means

In Peru ecotourism has helped make it possible to create national reserves and save the forests of the Amazon basin from destruction. By implementing our ecotourism-based conservation model (see our video), we are ensuring the forests will be around for future generations to appreciate. Pioneering projects like Tambopata Ecolodge, which was established in 1991, serve as a conservation model, by showing how responsible ecotourism can support conservation initiatives.
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