How to get to the Amazon in Peru

19 January 2024 (535 visits)

The Amazon jungle covers a vast area of Peru’s national territory. So, if you’re planning to visit Peru to see Machu Picchu and Cusco, and maybe even to walk the Inca Trail, you should also consider setting aside 3 or 4 days to visit the Amazon rainforest.


Many other countries in South America share parts of the Amazon basin, but what makes Peru special is the accessibility of unspoiled areas of tropical rainforest where wildlife is protected and therefore abundant.


There are many ways to get to the Amazon jungle in Peru, but the best way is to fly from Lima or Cusco to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. Those traveling on a budget in Peru can even choose to take a bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. At Puerto Maldonado airport or bus station, our Tambopata Ecolodge teams meets each one of our guests.


Organizing your Peru vacation in this way means that in just a couple of weeks you and your family or friends can tour Peru and see all the main attractions, including Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu, and also include a jungle trip by staying with us at Tambopata Ecolodge for 2 or 3 nights.


We offer travelers all-inclusive rainforest packages that include everything from the moment we pick you up from the airport or bus terminal in Puerto Maldonado. We take our guests by boat to our jungle lodge, deep in the rainforest, where comfortable accommodation and tasty meals are included, and all our ecoadventure trips are led by local guides who have known the forest and its wildlife all their lives.


So, if you are planning a Peru vacation, contact us for more information on how to visit the Amazon rainforest, and set aside a few days in your itinerary to spend time in the forests we work to protect. Based at our eco-lodge, you can relax, explore the surrounding rainforest with us, and end your Peru vacation on a high note before flying back to your home country!



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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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