How to get to the Amazon rainforest

03 November 2023 (511 visits)

Nestled in the protected and biodiverse Amazon rainforests of southeastern Peru, our remote eco-lodge can only be accessed by boat.

 

But it is surprisingly easy to reach us at our Tambopata Ecolodge from Cusco or Lima. We meet our guests from the airport in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, or from the local bus station, and we take them in our boat deep into the rainforest to our comfortable eco-lodge, for 2-, 3- or 4-night stays that include all transfers, transport, accommodation, meals and professionally guided ecotourism excursions.

 

And the river journey to our eco-lodge is much more than just a transfer from the airport to our jungle home. We have made the almost 3-hour boat trip to our lodge an integral part of the ecotourism tours we offer. Time spent traveling on rivers in the Amazon basin is one of the best ways to appreciate the vastness of the tropical forests of South America, while offering many opportunities to observe native flora and look out for examples of Amazon fauna, with the help of one of our experienced naturalist guides. We serve a box lunch onboard during this boat ride into the rainforest.  

 

Our eco-lodge stands right on the edge of Tambopata National Reserve, where we guide our guests during the excursions included in their itinerary. The forests of Tambopata are the habitat of many hundreds of species of flora and fauna: more than 600 species of birds, 1200 species of butterflies, over 100 amphibians, 200 types of fish, at least 169 mammal species, and more than 100 kinds of reptile.

 

Major attractions within this natural area that we help to protect include its large lakes, such as remote and picturesque Lake Sachavacayoc. And perhaps the most unique attractions of the forests of Tambopata are its clay licks, where hundreds of macaws, parrots and parakeets gather to feed and –in some cases- to find a partner.

 

Tambopata is famous for its macaw species. As they fly over forests or lakes, their striking plumage is an astonishing sight. But it is at the Reserve’s clay licks where it is possible to see these birds in often massive numbers, as they arrive together with other avian and mammal species to feed on the clay containing nutrients essential to their diet.

 

 

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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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