For nature lovers, no trip to Peru could be complete without exploring the largest rainforest in the world. In the Amazon jungle we help to protect, at Tambopata Ecolodge you’ll have plenty of chances to spot wildlife and learn more about tropical flora, on excursions from our rainforest eco-lodge base, where our conservation work is supported by the ecotourism tours we offer.
When it comes to seeing nature and wildlife in Peru, the Amazon rainforest is the best place to be. The Amazon basin covers nearly two-thirds of Peru, but is home to only 5 percent of the nation’s people. At Tambopata Ecolodge, we offer travelers with an adventurous spirit -but who also like to enjoy comfort and good food- 3-, 4- and 5-day ecotourism packages, during which they can explore the jungle with a professional guide during the day, and eat well and relax in the evenings.
The gateway to our jungle eco-lodge home is the town of Puerto Maldonado, close to the confluence with the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers. A visit to our lodge affords visitors easy access to Tambopata National Reserve, where many of the ecoadventure activities we offer are focused. In the tropical forests we help to protect, our guests can visit fauna-rich oxbow lakes, our area’s unique macaw clay licks, and maybe even spot a family of giant river otters, or a hunting jaguar.
For a fully immersive jungle vacation, we recommend spending as much time as you can with us at our rainforest lodge. As part of your Peru vacation, try to spend at least three nights with us. By day, you’ll enjoy excursions on jungle trails and rivers, and on picturesque hidden lakes where caimans and otters and sometimes even jaguars can be spotted. And in the evenings, if you’re not back out on the river with one of our guides looking for caimans and other nocturnal animals, there’ll be plenty of time -after an excellent dinner- to relax in a hammock, or perhaps even to meet other travelers in our bar and lounge.
Despite our remote location, getting to us is surprisingly easy. Flying is certainly the most convenient and time-saving option, and there are regular flights from Lima and Cusco. And for those travelers with more time, there is a bus service from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, the small town where we meet all our guests at the local bus station or airport.