Peru is one of the most biologically rich countries in the world. While many travelers visit Peru to experience the ancient cultures and majestic scenery of the high Andes, and to visit Cusco and walk the Inca Trail, it is worth remembering when planning a Peru vacation that 60% of the country lies within the Amazon basin.
The incredible biodiversity of Peru has made the country a favorite destination for nature-loving travelers looking for the kind of experience that can only be found in places where there is little or no human influence, and where endless tones of green and blue skies dominate the landscape. And many of these ecofriendly travel enthusiasts come to Peru in search of one of its richest natural legacies: its abundant birdlife.
Many birdwatchers believe that Peru is the best place to see birds anywhere in the world. Globally, only Colombia has more bird species than Peru. But the relative accessibility of extraordinary birdwatching hotspots makes Peru a particularly special birding destination.
And of all Peru’s many birdwatching destinations, Tambopata National Reserve, which borders our own Tambopata Private Conservation Area, is perhaps the most rewarding and accessible found anywhere in the country. Easily accessed from Lima or Cusco, the unmatched biodiversity of Tambopata makes it an ecotourism destination unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Of the estimated 1861 bird species known to exist in Peru, the Peruvian government institution responsible for maintaining the country’s protected natural areas has reported that a total of 648 species have been sighted within the borders of the 3,655,000 acre Tambopata National Reserve, where we offer our guests 3-, 4- and 5-day ecoadventure Peru vacation packages.
While all our guests enjoy seeing the birdlife of the forests we help to protect, it is the rare, endemic or endangered bird species that Tambopata shelters which attract keen birdwatchers to our eco-lodge. Such species motivate birders to travel thousands of miles across the world, to see and photograph them, or just to hear their distinctive calls.
At our Tambopata Ecolodge, birders can add new species to their lists, while enjoying the beauty of the rainforest, and looking out with the help of our naturalist guides for many other examples of Amazon fauna. Morning walks on the network of trails we maintain in the forests surrounding our eco-lodge, and to the oxbow lakes in the vicinity of our Private Conservation Area and within the National Reserve, offer endless opportunities for spotting birds, and for listening out for their individual songs and calls. Any birdwatcher who has not yet experienced the birdlife of Amazon lowlands should consider visiting us, and venturing into the forests with one of our bird-loving nature guides. On our boats or trails, around our lodge or at our riverside campsite, they’ll discover that every day there is something new to see!